Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip in dish with crackers on the side

This Spinach Artichoke Dip is the very best appetizer to bring to a party! It’s rich, cheesy and best when dipped with lots of chips!

I’ve always loved Spinach Artichoke Dip. I remember on the rare occasion that we would go out out to eat when we were younger, I would beg my parents to let us get an appetizer. If they said yes, I would always want the Spinach Artichoke Dip! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t want a bubbling hot bowl full of cheesy spinach artichoke goodness? With freshly made tortilla chips to dip it in? It was delicious indulgence at its finest.

dipping a beanfield chip in Spinach Artichoke Dip

That’s why this year I knew that I wanted to make this recipe for the blog. Am I reinventing the wheel? Probably not. Am I sharing my take on the delicious classic appetizer? Heck yeah! Will it make you want to dive into the bubbly cheesy goodness? Most definitely.

I love how all of these components work so well together. From the slightly acidic artichoke pieces which add a great texture, creamy garlicky spinach, to the golden cheese all mixed through. All bubbling hot and ready to have a chip dipped in it. Or, if you’re into the low carb thing, I guess you could dip some celery in it. But please, for me, just have a chip!

cheese pull Spinach Artichoke Dip

Let’s get into how you make this really easy dip!

Ingredients You Need for Spinach Artichoke Dip:

  • cream cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • sour cream
  • frozen spinach
  • canned marinated artichoke quarters
  • fresh garlic
  • salt and pepper (other spices like cayenne if desired for added heat)
  • chips/crackers/pita/bread for dipping!

How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip:

If you want to make this dip, it’s very simple! It’s one of those “mix everything into a bowl, add it to a baking dish and let it go” type of appetizers. So super easy!

First, preheat your oven to 350. Make sure your frozen spinach is both thawed and drained. If it’s still frozen, no worries! Place into a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes. Next, add the spinach to a sifter and push out the excess liquid (there will be a lot) from the spinach. If you skip this step, you risk your spinach artichoke dip being super watery.

Spinach Artichoke Dip ingredients in bowl

After dealing with the spinach, combine the softened cream cheese, fresh garlic, artichokes, sour cream, parmesan, mozzarella cheese and spinach in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add additional spices like cayenne or red pepper flakes for a spicier kick!

Spinach Artichoke Dip ingredients mixed in bowl

To a greased baking dish, add this mixture and spread it evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Broil for 1-2 minutes if needed. Eat immediately with lots of chips!

cheesy Spinach Artichoke dip with chip

pulling chip from Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Spinach Artichoke Dip is the very best appetizer to bring to a party! It’s rich, cheesy and best when dipped with lots of chips!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy spinach artichoke dip, easy spinach artichoke dip, spinach artichoke dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. thawed and drained frozen spinach
  • 1 13.75 oz can of marinated and drained artichoke quarters, diced to preferred bite size
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese
  • 1 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese
  • 4 large cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt (add more if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (add more if needed)
  • tortilla chips, crackers or pita to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mince your garlic. Drain your artichokes and then dice them into small bite size pieces. Place them in a large bowl. In the same bowl, place your thawed and drained spinach, softened cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic and salt and pepper. Mix together to combine well. 

  2. In a greased baking dish, add the mixture and spread it evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. May broil for 1-2 minutes at the end for desired crispy top. Keep a watch on it though! 

  3. Serve warm with chips or pita! Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

If your spinach isn't thawed and drained, no worries! Simply place 8 oz. of frozen spinach in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Once done, add to a sifter and press out the excess liquid with a spoon. Add the drained spinach to the bowl with the other ingredients! Voila! 

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