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Spinach Artichoke Dip

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This delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is quick and easy to make on the stovetop (or bake in the oven), full of the best flavors, and always a crowd favorite!

Searching for a hot spinach artichoke dip recipe that’s guaranteed to be the hit of the party?

This one never lets me down. ♡

I’ve been making a version of this dip — either simmered on the stovetop, baked until hot and bubbly in the oven, or slow cooked in the crockpot — for years and years now. And after now having now served it to dozens and dozens of friends, I can vouch that it is always, always a winner. People absolutely love this dip!

The good news for you as the cook is that it’s incredibly simple to make too. You can either whip up a batch and serve it hot off the stovetop, or opt instead to bake it in the oven until it’s all hot and bubbly (in which case I highly recommend sprinkling on some extra cheese before baking, so that it can melt into a extra-delicious golden layer on top). Either way, the end result will a flavorful, creamy, irresistibly delicious dip that’s sure to disappear in a snap. I know you’re going to love it!

So let’s make some spinach artichoke dip!

Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients:

Alright, a few quick notes about the ingredients you will need to make this hot spinach artichoke dip recipe…

  • Spinach: I used one (10-ounce) bag of fresh baby spinach for this dip, but you could also thaw and drain a package of frozen spinach instead if you’d like!
  • Artichoke hearts: One jar, drained and roughly-chopped.
  • Cream cheese: I typically use a brick of low-fat cream cheese, but full-fat of course works too!
  • Sour cream (or Greek yogurt): Whichever you prefer.
  • Cheese: Both some shredded Mozzarella and freshly-grated Parmesan.
  • Onion: Either finely-chopped red or white onion.
  • Garlic: Minced or pressed.
  • Salt and pepper: As always, for seasoning. :)

How To Make Spinach Artichoke Dip:

To make this easy spinach artichoke dip recipe, simply…

  1. Sauté veggies. Heat oil in a large saucepan or sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to medium.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan and toss until evenly combined. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is bubbly. (If you would like the dip to be even creamier, feel free to stir in extra sour cream or Greek yogurt.)
  3. Taste and season. Give the dip a taste and season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.
  4. Serve immediately, or bake. At this point, you can either transfer the dip to a serving bowl and serve it immediately. Or you can transfer the dip to a small baking dish, sprinkle with extra Mozzarella, and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden on top.
  5. Enjoy. Serve the dip while it’s nice and hot with chips, bread, veggie sticks, or any of your other favorite dippers!

Or if you would like the extra-easy method, simply stir all of the ingredients together until combined, transfer them to a small baking dish, and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°F until the dip is hot and bubbly. I prefer the extra flavor that comes with sautéing the onion and garlic first, but the shortcut method (or my slow cooker method) works well too!

Possible Variations:

If you would like to customize this spinach artichoke dip recipe, feel free to…

  • Add a protein: Stir in 1-2 cups of cooked protein once the dip has cooked, such as chicken, steak/beef, shrimp or crab.
  • Add Dijon: Add 1-2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard to this dip for extra flavors.
  • Make it spicy: Add in a few shakes of hot sauce of a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes if you would like to add some heat.
  • Use a different cheese: Substitute your favorite shredded cheese in place of Mozzarella.
  • Use kale: Substitute chopped fresh kale (tough stems removed) in place of the chopped spinach.
  • Make it in the crockpot: Here are my full instructions for how to make crockpot spinach artichoke dip too.

More Favorite Dip Recipes:

Looking for more classic dip recipes? Here are a few of my favorites from our dip archives

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5 cups 1x

Description

This classic spinach artichoke dip recipe is super easy to make and always a crowd fave!  Feel free to serve it straight out of the saucepan or bake it in the oven with a cheesy topping.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped white or red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach*, thawed and drained
  • 1 (13-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) brick low-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (plus extra for baking, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Sauté veggies. Heat oil in a large saucepan or sauté pan over medium heat.  Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.  Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Lower heat to medium.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.  Add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan and toss until evenly combined.  Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is completely melted and the mixture is bubbly.  (If you would like the dip to be even creamier, feel free to stir in extra sour cream or Greek yogurt.)
  3. Taste and season.  Give the dip a taste and season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.
  4. Serve immediately, or bake. At this point, you can either transfer the dip to a serving bowl and serve it immediately.  Or you can transfer the dip to a small baking dish, sprinkle with extra Mozzarella, and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and golden on top.
  5. Enjoy. Serve the dip while it’s nice and hot with chips, bread, veggie sticks, or any of your other favorite dippers!

Notes

Recipe update: Recipe updated slightly in January 2020.

Alternate easy method: The original recipe posted in 2012 called for simply stirring all of the ingredients together, spreading the dip out in a small baking dish, and baking at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly.  This is still a great option, but I prefer the extra flavor of sautéing the onion and garlic first.

Fresh spinach option: Alternately, feel free to chop up about 10 ounces of fresh baby spinach and let it cook and wilt into the dip.

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75 comments on “Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  1. Classics are definitely that for a very good reason! Great pictures too, makes me want to dive in headfirst!

  2. My family likes to buy this in tubs for big parties. I can’t convince them that the homemade stuff would be better. But look at how gooey and cheesey that is! How can this NOT be the best dip on Earth? I want some. Now. Even though it’s breakfast time. :)

  3. We loooove spinach artichoke dip–this looks like a fantastic version!

  4. I could go for a big bowl of this today! Yum!

  5. Leave me with a bowl of this and any season of Sex in the City and I’m a happy camper. My favorite party food ever!!

  6. This is one of my favorite dips and I can’t wait to try this one out!

  7. Looooove spinach and artichoke dip. I agree, sometimes you just have to enjoy the classic version.

  8. I could eat that whole thing myself… no joke! :)

  9. Yay! I always order the spinach and artichoke dip whenever I am out at a restaurant, but now I can make this at home too. Thank you!

  10. This dip is one of my faves! So perfect with pita chips!

  11. Spinach and artichoke dip is a favorite!

  12. I love your photos, they look so dreamy.

  13. My favorite dip…I pinned this to pinterest for later use!
    Julia

  14. You can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip, it’s a classic! This looks particularly delicious!

  15. Such amazingness! This is definitely a favorite of mine and have not made this since last Christmas! I’ll have to change that and make this soon :)

  16. such gorgeous pictures, my friend. i love that shot 2nd shot!

  17. Oh yum, I have to make this! I order this waaay too often at restaurants because I think it will be hard to duplicate at home…you’ve proven me wrong, thank you :)

  18. A classic dip that is always a hit with everyone. Love how chunky yours, so much spinach!

  19. simple and classic just CANNOT be beat Ali! I love love love spinach artichoke dip. One time, I was helping my friend make it for a halloween party and we began eating it cold before putting it into the oven and before we knew it, we ate HALF OF IT before warming up and before the guests came. We are such piggies. I can’t help myself – this is my favorite dip EVER.

  20. It’s been 3 years!!! that’s a long time, congratulations :) I’ll make this dip because I can feel it’s a special one :)

  21. Honestly, Warm gooey spinach artichoke dip = pure happiness to me. Glad you pulled it out! :)

  22. This dip looks amazing! I’m featuring it this week. (Hope it’s okay!) I’m wondering if I could talk my kids into eating spinach with this stuff!

  23. Oh my goodness, so I am in my first trimester and am hungry ALL the time and I think this might be my latest craving! I have been torturing myself with pinterest pictures of food at work and this looks like the best kind of my favorite dip, and I will be making it soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  24. This dip sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    I also wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today!
    https://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2013/02/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-67.html

  25. LOVE THIS DIP…I think I could eat the whole bowl full (way better than store-bought). Hope you don’t mind if I post it on my blog. MMMM…

  26. Made this for the first time last night- it was a hit! Thank you so much for sharing this easy and delicious recipe!

  27. This looks great! Just featured your recipe in my blogpost here: https://infinitelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/2013/04/springing-for-spinach.html

  28. made this the day before today, Thanksgiving!, and put it in my new triple crockpot to have as an appetizer.  Very good!! Will put down as a keeper.

  29. Oh man, this is GOOD!! Makes quite a bit and reheated very well! Thanks for a great recipe, Ali!

  30. Can this recipe be made a day ahead, and then baked the next day?

  31. I live in Europe and I miss this when I’ve been gone from the US awhile!  My hubby and I made this for lunch today and it was amazing!  Thanks so much for sharing this yummy, easy recipe!

  32. I am a big fan of Spinach Artichoke Dip. My next batch I will definitely add Greek yogurt. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  33. Can this be made in the crockpot?

  34. Looks perfect for SuperBowl! Thanks!!

  35. This was delicious! I made it for a party tonight and everyone loved. Thank you!

  36. Can I make this ahead of time? (1–2 days before serving) refrigerate and bake it the day of?

  37. I’ve made this multiple times. It’s thick, creamy, and full of flavor, no need to adjust the recipe in any way. My sister, cousin, and a friend have all asked me for the recipe after having it. It’s now their go to spinach and artichoke dip too!

  38. What size dish would you recommend? Is this 8×8 or 9×13? Just trying to figure out if I should double the recipe. Thanks!

  39. This recipe is perfection!!

  40. Making this tonight sounds delicious. New Years 2020

  41. Delicious! Everyone loved it! So much better than the recipe with mayonnaise.

  42. Tasted great, easy to throw together, I cooked some bacon n crumpled it up on top for an extra crunch. Tasted yummy

  43. This is fantastic! Big hit at a recent get-together.

  44. This is my favorite recipe! I love the fact that the veggies are sauteed, I think that how this dip should always be made. Thank you for this, my first time making it I was able to get my little sisters and fiance to try something new and love it!

  45. Easy, quick and SCRUMPTIOUS!!

  46. I added jalapeños to it! Creamy and delicious!!

  47. I love the alternative ways your recipe incorporates Spinach … I’ve always thought the frozen spinach was such a hassle! And sauteed garlic is always better :) I’m definitely trying this recipe