Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

*This post contains sponsorship from Asturi Brand Foods. I was given Asturi Brand Bruchettini in exchange for a post featuring their products. This Creamy Spinach Kale Dip Recipe is an appetizer specially created for their Garlic Parsley Bruschettini and Classico Bruschettini.

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As a blogger, it’s always a fun challenge when I am given a product along with a chance to be creative with a dish. Asturi Foods contacted me with an opportunity to come up with a way to showcase their savory and snackable Bruschettini. They sent me a few flavors and a box full of mini toasts to try. Jackpot for this bread lover!

Of course the girls and I were excited to have these tiny and flavorful mini toasts to snack on while I brainstormed! Their top selling mini toasts include these Garlic & Parsley flavor of Bruschettini as well as Bruschettini CLASSICO. These snack sized toasts are made of all natural ingredients like high quality olive oil, garlic, and parsley. They are baked in Italy and free of preservatives and artificial flavors.

Garlic & Parsley Bruschettini by Asturi Foods

When we first crunched on the Garlic & Parsley Bruschettini, I noticed how much flavor is packed into these little bites while not having any of that fake coating or flavor that can be present in flavored snacks. These are natural flavors of herbaceous parsley and a hint of roasted garlic with olive oil. The CLASSICO is toasty and rich with authentic olive oil and sea salt.

The flavors of this toast inspired me to think of a vegetable forward appetizer that would be enhanced by the rich olive oil and garlic & parsley flavor found in the toasts. This creamy spinach kale dip also contains garlic and parsley to make it the ideal bite of texture, flavors, and tasty satisfaction when topping the toasts.

What I love about the texture of the bruschettini is that it is crunchy but also a bit airy and lighter than I expected. These little toasts are tasty on their own, but of course are the perfect toasts to accompany and showcase a hearty appetizer like my Creamy Spinach Kale Dip. When I make dips during holidays like Thanksgiving or for Game Day, I make textured and full dips made for the crunch and natural flavor of tiny toasts like these Bruschettinis.

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Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

Creamy, hearty, and filled with veggies and a special blend of cheeses, this creamy spinach kale dip is a crowd pleasing appetizer. It will have your guests asking you for the recipe in between bites! This dip won’t last long!

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This creamy spinach kale dip is a blend of spinach, fresh kale, artichoke hearts, along with a blend of pecorino, parmesan and cream cheese. The pecorino cheese gives a nutty, salty, and sharp combination to the creaminess of the cream cheese. This dip is topped with grated parmesan cheese and baked until golden and bubbly.

The Asturi Bruschettini are the ideal accompaniment to this creamy spinach kale dip. Just look how it scoops and holds this bite! This toast and dip combo is so good that you and your guests will be planted by the appetizer table noshing until it’s all gone!

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Making Your Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

This dip takes only a few minutes to assemble and about 20 minutes of baking until bubbly and golden brown.

First, in a large dutch oven, heat up some olive oil on medium heat. Then when it starts to sizzle, begin sauteing your chopped onions until translucent. Add in that minced garlic. Next, stir in your spices, with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in your kale and  spinach. This will saute for a few minutes until the kale softens and the mixture is bright green, fragrant, and wilted. Then add your drained artichoke hearts.

Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, begin melting the cream cheese on medium low heat. Whisk in milk until smooth. Add in freshly grated nutmeg to enhance the creamy dish and bring out a little pizzazz and nuttiness. Don’t you just love secret ingredients?! Fold in the pecorino cheese before adding this creamy cheese mixture into the veggies.

Then put the creamy spinach kale dip into a casserole dish and sprinkle the top with grated parmesan cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes then serve with Garlic & Parsley Bruschettini and Asturi Bruschettini, Classico Virgin Olive Oil, 4.23 Ounce for the perfect appetizer!

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To learn more about Asturi Foods and all of their snacks, or to find local retailers check out, http://asturifoods.com/. Or buy these Garlic & Parsley bruschettini online, Asturi Bruschettini, Garlic and Parsley, 4.23 Ounce.

Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

Creamy Spinach Kale Dip

Creamy, hearty, and full of veggies, this creamy spinach kale dip is a crowd pleasing and flavorful appetizer that will be gobbled up fast!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 cups frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 2 cups chopped fresh Kale stems removed
  • 1 small jar artichoke hearts drained (approx 6 ounces)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup pecorino cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup parmesan for topping
  • 1 bag Asturi Brand Garlic & Parsley Bruschettini
  • 1 bag Asturi Brand Bruschettini CLASSICO

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

    First, in a large dutch oven, heat up some olive oil on medium heat. Then when it starts to sizzle, begin sauteing your chopped onions until translucent. Add in that minced garlic. Next, stir in your spices, with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in your kale and  spinach. This will saute for a few minutes until the kale softens and the mixture is bright green, fragrant, and wilted. Then add your drained artichoke hearts.

    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, begin melting the cream cheese on medium low heat. Whisk in milk until smooth. Add in freshly grated nutmeg to enhance the creamy dish and bring out a little pizzazz and nuttiness. Don't you just love secret ingredients?! Fold in the pecorino cheese before adding this creamy cheese mixture into the veggies.

    Then put the creamy spinach kale dip into a casserole dish and sprinkle the top with grated parmesan cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes then serve with Garlic & Parsley Bruschettini or Asturi Bruschettini, Classico Virgin Olive Oil, 4.23 Ounce for the perfect appetizer!

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