Appetizer | November 29, 2018

Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

There is nothing like a hot, steamy cheesy dip with warm crusty bread as you sit down from a long days work! Am I right? This cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is the perfect appetizer, snack or side for all occasions!

This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms. All opinions are our own.

spinach artichoke dip with bread, crackers around it

What do I need to make easy spinach artichoke dip?

The key ingredients to a really delicious hot cheesy spinach and artichoke dip are these:

  • Fresh Spinach! We love Taylor Farms fresh produce, because they are the freshest and the best! Many spinach and artichoke dips call for frozen spinach. That’s way too complicated!  100% go for the fresh stuff. You never have to worry about draining the water or thawing with Taylor Farm’s spinach. It even comes washed nice and clean for you! THE BEST!
  • Mayo– use your favorite tasting mayo! I love trader Joes or Hellmann’s/Best Food’s Mayo. It does make a difference.
  • Cream Cheese- you can totally use low fat too if you want.
  • Canned Artichoke hearts IN WATER not marinated or in oil.
  • delicious spices.
  • Parmesan cheese- again make sure you are getting a brand you trust. Fresh delicious cheese always!
  • SECRET INGREDIENT! a squeeze of fresh lemon.

ingredients laid out, artichoke hearts, cheese, lemons, spinach

How to make hot creamy cheesy artichoke dip-

I like to start by chopping my artichoke hearts in half and getting all the ingredients ready. Then I take my room temperature cream cheese and beat it using a hand held mixer. Beat it so it is fluffy and smooth.

cream cheese beaten so it is nice and fluffy

Then add in your mayo and parmesan cheese. This doesn’t need a ton more mixing, just so it is incorporated.

fluffy cream cheese with mayo and parmesan cheese

Add in your chunky ingredients- the spinach and artichokes alongs with the spices and lemon juice.

spinach and artichokes added to a bowl

Stir until everything is nice and coated.

artichoke ingredients mixed together in bowl

In a oven safe small pan or cups place spinach artichoke dips into the cups and top with cheese!

two bowls of spinach artichoke dip with cheese on top

What do I bake spinach artichoke dip in? 

This recipe would fill an 8×8 pan.You can use glass, metal, or any other material. You can also branch out and use a pie dish or like pictured, I used 2 oven safe french onion soup bowls! The only requirement is to use oven safe. If you are worried about it sticking too much spray a non-stick spray before placing into the baking dish.

How long do I bake Spinach Artichoke dip?

If you are using a different sized pan than in the recipe card don’t worry! it’s pretty obvious when your spinach artichoke dip is ready to be served. You want it to be golden brown on top and nice and bubbly!

What do I serve hot cheesy artichoke dip with?

My favorite is a nice, crusty baguette cut crosswise and thin. My mouth is drooling right now.

I love to drizzle the bread with really great quality oil- like this avocado oil by Newfound Foods– and toast it under the broiler for a few minutes. It helps to add firmness to the bread also so it can hold up unusually large and delicious portions of the cheesy spinach dip.

bottle of avocado oil

Here are some other options too-

  • crackers (try some of Trader Joes Gourmet crackers!)
  • crunchy vegetables- carrot sticks and celery sticks are amazing!
  • Need a gluten-free option? TORTILLA CHIPS! this is what I love, and I love that is adds a little but of crunch.

baguette dipped into cheesy dip

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platter of crackers with hot spinach artichoke dip
Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Bubbly Hot cheesy spinach artichoke dip is the perfect appetizer, side dish or snack for you any time!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy spinach artichoke dip, hot spinach artichoke dip
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 15oz cans artichoke hearts (drained) not in oil or marinated
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, using a hand held mixer, beat your room temperature cream cheese until it is smooth and fluffy, about 30-60 seconds. 

    Add in mayo,  1/2 cup parmesan cheese, juice from half a lemon, and lemon and garlic salts. Mix.

  2. Chop artichoke hearts into bite size pieces, and rough chop spinach. Toss into bowl and mix with spatula so everything is well coated with ingredients. 

  3. In an 8x8 pan or pie dish place spinach artichoke dip inside. Top with extra parmesan cheese and fresh ground pepper. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes when top is turning golden brown and is bubbling. 

Recipe Notes

What do I bake spinach artichoke dip in? 

This recipe would fill an 8x8 pan.You can use glass, metal, or any other material. You can also branch out and use a pie dish or like pictured, I used 2 oven safe french onion soup bowls! The only requirement is to use oven safe. If you are worried about it sticking too much spray a non-stick spray before placing into the baking dish. 

What do I serve hot cheesy artichoke dip with? 

My favorite is a nice, crusty baguette cut crosswise and thin. My mouth is drooling right now.

But here are some other options

  • crackers (try some of Trader Joes Gourmet crackers!) 
  • crunchy vegetables- carrot sticks and celery sticks are amazing!
  • Need a gluten-free option? TORTILLA CHIPS! this is what I love, and I love that is adds a little but of crunch. 
Nutrition Facts
Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 4.6%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Made this as an appetizer for our thanksgiving and holy CRAP it was so good. Gone way too fast! thanks for the delicious recipe.