Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

By Rena Awada |

Whenever we are hosting any kind of gathering, this Spinach and Artichoke Dip is one of our favorite dip recipes to share with your guests and loved ones. It’s so creamy, tasty, and easy to make. Ready in just 30 minutes.

top view spinach and artichoke dip in a baking dish with a side of tortilla chips

Dips are everyone’s go-to appetizer dish at every gathering. Something about the creaminess and texture of spinach artichoke dip draws you in. We love how rich and tasty this spinach and artichoke dish is and it’s very easy to make too. It just takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the oven. Made with three different kinds of cheese, lite mayo, frozen spinach, artichoke hearts, and some seasoning blend to bring out the unique texture and flavor of this appetizer. Sometimes it’s just easy to grab this dip at the store but the homemade version is nothing compared. You will feel like you are at a fancy restaurant when you make this spinach and artichoke dip.

Why you will love this appetizer

  • Simple and easy: This spinach dip recipe is seriously easy to put together. Ready in 30 minutes tops including your prep time.
  • Creamy and delicious: The creaminess and texture of this spinach and artichoke dip will blow you away. It’s so tasty you will keep wanting to grab more.
  • Family-friendly: Make this dip for the family or for your guests, no difference, Everyone will love it, and will be the highlight of your gathering.
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Ingredients you will need and substitutes

  • 8 oz cream cheese: you may use lite cream cheese and make sure you let it sit on your kitchen counter to reach room temperature.
  • Parmesan Cheese: you can use store-bought or grate your own.
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Mayonnaise: we used lite. you may use a healthier version, so many out there now.
  • Minced garlic: use fresh garlic if you can. You may use garlic powder if in a pinch.
  • Seasonings: salt, ground black pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano.
  • 1 (14 oz) can of artichoke hearts, drained and squeezed the liquid
  • Spinach: we used frozen spinach, but you may use fresh
ingredients to make spinach and artichoke dip

How to make this homemade spinach and artichoke dip

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small baking dish with oil and keep it aside.
  • In a wide bowl combine together cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayo, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add in the artichoke and spinach and mix it until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture over the prepared baking dish. Bake it for 20-22 minutes until the edges just start to brown and the cheeses are melted.
  • Serve the spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips to enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

Are you supposed to eat spinach artichoke dip cold or hot?

There is no right answer to this question. Spinach and artichoke dip can be enjoyed cold or hot. Whichever way you prefer. Most would prefer to bake it and serve it warm to get that comforting cheesy texture. It is perfectly fine to also serve it cold with your favorite crackers.

What do you eat with artichoke dip?

There are quite a few options of what you can eat with artichoke dip. Some may like to serve it with veggies whereas others prefer to serve it with something crunchy and salty like crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips. Other great options are fries, bread, or any salt chips.

Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen for spinach dip?

Yes. You can use either fresh or frozen spinach. If you are using frozen spinach, drain well first. Fresh spinach should be washed and chopped.

Can you heat up cold spinach and artichoke dip?

You can serve your spinach and artichoke dip warm or cold. If you want to heat up your leftover cold spinach dip, you can reheat it in your microwave. No problem.

top view of artichoke dip in a small bowl served with tortilla chips
close up spinach dip in a dish

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Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Simple and healthy dip made with spinach, artichoke hearts, a combination of 3 different kinds of cheeses, lite mayo, and some seasonings. Baked to perfection and served with your favorite chips or veggies.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup lite mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 14 oz artichoke hearts, drained and squeezed the liquid one can
  • 8 oz frozen spinach thawed and squeezed the liquid

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small baking dish with oil and keep it aside.
  • In a wide bowl combine together cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayo, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Add in the artichoke and spinach and mix it until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture over the prepared baking dish. Bake it for 20-22 minutes until the edges just start to brown and the cheeses are melted.
  • Serve the spinach artichoke dip with tortilla chips to enjoy.

Notes

  • grate your own parmesan cheese or you can use store-bought.
  • you may use frozen or fresh spinach. thaw and drain the spinach before using if using frozen.
  • we used canned artichoke hearts. you can chop them smaller.
  • store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days 

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1271mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 7598IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 2mg
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