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20 tasty and easy game day appetizer recipes

Stir It Up! has everything from sliders, to dips, to creative pizza toppings. With these recipes, no matter what the score, your party will be a winner!

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Fresh spinach wilted in garlic butter with artichoke hearts and creamy cheese is a winning appetizer at every party. (Kitchen Report)

Artichoke and spinach dip

By Kendra NordinKitchen Report 

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 8-ounce bag fresh spinach, chopped

1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts (about 2 cups), chopped

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonaise

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash of pepper flakes, optional

Melt butter in a large skillet add garlic and cook about 1 minute. Add spinach and stir. When the spinach cooks down add artichoke hearts and heat through. Add cream cheese and pepper jack cheese and stir until cheeses melt. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir to mix thoroughly. 

Serve warm with your choice of tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers.


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