This super easy, cheesy spinach-artichoke dip is perfect with toasty baguette slices, crackers and pretzels… whether you’re enjoying at a party or cozied up on the couch!
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?
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 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!
Hot Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a small baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream, 1/4 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach until well combined. Pour into a baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella.
- Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove cover and bake 5-10 remaining minutes.
- Serve hot with crackers, tortilla chips or toasted baguette slices.
One of my favorite dips ever, perfect for NYE!
I can never resist spinach dip! Have a wonderful New Year!
An all time favorite. I could live off this dip if the hips would allow it. :)
Happy New Year!
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!
Um HELLO deliciousness! Happy 2014, Georgia!
Happy New Year Georgia! Spin artichoke dip is a guaranteed hit at any party. Yours looks extra cheesy and d-lish!
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. :)
It is so hard to resist a bowl of spinach artichoke dip! Happy New Year, Georgia!
happy 2014 and what a great way to start the year :)
This kind of dip seems to be a favorite with just about everyone. Love your version, pinning it! Have a wonderful New Year!
This looks positively perfect!
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!
This dip is always a crowd pleaser. Yours looks delicious! Happy 2014!
Oh this dip. It looks so cheesy and indulgent and delicious! Cheers to 2014!! I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!
Oh man, I could easily stuff my face with this for dinner!
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
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.
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!
I can eat this dip by the boatload. SO good, and your photos are making me incredibly hungry – gorgeous!
Yum – this would make a great dish to bring to a party! Spinach, artichokes and cheese go so well together. Happy New Year!
This would disappear at house in minutes. :) YUM!! Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and wonderful New Year 2014!!
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!!!!
Artichoke dip is my weakness and that cheese shot is killing me!
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!
mmmmm a variation of one of my favorite dips! LOVE!
I just indulged in some spinach artichoke dip last night, but now you have me craving more!!
i made this for Easter and it was a huge hit! Thank you!
Can I freeze this and bake it later?
Sure! Just thaw on your countertop or in your fridge before baking. You may need to slightly increase the baking time.
How can we substitute artichokes? They are not available where I live. Can you please suggest some other vegetable instead?
You can omit them altogether, or use whatever other vegetable you prefer.
Made this yesterday, just finished the leftovers :o) Very tasty and very easy! Great recipe, thanks! :o)
How can I make this with fresh spinach? Have all the other ingredients! Looks yummy!’
Hi Anna – I recommend using frozen spinach. Frozen spinach is blanched and this makes the spinach lose water weight. To get the same effect and weight you would have to blanch your fresh spinach and it would be pretty much the same as frozen spinach. If using fresh, though, I would use about 16 oz.
I have a question. If I mix everything tonight and put in dish and let it hang in fridge overnight… do you think would be OK if I cook tomorrow?
Yes, you can definitely make ahead and cook the next day.
Made this dish for our New Years Eve get together and it was a hit.. Glad I choose your recipe.
Can this yummy dip be frozen?
Yes it can definitely be prepared ahead and frozen before baked.
How about after it’s been baked? We have a lot leftover – hate to throw it out!
I wouldn’t recommend it, as it may lose moisture and become dry. But, you can certainly try! Or, you can mix it into cooked pasta and add additional veggies or cooked meat!
I made this for my fantasy football draft last week, subbing fresh wilted spinach for frozen, and an Italian cheese blend (due to availability). It was absolutely delicious, and I’m glad I searched long and hard to find a recipe that seemed just right. Thanks for sharing! I hope to post my adapted recipe next time I make it and have a chance to actually take pictures.
What size casserole dish did you use? I am planning to make this for a party that will have roughly 60 people so was going to double the recipe. Was wondering if a 9×13 would be good for the double recipe.
Yes, a 9 x 13-inch pan would work fine for doubling the recipe. For the amount shown, the pan I used was equivalent to about 8 x 8-inch.
Can this be made in a 2.5 qt. crockpot? I want to make it, take it and serve in the crockpot for Christmas Eve.
Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip~ Is my absolute favorite….I continuously crave it all the time!!! I also add some sharp whits cheddar cheese to mine about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup to the mix, and I sprinkle about 1/4 Sharp white cheddar to the top with the remaining half cup cheese before I bake. I also like to add some more seasoning to mine, I sprinkle in until it tastes right to me, some Lawry’s Garlic & Herb seasoning, and a little extra Garlic powder to taste, and a bit of onion powder! I like it with a good strong Garlic and Herb flavor, everyone loves it and always wants me to make some. It tastes so yummy :)
Do you think I could make this will full-fat versions of the ingredients? I don’t normally use low-fat products so I’d have to go out and buy everything new. I wanted to make this to take somewhere for Christmas so I don’t want to risk it not turning out!
Yes, the full-fat ingredients would work fine.