Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  2. 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)

  3. 1/4 cup chopped red and/or yellow sweet peppers

  4. 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  5. 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  6. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  7. 1 cup milk

  8. 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, well drained and chopped

  9. 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  10. 1 tablespoon dry white wine or dry sherry

  11. 1 teaspoon white wine Worcestershire sauce or Worcestershire sauce

  12. Several dashes bottled hot pepper sauce

  13. 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  14. 1 recipe Toasted Cheese Pita Chips (see below)

  15. 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large saucepan cook mushrooms, onion, and sweet pepper in hot margarine or butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour and nutmeg. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more.

  2. Stir in spinach, artichoke hearts, the 1/3 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, wine or dry sherry, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir until heated through. Transfer mixture to heatproof serving container. Sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon Parmesan or Romano cheese. Serve with Toasted Cheese Pita Chips. Makes 3 cups (48, 1-tablespoon servings).

  3. Toasted Cheese Pita Chips: Split 3 pita bread rounds in half horizontally. Melt 3 tablespoons margarine or butter; lightly brush the cut side of each pita bread half with melted margarine or butter. Cut each half into six wedges. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven about 10 minutes or until crisp. Cool. Transfer to an airtight container; store at room temperature up to 1 week. Makes 36.

  4. Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 1 week ahead, prepare Toasted Cheese Pita Chips. Store in an airtight container. Up to 2 days ahead, prepare dip as directed. To serve, uncover and sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon Parmesan or Romano cheese. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F. oven about 20 minutes or until bubbly and hot.


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