Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip is easy, super cheesy, and perfect for your next party. Serve it in a bread bowl or with your favorite chips or crackers.
Raise your hand if you love dip. Me too. Meeeeee too.
Any and all dips, bring ’em on! If it’s dip, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to want to devour it.
My husband and I have long been massive fans of spinach artichoke dip. We’ve always ordered it nearly anytime we see it on a menu, 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 is why I’m so thrilled to share this killer homemade spinach artichoke dip with you!
How Do You Make Spinach Artichoke 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, right? Luckily, this spinach artichoke dip could not be easier to make.
Prior to this iteration, I had tried some old recipes from my mom’s recipe books that were either really mayonnaise-y or too sour cream-y, or not enough spinach. I tweaked the previous version that was on the site just a smidge to include a little more cream cheese, equal amounts sour cream and mayonnaise, a little milk and cream to keep the dip creamy, and some extra zing with crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper (in doing so I omitted the paprika).
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! It’s easy, super cheesy, and everyone goes totally bananas for it.
What to Serve With It
I’m pretty traditional when it comes to spinach artichoke dip, and I prefer serving it with tortilla chips, however the possibilities are seriously endless! Some ideas:
- Pita chips
- Multi-seed crackers
- Wheat Thins
- Sliced baguette
- Carrot sticks
- Transfer the warm dip to a bread bowl a la my cold spinach dip recipe
A Few More Recipe Notes/Thoughts
- You can assemble this dip a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator, covered. I recommend bringing it to room temperature before baking, otherwise plan on a longer bake time.
- I’ve heard of some people eating cold spinach artichoke dip, which you could technically do, but this one is definitely at its best warm and cheesy!
- If you want to make it a liiiiiiitle bit healthier and prefer no mayonnaise or sour cream in your dip, you could use Greek yogurt in place of the mayonnaise and sour cream.
- This dip always disappears really quickly, so if you’re making it for a crowd or party, I would recommend doubling the recipe and baking in a 9×13-inch pan or other 3-quart baking dish.
- I’ve never made this in a crock pot because I love the browned and bubbling cheesiness you get from baking in the oven, but if you’d like to use your slow cooker, I would recommend assembling it just as you would for the oven (including placing the extra Monterey Jack and Parmesan on top) and cook on low for 2 hours. Once done, stir everything together and serve (or switch to the keep warm setting and let guests serve themselves!).
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Spinach artichoke dip is definitely one of those classics that everyone needs in their recipe arsenal, and I can say, without a doubt, that this is the absolute BEST spinach artichoke dip you’ll ever make! Grab your favorite chip or dipper and dig in!
Throwing a Big Party? Add These Other Popular Dips To Your Menu!
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Hissy Fit Dip
- Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip
- Jalapeño Popper Dip
- The Best Easy Crab Dip
- Loaded Baked Potato Dip
- Seven Layer Dip
- Taco Dip
- Spinach Dip
- Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 10 ounce (283.5 g) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
- 14 ounce (396.89 g) can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
- 1½ cups (169.5 g) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided, (6 ounces)
- 1½ cups (150 g) finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, divided, (6 ounces)
- 6 ounces (170.1 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (112 g) mayonnaise
- ½ cup (115 ml) sour cream
- ¼ cup (61 ml) milk
- ¼ cup (59.5 ml) heavy cream
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- ¼ teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) salt
- ¼ teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, chopped artichokes, spinach,1¼ cups of Monterey Jack cheese, 1¼ cups of Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, heavy cream, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and stir well to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into a 1½-quart baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Monterey Jack and ¼ cup Parmesan cheeses on top. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until browned and bubbly. Serve warm with tortilla or pita chips, crackers, vegetables, or in a bread bowl. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.
- The dip can be assembled a day in advance, covered and refrigerated. Bring to room temperature before baking.
- You can double the recipe and bake in a 9×13-inch dish or other 3-quart baking dish.
- To make in a slow cooker, assemble exactly as directed above, cook on low for 2 hours, then stir together and serve.
- You can replace the mayonnaise and sour cream with Greek yogurt.
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This recipe was originally published on August 26, 2010.
Can this dip be frozen before it’s baked? I’ve assembled up to baking for a party tomorrow that is now postponed and would like to use it next week.
Absolutely delicious! We had leftovers and made a killer omelet the next morning!
This is a good one.
Are the artichokes the marinated kind, or plain? Can’t wait to try this!
Hi Jay, I use plain, but I think it would be fine to use marinated, too.
I tried the recipe and it had so much grease floating on the top after baking that I had to spoon it off before serving. The taste was very good but perhaps I should be using low fat cheeses, mayo and sour cream to avoid the abundant grease factor?
Oh no, I’ve never had that happen! I always use full-fat ingredients.
I make this as a side dish and serve it with a grilled chicken breast and jasmine rice for dinner! It tastes really great coupled with the rice and chicken!
Absolutely love the way this looks. I’ve been looking for a great artichoke dip recipe but haven’t really found the right one yet. I am definitely giving this one a try! Thanks so much for sharing.
Ooooh, I love paprika though! Would you substitute it equally for the pepper flakes, which I don’t love?
Hi Kate, Yes, I think anywhere from 1/2 to 1 teaspoon would be good!
I’m definitely going to make this Crockpot style for a work Super Bowl party. How much does using Greek yogurt change the consistency/taste? Lots of healthy people in our office and I’d love a lower calorie option. Thank you.
Hi Lisa, Consistency is about the same, but the flavor will be less rich than if you use the sour cream/mayonnaise.
This is my all time favorite Brown Eyed Baker Recipe and the recipe that I have used most often. It is easy to make ahead and is a crowd pleaser everytime it is served. The aroma welcomes all to our home when they enter. Thanks for your posts and recipes. Love the pictures of your children and your food!
Great recipe. I added some chopped water chestnuts to add a bit of texture. Superb!
This looks so very good! I can’t wait to try the recipe! My favorite restaurant in our little town has the best Spinach Artichoke Dip, and they serve it with “pita points” (little triangular pieces of pita bread). I love reading your blog and seeing your precious little boys as they grow and change! My babies are grown and now I am loving on my 2 grandchildren! Keep up the good work!
I’ve used this recipe 3 times in two months and it’s absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting’
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!
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!
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 :)
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!
I read over this, but I just CAN’T do mayo. Is there a substatute for this?
It depends on what else you like. Perhaps sour cream, yogurt, etc.?
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! http://wp.me/p2hp9V-xq
Thanks for sharing!
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.
Hi Leitisha, Thank you so much for sharing! It sounds delicious!
What about oven time? None? I really want to try this.
Can I use fresh spinach instead of the frozen one? It’s not readily available where I live.
Hi Tessa, You would need to cook it down so that it has the same consistency and water content as frozen, otherwise it won’t taste the same or have the same texture. There is a good tutorial for this on Annie’s Eats: http://annies-eats.com/2012/06/27/making-the-basics-frozen-chopped-spinach/
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!
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!
Baking them right now in the oven soooo excited!!!!
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!!!
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!
Can I do this in a crock pot?
Ooh good idea, I definitely think you could do that.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Hi Shannon, I would say you could make it the night before.
Looks so gooooood. Do you think you could make this in advance?
Yes, you could definitely make it ahead of time, just refrigerate, and then bake when ready.
Perfect. Thanks! I will definitely be making this for Christmas dinner then :)
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?
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! :)
Artichoke Spinach Dip was fabulous. Easy to make, and a BIG hit with guests. Easy to reheat in micro also. Thanks for sharing :)
You are welcome! So glad you enjoyed it, and for the tip on reheating in the microwave!
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:)
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for the comment! So happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the recipes!
I made this dip this evening. Fabulous! I could have eaten the entire thing.
Misty – you and me both! It’s totally addicting; so glad you loved it too!
I loooooooooooooooove dip oh do I love dip. This one looks so perfectly delicious.
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!
That looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks!
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!
Artichoke Dip is probably one of my favorite things in the world. Great recipe!
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!
This looks really good.I need this right now lol.
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!
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!
We make guacamole, on average, once per week. Though we might have to substitute this yummy dip next week!
Spinach and artichoke is one of my favorites, right up there with crab dip. Yours looks so good!
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!
My other all time favorite dip besides artichoke and spinach is
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
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.
I’m cooking dinner for a group on Friday. Appetizer now sorted!
Ooooh Yumm. This recipe looks delish! Cant wait to try it. I never thought of mixing the two before…. Great post.
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!
That cheesy crust on top looks delicious!
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!
I could eat this all day and be sooo happy! Great recipe!
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.
I love Spinach-Artichoke dip. This recipe is very similar to a recipe I have, and it is sooooo good!
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. http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/2010/06/buffalo-wing-dip.html
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.
Looking at this post literally made my mouth water. Ahhhh. Goodness. I must make this immediately!
I love artichoke spin dip! I could eat this all day…but I will try to restrain myself!
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!
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!
I am going to a girl’s night out sangria party tomorrow night and i am bringing this along!!!
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.
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.
We are SUPER huge fans of Dip and especially Spinach Artichoke Dip, yours looks wonderful…thanks for sharing!
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.
I very much want to have a dip party now…My friends need to learn to cook asap! haha
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!
This would be great for labor day next weekend and family get togethers :)
This is healthy because of the spinach and artichokes, right? Right??? Ha! Looks great!
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!
I LOVE Spin Dip! Aside from good ol standby queso it’s my favorite.
Our office has an annual “December Dip Day” where everyone bring in their favorite dip – yummy!
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!
I really like this recipe. Looks so delicious!
have a nice time,
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.
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!!!!!!!
Did you make this dip? Is it similar to Oregano’s? I am looking for their recipe
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.