Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is super creamy and cheesy. It’s my favorite appetizer dip to serve at parties or just for when I’m craving something really sinful!

A good appetizer table will have a variety of different tastes and textures, from crispy Fried Ravioli to spicy Buffalo Wings. Creamy, cheesy dips are an absolute must for any party because and this classic Spinach Artichoke Dip is definitely a fan favorite.

An overhead shot of a dish of spinach artichoke with tortilla chips dipped in.

SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

I love appetizers. Dips, chips, breads, I love it ALL! But my ultimate favorite appetizer ever is the one I’m about to share with you. I came across it about 20 years ago and it’s been my go-to for parties ever since. This Spinach Artichoke dip is absolute perfection, and it a great copycat of the dip you can order at Olive Garden.

IS SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP GOOD FOR YOU?

This creamy dip has lots spinach AND artichokes, so you know it’s totally healthy. The cream cheese and mayo base and the garlic just really put this dip over the top, so while it’s probably not fair to classify it as “healthy,” it is absolutely delicious.

An overhead shot of baked spinach artichoke dip with browned mozzarella cheese.

HOW TO MAKE BAKED SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

Spinach Artichoke Dip is super simple to make!

  1. To start, just chop up some frozen spinach (be sure to defrost and squeeze out as much liquid as possible) and artichoke hearts (also drained).
  2. Mix in the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, a little mayo and spices.
  3. Pour in a baking dish and top with freshly grated Mozzarella cheese, then bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly.

Process shots of adding cheese to top the spinach artichoke dip.

SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP RECIPE TIPS

  • Need a little color? Add in some diced Roma Tomatoes!
  • Or spice it up with some green chiles.
  • You can use fresh spinach if you like but you will need about 4 cups of packed spinach, chopped.
  • You can replace the mayo with full fat sour cream if you like, but not Greek yogurt. This recipe needs that fat in there to hold the dip together.

Either way, your guests will be begging you for the recipe. Just make sure you grab some before it’s all gone. Or better yet, make 2 batches of this Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe – one for the party, and one just for you!

A spoon lifting a serving of spinach artichoke dip from a baking dish.

WHAT KIND OF CHIPS ARE GOOD WITH SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP?

Serve this Spinach Artichoke Dip with tortilla chips, pita chips, pretzels or bread. It will go with just about anything. Olive Garden serves their spinach dip with pasta chips (actual fried pieces of pasta, like Farfalle or broken up lasagna noodles!).

HOW LONG CAN SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP SIT OUT?

Do not leave this dip sitting out for more than 2 hours. The cream cheese and mayonnaise are perishable and will spoil if left out longer. Seal any leftovers in an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Two hands dipping tortilla chips into a pan of spinach artichoke dip.

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A dish of Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip is a super creamy and cheesy appetizer dip to serve at parties or just for when you're craving something really sinful!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14- ounce can artichoke hearts drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 10- ounce package frozen spinach defrosted, well-drained and chopped
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded mozzarella or more if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, except mozzarella.
  • Pour the dip into a greased 8-inch baking dish and spread evenly. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted. For optional browning, turn on the broiler and raise the oven rack for a few minutes. Watch closely so it doesn't burn.
  • Serve immediately with chips or toasted bread for dipping. Garnish with fresh minced parsley if desired.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip - This sounds like a great appetizer for our Super Bowl party!

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. I just found you – as part of Clever Someday’s post – and I’ve subscribed to your blog and just copied off 3 recipes for dips. I feel an addiction coming on! Elyse