February 22, 2022

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

It’s rare that I go to a restaurant and don’t order Spinach and Artichoke dip as an appetizer. It’s been a favorite snack and dish of mine for years. While I know it’s not the most lean dish, I love making it when I’m entertaining. 

Try this recipe out the next time you host a party!

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The best thing about this recipe is that you can customize all the ingredients to your liking with the exception of sour cream and cream cheese. Do you love Spinach?.. add a little extra. Do you love artichokes?… put in another jar. Do you love cheese, try adding Gruyere. This recipe you can’t go wrong. You may have noticed I didn’t mention mayonnaise. I don’t like how it makes the dip taste — so I just don’t add it and frankly, it tastes 100% better.

So for this recipe, you will obviously need spinach, I’m a fan of chopped frozen spinach. I use it in many dishes. You would have to buy 3 bags of spinach just to get the amount of spinach you get in frozen spinach. So it’s just easy and much easier to dry.  I see so many recipes suggesting using artichokes in water, but I love marinated artichokes. On their own, they are one of my favorite snacks and so I think they add a little extra to the dip. Cheese, cheese, and MORE cheese. I simplified this recipe by using only mozzarella and parmesan, but I wouldn’t turn down adding gruyere or fontina. I chose to add white onions and garlic to this dish – it gives additional flavor to this dip that is a party in your mouth.

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Get Started

The first thing to do is to get rid of the excess water in the spinach. After squeezing the water out, set the spinach aside to dry more, and then start chopping the onion and garlic. I also chop the artichokes a bit. Next, you want to saute the garlic and onions for a few minutes until the onions have caramelized. In a large bowl, add the onions and garlic, and the rest of the ingredients. Stir and mix well. 

Spoon mixture into a baking dish or dishes and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. 

How to Serve

This dip is best served with something like a toasted baguette or tortilla chips. Tortilla chips are my absolute favorite. And if you’re up for it, adding a few toppings is a nice touch as well. A few suggested toppings would be green onions, chili’s, and tomatoes.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

It's creamy. Cheesy. And packed with flavor!
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, side dish, snack
Servings: 12


  • 1 9 x 12 ceramic baking dish
  • 2 7 x 10 ceramic backing dish


  • 10 oz Frozen Spinach
  • 13 oz Marinated Artichokes *I like to use marinated instead of in the can. This adds additional flavor.
  • 1 cup Chopped White Onion
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • 16 oz Shredded Mozarella Cheese
  • 8 oz Grated Parmesean
  • 8 oz Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper



  • Begin, my making sure the spinach has as little moisture as possible. I squeeze out excess water first, and then lie it on paper towel and allow it to dry out while you mix the other ingredients.
  • Remove artichokes from jars and place in a colander to drain any excess liquid, it's ok if these are a little wet. Chop the garlic and onions. In a large bowl, mix the artichokes, spinach, mozzarella, parmesean, sour cream, cream cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix and fold the ingredients well.
  • Place mixture in the baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Serve immediately
Have you tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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