Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cheesy Spinach Dip with White Wine

Served this yummy appetizer with tortilla chips.  The white wine gives a nice flavor twist to a classic appetizer or snack.  
1 1/2 TBSP butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
10 oz. pkg. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and drained well                   
1/4c white wine
salt and pepper, to taste
cayenne pepper sauce, to taste
1/4c green onion, chopped
1 1/2c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4c mayonnaise
1/4c half-and-half

1.  Preheat oven to 350*
    2.  Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    Stir in the garlic, spinach and white wine.
    Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through.
    3.  Add salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Remove from heat.               
4.  In a medium size mixing bowl, combine green onion,
mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise and half and half.

5.  Add the spinach mixture and stir until combined.

6.  Transfer mixture to a small, buttered baking dish.             

7.  Bake 20 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.               

Best served hot.  Cheers!

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