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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This Spinach & Artichoke Dip is a quick and easy appetizer to put together for your next party. We take some help from the market by using frozen creamed spinach, instead of starting from scratch. Then we make it extra creamy and flavorful by adding cream cheese and spices. Add in tender baby artichoke hearts and top the whole thing off with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. That’s it, super simple and delicious. I you need more great appetizer ideas, try this Spanish inspired appetizer board or these festive fillo taco cups. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

12 oz. Frozen Creamed Spinach, defrosted

7 oz. Baby Artichoke Hearts (half of a 14 oz. can), drained, rinsed, pat dry and chopped

1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided

¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided

¼ tsp. Kosher Salt

¼ tsp. Dried Oregano

¼ tsp. Garlic Powder

Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, optional

Tortilla Chips, Toasted Baguette Slices or Crackers for Serving

 

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F

 

Add the cream cheese to a large bowl.

 

Cook the creamed spinach to package directions, but just enough to defrost. Give it about half the suggested time. Add the cooked creamed spinach, to the cream cheese. Then add the chopped artichoke hearts, half the mozzarella cheese, half the Parmesan cheese, salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir well until combined.

 

Add the creamed spinach and artichoke mixture to an oven safe bowl, like a pie dish, gratin dish, or small, shallow casserole dish. Top the spinach & artichoke dip with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

 

Place the dish on a baking sheet. This will make it easier (and safer) to remove from dish from the oven. Plus, if it bubbles over, the baking sheet will contain the mess.

 

Bake the spinach & artichoke dip for 30-35 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. If desired, switch the oven to broil to get the cheese nice and golden brown. If you decide to do this, make sure you turn on the oven light and do not leave the oven’s side. This is important; the cheese will go from beautifully golden brown to burnt in no time. Once you turn on the broiler it will only take 1-2 minutes. As soon as the cheese reaches the desired color, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Serve the spinach & artichoke dip with tortilla chips, toasted baguette slices or crackers. Enjoy!

 

Spinach & Artichoke Dip being scooped with a tortilla chip

 

Spinach & Artichoke Dip being scooped with a tortilla chip
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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This Spinach & Artichoke Dip is a quick and easy appetizer to put together for your next party.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy spinach dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 12 oz. Frozen Creamed Spinach defrosted
  • 7 oz. Baby Artichoke Hearts half of a 14 oz. can, drained, rinsed, pat dry and chopped
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese divided
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese divided
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • Tortilla Chips Toasted Baguette Slices or Crackers for Serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Add the cream cheese to a large bowl.
  • Cook the creamed spinach to package directions, but just enough to defrost. Give it about half the suggested time.
  • Add the cooked creamed spinach, to the cream cheese. Then add the chopped artichoke hearts, half the mozzarella cheese, half the Parmesan cheese, salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir well until combined.
  • Add the creamed spinach and artichoke mixture to an oven safe bowl, like a pie dish, gratin dish, or small, shallow casserole dish.
  • Top the spinach & artichoke dip with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  • Place the dish on a baking sheet. This will make it easier (and safer) to remove from dish from the oven. Plus, if it bubbles over, the baking sheet will contain the mess.
  • Bake the spinach & artichoke dip for 30-35 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • If desired, switch the oven to broil to get the cheese nice and golden brown. If you decide to do this, make sure you turn on the oven light and do not leave the oven’s side. This is important; the cheese will go from beautifully golden brown to burnt in no time. Once you turn on the broiler it will only take 1-2 minutes. As soon as the cheese reaches the desired color, remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  • Serve the spinach & artichoke dip with tortilla chips, toasted baguette slices or crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147.9% | Vitamin C: 12.2% | Calcium: 24.2% | Iron: 8.8%
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