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Spinach Artichoke Dip

5 from 15 votes

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Spinach Artichoke Dip is the best appetizer! It’s creamy, cheesy and has the perfect blend of flavors. It’s easy to make, popular and is always the first thing eaten. Enjoy it with tortilla chips or veggies. If you want to up your dip game even more, try my Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip with Shrimp! So delicious!!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

But First, What is Spinach Artichoke Dip?

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.

Make it Your Own

Want to make this recipe your own? Here’s how to do just that with a few simple adjustments.

Artichoke Hearts –  get the ones that are in water, as opposed to marinated. This is to avoid the vinegar taste of oil-based artichoke hearts, not to mention all the added spices.

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). But like every recipe I post, feel free to tweak as you like! If you don’t like garlic as much as I do, 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

How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip

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. For full recipe details, see the printable recipe card below.

Cook Spinach + Cool

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 and place on a cutting board to cool slightly. You can totally substitute frozen spinach here…just be sure to drain well with a tea towel to get all of the excess water out.

Prep Artichoke Hearts + Chop Cooked Spinach and Garlic

Drain artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Chop cooked spinach and garlic into small pieces. Add artichokes, spinach and garlic back to the hot pan and cook to remove any excess moisture, being careful not to burn the garlic. Sprinkle in basil, salt, pepper, and onion powder.

Add Sour Cream + Cheeses to the Pan

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

Broil until cheese has melted and dip is bubbly. Serve hot with chips, pita bread and/or veggies.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Storing + Reheating Directions

Store leftover spinach dip in the fridge, in an airtight container. It will stay good for 4-5 days.

To reheat, place in a microwave safe dish, and heat in 30 second intervals, until warm and bubbly.

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What others are saying about this Recipe:

Super good recipe! I love spinach and artichoke dip and this recipe hit the spot. I put it in a cast iron skillet and my MIL said it was “restaurant quality”! ~ Melissa

This dip is so amazing — so cheesy and fragrant. Thanks for sharing my favorite dish recipe. ~ Bruno

Best Spinach artichoke dip recipe I made in awhile. My kids loved it! ~ Jennifer

Really loved making this recipe I hope others have as much fun as I did following your directions. ~ Pete

If you made this spinach artichoke dip recipe I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review!

5 from 15 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 fresh
  • 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 and place on a cutting board to cool slightly.
  • Drain artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Chop cooked spinach and garlic into small pieces. Add artichokes, spinach and garlic back to the hot pan and cook to remove any excess moisture, being careful not to burn the garlic. 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, pita bread and/or veggies.

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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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  1. Melissa

    5 stars
    Super good recipe! I love spinach and artichoke dip and this recipe hit the spot. I put it in a cast iron skillet and my MIL said it was “restaurant quality”!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

  11. 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)

  12. Teresa Graham

    SAVING SOME OF YOUR RECIPES FOR FURTURE IDEAS – MY HUSBAND IS FROM HYDE PARK ABOUT 90 MINS NORTH OF NYC – LOVE YOUR BLOG

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