Saturday, January 22, 2011

California Pizza Kitchen's (CPK's) Awesome Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe Pictorial

Brown the Onion & Garlic in Olive Oil and Butter

Sprinkle in the Flour & Stir

Add in the Chicken Stock...

Add in the Cream (I used Organic Milk)...
and then the other ingredients according to the recipe.
If it seems to "watery", then turn up the heat, keep stirring, 
do NOT leave the stove, turn down the heat when it thickens.
If it's too thick, add some more milk/cream/half and half until it's the right 
consistency.  It should be kinda thick, sorta Thicker than Elmer's Glue.

Last step, Add in the Spinach, Sour Cream, and rest of ingredients. 
Try this on Toasted slices of Baguettes or French Bread
...a bit more filling than the chips.

I've made this California Pizza Kitchen Spinach Artichoke recipe twice already. Each time I made it, People Raved about it. I mean it. It's absolutely to "die for". Yum Yum.

When we go to CPK, we sometimes splurge and get this dip. It's delish!  This past Christmas, I decided to make a hot gooey dip for our family Christmas dinner party.  I did some internet research and found this recipe.  I made it, tasted it, and knew that everyone would just love tastes just like how it does at the restaurant. And I was right, everyone loved it. My younger brother even wanted to keep the leftover dip...that's how good it was. 

My sister-in-law told me that CPK had a recipe book. The very next day, I used my Border's 40% off coupon and got their Pasta, Salads, and Sides cookbook. It had this very recipe that I had found on the internet. 

Recently, I made it again because I just wanted to. I shared it with some of our friends....they loved it. OK, enough said. Go and make it the next time you need to prepare a hot the Superbowl game, Oscar night, the next family get together. It has a lot of ingredients but nothing you probably don't already have or can readily get. And, while it does take a little longer to prepare than your normal dip, it IS well worth the extra effort. 

Here's to a bunch of Happy Tummys!

Here's a link to the recipe online...just Click HERE.

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