Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baking dish filled with delicious spinach and artichoke dip and melted mozzarella cheese
Creamy cheesy spinach artichoke dip great for a crowd

I’ve been making this recipe for as long as I can remember and it’s one of those dishes that I get asked to make over and over again. From my five year old, who is still a picky eater, to my toughest adult critic, my husband, it’s a winner. Whether I bring it out at a cocktail party or take it to a potluck, everyone absolutely loves this dip. The list of ingredients is a bit long but you probably already have most of them in your fridge and pantry. This is one of those recipes where you only use one kitchen tool and one dish so cleanup couldn’t be easier. It takes about 5 minutes to prep or you can make it 2-3 days in advance and just keep it covered and refrigerated. All you have to do is put it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes right before serving. Make sure you sit down to have some the moment you put it down, because chances are, by the time you come back it will be GONE. You’ve been warned. If you’re lucky enough to have any leftovers, it tastes just as great the next day. If you’re sharing with more than about 6 people, you may even want to make two and be ready for people to ask you for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. package of cream cheese* at room temperature
  • 10 oz. package of frozen spinach defrosted (all the water squeezed out)
  • 14 oz. can of quartered artichokes, not marinated, liquid drained
  • 8 oz. sour cream*
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups or 6 oz. package of shredded mozzarella cheese*
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2tsp. kosher salt
  • 1tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2tsp. cayenne pepper or if you don’t have that, 3-4 dashes of your favorite hot sauce will work too.

*I use the whole milk version of all of these ingredients. You can use “part-skim” or “lite” versions of these ingredients but when you’re making it for a party and you want to impress your guests, I have to tell you, it just won’t taste the same.

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese and sour cream into a food processor first.
  • Add the artichokes, spinach and garlic. Pulse a few times.
  • Add remaining ingredients and half of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Pulse to mix to desired consistency. (I like to leave some small chunks for texture)
  • Spread evenly onto into a baking dish and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips. *Place tortilla chips on a baking sheet and place in the oven with the dip for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Squeeze some lime over them right out of the oven for an added burst of flavor.
  • Enjoy!
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Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Three cheese dip with shredded mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese is a savory and delicious appetizer that will feed a crowd.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cream cheese (Room temperature)
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach (Defrosted and water squeezed out)
  • 14 oz. quartered artichoke hearts (drained and rinsed)
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese and sour cream into a food processor with a steel blade inserted.
  2. Add the artichokes, spinach and garlic. Pulse a few times
  3. Add remaining ingredients and half of the mozzarella cheese
  4. Pulse to mix to desired consistency. (I like to leave some small chunks for texture)
  5. Spread evenly onto into a baking dish and top with remaining mozzarella cheese
  6. Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
  7. Serve warm. Enjoy

Notes

We like to serve this with tortilla or pita chips. *Place tortilla chips on a baking sheet and place in the oven with the dip for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Squeeze some lime over them right out of the oven for an added burst of flavor.

It can also be served with veggies as a healthy alternative.

 

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