Spinach Artichoke Fondue Dip
Unlike warm cheesy dips made with cream cheese or mayonnaise, this Spinach Artichoke Fondue Dip is made with Gruyere, Parmesan, and mozzarella.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 servings
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 1 1/2 cups lowfat milk
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 2 ounce Gruyere Cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
- 2 ounce Parmesan Cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- dash of nutmeg
- 1 pound frozen spinach thawed with all the liquid squeezed out
- 14 ounce can artichoke hearts drained (not marinated or packed in oil)
- 4 ounces mozzarella shredded
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat and add flour. Cook, whisking occasionally, until the flour just starts to change color and turn fragrant, about five minutes. Do not let the flour brown.
Add the garlic and cook until very fragrant, about 30 seconds longer.
Combine milk and half and half in a measuring cup and add about a 1/2 cup at a time to the flour mixture, whisking after each addition until smooth. Reduce heat to medium-low and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Add the Gruyere, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir until the cheese has just melted, then remove from the heat and set aside.
Working over a bowl or the sink, squeeze the liquid out of the spinach. Chop the artichokes fine and then fold both the spinach and the artichokes into the sauce.
Pour the sauce into an oven safe baking dish (or multiple dishes) or a hollowed out bread bowl. Top with the shredded mozzarella.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 30 minutes until the edges are bubbly and the cheese on the top is dark golden brown. Serve with bread cubes or chips.
Makes about 4 cups of dip
Recipe for easy no-knead bread that you can use for bread bowl: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/no-knead-crusty-bread/
Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3805IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 1mg