There’s a reason to celebrate every day. On March 17th, join me as I celebrate National Corn Dog Day with this delicious Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip featuring State Fair® Mini Corn Dogs.
If you look at a National Day calendar, you will see that there is a reason to celebrate every single day of the year. I like celebrations, so I try to celebrate some of these days with the kids by making special recipes, games, or some other type of fun activity I know they will enjoy.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
With National Corn Dog Day and St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, I wanted to create a delicious recipe perfect for both occasions. This Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip is the perfect color for St. Patrick’s Day and the perfect way to dip your corn dog on National Corn Dog Day.
What do you say – lets get to it!
This Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip is really pretty easy to make. Sometimes I like to take short cuts and instead of chopping the spinach, I just throw it into the food processor, give it a few pulses, and then use it that way. I find it is quicker for me, but if you’re quick with a knife with those ninja knife skills, the old traditional way may be easier for you.
I love serving this Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip because it’s something that everyone loves and it’s so easy for me to throw together. While I wouldn’t normally serve it with mini corn dogs (just because I’ve never thought about it before), I love the way all the flavors come together in the mouth. It’s the perfect dip for the State Fair® Mini Corn Dogs I picked up in the freezer aisle at H-E-B the other day. YUM!
State Fair Corn Dogs provide 6 grams of protein per serving and they are so yummy! They’re a great snack and/or meal when you’re running short on time and need something on the table quickly!
Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip Recipe
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1 garlic clove, minced
- 10 oz baby spinach, cleaned, and coarsely chopped (or run it quickly through a food processor)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 3 oz cream cheese
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
- pinch of salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Spray a 1-quart baking dish with non-stick spray; set aside. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Add spinach and cook until completely wilted, about 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a colander and press to release all the excess liquid.
- In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add spinach back into the pot, and add Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and salt & pepper; stir to combine. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of mozzarella.
- Bake for about 10 - 15 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve while hot.
- Pair with State Fair® Corn Dogs; cook according to instructions on packaging.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 5g
Don’t forget to pin this Cheesy Hot Spinach Dip recipe to one of your Pinterest boards. If you’re not following me, feel free to follow me now.