Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect appetizer! It’s easy to make, popular and is always the first thing eaten. So delicious!!

Spinach Artichoke Dip is a classic appetizer or snack that is forever iconic and popular. It’s creamy, tangy and has a ridiculous amount of calories but is still considered healthy because duh, it’s made with spinach. Ha! Applebee’s, Chili’s and every other larger “American” chain restaurant has this appetizer on their menu and is most likely the most popular because everyone loves it.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Believe it or not, spinach artichoke dip is really simple to make at home-you just need a handful of ingredients and about 20 minutes. Whether you make it in advance or make it to eat right away, it’s a fabulous appetizer or snack. So here we go, let’s jump right into it! Here’s what you need:

  • Olive Oil – this is to cook the spinach and garlic.
  • Garlic – for its nice garlicky taste.
  • Baby Spinach – you can use frozen spinach here if you are rushed for time.
  • Artichoke Hearts – get the stuff in the water. This is to avoid the marinated taste of oil-based artichoke hearts.
  • Basil – slightly sweet taste.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste.
  • Onion Powder – for onion taste without the crunchy onion texture.
  • Cream Cheese – for a thicker, creamy texture.
  • Sour Cream – for some tang because that’s how I like it.
  • Parmesan Cheese – for its salty bite.

Looking for more appetizers to feed a crowd? Check these out: Twice Baked PotatoesEasy Meatball Recipe (perfect for any dish!)Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe, and Simple Bruschetta Recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tips and Tricks

Want to make this recipe your own? Here’s how to do just that.

Consistency. If you’re wanting a runnier spinach artichoke dip, feel free to add in some heavy cream to get it to the consistency you like. I like mine thicker, so I made it thicker (and with extra garlic, thankyouverymuch). But like every recipe I post, feel free to tweak as you like! If you don’t like garlic as much as I like garlic, feel free to reduce or omit completely.

Lower in Calories. You can make this recipe lighter by using light cream cheese and a reduced fat sour cream. You can even go so far as cutting the cheese in half, but keep in mind this would make it less cheesy. Obviously 😉

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add in garlic and spinach. Cook, stirring until spinach has completely wilted. Remove spinach and garlic to a cutting board and cool slightly.
  2. Drain artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Cut cooked spinach into small pieces. Add artichokes and spinach back to the hot pan and cook to remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle in basil, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  3. Melt in cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese into the veggies until fully melted and smooth. Transfer to oven-safe dish and top with remaining parmesan cheese.
  4. Broil until cheese has melted and dip is bubbly. Serve hot with chips and veggies.
Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, store this Spinach Artichoke Dip in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply scoop some into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until warm.

Make-Ahead

You can make this Spinach Artichoke Dip a couple of days ahead and store in the fridge or freezer until ready to reheat. Store in the fridge for no more than 3 days, or the freezer for up to 3 months.

  • To reheat from fridge, either microwave until hot OR bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for 30-45 minutes or until warmed completely through. Remove foil to brown the cheese for the last few minutes of baking.
  • To reheat from frozen, thaw in the refrigerator and then either microwave until hot OR bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for 30-45 minutes or until warmed completely through.
Spinach Artichoke Dip

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5 from 14 votes

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect appetizer! It's easy to make, popular and always the first thing eaten. So delicious!!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 can artichoke hearts in water
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese divided

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add in garlic and spinach. Cook, stirring until spinach has completely wilted. Remove spinach and garlic to a cutting board and cool slightly.
  • Drain artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Cut cooked spinach into small pieces. Add artichokes and spinach back to the hot pan and cook to remove any excess moisture. Sprinkle in basil, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Melt in cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese into the veggies until fully melted and smooth. Transfer to oven-safe dish and top with remaining parmesan cheese.
  • Broil until cheese has melted and dip is bubbly. Serve hot with chips and veggies.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2335IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make spinach artichoke dip, spinach artichoke dip, spinach artichoke dip recipe
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  4. JackiB

    Can this be made the night before? I was going to do everything tonight then refrigerate, and add the parm and broil tomorrow before serving. (I know it’s late notice to ask but I thought I’d give it a shot hahah)

  5. Laura

    Looking forward to trying this one! Love that you have the nutritional information too! Thanks so much. Second attempt at commenting…hope it works this time!!

  6. Janalee Nielson

    I haven’t found a favorite spinach artichoke dip yet and I’ve tried several. This is going on my list to try next! It looks great.

  7. Kim Engle

    5 stars
    I’ve made this several times since I first saw it. Always make a double batch and freeze the second one so I can pull it out to share with friends during our craft nights. And sometimes just for me!

  8. Jennifer Whitman

    Looking forward to trying this recipe! I’ve been looking for a good Spinach Artichoke dip and if it’s from you, I know it will be delicious!

  9. Roe Zub

    5 stars
    I made this and was delish. I have been following and reading and watching your ig from beginning. Love watching your family grow and cgts and many blessing to the newest baby!! Love your blogs!!

  10. Anna

    5 stars
    Hahaha “it’s made with spinach” – I like this excuse 🙂 Well, this spinach artichoke dip looks so yummy, I can’t stand it. I’m practically drooling!
    I adore spinach, by the way. That’s the best type of greens for me, and I believe it makes every dish healthy (and tasty, of course). Just because it contains a lot of vitamins and iron. Unfortunately, my boys don’t like greens and veggies so much, so I always try to find some tricks to make them eat at least a small amount of them. I’m sure this dish is a real catch.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe and for your work in general! I’m gonna cook it as soon as possible. Can’t wait to surprise my picky eaters! 🙂

  11. Jane Carden

    5 stars
    Lauren, I made this Spinach & Artichoke Dip recipe on Christmas Eve, and it was a big hit!! I also wanted to tell you that I made your Lemon Crinkle Cookie recipe a few months ago, and they were delicious!!!
    One more thing…..I ordered the card game you recommended “Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza”, and the grandchildren absolutely love playing it!!
    Thank you so very much!!! Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful new year!!

  12. MamaDi

    5 stars
    Great recipe! As a nod to my mom, I add a small can of water chestnuts, chopped. It adds a very nice crunchy texture. This is my go-to recipe for spinach artichoke dip.

  13. Suzanne

    Could this be made in the crockpot just as easily or would I need to modify the recipe? It looks wonderful. My family will enjoy it for our Super Bowl party.