Whether you’re planning a Super Bowl party or are just looking to appease the appetites of your cocktail-loving friends, this is the appetizer you need to serve at your next get-together.
This recipe for spinach and artichoke stuffed pretzels from Half Baked Harvest takes the idea of the classic party dip and raises it to the next level. Pretzel dough is filled with spinach and artichoke dip, seasoned with sea salt and baked to golden brown perfection.
The end result will not only impress your guests in terms of taste, but you’ll get major bonus points for presentation, too:
And don’t worry! You don’t have to be an expert bread baker to nail the pretzel shape and texture. The recipe walks you through the step-by-step of creating the dough and shaping the pretzels. And each step is chock-full of helpful tips, such as what to do if the dough looks too wet (pssst — add more flour) and how to criss-cross to get that perfect pretzel shape in the end.
Making the pretzels is by far the most difficult portion of this appetizer, as it’s super easy to whip up the dip center. You’ll need cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, frozen chopped spinach, a jar of artichokes and a touch of garlic and red pepper flakes for added flavor.
And if you’re concerned about the shape of your pretzels, or just happen to be a little short on time, you can always serve the spinach and artichoke dip from the Half Baked Harvest recipe alongside pretzel bites instead!
Speaking of pretzel bites, if you want to make them from scratch, this recipe from What Molly Made calls for similar ingredients — such as dry yeast, flour and plenty of sea salt — so you wind up with a similar taste.
And if you serve your pretzels in bite-sized form, that opens you up to a whole variety of dip options. Instead of stuffing each pretzel with the same mixture, you could serve bites alongside spinach and artichoke dip, beer pretzel cheese and more. The blogger behind What Molly Made suggests the beer pretzel cheese and has a recipe to whip it up using sharp cheddar cheese, a light lager and more.
Or you can have the best of both worlds and make stuffed pretzels with beer cheese dip on the side. That way, every bite is creamy, cheesy and full of spinach and artichoke flavor.
With appetizers like these on-hand, you just solidified your position as the permanent host/hostess. May you carry the title well!