Try these delicious recipes for the holidays from our chefs to you


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Mini spinach bowls
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Dec. 25, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. -- It's holiday time and great meals and sweets are a big part of it, so here is a delicious recipe that is sure to please, from our chefs to you.

The athletic department's food and beverage service features a professional cooking staff overseen by Executive Chef Herbert Hackworthy that caters all of the events for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes serving the suites and special social functions as well as providing the daily training table meals for UW student-athletes. Here is the latest contribution from our table to yours.

To see other culinary contributions from our chefs, including delicious rack of lamb dinner, turkey gravy, holiday cookies, salads and triple fudge brownies, see our Chef's Corner section.

Mini Spinach Bread Bowls
By Sous Chef Ken Gleed and Chef Maureen Abbrederis

Yield 24
Ingredients:
2 Sheet    Puff pastry*        
4 Tbs.    Olive Oil
4 cups    Spinach, chopped
2 clove    Garlic, minced
6 oz.    Cream cheese, softened
1 cup    Sour Cream
2 TBS    Parmesan Cheese
2 TBS    Shredded Asiago Cheese
¼ tsp.    Cayenne Pepper
¼ tsp.    Garlic Salt
¼ tsp.    Kosher Salt
¼ tsp.    Ground Black Pepper
2/3 cup    Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

*if not available use roll of refrigerated French bread loaf or croissant dough

Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin cup.
2. Cut each sheet into 12 equal slices, about 3in squares. Press into bottom and up the sides of the muffin cup.
3. Heat oil over medium heat; Cook and stir spinach until wilted, then add garlic. Cook for 1min then turn off.
4. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, cooked spinach mixture, parmesan and asiago cheese, cayenne, garlic salt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
5. Scoop dip into the centers of bread bowls. Top evenly with mozzarella cheese.
6. Bake for 15-17min, until just turning brown on edges. Remove and let cool for 3-5min.

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