Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip prepped in just five minutes and ready to eat in 30! The perfect easy, cheesy appetizer with three cheeses.

Spinach and cheese are the perfect way to *feel* like you’re eating healthy while really just eating as much cheese as possible, like my favorite Creamed Spinach.

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Dips are a fantastic party appetizer for a crowd and spinach artichoke dip is a classic fan favorite dish you can’t go wrong with. One of the reasons it likely became so popular is that the spinach and artichoke ingredients make people often question, “Is Spinach Artichoke Dip healthy?” I wish the answer to this question was yes, but no, it isn’t any healthier than any other pile of melted cheese.

In fact its basically nachos with spinach. So don’t make this recipe under the assumption it is healthy. My version pumps up the Parmesan flavor, uses fresh garlic instead of powdered and I skip the mayonnaise all together in favor of sour cream. Spinach Artichoke dip with no mayo is a great flavorful version.

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The sour cream brings a tangy flavor while keeping enough fat content in the recipe to keep it from breaking the melted cheese sauce. Please don’t replace the sour greek with fat free greek yogurt and think the consistency will be the same.

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How to Make Spinach Artichoke Cheese Dip:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make sure your spinach is drained well and remove as much liquid as possible.
  • In a large bowl add all the ingredients except 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese together until well mixed.
  • Pour into an oven safe pie plate or skillet.
  • Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.
  • Serve with chips or slices of baguette.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spinach and Artichoke Dip:

  • What food goes with spinach artichoke dip?: Sturdier tortilla chips and crispy sliced baguettes are the best for enjoying spinach artichoke dip as the dip can sometimes bend or break thin chips and soft baguettes.
  • How long is spinach and artichoke dip good for? If kept in an airtight container Spinach and Artichoke dip is good for up to 3-4 days in a refrigerator.
  • Is Spinach and Artichoke Dip gluten free? Yes, Spinach and Artichoke dip is naturally gluten free unless the recipe calls for flour or other gluten containing ingredients. This recipe is gluten free.
  • Is chopped or whole leaf spinach better? Chopped is better as chips won’t have to compete with long pieces of spinach.

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Can you use fresh spinach in place of frozen?

Yes, absolutely, cook it down with some olive oil and once fully wilted let cool then squeeze all the liquid out of the spinach before adding to the recipe.

What is Spinach Dip Made of?

Spinach Dip is made with frozen spinach, artichokes, sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella and spices baked until bubbly.

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Can you make this dip in the slow cooker?

Absolutely, spinach artichoke dip is the PERFECT recipe for the slow cooker, you can find it here: Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Can you freeze this Spinach Artichoke Dip?

I don’t recommend freezing this dip as it contains sour cream which can break the sauce when unfrozen. Even if you use mayonnaise it will also break the cheese sauce upon defrosting.

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Tools used in the making of this Spinach Artichoke Dip:
Artichoke Hearts: Easy to use and store, marinated for extra flavors.
Yellow Enameled Cast Iron Skillet: The perfect cheery cast iron skillet but with enamel for easier and more gentle cooking.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

5 from 11 votes
  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip prepped in just five minutes and ready to eat in 30! The perfect easy, cheesy appetizer with three cheeses.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained very well
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add all the ingredients except 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese together until well mixed.
  3. Pour into an oven safe pie plate or skillet.

  4. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  5. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 Servings, Amount per serving: 212 calories, Serving Size: 1 , Calories: 212g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 552mg, Potassium: 77mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 695g, Vitamin C: 0.3g, Calcium: 221g, Iron: 0.3g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. O M G! This is the best spinach artichoke dip that I have ever had. My husband loves this stuff so much that I have to make it at least once a month now. We are VERY picky eaters! This recipe is a winner!

  2. Outstanding spinach and artichoke dip I did put in a little dash of red pepper flakes to give it a little kick it worked out great thanks

    1. You’ll want to place it in an oven safe pie plate or skillet. So sorry about that, thanks for letting me know.

  3. Sounds awesome & easy.  I’m going to try stuffing some boneless chicken breasts with this dip.   I’m sure they’ll be fantastic.  Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  4. Gosh I wish I was your neighbor and that we got along great and that you always made too much food and you always knocked on my door with a plate of leftovers. But you’re not and so I will settle for the recipe. Thank you for this awesome one!