A Southwestern food fan asked us to bring home a taste of her restaurant favorite—a cheesy spinach dip from Cheddar's Casual Cafe. We came up with this flavor-packed facsimile that's sure to be a hit at your next party. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup refrigerated Alfredo sauce
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- Tortilla chips
- In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Add tomatoes and garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, combine the cheeses and Alfredo sauce. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Add the tomato mixture, spinach, lime juice and Cajun seasoning. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. round baking dish.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Dollop with sour cream. Serve with chips. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Santa Fe Spinach Dip in Country Woman 2012, pApril/May
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