Hot Spinach Dip

via Food People Want

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for the baking dish
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped, or 2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
  • 1/4 cup stock or water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Baguette slices, breadsticks, or crackers, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned and softened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add spinach in two additions adding a portion of the stock or water with each and cover with a lid. Let the first batch wilt before adding the next; cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander; drain, pressing to release all excess liquid.
  3. In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 1/2 cup mozzarella; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a lightly oiled 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  4. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with accompaniments, as desired.


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  2. I'm glad you did! Ironically, I had completely forgotten I had this scheduled to post!