Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SANDRA’S ADDICTING BAKED TROPICAL JALAPENO SPINACH DIP
|This rich and cheesy baked tropical jalapeno|
appetizer offers a popping flavor surprise
and is great served with
warm and crispy herb pita chips...
Prep: 10 Mins.
Bake: 25 to 30 Mins.
1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped jarred sliced pickled jalapeno peppers
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temp.
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
1 (9 oz. pkg.) frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained and squeezed dry, then chopped finer
1 (8 oz. can) can crushed pineapple, drained
½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
¼ cup Japanese panko breadcrumbs
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 slices of jarred pickled jalapenos
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart (round/square) ovenproof baking dish, and set aside.
In a small skillet over medium heat with a bit of olive oil, saute onion for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
In a medium bowl, combine all the dip ingredients, including the onion/garlic mixture. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish.
Mix together the topping ingredients in a small bowl, and sprinkle mixture evenly over dip.
Bake until the sides are bubbling, the cheese has melted and turned golden brown on top, about 25 to 30 minutes. ~ Enjoy!
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Tip: For spiciness levels of dip, feel free to use the following finely chopped jarred sliced pickled jalapeno pepper amounts as a gauge:
MILD: 1 tablespoon
MEDIUM: 2 tablespoons
HOT: 3 o 4 tablespoons