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Ingredients

  • *1 bunch asparagus
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5-6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 5 ounce package fresh baby spinach
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 2-3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Trim and rinse your asparagus stalks, then blanch or steam until tender.
  3. In a food processor, combine the asparagus, garlic, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, and salt. Blend until creamy.
  4. In a well-seasoned cast iron skillet, saute entire package of spinach with a little bit of olive oil, then add your asparagus dip.
  5. Fold together and top with fresh mozzarella and bake for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite dippers!

 

Ag Fact: It takes asparagus three years to produce a crop from seed to harvest.

*is a Certified SC ingredient