Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a favorite appetizer! Creamy, bubbly, and cheesy, this dip always disappears fast and is by far the best spinach artichoke recipe ever!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bowl.
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  1. Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip
  2. How to Make Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
  3. Suggestions for this Dip
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Storing Artichoke and Spinach Dip
  6. More Delicious Dips
  7. Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Hot spinach artichoke dip is one of those classic appetizers you can find at many restaurants, football house parties, and family gatherings. It is smooth and creamy with so much flavor! Dip with all your favorite sliced bread, vegetables, and chips. Bring this to your next party and watch it disappear!

We have tried many recipes over the years and this is absolutely the most delicious one ever! In fact, whenever I order spinach artichoke dip at a restaurant I’m always disappointed it doesn’t taste as good as this one. It is creamy, slightly spicy, and ideal for dipping all things. Everyone loves this dip!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Bring this dip to all your parties and it will be a hit every time! Everyone loves a good dip and this warm artichoke is served hot for a comfy and savory appetizer. This spinach artichoke dip recipe comes together quickly and gathers everyone around the table!

  • Artichoke hearts – Marinated artichoke hearts that are in a jar work well for this recipe.
  • Spinach – Frozen chopped spinach will be mixed together. It does not need to be thawed.
  • Cream cheese – Stir in a creamy blend of cream cheese to the mixture. It is smooth and creamy with a sweet taste.
  • Parmesan cheese – Use the fresh parmesan cheese that is shredded not the parmesan cheese that comes in a canister that is a powdered texture. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese overtop the spinach and artichoke mixture to melt and blend together.
  • Red pepper flakes – Add a little heat to the dip! Every few bites there is a little extra spice to add to the flavor.
  • Garlic powder – This is a spice that is derived from dried garlic cloves. It tastes and smells very similar to garlic itself. It is a great way to add garlic with a subtle texture.

How to Make Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cooked artichokes have a mild, slightly nutty flavor, and the spinach just adds a delightful texture to this baked spinach artichoke dip. Paired with tangy cream cheese, tasty Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and a hint of red pepper flakes, you’ll soon discover why this dip is our favorite!

  1. Boil – Drain the artichoke hearts and boil them in a pan filled with water for 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Mix – Drain the water from the artichokes and mix the artichokes in a bowl with all the remaining ingredients. 
  3. Bake – Pour the mixture into a 9×9 inch pan baking dish and warm in the oven until heated through. 
  4. Serve – This is best served hot with crackers, chips, or bread.

Suggestions for this Dip

These are great tips and suggestions for making the best spinach and artichoke dip. Don’t over-mix the mixture, try using fresh spinach, or make it ahead are some great tips to start you on. Try some of these ideas for your next spinach dip appetizer!

  • Mixing tip – The secret to perfect baked spinach artichoke dip is not over-mixing. Stirring the mixture too much could smash the artichokes and spinach. So make sure to mix ingredients until just combined.
  • Make ahead – This is the perfect recipe to make ahead of time! The flavors blend together better and better over time. It’ll stay nice and fresh in the fridge for up to a week. It even freezes well for up to two months. Just thaw in the fridge and reheat either in the microwave or oven.
  • Garlic substitute – If you swap out garlic powder for fresh garlic, try to use up the recipe within three days, as minced garlic can give off a bitter flavor after that.
  • Thaw spinach – To keep your dip from becoming watery or runny, thaw your spinach in warm water then squeeze it totally dry with paper towels to release the excess liquid.
  • Fresh spinach – We love using frozen spinach in this recipe, but you can use fresh spinach too! Chop one pound of fresh spinach, cook, then squeeze dry just as you would the frozen spinach to release the excess moisture.

“This dip does not last long at our house! I know that I need to double it because it is that Good!”

-Amy

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best chips for spinach and artichoke dip?

There are lots of options for what to dip into your spinach and artichoke dip. Serve it with fresh-cut vegetables, like celery, carrots, and bell peppers. Sliced bread is always a savory choice with sliced baguette bread. Tortilla chips are crunchy and add extra flavor as well as crackers.

Can I heat up spinach artichoke dip?

Yes! This dip is perfect for making ahead or reheating. You can reheat it in the oven until it is warmed through or in the microwave in 30-45 second intervals. Stir in between each time.

Is spinach artichoke dip good for you?

Unfortunately, not! Even though there are spinach and artichokes in the dip, they are made to be savory and not on the healthy side. The cream base and cheese combined take the calories higher than usual as well as the grams of fat and sodium.

Storing Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Place the leftovers into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for three to four days long. When ready to reheat the artichoke and spinach dip, place the dip in an oven or microwave until it is warmed through. Start dipping and enjoy!

More Delicious Dips

Dips are always fun to bring to parties, enjoy over games, or movie nights! These dips are perfect year-round and bring either a sweet or savory flavor to the table. Add fruit, veggies, or chips to start dipping!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bowl

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

5 from 9 votes
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a favorite appetizer! Creamy, bubbly, cheesy, this dip always disappears fast and is by far the best spinach artichoke recipe ever!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 9×9 inch pan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Drain the artichoke hearts and boil in a pan filled with water for 10 minutes to soften.
  • Drain the water from the artichokes and mix the artichokes in a bowl with all the remaining ingredients. 
  • Pour the mixture into a 9×9 inch pan baking pan and warm in the oven until heated through. 
  • Serve hot with crackers, chips, or bread.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 9gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 734mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3683IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 239mgIron: 1mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    This dip does not last long at our house! I know that I need to double it because it is that Good!

  2. I am looking at the back of a package of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix at a Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip which I would like to make. It says to bake for 35 minutes or until dip is hot. However, it does not instruct at what temperature to bake. The spinach will have been cooked so am I merely heating the dish and melting the cheese? Thank you.

    1. Thank you for pointing out that the baking time and temperature are missing from this recipe! We have fixed it. The baking time is 15 minutes at 300 degrees.

  3. 5 stars
    This dish always gets the best compliments and I've never had to bring home leftovers. Would make a GREAT football snack. Some think its a girlie appetizer but the guys secretly love it just as much as the girls. 😉