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Red Robin Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip

By Todd Wilbur

Score: 5.00. Votes: 1
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Menu Description: "A creamy, cheesy blend of artichoke hearts, spinach, onions, Parmesan and a hint of bacon."

Just about every casual restaurant chain has its own version of artichoke and spinach dip, and it's usually one of the top most popular picks from the appetizer menu. Red Robin is no exception, and offers a version of the popular dip that is one of the best of the bunch. The basics of the recipe are similar to other formulas, but Red Robin mixes it up with a little bacon for a hint of smokiness. I like that. I also like that you can easily steam the artichoke hearts, spinach and onion used here in your microwave oven. Combine the tender veggies with the cheese and other ingredients in a saucepan until thick and creamy, then serve it up with your choice of tortilla chips, sliced pita bread, pita chips, bagel chips or crackers.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts (frozen or canned), diced
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 piece cooked bacon, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 heaping tablespoon diced red onion
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Red Robin
    • Instructions

      1. Combine spinach, artichoke hearts, and onion in a medium microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and cut a slit in the plastic so that steam can escape. Microwave the bowl on high for 4 minutes, then let the vegetables sit, covered, while you make the cheese sauce.

      2. Combine the cream cheese, Parmesan, half-and-half, garlic powder, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat, stirring often. When the sauce is smooth, stir in the steamed vegetables and add the bacon. Continue to cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon the hot dip into a serving bowl and serve with chips, bread, or crackers on the side.

      Serves 6 to 8.
      Tidbits: If you don't have a microwave oven, you can steam the spinach, artichoke hearts, and onion in a saucepan with a steamer basket over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.

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Oct 21, 2008, 22:00

Once again Todd hits the mark ! I did, of course, kick it up a notch by adding a little minced Jalapenos (about a tablespoon). It was perfect before my addition but I like a little kick! note: it can be warmed also for a few minuetes in the micro.