I have been making a variation of this dip for a while now, and the original recipe isn’t available online anymore, so I figured I would go ahead and type up the recipe the way I make it. I have been making this dip since long before beginning Trim Healthy Mama, so I was delighted to find out that it was completely on plan already- I just had to adjust what I used to dip in them. Instead of using pita chips or Ritz crackers, I love to crisp up some Joseph’s lavash bread in the oven.
Hot Spinach Dip- No Special Ingredients
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
10 ounces of spinach (I use fresh, but it works to use frozen spinach that has been thawed and squeezed of all excess water)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or another Italian blend of shredded cheese
Put cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor and blend until well mixed. If using fresh spinach, add to the mix in batches or you may end up with too much to blend if you have a smaller food processor. Blend in half the mozzarella cheese.
Spread the mixture into a glass pie pan (or similar sized glass container). Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella on top. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until bubbly. If preferred, this could be baked in a moderate oven (350-ish) for 20 minutes or so, also until bubbly.
Serve with your choice of on-plan chips, such as homemade lavash chips, or vegetables such as celery sticks or cucumber slices.