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Houston's Chicago-Style Spinach Dip

By Todd Wilbur


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These days just about every casual dining chain has its version of this appetizer: spinach and artichoke hearts mixed with cheese and spices, served up hot with chips or crackers for dipping. Making the rounds over the years, I've tried many of them, and most formulas are nearly identical. That is, except for this one. Houston's makes their spinach dip special by using a blend of sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese and Parmegiano Reggiano—the ultimate Parmesan cheese. Parmegiano Reggiano is born in Italy and is usually aged nearly twice as long as other, more common Parmesan cheeses. That ingredient makes the big difference in this dip. So hunt down some of this special Parm at your well-stocked market or gourmet store, and you'll find out why Houston's spinach dip has been one of the most requested recipe clones here at TSR.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • One 12-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped canned artichoke hearts (not marinated)
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Score: 4.00. Votes: 8
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Matts Mom
Oct 22, 2017, 07:49

I was at Houston's last week & had this & I made this last nite & it tastes nothing like their dip. It is very bland. I won't make this again. I love Todd tho, we own several of his cookbooks & lots of his recipes have been big hits in our house unfortunately this wasn't one of them....

Deanna
Mar 18, 2016, 22:00

I've never been to this restaurant, but this has gotten rave reviews all three times I've made it. A new fav!