Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Yields: 10 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 10 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins

We can’t get enough of this creamy, cheesy, warm spinach artichoke dip. It has been a favorite among readers, friends, and family for years.

Ingredients for Spinach and Artichoke Dip:

  • Artichokes: We use canned and drained quartered artichoke hearts in brine. Marinated artichokes are not ideal, but can be used. Keep in mind they do add more salt and tanginess so add parmesan cheese to taste or your dip may be too salty.
  • Spinach: Chopped frozen spinach is the easiest to work with. Fully thaw according to package instructions then squeeze dry the spinach with your hands to remove excess liquid.
  • Jalapeños: Canned jalapenos add nice heat without being overpowering. It’s very mild, but the recipe will still work without jalapenos.
  • Cream CheeseSour Cream and Butter: These make up the rich and creamy base of the sauce and create an irresistible cheesy sauce.
  • Parmesan: We use shredded parmesan. It melts into the sauce beautifully and adds great depth of flavor. Parmesan is the primary source of “salt” in this recipe since there is no additional salt added, so add it to taste.
  • Garlic: pressing in fresh garlic at the end adds amazing flavor. Do not skip the garlic!

Can I Use Fresh Spinach?

You can make a fresh spinach and artichoke dip. You can add approximately 6 to 10 ounces. Simply trim the stems, rough chop, and add it in. The heat causes it to wilt just enough.

Can I Make Artichoke Dip Ahead?

Yes! To save time you can make Spinach and Artichoke Dip ahead. It reheats very well. Transfer to whatever dish you want to reheat it in (or leave it in the pot), let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to reheat and serve.

How to Reheat Spinach Artichoke Dip:

  • Slow Cooker: to reheat cold dip, place in a slow cooker low heat and cover for 3-4 hours. You can also keep your fresh hot dip on the “warm” setting for several hours to keep it warm for a party.
  • Stovetop Reheating: Reheat the dip in a saucepan over medium/low heat until hot and just starting to bubble. Make sure you continue stirring.
  • To Reheat in the Oven:  If you are heating from cold, sprinkle on a little extra parmesan on top to keep it from drying out then transfer to an oven-safe dish and bake uncovered at 350˚F for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Microwave Reheating: You can reheat portions of leftover spinach artichoke dip in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds and heating until the dip is hot. Avoid overheating.

Tips to make the perfect Spinach and Artichoke Dip:

  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt together cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and 1 1/2 to 2 cups parmesan cheese (or to taste), stirring frequently until creamy. It will start to bubble.
  2. Stir in coarsely chopped artichoke hearts, drained diced jalapeños, and well-drained spinach. Lastly, stir in 2-3 pressed garlic cloves.

How to Serve Spinach Artichoke Dip:

We always place it in a bowl on a tray and place around the bowl either tortilla chips or veggies. For the veggies you can use broccoli, carrots or celery. Please feel free to experiment. Let us know your favorites that you have used.

Ingredients

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Instructions

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  • In a medium pot over medium heat, melt together 8oz cream cheese, 16 oz sour cream, 1 stick butter and 1.5-2 cups parmesan cheese, stirring frequently until melted and an even consistency. It should start to bubble.
  • Stir in coarsely chopped artichoke hearts, your drained jalapenos and drained spinach (I used my hands to squeeze spinach over the sink to remove excess water). Finally, stir in 2-3 pressed garlic cloves. Serve hot with chips or crackers or toasted baguettes.

Notes

Can I Make Artichoke Dip Ahead?

Yes! Spinach and Artichoke Dip reheats really well. You can completely make dip ahead, transfer to whatever dish you want to reheat it in (or leave it in the pot), let it cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to reheat and serve.

How to Reheat Spinach Artichoke Dip:

  • Slow Cooker: to reheat cold dip, place in a slow cooker low heat and cover for 3-4 hours. You can also keep your fresh hot dip on the “warm” setting for several hours to keep it warm for a party.
  • Stovetop Reheating: Reheat the dip in a saucepan over medium/low heat, stirring frequently until hot and just starting to bubble.
  • To Reheat in the Oven: You can rewarm in the oven. If you are heating from cold, sprinkle on a little extra parmesan on top to keep it from drying out then transfer to an oven-safe dish and bake uncovered at 350˚F for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Microwave Reheating: You can reheat portions of leftover spinach artichoke dip in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds and heating until the dip is hot. Avoid overheating.

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