There are very few things that I am able to stomach during this pregnancy. Suffice to say, all day sickness has not been very friendly with me.

One of the few meals I actually crave and can easily digest is spinach dip. However, there is a catch. The Spinach Dip must be from Kelsey’s. Have you ever tried Kelsey’s 4-Cheese Spinach Dip? It is heavenly!

Seriously though, if I were to order it from Kelsey’s as often as I craved it, I would break the bank.

For this very reason, I have had to find a recipe that I can easily prepare at home.

This Copycat Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Recipe while may not stand up to the actual restaurant quality appetizer, it is pretty damn near close. At least, I’d like to think so!

You won’t find me sharing this appetizer anytime soon. When I make it, it is strictly for me and no one else. You can call me a protective Momma-to-be… Protective of her spinach dip that is.

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Copycat Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 (8oz) tub Kraft Philadelphia Plain Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Kraft Italiano Shredded Cheese
  • 1 tsp Club House Garlic Plus (you could use garlic powder if you don’t have access to Club House Garlic Plus)
  • 150g Frozen Spinach, thawed and excess water removed
  • 1 tbsp red bell peppper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of a small white onion, finely chopped (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese
  • 5 Greek Pitas

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Italiano Cheese and Parmesan Cheese with Garlic Plus. Blend on Medium-High with hand mixer.
  3. Add onion, red pepper and spinach to the cheese mixture. Blend on medium high until well combined.
  4. Spread dip into the bottom of a lightly greased, small oven-safe dish. Smooth out with spatula.
  5. Top with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. Smooth out cayenne over spinach dip with spatula to ensure even distribution.
  6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until dip is bubbly.
  8. During the last 5 minutes of cook time, add the pitas to the oven and warm for 5 minutes. Remove and slice into small triangles to serve alongside the dip.
  9. Allow the dip to cool for several minutes before diving in.
    *Trust me when I say it is hard to resist the urge to dive in immediately!

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This recipe was inspired by several spinach dip recipes found on Kraft Canada’s What’s Cooking website. For other Spinach Dip variations check out these great recipes:

Hot Spinach Dip
Creamy Spinach Dip
Halloween Mummy Spinach Dip
Spinach Dip

If you are a lover of Spinach, like I am, you may also dig this recipe for Crustless Spinach and Mushroom Quiche.

For other easy hot appetizer recipes, visit Kraft Canada’s website.

Disclosure: I am a Kraft Canada What’s Cooking Contributor. I received special perks and compensation as a part of my affiliation with this group. All opinions are those of my own.

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