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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Petite Creamy Spinach Stuffed Artichoke Hearts!! Perfect for a labor day cookout side dish!!

Petite Creamy Spinach Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
These will have you and your kids think about artichokes in a whole new level! The creamy spinach & artichoke filing with a hit of fresh lemon and the smoke taste of the bacon bits will have your pallet dancing. Perfect side to accompany any meats grilled, baked or even fried. Made in no time and perfect for any night of the week or an outdoor picnics or cookouts as they can be made in advance and be served either warm or cold. Artichokes never had it so good!

Prep: 15 min cook 8 minutes serve 4
1 14oz can artichoke hearts (8 to 10 ) count
2 1 teaspoon extra virgin oil
3 2 tablespoons onion chopped small
4 2 ½ cup fresh spinach
5 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
6 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
7 2 tablespoons grated Kraft parmesan cheese
8 4 oz Kraft Philadelphia regular spinach & artichoke cream cheese
Drain artichoke and cut the bottom of each so you end up with a flat bottom so they can stand on their own. Place artichoke on paper towel to drain. Next take the tip of your knife and place in center of artichoke and rotate back and forth a few times to help open up the artichoke to create a well in the center gently spread open with the tip of your thumbs and set aside.
On medium heat in a frying pan add olive oil and onions and sauté for about 4 minutes until onion are translucent and not over cooked. Add spinach, bacon bits and cook an additional 2 minutes until spinach is welted add lemon juice, parmesan cheese and spinach & artichoke cream cheese. Stir until all well incorporated remove from heat.
Take a tablespoon of filing and fill all artichokes hearts. Serve right away warm or can also be serve cold at a picnic. Recipe can easily be doubled. Serves 4 to 5

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