Now is the time of year when family and friends get together to celebrate the new year. Spice things up this year and try the hot spinach red pepper dip. Your friends and family will love it just as much as mine have. Be sure to keep this recipe because they will definitely be asking you for it. This recipe came from AllRecipes.com.

Prep Time: 5 Min

Cook Time: 20 Min

Ready In: 25 Min

Ingredients

* 1 cup water

* 1 cup diced red bell pepper

* 1/2 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach

* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

* 2 tablespoons milk

* 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

* 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

* 1/4 teaspoon salt

* 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

* 1 tablespoon finely diced red bell pepper

Directions

1. Bring the cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat and add the 1 cup of diced red pepper and the chopped spinach. Bring the water back to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and simmer until the pepper is very soft, about 10 minutes. Drain the spinach and red pepper in a colander, pressing out as much liquid as possible.

2. Combine the cream cheese and milk in the saucepan and cook over medium heat until hot and softened. Stir in the cooked spinach and red peppers, Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and ground black pepper. Continue to stir until well combined and heated through.

3. Spoon hot dip into a serving dish and serve with the tablespoon of finely diced red bell pepper sprinkled on top for garnish.