January 8, 2014

Spinach Dip Crescent Bites

The deliciousness of everybody's favorite dip is baked between flaky layers of crescent rolls to create easy to serve, easy to eat Spinach Dip Crescent Bites.



Well, Christmas is over ... the decorations are all packed up and put away ... most of the new stuff we got as presents has managed to find a new home in our house ...  and, believe it or not, it's time to be thinking about our Superbowl menu!  Yes, to me the most important part of Superbowl day is the food!  Probably no shocker there.

But before we turn to the Superbowl, I want to share one of my favorite Christmas gifts with you ...
Check out this BEAUTIFUL personalized engraved cutting board from my wonderful friends at cherryBLOX!  Isn't it gorgeous?


They sent it to me to thank me for partnering with them to get the word out about their beautiful BLOX.  And I love it!

Just look how super thick it is, too.  Just perfect for chopping jobs, big or small, ... or for using as a serving piece.  Wouldn't it make for a gorgeous cheese board??


Have you met my friends at cherryBLOX yet?  If you haven't, you should.  They can make custom-engraved cutting boards with just about anything on them ... which make them just about the perfect gift.  Pop on over to see for yourself!  They'd love to meet you.

Visit cherryBLOX to create your custom-engraved cutting board!


So, are you ready to think 'Superbowl menu' yet?  I hope so, because these scrumptious Spinach Dip Crescent Bites should definitely be on the menu!

All the makings of yummy-everybody's-favorite spinach dip baked up between flaky layers of crescent rolls.


Well, not all the makings of our favorite spinach dip, actually.  There is one thing missing ... the usual vegetable soup mix.

When the idea for these little bites came to me {based on my 3-Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bites}, I figured it would be super easy to just whip up the usual spinach dip ... with the usual dry vegetable soup mix as the seasoning ..., spread it between crescent roll layers, and bake it up.  And there'd you have it! ~ Spinach Dip Crescent Bites!

Well, ... not so much.

For some reason, the combination of the crescent roll crust and the 'usual' soup mix-based spinach dip just didn't taste right.  And I tried several times.  With little tweaks here and there.  And it just.  didn't.  work.


So I turned to making a from-scratch version of spinach dip ... instead of using the usual soup mix.

Score!! ... It worked!  And these little bites are yummy, indeed!

Lots of green onion, lots of red bell pepper, a little garlic, paprika, and Parmesan give fabulous flavor to the spinach dip filling.  And the crescent roll crust makes these an easy little bite to whip up and eat.  Without even having to worry about dipping.


Once baked, just give 'em a little roll-through with a pizza cutter to create easy-to-serve, easy-to-eat finger food bites.

So, if you're working on your Superbowl party menu, ... or any party menu ... or even a brunch or lunch menu! ... go ahead and jot these easy and scrumptious little bites down.  They'll make a delicious addition to your menu, for sure.
 
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Spinach Dip Crescent Bites
Source:  A Tracey original


Ingredients
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 c. chopped green onion (about 1 bunch, white & green parts)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. chopped red bell pepper (about 1 large pepper)
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & well drained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 c. chopped water chestnuts
  • 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 packages Crescent Rolls
Directions
  1. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add green onion, bell pepper, and garlic; saute until limp, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and cream cheese. Stir mixture and blend in cream cheese until the cream cheese is melted. Stir in salt, pepper, paprika, crushed red pepper, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water chestnuts, and Parmesan. Remove from heat.
  3. Unroll one package of crescent rolls and place on a baking sheet. With your fingers, gently press the seams together to seal them. Spread the spinach mixture evenly over the crescent roll dough, leaving about a 1/2-inch border along the edges.
  4. Unroll the remaining package of crescent rolls and place on top of the spinach mixture. Press the edges together to seal. Gently press the seams together.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until crescent roll dough is golden brown.
  6. Cut into small squares and serve. (A pizza cutter makes really quick and easy work of the cutting!)
Enjoy!


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4 comments:

  1. I love this idea! What a great twist on spinach dip :)

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  2. These look amazing. Thanks for bringing these to our Marvelous Monday party tonight - I'm pinning these!

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  3. So amazing. Why didn't I think of these appetizers ?????? I am going to make the spinach dip crescents tomorrow.

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