Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe:


  • 2 blocks of cream cheese ($2)
  • 12 ounces sour cream ($1)
  • 3/4 bag of frozen spinach, thawed and drained ($1)
  • 1 can of artichokes, chopped ($2)
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese ($2)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (already had)
  • Pepper to taste (already had)
  • French bread ($1)
  • Additional Parmesan and/or mozzarella cheese for topping


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Thaw and drain the frozen spinach.
    • Chop the canned artichokes.
  3. Mix the Dip:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
    • Add the thawed spinach, chopped artichokes, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and pepper. Mix well to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
  4. Baking:
    • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  5. Bake the Dip:
    • Bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes or until the edges are golden and the dip is bubbly.
  6. Cheese Topping:
    • Sprinkle additional Parmesan and/or mozzarella cheese on top of the dip.
  7. Final Bake:
    • Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted and slightly golden.
  8. Prepare French Bread:
    • While the dip is baking, slice the French bread into bite-sized pieces.
  9. Serve:
    • Once out of the oven, let the dip cool for a few minutes before serving.
    • Serve the Spinach Artichoke Dip in the baking dish or transfer it to a serving bowl.
    • Place the French bread slices around the dip for dipping.
  10. Enjoy:
    • Dig in and enjoy this creamy and flavorful Spinach Artichoke Dip with friends and family!

Feel free to adjust the quantities of ingredients or add variations like a dash of hot sauce for extra kick. This versatile dip is perfect for parties, gatherings, or a cozy night in.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe:

Q1: Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen?

A1: Yes, you can use fresh spinach. However, ensure that it’s finely chopped and blanched before adding it to the dip to remove excess moisture.

Q2: Can I use marinated artichokes?

A2: While canned artichokes are recommended, you can use marinated artichokes. Drain them well to avoid an overly oily or tangy flavor.

Q3: Can I prepare the dip ahead of time?

A3: Absolutely! You can prepare the dip up to a day in advance, store it covered in the refrigerator, and bake it when needed. Adjust the baking time if the dip is cold from the fridge.

Q4: What can I use for dipping other than French bread?

A4: You can use tortilla chips, pita bread, sliced baguette, crackers, or vegetable sticks for dipping.

Q5: Can I add other ingredients to customize the dip?

A5: Certainly! Chopped jalapeños, diced onions, or a blend of different cheeses can add extra flavor. Experiment to suit your taste preferences.

Q6: How do I reheat leftover dip?

A6: To reheat, cover the dip with foil and warm it in a preheated oven at 350°F until heated through. Stir to ensure even reheating.

Q7: Is this dip suitable for a vegetarian diet?

A7: Yes, this Spinach Artichoke Dip is vegetarian. However, check the ingredients of your Parmesan cheese to ensure it’s vegetarian-friendly.

Q8: Can I make a larger batch for a party?

A8: Certainly! Adjust the quantities proportionately for a larger crowd. Keep an eye on the baking time, as a larger batch may require a bit more time in the oven.

Q9: Can I freeze the dip?

A9: It’s not recommended to freeze the dip, as the texture of dairy-based dips may change after thawing. However, you can freeze the unbaked mixture and bake it later for freshness.

Q10: What other cheeses can I use for topping?

A10: In addition to Parmesan and mozzarella, you can experiment with cheeses like Gruyère, cheddar, or a blend of your favorite melting cheeses for a unique flavor.

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