I'll start with my signature Spinach and Artichoke dip. Everyone who has ever tried this dip swears it is the BEST spinach and artichoke dip they've ever had and routinely beg for the recipe. The most awesome thing about it? It's ridiculously easy to make!
4 cloves minced garlic
1 can chopped spinach, drained of liquid
2 (14 ounce) cans quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 jar Alfredo sauce (I typically use roasted garlic Alfredo, because I <3 me some garlic)
2 cups shredded Italian 5-cheese blend
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 roma tomatoes, diced (OPTIONAL)
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, use a whisk to mix garlic, Alfredo, cream cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts together by hand, until cream cheese is mostly incorporated (there will still be a few chunks of cream cheese, but none that are massive). Stir in 1.5 cups of the 5-cheese blend.
Put contents of bowl into a ceramic or other baking dish. Spread evenly to fill pan, then cover with the remaining shredded cheese.
Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. Top with diced roma tomatoes and serve with tortilla or pita chips.