Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip is one of those dishes that makes me think of parties. It’s not a dish you’d make for a weeknight dinner (or else you’d eat the whole pan, amiright?). It’s rich, creamy, cheesy, and yummy. And let’s not forget dip-able, because that’s very important.

This version was an instant hit when I brought it to a family party. It’s based off of a Cooking Light recipe, but don’t let that stop you. (I actually ignored all the advice about using low-fat ingredients, so it doesn’t really count, now does it?) Feel free to healthify it to your heart’s content.

~Katie

What you need:

spinach-artichoke dip

Ingredients

  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese (part-skim is fine), divided
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 4 T. Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 8 oz. cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 5 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (1/2 of a 10 oz. block)
  • For dipping:
    • Sturdy crackers, such as Triscuits or Wheat Thins
    • Pita chips
    • Thick tortilla chips

Equipment

  • microwaveable bowl
  • colander
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • large mixing bowl and spatula
  • 1 1/2 qt. baking dish

Time: About 10 minutes prep + 30 minutes bake time.

Freezeable: No.

Serves: 6-10

Multiplying the recipe: I would recommend doubling if you’re serving this for a party. Bake in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish.

Spinach-Artichoke Dip:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine 1 1/2 c. mozzarella, sour cream, 2 T. Parmesan, pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, and spinach in a large bowl. Stir until well blended.

Dump the mixture into the baking dish and spread it out. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 c. mozzarella and 2 T. Parmesan over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips.

spinach-artichoke dip

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About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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