Parmesan-Spinach Spread

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Appetizers & Sorbets: Parmesan-Spinach Spread
Serves: 12

1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach
1 ¼ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped onion
1 3 oz package cream cheese, softened
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp paprika

Press spinach between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Combine spinach, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and next seven ingredients. Spoon into a greased 1-quart baking dish and bake for 10 minutes at 350°. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and paprika, bake an additional 10 minutes. Serve with crackers or party rye.