Monday, February 9, 2009

Baked Artichoke Squares

I am always a fan of a good spinach-artichoke dip, so when I saw this recipe on BMK's blog, I saved it right away! This was fairly simple to prep - although don't get discouraged if your crescent rolls don't roll out perfectly or form a "crust". Just make sure they are all attached together to make one big rectangle and you will be fine - mine was not pretty but it did the job!

The next time I make this I will probably add in a handful of shredded cheddar cheese (most likely white cheddar so it blends in with the rest of the topping) in order to bind the spinach-artichoke mixture together more. It was very tasty, but almost slid right off the crust when you bit into it, so I am thinking the added melted cheese will do a good job of holding it together. This is a great appetizer to make for a crowd!

Baked Artichoke Squares
Makes 24 squares

2 8-ounce cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 9-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Unroll dough into 4 long rectangles. Place crosswise in ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan; press over bottom and 1 inch up sides to form crust. Press perforations to seal.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over partially baked crust.

Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until topping is thoroughly heated. Cut into squares and serve warm.


Kristen616 said...

Oh yum this looks delicious! I love spinach artichoke dip (who doesn't?!)...this looks like a great adaptation. I'll be sure to try it!

Brooke said...

Yum! I love spinach and artichoke anything! Which reminds me - in the grocery store this weekend I saw they have spinach artichoke flavored cream cheese. I wonder how that would be....

What's Cookin Chicago said...

This looks great as I'm a big spinach and artichoke fan!

Maria said...

This looks fantastic! I like the idea of adding cheese too!

BMK said...

Yeah! I'm glad you liked them. I love the idea of adding the cheese. I'll have to try that one next time too!

Anonymous said...

omg...this looks luscious!!!!~i cant wait to make it!!~!!! absolutely LOVe spinach and artichokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111

Sara said...

This looks amazing! I am also an artichoke dip fan, so I need to make this soon.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is on my menu for my next book club:)

test it comm said...

I really like the sound of spinach and artichoke dip in bar form!!

amycaseycooks said...

My spinach dip loving daughter thanks you in advance!!

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious! I have a bridal shower coming up and I think these would be a perfect addition!

Tiff said...

I made these tonight for an Oscar party, and they were very well received. I did add about 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and it seemed like the topping stayed on. Thank you for sharing!

Shut Up and Cook said...

This sounds sinfully delicious and totally worth it.

I recently made a bread bowl with baked artichoke dip that was equally indulgent.

Don't you love winter comfort foods?