I love spinach artichoke dip. I’ve loved it for over half my life. And I’ll love it till the day I croak or become allergic to artichokes. Whichever comes first.
I posted my Spinach Artichoke Dip here over the (long, hot, thank goodness it’s over) summer, and it’s tremendously terrific. But a couple of weeks ago I decided to take a walk on the wild side and make a pasta version.
And then I died from bliss.
I just served this as the main dish along with some fresh out of the oven (unbelievably simple to make) Crusty Rustic Bread and some fresh garlic butter. To make the garlic butter I just combine 1 small clove of crushed garlic with 1/4 cup softened butter then season it with salt and fresh ground black pepper. It's a simple and amazing dinner that everyone will love. Enjoy!
Just a few things to note:
* You can easily halve this recipe. I was making a bunch so I could freeze some for later.
* You can change up the peppers however you like. I just used what I had in my pantry.
* You can use different roasts to your heart’s content.
* You can serve this meat on sandwiches or with noodles or mashed potatoes.
* You can also serve it on tacos, nachos, and tostadas.
* This was very, very yummy.
* I love bullet points.
I’m going to have to insist that y’all try this recipe. It’s a keeper. I only added 1 seeded jalapeno and couldn’t taste it at all. I’d bump it up to 2 or leave some seeds in for an extra kick, but I’m going to write the recipe as I made it. Just adjust to your liking! This also feeds a small army, so feel free to halve the recipe or plan to reheat the leftovers for lunch the next day.
We usually do a traditional beef chili, but I saw this in my google reader and decided to give it a try. One word - amazing!
It is made in the crockpot - my favorite preparation method. This only took 5 minutes to throw together before work. You could even mix it up the night before and just turn the crockpot on before heading out the door. The chili was delicious! It was even great reheated for lunch the next day.
While tomato soup recipes often call for tomatoes in myriad forms (fresh, roasted, canned, pasted, sun-dried, pureed or chopped, just to name a few), this soup intentionally highlights the gorgeous, perfectly-ripe tomatoes that currently grace our local markets. The last of the late summer crop are arguably the best tomatoes of the year (perhaps second only to the long awaited first bite in June). The heat truly brings out the sweetness of this often under-appreciated fruit. And in this recipe, the tomato is the star, giving the soup and flavor a brightness that off-season or canned tomatoes just can’t beat.