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Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip

Hello friends!  I’m so thankful to have you here during this holiday season!

Today with the help of 3 other bloggers:  Shauna of Satori Design for Living, Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity and Heather of Setting For Four, we are bringing some delicious recipes for the holiday season right to you!

Festive Holiday Recipes

Here’s what we made:

Heather of Setting For Four made Snowball Cookies

Shauna from Satori Design for Living made Festive Pomegranate Mojitos

Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity made these adorable Gingerbread Cookie Decorations

And I made Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip

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So first up, my Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip.

Can we just talk a bit about this dip for a minute?  About how tangy and creamy and bacon-y it is?  How this hot spinach & artichoke dip just might be my most favourite dip of all time (next to pizza dip of course)!  How you need to have it on your holiday appetizer list?

My mouth is watering at the very thought of it.

Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip {A Pretty Life}

A simple, and delicious appetizer.  With a little more pizzaz than a typical appetizer.  This is a must have appie on your table this year!

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Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 - 225 g package of fresh spinach
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 - 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 - 140 g package of goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon crumbled
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • crackers for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. First chop the fresh spinach, dice the onion, and mince the garlic.
  3. Then in a skillet, saute the spinach, onion and garlic in a little bit of olive oil, or use about 2 tsp of the bacon grease from your cooked bacon. Salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Stir in the goat cheese, sour cream, chopped artichoke and bacon.
  6. Add the mixture to an oven proof dish and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the mixture is bubbling.
  7. Serve with baguette slices or crackers.

 

 Enjoy!

Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip {A Pretty Life}

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Make sure to come back tomorrow (December 10) to link up to our Holiday Recipe Link Party!  Come on over and share a delicious holiday dish with us (appetizers, desserts, mains, drinks, snacks, anything goes…), or stop by for some recipe ideas for your holidays!  I’m happy to be hosting alongside Shauna from Satori Design for Living, in addition to our two guest hostesses this year, Heather from Setting For Four and Cheri from Kitchen Simplicity.

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See you back here tomorrow, and have a delicious day!
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6 Comments

  • Reply Heather December 9, 2014 at 6:39 AM

    Yum! Yum!! Would it be wrong to want to eat this at 8:40 am?? lol! Thanks for sharing – my family will love this dip! Pinning!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 9, 2014 at 2:57 PM

      Hahaha! Not at all…it’s SO good I’d even eat it for breakfast! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Cheri | KitchenSimplicity.com December 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    This dip sounds like perfection. I wish I could be enjoying it and a gab session with you right now!

  • Reply Shauna December 9, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    My weakness, a warm ooey-gooey dip! Cheese, bacon…need I say more!

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife December 9, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      Mine too! Nothing better is there?! With bread and a glass of wine with friends…so great!

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