Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spinach Dip Cups

Baby Spinach Cups

You are invited!  To celebrate Brooke of Baking with Basil and her two bundles of joy, Aiden and Oliver.  Aiden and Oliver were born on March 5th and we are excited to celebrate with them!  I had the pleasure of meeting Brooke at Food Blog Forum in Nashville in October and she is a doll.  I have loved watching her pregnancy too, and can’t wait to watch Aiden and Olive grow!

I’ve had a thing lately with won ton wrappers.  But I realized recently that I’d never made “cups” using a cupcake pan.  Everyone likes individual servings of anything, right?  At least I do.

And since this is a baby shower, we are calling them  bassinets.  You on board?  Good.

Baby Spinach Cups

I knew that I wanted to use baby spinach for this dish too.  I paired sauteed shallots, garlic, and green onions with thyme and a simple shortcut (vegetable dip packet.)  And to make them creamy…

Baby Spinach Cups

Greek yogurt!  And oh my goodness, it added such richness to the filling mixture.  I loved the tang and the creamy texture; it complimented the thyme-lemon combination so well.  Smooth?  I think so.  Best of all – there is minimal guilt in these babies (OK, I’ll stop)!  I didn’t miss any flavor that would have normally been added by cream cheese, mayo or sour cream.

Make sure and visit the other shower hosts and their treats:

Amy – Fearless Homemaker {malted chocolate sandwich cookies}
Caroline – Chocolate and Carrots {two peas in a pod sugar cookies}
Julie – Table for Two {dark chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting}
Lauren – Lauren’s Latest {cuban pork sliders}
Mary – Fervent Foodie {tomato *basil* bruschetta}
Vanessa – Life Undeveloped {green pea pesto crostini}

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Spinach Dip Cups

Yield: 12 'bassinets'

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Won ton cups filled with a healthy twist on classic spinach dip.

Ingredients:

24 won ton wrappers
2 tsp. olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup green onions, chopped, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 package (1.4-ounce) vegetable dip mix (I like Knorr)
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
6 ounces cup plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer 2 won ton wrappers in each cavity of a 12-cavity cupcake pan. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until the tips of the won ton wrappers begin to brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Saute the shallot, garlic and half of the green onions until they become fragrant and tender. Season the onion/garlic mixture with salt, pepper and thyme and stir in baby spinach. Stir well until wilted. Add vegetable dip mix, lemon, garlic and yogurt and stir until combined.

Divide filling evenly into each of the pre-baked won ton wrappers; I found that I spooned a little more than 1 tablespoon-full of filling into each. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes until slightly browned.

The 'bassinets' can be served warm or cold.

Cassie's Notes:
This recipe is easily multiplied when you need large quantities.

If Greek yogurt isn't your thing, substitute the same amount (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons) of cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream or plain regular yogurt, or a combination of them, depending on your tastes.

Baby Spinach Cups

 

57 Responses to “Spinach Dip Cups”

  1. #
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — March 13, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    These look so delicious Cassie! Thank you so much for co-hosting the baby shower with me! :D

  2. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 13, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    these sound absolutely delicious, cassie – definitely my type of party snack. + the presentation is just gorgeous. yum!

  3. #
    Bonnie Banters — March 13, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    What a fabulous idea…sounds so good, and I love the name! Congratulations to Brooke and welcome to the world Alden and Oliver!

  4. #
    Kathryn — March 13, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    These sound perfect for a party, I love the individual servings!

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    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — March 13, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Yes you’re right Cass- those wonton cups are maybe the cutest thing ever. I think this would be a perfect appetizer for a baby shower or any event. <3

  6. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — March 13, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    seriously in love with this. it’s too cute and love how you played with the theme so well!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Aw, Cassie! These are so adorable and fun, and pretty easy to make it looks like! What a beautiful idea to celebrate Brooke’s incoming bundle of joy.

  8. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — March 13, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Love these! The little wonton cradles are so cute. :) You’re all so sweet to do this for Brooke and her family, too!

  9. #
    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — March 13, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Cassie, these are so stinkin’ cute!!!! And I love that you called them bassinets! haha! I definitely need to bookmark these for a future get together or party. Thank you soo much for the virtual shower! You girls are the best!!

  10. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — March 13, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Too cute! Love these bassinets!

  11. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — March 13, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    These are adorable! Won ton wrappers evade me, I swear. I have never been able to find them and it drives me nuts. These look doable with phyllo or puff pastry though which I can find :)

  12. #
    sarah — March 13, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    yay! new babies! this recipe looks like a totally fantastic way to celebrate!!

  13. #
    Megan @CountryCleaver — March 13, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    How freakin’ presh are these?? And the vegg, no guilt! Fabulous thinking girl.

  14. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 13, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    I could polish off a few of these right quick!

  15. #
    Vanessa — March 13, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    These are so flippin cute! Love em’!

  16. #
    Laura | A Healthy Jalapeno — March 13, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    These look wonderful. I am obsessed with spinach and I am sure these little bites are perfectly postioned and tasty.

  17. #
    Suzi — March 13, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Casie, these are sooo cute I want to make them right now. I keep saying I am going to try something with the won ton wrappers and never get to it. These are perfect.

  18. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — March 13, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    I love this idea for a baby shower or really any party. They sound delicious!

  19. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — March 13, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Aw, twins! Congrats to them! These spinach bassinets look fabulous! What a great little idea. I love these!

  20. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 13, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    This is the cutest bassinet ever :)

  21. #
    Sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 13, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

    these are so creative cassie! they look so incredibly yummy…i feel like i could polish off a few of those without a bat of an eye ;)

  22. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 13, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    Baby showers are so fun, even if they are virtual! I love how portable these are.

  23. #
    Ramona — March 13, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I love these virtual parties. So very cool :) All the drooling.. none of the calories. :) These baby spinach bassinets are fabulous. :)

  24. #
    Meghan — March 13, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Gorgeous presentation, so creative to make bassinets! They must be delicious, I could definitely polish off a few of these right now!

  25. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective.com — March 13, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Cute and tasty!! :)

  26. #
    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — March 13, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    What a great idea! I love baby shower, even virtual ones :) I’m off to go visit the other sites and see all the goodies.

  27. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 13, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    These bassinets are just too cute. And I love how you created such an innovative recipe with the color scheme and everything.

    I will definitely save this recipe for my next dinner party. Thanks for sharing!

  28. #
    Ambika — March 13, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

    Love the cute little basinets. You have a wonderful blog!!! Will keep in touch :)

  29. #
    Alyssa — March 14, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    Very cute and perfect for a baby shower!

  30. #
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — March 14, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Aren’t won ton wrappers the bomb? I use them for everything but won tons! Such a sweet way to welcome in babies!

  31. #
    Liz — March 14, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    Oh, these look yummy, Cassie! And perfect to celebrate two wonderful new babies :)

  32. #

    These look SO delicious!

  33. #
    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — March 14, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    This is a great looking shower recipe!

  34. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 14, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    These are super cute! What a great idea for a baby shower or any event!

  35. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — March 14, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    Aren’t these JUST THE CUTEST??!!

  36. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 14, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    How cute are these, Cassie?! So perfect for a baby shower and they look so delicious! Love them!

  37. #
    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — March 14, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

    What a great, healthy recipe. Perfect for a party.

  38. #
    Deborah — March 14, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    These are too cute, and they sound delicious!!

  39. #
    Aggie — March 15, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Aww, congratulations to Brooke!

    Ok, these look unbelievable. I want to eat the whole plate myself!

  40. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — March 15, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Wow, two babies! How exciting and these look lovely Cassie!

  41. #
    Tracey — March 15, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

    What a super cute idea!! Perfect party food! I have a package of wonton wrappers dying a slow death in my fridge, so I definitely want to try making the cups with them.

  42. #
    Jamie — March 16, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I have yet to experiment with greek yogurt in savory dishes. I’d say this looks like a good one to start!

  43. #
    almostveg — April 16, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    These look great – I love the addition of greek yogurt instead of cheese. I made something similar with bread cups filled with corn and leeks. Try the recipe at http://omnivore-almostveg.blogspot.com/2011/07/tempting-croustades.html

  44. #
    Sandy @ RE — March 12, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Looks SO good, Cassie!

  45. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 12, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    love spinach dip (and that you used Greek yogurt!)

  46. #
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — March 12, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Looks amazing Cassie…and you get to eat the bowl! 2-fer!!!!

  47. #
    Angie — March 12, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    What adorable appetizers! I love them!

  48. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — March 12, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    So fun! I made similar spin dip cups years ago, and they are still one of my favorite recipes to serve to a crowd! :)

  49. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 13, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    These are both pretty and delicious looking – and I love the “bassinets”!!

  50. #
    Marly — March 14, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    It’s a perfect shower or party appetizer. Thanks for sharing!

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