Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips Recipe
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Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips Recipe

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This warm, cheesy spread is absolutely scrumptious served on the toasted pita wedges. And its colorful appearance makes it perfect for the upcoming holidays. —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 6 pita breads (6 inches)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread with 3 pita wedges equals 231 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Meanwhile, cut each pita bread into eight wedges. Place in two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Combine the butter, lemon-pepper, cumin and garlic salt; brush over pita wedges.
  3. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until crisp. Serve with spinach spread. Yield: 16 servings (4 cups spread).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p61

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread with 3 pita wedges equals 231 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"The spinach spread was very good but I agree the Pita chips are the star attraction with this recipie.!"

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This was a hit at our recent family potluck. I bought pita chips, but I'll make them next time."

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"This recipe was very tasty, but the pita chips were outrageous. Loved them. I took this dish to a get together and everyone liked the dip but raved about the pita chips. What a delicious flavor. YUM...."

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"This is a very easy and delicious recipe. I made it as an appetizer for a dinner party and the guests gobbled it up."

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"Oh so good! I used reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese and fat free cream cheese and nobody noticed. I didn't make the pita chips...we just used regular pita bread and crackers.~ Theresa"

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