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Spinach And Artichoke Dip

Easy Dip Recipe

Spinach and artichoke dip is an appetizer that many restaurants and individuals make. There are a variety of recipes for this simple, yet delicious hors d’oeuvre. Some use cream cheese, others use mayonnaise. And of course, there are substitutions for many of the creamy ingredients as well. My spinach and artichoke recipe consists of 5 key ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to make. It is so simple that even a novice cook can whip this up without a problem. A great easy dip recipe that can be served as a holiday appetizer, an every day snack, or even a topping for steak or salmon at dinner.

Holiday Appetizer

Christmas seems to take over our lives with all the presents to buy, the baking to do, and the decorating. Oh, and let’s not forget all the WRAPPING – ugh – the wrapping is the worst! Anyway, with so much to do and so little time to get everything done, it is quite possible that you won’t think about all the holiday dishes you need to make. A quick and easy holiday appetizer that is sure to please everyone is this spinach and artichoke dip. It’s creamy goodness that is packed with nutrients found in both spinach and artichokes. And the best part is that it tastes DELICIOUS!

Spinach & Artichoke Ingredients

Spinach and artichoke dip is such an easy appetizer recipe! Just a few key ingredients such as frozen (yes, frozen!) chopped spinach, canned artichokes, a block of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

  • 10 oz Chopped Spinach frozen
  • 14 oz Quartered Artichokes undrained
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese full fat or reduced is fine
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper or more, if you prefer a kick
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Substitutions Are Okay

You can certainly substitute ingredients, if you prefer a healthier dip. For example, swap frozen spinach for fresh spinach and chop it up. Additionally, you could use Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese or opt for low fat cream cheese instead of the full fat.

Crushed Red Pepper – personally, I find just a dash of crushed red pepper brings this dip to a whole new level, but you can skip that, if you want. Just add a bit more cheese or a dash of salt to make up for it.

Instructions To Make The Artichoke Dip

This spinach and artichoke dip is very easy to make. If you can heat up soup on the stove, you can pretty much make this yummy appetizer. Additionally, if you are just learning how to cook, this is the perfect recipe to start with. And before you know it, you will be whipping up gourmet meals!

  • Add frozen spinach and entire can of artichokes to a medium pot (including the liquid in the can of artichokes).
  • Cook to a boil and then cook for approx 2-3 minutes longer, reducing the heat to low.
  • Strain the spinach and artichokes.
  • Add spinach and artichokes back to pot and add in the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve warm 

How To Serve Spinach and Artichoke Spread

It will probably come as no surprise that the most common way to eat spinach and artichoke dip is with crackers. And there are so many crackers to choose from these days. You could go with a regular cracker such as wheat thins, triscuits, or townhouse crackers (oh so buttery!). However, you might also consider pairing this spinach and artichoke spread on some other types of “bread”

  • Crackers – safe option
  • Tostitos – any type like scoops, multi-grain, cantina, etc
  • Breadsticks, Pita Chips, Bagel Chips
  • Toasted Bread or Baguette
  • Placed on a charcuterie board

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More Appetizers To Make

If you love easy appetizers or just love appetizers in general, you are probably on the hunt for more recipes like this one. Although the ones listed below don’t taste the same as this spinach and artichoke dip, you will appreciate the simplicity of the recipes. Oh, and you will also appreciate the taste factor – these are to die for!

Cranberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese Dip

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Fig And Goat Cheese Pizza

Cocktails And Appetizers

Of course, you need delicious cocktails to go with your tasty appetizers, especially if you are enjoying this at the holidays! Here are some tried and true martinis that are crowd pleasers. They sound exotic and they kind of are. However, they are easy to make so don’t let the fun names scare you off.

Tiramisu Martini

Pistachio Martini

Chocolate Amaretto Martini

Bananas Foster Martini

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is an easy recipe for a dip to be eaten as an appetizer with crackers, bread, or breadsticks. You could also top salmon or steak with this dip for an upgraded dinner. A great recipe for every day or a special holiday app!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Snack
Keyword appetizers, dips, holiday
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Chopped Spinach frozen
  • 14 oz Quartered Artichokes undrained
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese full fat or reduced is fine
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper or more, if you prefer a kick
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add frozen spinach and entire can of artichokes to a medium pot (including the liquid in the can of artichokes).
  • Cook to a boil and then cook for approx 2-3 minutes longer, reducing the heat to low.
  • Strain the spinach and artichokes.
  • Add spinach and artichokes back to pot and add in the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve warm with your favorite crackers, bread, or snack chips.
  • ENJOY!

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