Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Urvashee Patel | Dessarts Updated

Spinach and Artichoke Dip is cheesy, savory dip goodness. It's also easy to make at home!

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We seem to do a lot of spontaneous entertaining these days. An out of town college friend visits and we end up hosting an evening for all our friends to catch up with them. I’m not complaining. This often ends up being more fun (and easier for us and them) then trying to get to a restaurant where your party of 15 is stretched out over a long table. It’s impossible to have a conversation and there’s always the distraction of getting the kids to eat something.

We like to keep it casual and order in a pizza but I also try to have to have a few snacks and appetizers out for everyone to enjoy. One of my favorite go to dishes is this hot spinach and artichoke dip. It’s almost just as easy as putting out the vegetable crudités and hummus. It looks like you made somewhat of fuss too even though it only takes a few minutes of prep time!

Most spinach artichoke dips require mayonnaise and sour cream. I don’t ever use mayo so it makes little sense to buy a whole jar just for this dip. This recipe doesn’t seem to need the mayo or sour cream. There’s enough cheese in here to provide the same creaminess as mayo. It also uses reduced fat cream cheese. I think it tends to have a slightly more sour taste than the full fat cream cheese. This makes up for the tangy taste of the missing sour cream. 

Everyone loves a good cheese dip. This one is creamy, flavorful and totally addictive. So go ahead, give this classic a try the next time you need to whip up a quick appetizer. For other appetizer ideas you can also try these make ahead mini Indian samosas.  For another dip check out this Mexican layer dip.

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can Artichoke Hearts, 14 ounces
  • 3 cloves Garlic, small
  • 5 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Onion, minced
  • 8 ounces 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Drain and rinse the artichokes
  3. Combine the artichokes, garlic cloves, spinach and onion in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  4. Add the cheeses to the food processer, leaving a small amount of mozzarella aside to later sprinkle on top of the dip. Process until smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the cover and bake until the cheese has slightly browned. (about 5-10 minutes)
  8. Serve hot with slices of bread or unsalted pita chips. 

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Author: Urvashee Patel
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 43
Calories 81

% Daily Value*
8%
Total Fat 5g
13%
  Saturated Fat 3g
4%
Sodium 108mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
10%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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Urvashee blogs about delectable desserts on her blog, Dessarts. Lucky for us, she's sharing her delectable vegetarian dishes too as a Vegetarian Fanatic.