Hot Cheesy Spinach Dip with Sharp Cheddar Cheese Recipe
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 3/4 cups half-and-half
2 packages (9 ounces each) frozen spinach thawed, well drained
1 can water chestnuts (8 ounces)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 package (1 ounce) dry vegetable soup mix
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion garlic; cook and stir until onion is crisp-tender and garlic is fragrant, 2-3 minutes.
Stir in flour; cook and stir an additional minute. Add half-and-half , stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 2 minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in chopped spinach, water chestnuts, Cheese and Vegetable soup mix. Spoon dip into a 1-quart casserole or gratin dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake dip until is bubbly and cheese is melted. 10- 15 minutes. Serve warm
French Bread is perfect for dipping in this dish, also flat bread