Spinach and Artichokes

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

¼ cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon seasoning salt

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

2 tablespoons diced pimentos, drained

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Paprika, to garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.  In bowl, mix cream cheese with spinach until smooth.  Add butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper, seasoning salt and nutmeg and stir until thoroughly combined.  Add water chestnuts, artichokes and pimentos. Spread mixture in prepared dish.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Garnish with paprika. Cover with foil.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes.  Serves 6.

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