Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mexican Spinach Dip

This recipe is from the Cooks Country magazine, one of my favorites. I wanted to try it because I love spinach dip and 7-layer dip. This is sort of a combination of the two. And also very yummy!

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
1/3 c. sour cream
1 jalapeno chili, seeded and chopped fine
2 (10-oz.) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes, drained*
½ small onion
1 (10-oz.) box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
3 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 t. salt
½ t. chili powder
½ t. ground cumin

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°. Grease 8-in. square baking dish. With wooden spoon or rubber spatula, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and jalapeno in large bowl. Fold in tomatoes, onion, spinach, cheddar, salt, chili powder, and cumin until well combined. Scrape into baking dish and bake until bubbling at edges and top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips. (Dip can be assembled and refrigerated for 24 hours prior to baking.)

*If you can’t find Ro-Tel tomatoes, substitute one 14.5-oz. can of diced tomatoes (drained) and one 4-oz. can of chopped green chilies.