Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This was a hit when I made it. It was creamy and had some spicy to it which everyone loved. I loved it because I put everything into a crock pot and was able to walk away and not worry about it.

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:
8 cups fresh spinach
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested
2 (14 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
3/4 cup Sour Cream
3/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
Pre-heat over to 375 degrees. Spray 1 1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside.

Blanch Spinach. Remove from water and place into water bath to stop cooking. Then place into a salad spinner to remove excess water. If you don't have a salad sinner just squeeze out the excess water.

In medium bowl, mix together spinach, garlic, and lemon zest. Add Artichoke hearts, 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, & Cayenne Pepper. Mix. Place into prepared Casserole Dish. Bake for 30 minutes. The last 5 minutes add the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan to the top.

Serve Hot or Cold. Along with Chips.