Artichoke Spinach Dip

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Okay, raise your hand if you love dip. Me too. Meeeeee too.

I thought that there might be a lot of you out there. Thank goodness I’m not alone. Any and all dips, bring ’em on! Cheese, taco, guacamole, artichoke, spinach, crab, hummus, and the list goes on and on. If it’s dip, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to want to devour it. Actually (and this just came to me right this second), I think I should throw a dip party. No real food, no meal, and no dessert. Everyone just brings their favorite dip. Oh yes, I think this will happen. Perfect for a football Sunday (or Saturday, if you dig college football) this fall! Anyway, back to the dippity dips…

My Chief Culinary Consultant and I have become quite the connoisseurs of spinach artichoke dip. We order it early and often when we go out, anywhere from a bar when we’re watching a sporting event, to nicer restaurants before our main meal. Sometimes crab is thrown in there, sometimes it’s served with tortilla chips, sometimes potato chips or baguette. What can I say? No matter how it’s served, we love the stuff! Which makes it insane that up until now I had yet to create a recipe for a killer homemade artichoke spinach dip. Problem is now solved, just in the nick of time for football and hockey season!

Artichoke Spinach Dip

As far as appetizers and dips go, the easier the better since most times you’re making them for a crowd and no one wants to be fussing in the kitchen when company arrives. Nor do you want to miss kickoff or the puck drop (at least I don’t!). And they don’t come much easier than this dip. I had tried a couple old recipes of my mom that were either really mayonnaise-y or too sour cream-y, or not enough spinach. I think this version has the perfect amount of everything! Mix everything together in one bowl, dump it into a baking dish, pop it into the oven and 30 minutes later you’re ready to dig in!

{Writing this post now has me craving brisk fall days, football Sundays, pots of soup and apple pies. Can’t wait!}

What’s your favorite dip?

Artichoke Spinach Dip

One year ago: Blueberry-Buttermilk Scones
Two years ago: Croissants
Three years ago: Ranch Pretzels

Artichoke Spinach Dip

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1½ cups (6 ounces) finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
Paprika, to taste (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Press the excess moisture from the spinach.

2. Combine the artichokes, spinach, 1¼ cups of Parmesan cheese, 1¼ cups of Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic in a bowl and mix well.

3. Spoon the artichoke mixture into a 1½-quart baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses on top, and then sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla or pita chips, crackers or vegetables.


85 Responses to “Artichoke Spinach Dip”

  1. Sarah R. on August 26, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I am obsessed with Spinach Artichoke dip! I am so happy you have posted this recipe. I have never found one I liked homemade so I am very excited to try this one.

    Here in Arizona, we have this restaurant called Oregano’s. They make a spinach artichoke dip they call Boom Dip and it is my absolute favorite ever. Your recipe looks very similar.

    Thanks!!! I will be making this ASAP!!!!!!!


    • Rachel T on March 6th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Did you make this dip? Is it similar to Oregano’s? I am looking for their recipe


      • Terry on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        I made this dip last night and the family enjoyed it, but it is not similar to Oregano’s, which is what I am also searching for.


  2. Sarah R. on August 26, 2010 at 1:10 am

    I also am LOVING the idea of a dip party. BEST. IDEA. EVER.


    Nothing better than munchie party food and dips are pretty much the best thing ever.


  3. Paula on August 26, 2010 at 3:41 am

    I really like this recipe. Looks so delicious!

    have a nice time,


  4. Amy on August 26, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I love anything with the word “dip” in it. I was just telling my fiance the other day that I can’t wait for football season specifically for the snacks.

    So my favorite dip would be 7-layer dip. Anything with guacamole and cheese can steal my heart!


  5. Shelle on August 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Our office has an annual “December Dip Day” where everyone bring in their favorite dip – yummy!


  6. Angie (Telly's Tasty Tidbits) on August 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

    I LOVE Spin Dip! Aside from good ol standby queso it’s my favorite.


  7. Lauren at KeepItSweet on August 26, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I am a big fan of spinach and artichoke dip… and love the idea of a dip party:-) I might have to allow desserts, though!


  8. Maria on August 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

    This is healthy because of the spinach and artichokes, right? Right??? Ha! Looks great!


  9. May Ling WU on August 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    This would be great for labor day next weekend and family get togethers 🙂


  10. Michelle on August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I make a similar spinach and artichoke dip (with a few small changes) and even though I think I make a lot more prettier or complex appetizers, this is what is always requested! I think everyone loves a warm, cheesy, gooey dip like this!


  11. elizabeth on August 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I very much want to have a dip party now…My friends need to learn to cook asap! haha


  12. foodlvr on August 26, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Yum. I love Spinach Artichoke Dip. I also buy it too often. This looks so good. A Dip Party sounds wonderful. There are so many to pick from – 7 Layer Dip, Guacamole, Hummus, Bahbaganoush, onion dip, the list goes on and on.

    I would be there in a second flat with a bag of homemade pita chips and a bag of Rice Works Chips.


  13. Camala - CC Recipe on August 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

    We are SUPER huge fans of Dip and especially Spinach Artichoke Dip, yours looks wonderful…thanks for sharing!


  14. Heather @ The Single Dish on August 26, 2010 at 10:14 am

    This is my favorite thing to order when I go out to eat!!! I love it. I am afraid if I make it at home I will eat the entire thing! Looks simply delicious.


  15. Tara on August 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Oh, you can totally make dessert dips for your dip party! Favorite dip? Not possible to determine. There is this white cheese dip at a local Mexican dive that I love…and the Mexico City spinach queso from J. Alexander’s is darn good too.


  16. Jarrelle on August 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I am going to a girl’s night out sangria party tomorrow night and i am bringing this along!!!


  17. Eileen on August 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make it! I am also getting so excited for fall, after summer, it is my favorite season! I love your blog, you have so many great recipes and ideas and great pictures!


  18. jaclyn@todayslady on August 26, 2010 at 11:18 am

    That is probably the best looking spinach and artichoke dip I’ve ever laid eyes on!

    I love dips and my favorite kind is probably hummus. It’s so versatile and you can make so so many variations!


  19. foodies at home on August 26, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I love artichoke spin dip! I could eat this all day…but I will try to restrain myself!


  20. Katie on August 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Looking at this post literally made my mouth water. Ahhhh. Goodness. I must make this immediately!


  21. Sherry on August 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I love dips!!!! Dips of all kinds. The contrast of textures (the hard chip and the smooth dip) gets me every time=) That is some fine looking spinach and artichoke dip.


  22. Carol on August 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I do love spinach artichoke dip and it used to be my favorite until I tried a recipe for buffalo wing dip from Closet Cooking. It is now my favorite and would make a great addition to your dip party.


  23. Sprinkled with Flour on August 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I love Spinach-Artichoke dip. This recipe is very similar to a recipe I have, and it is sooooo good!


  24. Shelly on August 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love how little mayonaise is in this one! My mom used to make one that had a cup of mayonaise and a cup of sour cream-blech. I too am looking forward to football Saturdays and Sundays and making this.


  25. Jenny Flake on August 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I could eat this all day and be sooo happy! Great recipe!


  26. Heather (Heather's Dish) on August 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    my hubby loves me unconditionally…i know this.

    that being said, he is NO DOUBT going to love me more when i make this for him!


  27. Brooke (Baking with Basil) on August 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    That cheesy crust on top looks delicious!


  28. Liz Jenkins on August 26, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    This looks great – very similar to one I make regularly that is highly requested by everyone, especially me as I can eat it for every meal. I use a head of roasted garlic in mine which adds a nice flavor instead of minced. I like the addition of the Monterey Jack cheese – would make it even gooier – mmm!


  29. joudie's Mood Food on August 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Ooooh Yumm. This recipe looks delish! Cant wait to try it. I never thought of mixing the two before…. Great post.


  30. Kim @ Two Good Cookies on August 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I’m cooking dinner for a group on Friday. Appetizer now sorted!


  31. Jenny on August 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Spinach and Artichoke Dip! I cannot wait to make this! 🙂 I’m thinking Stacey’s Pita Chips would go great along side.


  32. Ida on August 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    My other all time favorite dip besides artichoke and spinach is

    BLT dip
    this is so easy and yummy
    serve with Bread rounds

    1lb bacon crisply cooked and crumbled
    1 c mayonnaise
    1 c sour cream
    in a bowl blend to gether mayo,sour cream and bacon I do this in a 9″ pie plate place in fridg when ready to serve I cover with shredded lettuce chopped tomatoes and some shredded cheese



  33. Tokyo Terrace on August 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    So, when I was little, I used to be known as the girl who stood in front of the chips and dip. Until they were gone. Thanks for making a post for us addicts out there 🙂 Looks deliciously indulgent!


  34. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit on August 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Spinach and artichoke is one of my favorites, right up there with crab dip. Yours looks so good!


  35. Emily (The Culinary Couple) on August 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    We make guacamole, on average, once per week. Though we might have to substitute this yummy dip next week!


  36. Jen @ How To: Simplify on August 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    This would be a perfect dish to serve on football Saturdays (yes, I’m a huge fan of college football). I’ll have to make this the next time we have people over to watch Michigan State football! Go Green!


  37. Stephanie @ Confessions of a Trophy Wife on August 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I too am crazy about dip! I can (and have) happily sit down with a bowl of dip and some dippers and make a meal out of it. Spin dip is one of my favs too, but I have yet to find the perfect at home recipe although I’ve tried out several. I can guarantee you that your recipe will be making an appearance at our house soon!

    My favorite dip is Buffalo Chicken Dip. I just posted our version of the recipe on my blog. It’s always a crowd pleaser!


  38. All That I'm Eating on August 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    This looks really good.I need this right now lol.


  39. sarah k. @ the pajama chef on August 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    i love dips. and this looks great. i tried raw artichokes this summer and wasn’t a fan but i def love them in dip!


  40. Maggy@ThreeManyCooks on August 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Artichoke Dip is probably one of my favorite things in the world. Great recipe!


  41. Jen on August 29, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Just made this for a party last night, and it was gone so quick I never got more than 1 chip-full! I’ve tried several hot artichoke dip recipes, and this was the first one that came out absolutely perfect – nice, browned crust, super creamy, and not at all oily. I might even make another batch tonight just for myself!


  42. Jamie on August 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    That looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks!


  43. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on September 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Artichoke Spinach Dip is one of my hubby’s favorite appetizers whenever we go out. I have made a few versions of my own. I’ll have to give your recipe a try next time… It looks great!


  44. Ashley on September 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    I loooooooooooooooove dip oh do I love dip. This one looks so perfectly delicious.


  45. Misty on September 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I made this dip this evening. Fabulous! I could have eaten the entire thing.


    • Michelle on September 13th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      Misty – you and me both! It’s totally addicting; so glad you loved it too!


  46. Stephanie on October 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I just made this and it was amazing! I’ve been following you for a few months now and have made your dutch apple pie, peanut butter cookies and thick & chewy chocolate chip cookies. Everything has been a success! I’m so happy I found you:)


    • Michelle on October 24th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Stephanie, Thank you for the comment! So happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the recipes!


  47. Annabelle on November 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Artichoke Spinach Dip was fabulous. Easy to make, and a BIG hit with guests. Easy to reheat in micro also. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Michelle on November 19th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed it, and for the tip on reheating in the microwave!


  48. Katherine on January 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I have made this dip twice now, and both times it came out wonderful!

    I brought it to a New Years Eve party for the second round of making it and it was gone by the end of the night. The first time that I made it, it was gone within an hour!

    Thanks for the recipe, I am definitely looking forward to trying some of your other recipes! 🙂


  49. The Mistress of Spices on November 23, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I too love this dip! I made it for a party recently and it was a big hit! I’m planning to make it again for Thanskgiving (which we’re celebrating on Friday) as a pre-dinner snack. Any idea whether it can be made a day in advance and reheated?


    • Michelle on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      Yes, definitely!


  50. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious on November 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Looks so gooooood. Do you think you could make this in advance?


    • Michelle on November 28th, 2011 at 11:52 am

      Yes, you could definitely make it ahead of time, just refrigerate, and then bake when ready.


  51. Shannon on December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I am having appetizers only on Christmas Day and wanted to make some things in advance. An artichoke dip being one of them. How mant days in advance can I make this? Thanks and Happy Holidays!!


    • Michelle on December 26th, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Shannon, I would say you could make it the night before.


  52. Ashlee on December 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hi Michelle,

    Out of curiosity, how easy do you think it would be to double this recipe? Would you have to cook it for a longer period of time do you think? I am going to a New Years Eve party dominated by men, so I know the dip will all be gone by the end of the night.

    Thank you!


    • Michelle on December 30th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Hi Ashlee, You just want to make sure it’s heated the whole way through and bubbly. If you use a deeper casserole dish it will probably need to be baked longer, but if you use one that’s just longer but the same depth, the same amount of time should be fine.


  53. Kelsey on December 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I love this recipe…and I always “health-ify” it. I use the fat free options of sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese. No one ever notices, unless I tell them :). Just made it again (for probably the fifth time) for a New Years Party tomorrow.


  54. Erin D on December 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Just made this, and it’s delightful, but for my money it’s a little TOO spinachy; we added another 1/3-ish cup of mayo and a good bit more parmesan to make it creamier and cheesier. Even now it’s not gloopy or runny in the least, which is what we most wanted to avoid. Thanks Michelle!


  55. Liz on January 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    First ever comment on a recipe…..this is crazy delicious and a perfect appetizer for any occasion. I’ve made it twice and it was praised both times as the best spinach artichoke dip ever consumed. High praise considering there are 1, 001 versions of this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  56. Love Dip on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Can I do this in a crock pot?


    • Michelle on February 3rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Ooh good idea, I definitely think you could do that.


  57. Desirée on February 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I made this dip for my book club last night. It was a huge hit! Everyone said how good it was and it was all gone very quickly. Thanks for an easy and very delicious recipe!


  58. Kara Passante on February 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I made this dip for my Super Bowl Party and everyone loved it! I am obssessed with your blog! Thank you for such great recipes!!!


  59. Melissa duffield on March 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Baking them right now in the oven soooo excited!!!!


  60. Liz on April 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I made this appetizer for our 1st annual Good Friday BFF Dinner….it was amazing! I added some clumps of grated old cheddar on top before baking, and split the batch into two dishes as the recipe produces a large quantity. Sooooo delicious, thanks for sharing!


  61. Heddy on June 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I just made your spinach artichoke dip and it was amazing. My parents are visiting for the weekend and I was so happy to impress them with this wonderful snack. Thanks so much for sharing!


  62. Tessa on July 7, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Can I use fresh spinach instead of the frozen one? It’s not readily available where I live.


  63. Leitisha on July 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I am a huge fan of spinach and artichoke dip and look forward to testing this recipe out. I have been making one of my own for the past 5 years that knocks a crowds socks off. I would love for you to try it out and tell me what you think. I can’t honestly remember where I got this recipe from but I can guarantee it’s a winner.

    2 cloves garlic – minced
    2 tablespoons onion – minced
    1/4 cup salted butter
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    2 cups heavy cream
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    2/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
    2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup sour cream
    (2) 10 oz boxes frozen chopped spinach – thawed, squeezed dry thru a fine sieve
    12 oz jar artichoke hearts – drained and coarsely chopped
    *1 pound jumbo lump crab meat (optional)
    1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
    1 tomato diced

    I highly recommend preparing all of the ingredients prior to making the dip, it can be very time consuming.

    1. In a 2 quart saucepan or large saute pan over medium high heat, sauté garlic and onion in butter until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes
    2. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, whisking throughout.
    3. Slowly whisk in heavy cream and chicken broth and continue to cook until boiling.
    4. Once boiling, stir in Pecorino Romano, lemon juice, hot sauce, and salt; stir until cheese has melted; once melted remove from heat.
    5. Stir in sour cream.
    6. Fold in spinach, artichoke, and *lump crab meat.
    7. Place dip in serving dish and sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese and tomato.

    This dips works great with a salty chip that’s strong enough to uphold a heavy dip.

    The dip can be refrigerated until ready to serve, if desired.

    The crab meat is a must for my friends and family, I’d love for you to test it out. I look forward to making your version for my family and friends as well. So far your cupcake recipes have been a huge hit with my family. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes.


    • Michelle on July 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Leitisha, Thank you so much for sharing! It sounds delicious!


    • Pat on December 29th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      What about oven time? None? I really want to try this.


  64. Mauren on September 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it. I am using this recipe to get me through football season … 22 dips til Superbowl – you can read about it here!
    Thanks for sharing!


  65. Sandi on March 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I read over this, but I just CAN’T do mayo. Is there a substatute for this?


    • Michelle on March 30th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      It depends on what else you like. Perhaps sour cream, yogurt, etc.?


  66. Kristy on April 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    There was a restaurant in the town where I went to college that had the most delicious Spinach and Artichoke dip I have ever had. My mom and I loved that dip so much that we only ever ate at that one restaurant when my parents visited! I’ll be making this as soon as I next go home.

    Do you have a favorite Spinach and Artichoke dip from a Pittsburgh restaurant? I’d love to have a recommendation now that I’m living in Pittsburgh 🙂


    • Michelle on April 19th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Kristy, You know, I don’t have one that doesn’t stand out in my mind as the best. If I come across it, though, I’ll definitely let you know! 🙂

      P.S. Welcome to Pittsburgh! I hope you’re enjoying it!


  67. Gail volina on December 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

    The search is finally over thanks to our Brown Eyed Baker! This dip was wonderful .. Many thanks for contributing to the success of a wonderful cocktail party I recently gave. Not Only was it delicious , flavorful, creamy, etc….but it was sooooo pretty and golden bubbly … Made an : owwwww …. What’s THAaaT appearance on my table. No more searching for the “perfect” spinach artichoke recipe , that’s to my BEB! HAPPY HOLIDAYS MICHELLE AND EVERYONE!


  68. Michaela on December 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I made it this morning for a Christmas office party and it turned out very well. The only thing that I would personally change is the sodium level. It was a bit too salty for me. Other than that, it tasted great!


  69. Ashley D on September 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I’ve used this recipe 3 times in two months and it’s absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting’


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