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Spinach Dip Pasta Bake by Mr. Make It Happen


SHOPPING LIST:


  • 2-3 tbsps melted butter

  • 1diced onion

  • 2 cloves minced garlic

  • 2 tsp Italian herb paste

  • 8 oz chopped artichoke hearts

  • AP Seasoning & Red pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsps flour

  • 1/2 cup white wine (or vegetable stock)

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 8 oz room temp cream cheese

  • 1 cup grated parm

  • 2 cups mozzarella

  • 4-5 cups of baby spinach

  • 1 lb rigatoni diced parsley

DIRECTIONS:


  1. Boil Pasta Water and add some salt. Cook Noodles of Choice

  2. Dice your onion and artichokes

  3. Melt 2-3 tbsp of butter over medium heat in a pan and add your diced onions. Sautee until nice and tender.

  4. Add about 2tsp each of garlic and Italian herb paste

  5. Season with my AP Seasoning, Creole Seasoning, and a dash of red pepper flakes

  6. Add in Chopped Artichokes (mix and combine)

  7. After about 2-3 min, add in your flour and mix for about 30-60 seconds

  8. De-glaze with your white wine or lemon juice or vegetable stock. Taste as you go.

  9. Increase your temp to high and cook off the white wine

  10. Add about 2 cups worth of heavy cream or half and half and bring it to a simmer

  11. Add in room temp cream cheese. I break mine by hand, it makes it easier to mix. Mix thoroughly until cooked down

  12. Add in spinach and cook until it wilts down

  13. Season to taste

  14. Add a splash of pasta water

  15. Add grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella and mix over low heat until cheese works its way into the sauce.

  16. Add Pasta Noodles, they should be an al dente texture.

  17. Mix in and a layer of mozzarella cheese on top

  18. Place in oven for about 20 min at 375 degrees

  19. Let cool and garnish


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