Spinach and Artichoke Dip

spinach and artichoke dip with chips

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney 

  • Total: 34 mins
  • Prep: 4 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
269 Calories
20g Fat
15g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 430mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 10g
Calcium 288mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Need a perfect appetizer for a large crowd? Nothing beats a big bowl of creamy spinach and artichoke dip. Especially at a party or sports game night! It's always a hit and is always the first thing to disappear.  

This recipe is full of spinach and artichokes and is surrounded in a creamy sauce. Made with garlic and several types of cheese, this dish can easily be made on the stovetop or be thrown in the crockpot if you want to set it and forget it.

Serve it with some beautiful toasted baguette rounds, tortilla chips or crackers. It can even be served with fresh and crunchy crudité. That makes it totally healthy, right?

This recipe can be made low-calorie by replacing the sour cream and cream cheese with lower fat versions and omitting the mayonnaise (just replace with more sour cream). If you want to up the health factor, you can also add in chopped, frozen kale along with the frozen spinach. 

Either way, you serve it, healthy or decadent, it is sure to be the center of your party! 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    ingredients for spinach and artichoke dip
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized pot or saute pan on medium heat. Add the diced onion, and salt and pepper and turn the heat to low. Sauté until the onions are softened and fragrant, about 3 minutes.

    olive oil and onion sautéed in a pan
  4. Add the spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Stir until they are completely incorporated and evenly distributed.

    Gently fold in the cheddar cheese and 3/4 cup of the parmesan cheese and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Heat until just warmed through.

    spinach and artichoke dip in a saute pan
  5. Add the spinach and artichoke dip to a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the top of the dish with the remaining parmesan cheese.

    At this point, you can refrigerate the dip if you are making it ahead of time.  

    spinach and artichoke dip in a casserole dish
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

    Serve immediately or at room temperature with chips, baguette slices, or credit.

    spinach and artichoke dip

Does spinach and artichoke dip freeze well?

Due to the high amount of cream cheese in this dish, it does not freeze well. It will be a different texture and far less creamy if you try to freeze. If you omit the cream cheese and replace with sour cream and mayonnaise it will do better in the freezer.

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