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I’ve always loved Coca-Cola and RITZ® Crackers… so when I was asked to partner with the brands on their Bowl Time Snacks campaign (#BowlTimeSnacks), I obviously jumped at the opportunity!
To me, just saying “Coca-Cola” conjures images of Americans throughout the decades, relaxing and enjoying bottles of my favorite beverage. I remember sitting with my grandparents when I was a little kid, whether it be at their house or my parents’ house, splitting Diet Cokes and chatting for hours. Some of my fondest memories of summer camp center around sitting on the front stoop of my bunk, drinking Coca-Cola with my friends (and stuffing our faces with ice cream sandwiches!). A Coca-Cola and a pack of RITZ® Crackers were my favorite afternoon snack (or even the occasional dish made using RITZ® Crackers… when my mom felt particularly inspired… which – and this might earn me a stern word from her – was a rarity).
Over the weekend, I hosted some friends for some football-season-themed funtivities and some of my own Bowl Time Snacks at my apartment. I made some yummy football-themed deviled eggs, served a bunch of Coca-Cola, and I served a spruced-up version of my favorite Spinach and Artichoke Dip – complete with a heaping side of RITZ® Crackers (because – let’s be real – everything is better with RITZ® Crackers). With the big game coming up in just a few weeks, now is the perfect time to plan what you’re serving at your watch party!
Andddddd by the way…. in case you’ve been living under a rock, both Coca-Cola and RITZ® Crackers are so easy to find in your local grocery stores. Like… even a caveman could do it. I popped into my local Tom Thumb, stocked up on as much Coca-Cola as I could carry (which roughly translates to a six-pack of the glass bottles and a six-pack of the 500mL bottles!), and nabbed a ginormous box of RITZ® Crackers. That’s really all you need for your football viewing party #amiright
And you know what would be delicious at said party? My Quick Spinach and Artichoke Dip!
Keep reading for the full recipe and step-by-step tutorial.
Quick Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Author: Glitter & Spice
Recipe Type: Snack, Appetizer
- 2 13.75oz. cans of artichoke hearts, drained
- 1 bag of spinach
- 1 cup of light mayonnaise
- 1 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of light sour cream
- 1/2 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup of green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of shredded part skim Mozzarella
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Chop the artichoke hearts using a food processor and then place them in the prepared baking dish.
Chop the spinach and place the chopped spinach in the baking dish.
Add the light mayonnaise, fat-free Greek yogurt, light sour cream, and freshly ground black pepper to the dish.
Mix well to incorporate the ingredients. Make sure you stir so that the chopped spinach and artichoke are also incorporated into the mixture.
Add about 1/4 cup each of green onions and Parmesan cheese.
Again, mix well to incorporate.
Add about a tablespoon of garlic powder to the mixture and then mix well to incorporate (again).
Note: you can substitute about 3-4 cloves of fresh, minced garlic if you wish! (I just really wanted an excuse to show off my super cute spice jars that I bought off of Etsy!)
Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of shredded, part-skim Mozzarella cheese on top of the mixture.
Place the baking dish in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the top of the dip becomes lightly golden and bubbly.
After you remove the dip from the oven, use RITZ® Crackers to create a ring of crackers around the side of the dip. These crackers make eating this delicious dip easier! (yay!)
And the final step? Chow!
Great face, I know. I just couldn’t resist – it was just too good! It’s definitely the perfect dish to serve as one of your own bowl time snacks for your upcoming football watch party – best way I can think of to enjoy the big game!
What will you be serving for your football watch party? Let me know in the comments below!