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This baked vegetable spread served with slices of French bread or bagel chips is a welcome addition to any party table. Use the make-ahead directions to ease your party preparation duties.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 10-inch skillet, cook onion and garlic in hot butter over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, mayonnaise, sour cream, and pepper. Stir in spinach, artichoke hearts, and the onion mixture. Spread cheese mixture in the bottom of a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated and top begins to brown. Serve with bagel chips, crostini, or French bread. Makes about 40 (2-tablespoon) servings.

Tips

Prepare as above through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Uncover and bake in a 350°F oven as directed about 40 minutes or until bubbly.

Hot Feta Cheese and Olive Spread:

Prepare as above in Step 1. In Step 2, substitute 1 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomato for 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese; substitute 1/2 cup halved, pitted kalamata olives for the artichoke hearts; and add 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil. Continue as above in Step 3. If desired, serve with Toasted Pita Bread Wedges.

Hot Sausage and Mushroom Spread:

Prepare as above in Step 1, except omit the butter and cook 8 ounces bulk hot Italian sausage, 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms, and 1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper with the onion and garlic; drain off fat. Set sausage mixture aside to cool. For Step 2, substitute 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese and omit the artichoke hearts.

Nutrition Facts

58 calories; 4 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 138 mg sodium. 40 mg potassium; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

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