Hot Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Well, hello there! I hope you had a very happy holiday season and are looking forward to a fun New Year celebration… whether that means partying it up or puttering around in pajamas, trying to stay awake. I’ll be doing a little bit of both this year. Pajama party, here I come!

Hubby and I have lots of celebrate in the coming year, including our sweet little Junebug and a sizzlin’ Caribbean getaway to relax in preparation. We’re also looking forward to sharing many more of our favorite healthy, easy and deeee-lish recipes with you!

Nothing like starting the year off right with a little indulgence, though, right?

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My cravings lately have ranged from grapes to cheddar to Golden Grahams cereal, but one “want” I can always count on is this cheesy spinach-artichoke dip! This stuff is dreamy, creamy delicious GOLD. So incredibly easy, too!

Just whiz together a mixture of mozzarella-parmesan cheese, frozen spinach and artichoke hearts, then toss in sour cream, cream cheese and a bit of light mayo. Blend it all together, top with more cheese (obviously), and whammo-bammo, you’ve got a simple, scrumptious party pleaser to bring to your New Year festivities… even if they’re just on the couch.

I like mine served with toasty baguette slices. Just lay them out on a baking sheet, coat with nonstick cooking spray, and sprinkle with a little garlic powder. Broil or bake at a high temp for just a few minutes, and arrange them on a big serving platter with your delicious dip! Each bite is like enjoying a mini garlic bread topped with gooey, melty mozzarella-spinach-artichoke bliss. Pretty much my food happy place.

You can also serve with hearty crackers, pretzels, or my super easy homemade Whole Wheat Pita Chips!

Enjoy this appetizer and have a wonderful New Year, foodie friends. Wishing you lots of love, laughter and good fortune in 2014 from Austin!

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Hot Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Yield: Serves 15; makes 4 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded mozzarella-parmesan cheese blend
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 (14 oz.) can small artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 (8 oz.) package reduced-fat or regular cream cheese
2/3 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend 1 1/2 cups cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts until well combined. Blend garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and salt into spinach mixture. Pour into a casserole dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is golden and dip is bubbly. Serve hot with crackers, toasted bread or pretzels.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Food.com

      

31 Responses to “Hot Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 30, 2013 @ 12:21 am

    One of my favorite dips ever, perfect for NYE!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — December 30, 2013 @ 1:41 am

    I can never resist spinach dip! Have a wonderful New Year!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — December 30, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    An all time favorite. I could live off this dip if the hips would allow it. :)

    Happy New Year!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — December 30, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    I love this stuff and could eat half that bowl without taking a breath. Imagine if I were pregnant? LOL

    Happy 2014 and you’ve got a fantastic year ahead of you!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — December 30, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    Um HELLO deliciousness! Happy 2014, Georgia!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — December 30, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Happy New Year Georgia! Spin artichoke dip is a guaranteed hit at any party. Yours looks extra cheesy and d-lish!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 30, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Apparently this dip was a craving I didn’t even know I had because now it’s ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT. :) Happy New Year, friend! Can’t wait for the arrival of our little babes in 2014. :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — December 30, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    It is so hard to resist a bowl of spinach artichoke dip! Happy New Year, Georgia!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — December 30, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    happy 2014 and what a great way to start the year :)

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    The Café Sucre Farine — December 30, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    This kind of dip seems to be a favorite with just about everyone. Love your version, pinning it! Have a wonderful New Year!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 30, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    This looks positively perfect!

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    Karly — December 30, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I literally just finished a big plate of leftover spinach artichoke dip for lunch. We had leftovers from my daughter’s birthday party yesterday and I couldn’t let it go to waste! ;)

    I’ll have to try your version next!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — December 30, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    This dip is always a crowd pleaser. Yours looks delicious! Happy 2014!

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    Ashley — December 30, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Oh this dip. It looks so cheesy and indulgent and delicious! Cheers to 2014!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 30, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Oh man, I could easily stuff my face with this for dinner!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs — December 30, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    What a perfect dip, it looks gorgeous! I hope you have a Happy New Yeat and a lovely New Year’s eve (full of delicious food like this, of course) xxx

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 30, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    A Caribbean vacation sounds fabulous. We’re headed that way in 3 weeks. I’m so dang excited. Oh, and celebrating NYE in pjs is my kind of party. That creamy, cheesy dip is calling my name. Pinned.

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    Monet — December 30, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Yum! You just can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip, can you? This looks so good Georgia! And I think a baby vacation is the way to go!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — December 30, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    I can eat this dip by the boatload. SO good, and your photos are making me incredibly hungry – gorgeous!

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    Becki's Whole Life — December 31, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    Yum – this would make a great dish to bring to a party! Spinach, artichokes and cheese go so well together. Happy New Year!

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    Ramona — December 31, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    This would disappear at house in minutes. :) YUM!! Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year 2014!!

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    Honey What's Cooking — December 31, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    this looks so good.. i love hot cheesy spinach stuff…happy new year to you Georgia. 2014 is gonna one heck of a year for you! WISH YOU LUCK!!!!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — December 31, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Artichoke dip is my weakness and that cheese shot is killing me!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — December 31, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Georgia, this is a hot dip we make every year for the holidays. Can’t wait to try your version. Gorgeous photos, too, as always. Thank you for sharing, my friend. Wishing for you all the best with your pregnancy, labor and delivery in 2014. Warmest wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy New Year!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 1, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    mmmmm a variation of one of my favorite dips! LOVE!

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    Deborah — January 1, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    I just indulged in some spinach artichoke dip last night, but now you have me craving more!!

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    Celina — April 21, 2014 @ 12:51 am

    i made this for Easter and it was a huge hit! Thank you!

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    Amber — April 23, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    Can I freeze this and bake it later?

    • Georgia — April 23rd, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

      Sure! Just thaw on your countertop or in your fridge before baking. You may need to slightly increase the baking time.

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    Maryam — July 15, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    How can we substitute artichokes? They are not available where I live. Can you please suggest some other vegetable instead?

    • Georgia — July 15th, 2014 @ 9:30 am

      You can omit them altogether, or use whatever other vegetable you prefer.

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