Thank you to Pillsbury for inspiring me to make these Spinach Dip Bites-perfect for any party!
A few weeks ago, I had an amazing opportunity. Pillsbury invited me to their test kitchens in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Let me tell you right now. If I ever decide I need to work full time, I’d want to work for them. It has to be one of the happiest places on earth to work at. Not to mention the fact that I love their products.
They didn’t just invite me though. They invited 15 other bloggers, many whom I’ve been online friends with, and a few new ones that I can now call friends. So much fun. How can you go wrong, when you’re in a group of people who all love playing in the kitchen as much as you do?
Meet (standing L to R) Sheryl-Lady Behind the Curtain, Zainab- Blahnik Baker, Tonya-The Gunny Sack, Kate-Diethood, Heather-Heather’s French Press, ME!. Trish-Mom on Timeout, Julie-Julie’s eats and Treats, Emily-Sweet Bella Roos, (kneeling L to R) Dana-Dana’s Food Blog, Lisa-Wine and Glue, Jocelyn-Inside Brucrew, Ashley-Kitchen Meets Girl, Gerry-Foodness Gracious, Jocelyn-Grandbaby Cakes and (front) Shawn-I Wash, You Dry.
I could give you a novel on why each one of these foodies are amazing. Instead, just go check them out for yourself. You won’t be sorry.
Pillsbury broke us into 2 groups. I spent the morning in the test kitchen and then the afternoon in the photography studios. Kate and I partnered up immediately. We first made the million dollar prize winning Loaded Potato Pinwheels using the seamless crescent dough. You can see how delicious they look and they taste so good!
I knew immediately what I wanted to make when I got back home. We always love spinach dip in my house. So easy to whip up a batch. But them, about half way through eating it, everyone gets tired of dipping. Yeah, we might have a few lazy people in the house.
I personally think, it’s because when ever we have it, there’s a game on the TV or a party going on, it’s just too much trouble to try and scoop out a serving and then grab some chips. We prefer appetizers that you can just grab with one hand and start eating.
These Spinach Dip Bites were gone in a flash, proving my theory once again. If you make it easy for them to eat, they’ll eat them all!
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- 2 cups chopped frozen spinach, thawed
- 1 6 ounce jar Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can seamless Pillsbury Crescent Dough
- Combine spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic and Parmesan cheese in a mixing bowl. Blend in cream cheese and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese. Season with Salt and pepper. Set aside.
- On a large cutting board, unroll crescent dough, lightly stretch dough, using a rolling pin, to a 8 x 12 rectangle. Cut dough into 2 inch squares so you have 24 squares. Place each square into a lightly greased mini muffin tin. Gently push down to create a indentation. (you don't have to mold it to the cup.)
- Place one rounded teaspoon of your spinach mixture on top of each crescent square and gently push in, just to secure. (The Bites will drop and mold to your tin while baking.) Divide the remaining mozzarella cheese over the tops of each cup.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes, just until a perfect golden brown. Let rest in tin for 5 minutes before removing to serving tray.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
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