Spicy Parmesan Kale Dip ~ It’s officially party season and time for making all sorts of appetizers and easy things to put out on the table (or bar) while visiting and catching up with friends. With the cool-ish weather –– I lived in Chicago for almost 10 years so this little cool front in Texas should theoretically be only a slight chill although, I think my blood has thinned up a bit and I find myself craving all things warm and comforting –– hence this bowl of warm, cheesy goodness for your party. You can make this before your guests arrive (or even the night before) and while the drinks begin to flow just pop it into the oven for about 20-25 minutes and you’ve got a delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer to go with those festive cocktails.
Best served with festive cocktails, wine, or bubbles in my opinion.
Watch me make this over on Studio 512 with the always delightful Amanda Tatom and see just how quickly it all comes together.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 1 quart oven safe pan and set aside.
Place a large pan over medium high heat and add in olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sauté for 1 minute, then add jalapeño and kale. Continue to sauté for another 5-7 minutes or until kale is soft. Next, add in cream cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup of the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Continue to stir together until the cream cheese is completely melted and creamy. Once creamy, pour mixture into prepared pan, top with the remaining parmesan cheese and place into the oven.
Allow spicy kale mixture to to cook for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese on top is slightly golden. Remove from the oven and serve with bread slices, crackers, or vegetables for dipping.