Monday, April 19, 2010

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

I know, there are many recipes for Spinach and Artichoke Dip on the web. But I was craving it after reading Kathleen's post last week. Her photo was enticing and I had stuff on hand to make it happen. I had half a bag of spinach that needed to be used, and a can of artichokes in the pantry. I toasted some baguette slices, mixed the dip, stuck it the oven and indulged. Ahhh, it was so good! So here's my version of her delicious dip.

adapted from Kathleen's recipe

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream, I used low fat
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 ounces fresh baby spinach leaves
1 can artichoke hearts, water packed, drained and chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Since I used fresh spinach, I quickly sauteed it in a skillet in 1 teaspoon olive oil. It was wilted in just a minute. Stir in the softened cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, Parmesan cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, garlic powder, and pepper flakes. Pour into a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with baguette slices, pita chips or whatever you like. It's good with anything!

NOTE: More spinach can be used, if desired. This made 2 1/2 - 3 cups of dip.


  1. This looks so scrummy! Pass me a hunk of that bread right now. :-)

  2. I have craving this...great recipe


  3. Seriously, one of my favorite things on the planet. Yours looks amazing, I'm sure I could finish it all without a bit of help!

  4. i like the hefty portion of parmesan cheese and the limited mayo--wonderful version, lynda!

  5. Lovely recipe with the use of fresh spinach as a change from the frozen. Why but it pre-made when this is so easy to assemble?

  6. I could eat the entire dish of this tasy dip - yum!

  7. I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the link back ;)

  8. I don't mke this often because I can lap up the entire thing on my own - but it is so rich and tasty and irresistable.

  9. This looks absolutely yummy! Love this stuff.


  10. This is an old favorite, Lynda...which I used to make all the time. I could sit down and eat half of this all by myself and it always was a smash hit at parties.
    Haven't made it in years! Copying your recipe now!

  11. Your dip really looks wonderful. I have a real fondness for dips and spread and yours sounds especially good. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  12. This is a definite weekend splurge. I love artichoke/spinach dips. They're sooooo bad but, oh so good.
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

  13. This dip sounds terrific! I just roasted some artichokes and can make this recipe tonight!


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