Craving a dip that’s creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-addictive? This hot spinach artichoke dip is the perfect party appetizer or game-day snack.

One of my favorite appetizers to make is hot spinach artichoke dip. Have you had it before?

For years, I played around with a bunch of different recipes until I settled on my own version of this mouthwatering appetizer.

This recipe is best using the freshest of ingredients. But you can use frozen spinach and canned artichoke hearts if that works for you.

I love serving it with dipping carbs like a toasted, crusty baguette, pretzel chips, or pita chips, but you can also serve it with your favorite cut-up vegetables.

Wait until you try this hot artichoke dip recipe with spinach!

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Indulge in the Savory Delight: Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

In the realm of savory indulgences, few dishes hold the universal appeal of artichoke dip. Picture this: a bubbling baking dish or crockpot brimming with the creamy richness of spinach and artichoke, the aroma beckoning all nearby. It’s a quintessential party pleaser, a star among baked and crockpot dips, and a comfort food champion.

I make this recipe often when I’m bringing an appetizer to a party and it’s one of my most requested apps to bring!

The marriage of spinach and artichoke creates a delightful medley of earthy and tangy notes. This fusion, whether in a slow-cooked crockpot or baked to perfection, never fails to captivate taste buds and create an irresistible creamy spinach dip with artichokes.

The creamy element—a blend of cream cheese, sour cream, and a touch of mayo—transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Imagine that gooey, molten mixture, perfect for scooping onto a crispy chip or a slice of warm bread.

What Are Typical Ingredients in Spinach Artichoke Dip?

Most often you’ll find ingredients such as:

  • Fresh or frozen spinach
  • Fresh or canned artichoke hearts
  • Onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • Salt
  • Pepper

If I’m making this dish around the holidays, I’ll sometimes dice up some red peppers to add a little more color to the dish.

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How to Make This Addictive Recipe for Artichoke Dip With Spinach

Sharing the joy of this beloved hot artichoke dip is an experience in itself. It’s the centerpiece that brings friends and family together, sparking conversations and leaving behind the warmth of shared moments.

So, when seeking the ultimate addition to your party menu or craving a comforting treat, consider the charm of a hot spinach artichoke dip. Its versatility, creaminess, and fusion of flavors make it a standout among hot dips for parties—an embodiment of culinary delight and shared joy.

Now, who’s ready to dive into this tantalizing hot spinach artichoke dip, whether slow-cooked in a crockpot or baked to golden perfection? Let’s go! Here’s how to make it.

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Ingredients to Make Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This recipe for hot spinach artichoke dip is the best I’ve ever had and I try not to deviate from the ingredients listed (unless of course, I want to make it a healthier version to cut back on the calories).

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Directions to Make Hot Artichoke Dip with Spinach

  • Mix mayo, cream cheese, cheeses, hot sauce, salt and pepper in mixing bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute until garlic releases it’s odor (about 30 seconds).
  • Then add spinach and cook down.
  • Next add artichoke, saute for a few minutes to heat up.
  • Remove from heat, add cheese mixture and mix well.
  • Add to greased baking dish.
  • Top with additional shaved parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately with crackers, crusty bread, pretzel chips, or fresh vegetables.

When it comes to crockpot dips, the magic lies in the slow-cooking process. The crockpot spinach artichoke dip emerges as a golden-brown treasure, with edges caramelized to perfection while maintaining a luscious, melty center.

The versatility of this dish is unparalleled—it’s a party favorite, a star player for game nights, and a comforting treat for cozy evenings. Pair it with crispy tortilla chips, toasted baguette slices, or fresh veggies—the options are endless.

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Hot Artichoke Dip with Spinach FAQs

Is Artichoke Dip Unhealthy?

While this recipe is not the most dietary-savvy dish, you can lighten it up by reducing the saturated fats in this recipe.

But let’s not overlook its health-conscious side. A healthy spinach artichoke dip? It can be with mindful ingredient choices, this creamy spinach dip can be both indulgent and nutritious, catering to varied dietary preferences.

Simply cut back on the fats and you’ve got a healthier, but sinfully delicious option. For a healthier option, swap out the mayo and cream cheese for nonfat Greek yogurt.

Can You Freeze Artichoke Dip with Mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise-based dips don’t freeze as well. However, if the dish is non-fat or cheese-based, it will freeze better.

For best results, freeze non-mayonnaise-based artichoke recipes dip in an airtight container before popping it in the freezer.

How Long Does Artichoke Dip Last in the Fridge?

In general, spinach artichoke recipes dip should last about 4-5 days in the fridge. But it will get eaten well before then. I promise!

How Long Can You Freeze Artichoke Dip?

If prepared and stored properly, artichoke dip can last up to 3 months in the freezer. I have not tried to do this myself, but I’ve heard it freezes well.

But I think I’ve never tried to freeze it before because there is never any left to freeze! That’s how fast this recipe goes.

If you decide to freeze your artichoke dip when you make it, let me know. I’d love to hear how it went.

Are You Supposed to Eat Spinach Artichoke Dip Hot or Cold?

It can be eaten either hot or cold. That’s the beauty of a good spinach artichoke dip! This particular recipe is made to be eaten after is baked to perfection so the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses have a chance to meld into the dish.

This particular recipe is cooked hot and then consumed. But I’ve seen lots of other recipes where it’s made cold with sour cream instead of cream cheese as part of the creamy base.

I prefer it hot so that’s why I make it this way.

Why I Love This Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

While I love spinach dips, I can’t get enough of this hot spinach artichoke dip. The additional flavor from the artichoke together with the creamy base is SO GOOD.

As an aside, I prefer the cream cheese flavor in the base over sour cream.

If you are looking for an easy-to-make appetizer that will please a crowd, you’ve got to try this one. It gets rave reviews every time I make it and I know you’ll love it as much as I do.

As a fun addition for the holidays, consider dicing up a red pepper and cooking that up with the onion to add seasonal color to the dish.

This dish is versatile and can be tweaked in many different ways to suit a variety of dietary needs.

From scaling down the calories and fat with a nonfat Greek yogurt to using all fresh or just pantry ingredients, this recipe is very forgiving and packs a lot of flavor.

If you like a dish with a little more kick, add more hot sauce or start the onions with some crushed red pepper.

If you try it, let me know how you like it!

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If you are looking for the best of the best spinach artichoke recipes dip, this post is for you! This recipe is creamy, delicious, and packs lots of flavors. Wait until you see how easy it is to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people
Calories 222 kcal

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Instructions
 

  • Mix mayo, cream cheese, cheeses, hot sauce, salt and pepper in mixing bowl.
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
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  • Add onions and cook until soft and translucent.
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  • Add garlic and saute until garlic releases it's odor (about 30 seconds).
  • Then add spinach and cook down.
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  • Next add artichoke, saute for a few minutes to heat up.
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  • Remove from heat, add cheese mixture and mix well.
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  • Add to greased baking dish.
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  • Top with additional shaved parmesan cheese.
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  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately with crackers, crusty bread, pretzel chips, or fresh vegetables.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 400mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2g
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Final Thoughts

While it’s difficult to capture the full essence of a hot spinach artichoke dip without revealing the recipe, the mere thought of it is enough to make your taste buds tingle with anticipation. Its creamy, savory, and comforting allure is undeniable, making it a beloved favorite for many.

So, next time you’re looking for a delectable addition to your culinary repertoire, consider this magnificent hot spinach artichoke dip—a dish that embodies the essence of comfort, taste, and shared joy.

Bon appétit!

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I never met an appetizer I didn’t like. When given the option to make an appetizer or dessert, I’m always on team appetizer. How about you?

And the easier to make the better. While this recipe for spinach artichoke dip is my favorite. There are lots of others I love to make.

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  1. 5 stars
    Spin-Artichoke dip is one of my favorites!! Yours looks delish.
    Have you tried the Everything pretzel thins??? Sooo good!!