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Cocktail Events versus Dinner Events

I really like Spicy Crab and spinach dip once I’m at a celebration!  Okay, I ought to make clear…I LOVE crab and spinach dip!  I’m “that particular person” who stands dangerously near the dip desk at a celebration, secretly aggravated when

another person comes over and breaks my focus on THE DIP!    That is the most effective Spicy Crab and Spinach dip I’ve ever made! Till now I’ve by no means had a lot luck making crab dip.  I imply, it at all times tastes nice (how may it not) I simply have some recollections tied to this dip.  My favourite events are the place you’ve gotten simply appetizers.  Don’t you like to stroll round speak to folks and have finger meals to eat?

A few years in the past, in a distinct life, we’d have dinner events virtually as soon as every week. I’m unsure how I balanced Youngsters, work and events. It was enjoyable cooking all types of good dinners.  Then, everybody would arrive, have just a few drinks, and perhaps an appetizer or two.

Craziest ceremonial dinner ever!!!

I attempted very laborious to NOT have stuffy dinner events.  Often by serving just a few Martinis or Manhattans earlier than hand and appetizers.  My favourite loopy social gathering was after we invited three {couples}.  Sure, we made a crab and spinach dip for the appetizer.   We knew everybody from work, nicely at the very least one of many spouses from work.  What we didn’t know was two of the wives did not get alongside.  It was loopy.  I keep in mind my closet good friend arrived proper on time and she or he requested me “who else was invited?”  I informed her and she or he instantly stated  I don’t care what she says I didn’t get my hair coloured at that salon.

Oh boy, I ought to have identified to not serve any extra drinks!  It was a loopy night time.  The perfect half was when my good friend obtained up and began to sing “I really feel good uh-huh”.  Then the 2 women obtained into a serious dialogue on whose canine may go the longest with out going to the lavatory.  Oh good instances!!!  (Each jiffy I needed to run out to the kitchen to giggle.)  Properly that was the final time I served Crab and Spinach dip at a celebration!!!  I do know it wasn’t the Martinis, Manhattans and Crimson Wine!!!  It needed to be the dip.

New revised Spicy Crab and Spinach Dip

crab and spinach dip

So, I needed to revise the dip simply because it may have been the issue at that social gathering.  We had enjoyable developing with this recipe and really reduce a ton of energy through the use of non-fat bitter cream, whipped cream cheese and recent herbs.

It is a enjoyable dip- we used recent spinach, inexperienced onions, Serranos (our pepper of selection!) and Lemons.  We might have used recent artichokes however canned was lots simpler!!!

This dip takes about 10 minutes to place collectively and 30 to 40 minutes to bake.  We serve it with a crusty bread, however it could be good along with your favourite cracker.

Listed here are just a few of our different enjoyable appetizers: Sesame Rooster Wings, Buffalo hen meatballs, Feta Cheese meatballs, Jalapeño Bacon Cheese Burger meatballs, Cheese burger meatball pizza knots, Tobacco Popcorn Tacky meatball pizza knots Or one among my favourite Mashed potato Martini Bar

Do you’ve gotten any “dinner events” that you’ll always remember?  Please share your enjoyable ceremonial dinner instances with us.


  • Serve with Lemon Slices
  • High with chopped Cilantro, Parsley or inexperienced onions
  • Use Mild or Non Fats Bitter Cream

Spicy Crab and Spinach dip

This spicy Crab and Spinach dip with artichoke shall be a winner at your subsequent social gathering. Or in case your like us, repair it on a Friday night time with a Martini or good glass of white wine.


Course: Appetizer

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time: 40 minutes

Whole Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 6

Energy: 231kcal


  • 6 Ounces Contemporary Spinach About 5 cups Or use frozen Spianch
  • 2 Cloves Roasted Garlic or 2 recent Garlic
  • 8 Ounces Lump Crab
  • 6 Ounces Artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Elective
  • 3/4 Cup gentle bitter cream
  • 4 Ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 half of Ounces Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Serrano peppers Elective
  • half of Lemon Juce of half of Lemon
  • 2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven 375 levels

  • Prep all of the substances

  • Add Spinach to pan and sauté Ligtly salt and pepper spinach.

  • Add Roasted Garlic to Cooked Spinach

  • Mix Crab, Artichoke, Lemon Juice, Cream Cheese, Bitter Cream, Worcester Sauce, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper, Serrano pepper, sea salt, Monterey Jack Cheese and Cooked Spinach. Combine nicely

  • Spray baking dish with olive oil.

  • Spray baking dish with olive oil. Pour Crab artichoke combination into baking dish

  • Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on prime of Crab Dip

  • Bake for 30 minutes test and prepare dinner for added 10 minutes if not executed. You possibly can inform that is executed when it’s effervescent on sides and golden on prime

  • Elective. Sprinkle Chopped; Cilantro, Parsley spring onions and/or Serrano Peppers on prime.

  • Serve with Chips, crusty bread or crackers


Energy: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fats: 17g | Saturated Fats: 8g | Ldl cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 71% | Vitamin C: 27.3% | Calcium: 22.3% | Iron: 9.3%