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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

40 minutes

Yield

8-12

This creamy, homemade, cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is to die for! Seriously though. It’s so good! This dip will take you less than an hour to make, and is so versatile. You can use it with veggies, crackers, a spread, or even on pasta. I love making this up for an easy snack to have in the fridge for the week. 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Why you’ll love this spinach and artichoke dip:

  • Quick Prep: The prep for this is only 15-minutes. Yep, that’s it! It’s seriously so easy to whip up, then throw it in the oven to bake 
  • Tasty: This dip combines seasoning alongside cheeses, artichokes, and spinach. It’s really flavorful and can add a little “something something” to your snacks/meals 
  • Versatile: Like I said, this is great on just about anything. Veggies, pasta, on top of or in meat… the list goes on

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Ingredient Notes: 

Cheese: If you’re vegan, swap out the cheese with your fav vegan substitutes. You can also try this recipe with different types of cheeses for unique flavor combinations. 

Seasoning: I used onion powder, garlic powder, fresh garlic, and salt and pepper. However, you could get creative here and use little, more, or none of these, you can swap them out, or use fresh herbs for a different spin.

Spinach: Spinach is so good for you!! It can decrease stress, improve your eye health, prevent you from serious diseases, and has a ton of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, magnesium, and iron!

Artichokes: Of course just use the canned ones at the grocery store, not fresh. You can also omit this and mix in something else like olives or sundried tomatoes instead. 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish

Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How do I make this recipe vegan? To make vegan, replace mozzarella, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese with your favorite dairy + egg-free substitutes. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast along with these substitutions, and additional seasonings to taste. 

What do I serve this with? Serve with toasted pita bread, sourdough, tortilla chips, or veggies. 

Storage: Store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 4 – 5 days. Reheat to serve or enjoy chilled.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip in cast iron dish with hand dipping pita chip in

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This creamy and delicious spinach and artichoke dip is the perfect combination of everything you need in a good dip for veggies, crackers, pita chips, or even as a spread.


Ingredients

Scale

8 oz cream cheese

½ cup sour cream

¼ cup mayonnaise

3 large garlic cloves (minced)

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp black pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp salt

1 cup mozzarella cheese (grated)

¾ cup parmesan cheese (grated)

11 oz spinach

114 oz can artichokes

½ cup mozzarella cheese (grated)


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and set aside a 9-inch cast iron pan or a 9×13 in casserole dish.

In a large pan over medium-high heat, wilt the spinach while constantly mixing to prevent burning. Once completely wilted, transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.

Drain the artichokes, and chop them into small pieces. Set aside in a small bowl. 

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, minced garlic, and spices. Using a hand mixer or whisk, whip ingredients together until smooth.

Add the parmesan cheese & the first amount of mozzarella. Mix until combined.

Drain off excess water from the spinach and add to the bowl along with the artichokes. Fold into the cheese mixture with a spoon or spatula. 

Transfer the mixture to the cast iron or casserole dish and spread evenly. 

Coat the top with the second amount of mozzarella cheese.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden on top.

Serve immediately.


Notes

To make vegan, replace mozzarella, parmesan cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese with your favorite dairy + egg-free substitutes. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast along with these substitutions, and additional seasonings to taste. 

Serve with toasted pita bread, sourdough, tortilla chips, or veggies. 

Store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 4 – 5 days. Reheat to serve or enjoy chilled.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 219
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 414.4mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5mg

Keywords: recipe, cheese, easy, cream, best

Rosie Castaneda

such great taste, it was a hit! Will be my go-to spinach dip going forward.

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! this makes me so happy! Thank you so much, Rosie!

Joelle Humphreys

Maria! This is amazing! Thank you! I am new to “cutting out meat” but have always eaten with awareness and for health. You are superb! I am also in Calgary so it feels doubly fabulous supporting my “home girl”. hahaha!!! I am a follower forever now!

Thank you for YOU! Happy Holidays.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Joelle!

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