Martha Stewart's Hot Spinach Dip
If ever there’s a day we throw all eating sensibility to the wind and bury any lingering thoughts of New Year’s resolution diets, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. This year, we’re making
Martha Stewart’s Hot Spinach Dip- a surefire upgrade from the jalapeno poppers and pigs in a blanket you’re used to.
Since the dish can be made through step two up to three days ahead, you’ll have plenty of time Sunday morning to partake in Smith & Chang’s in-store Art of Cake Decorating workshop hosted by chef Frederick Aquino.
Without further adieu, Martha’s Hot Spinach Dip recipe:
2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for baking dish
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup milk
6 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Baguette slices, breadsticks, or crackers, for serving
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
2. Add spinach in two additions, letting the first batch wilt before adding the next; cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander; drain, pressing to release all excess liquid.
3. In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 1/4 cup mozzarella; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a lightly oiled 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
4. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with accompaniments, as desired.