Rachael Ray's Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Ring in the New Year With Fast and Easy Tasty Party Treats
Rachael Ray, host of the Food Network's 30 Minute Meals and $40 a Day shared some of her party time recipes with Good Morning America.
Check out Ray's recipes for Stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip.
To a medium saucepot, preheated over moderate heat, add about 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan in a slow stream. Add butter to oil. When butter melts, add garlic and onions to the pot. Sprinkle in thyme leaves.
Saute 2 minutes, add chopped red pepper. Saute mixture a minute more. Sprinkle in flour, stir to coat vegetables. Cook flour a minute. Whisk in wine and reduce by half. Whisk in stock and thicken sauce 1 minute. Stir in half-and-half or cream. When sauce returns to a bubble, add artichokes, spinach and cheeses. Keep stirring until cheeses melt and sauce is well combined. Add salt and pepper and adjust seasonings to your taste.
Pour dip into hollow bread bowl on serving platter and surround with sliced multi or whole grain bread for dipping. Reserve extra dip to warm and refill as necessary. Cut up bread bowl when baguette slices are gone. The bowl is the best part as it absorbs juices from the dip.
All recipes courtesy of Rachael Ray, host of Food Network's "30 Minute Meals" and "$40 a Day." Copyright 2003
Main Ingredients: garlic, artichokes, thyme, red peppers
Course: Appetizer/Starter, Party Platter, Snack, Dip