Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Total Time:
15 min
10 min
5 min

1 batch

  • 1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
  • 11/2 cups thawed, chopped frozen artichoke hearts
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Boil spinach and artichokes in 1 cup of water until tender and drain. Discard liquid. Heat cream cheese in microwave for 1 minute or until hot and soft. Stir in rest of ingredients and serve hot.

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    made this tonight for my uncle and boyfriend and we were all pleased. spinach artichoke dip w/o a little spice will never cut it ever again. used light mayo, 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and light sour cream and it was still fantastic!
    No doubt about it, THE BEST spinach artichoke dip EVER. My husband and I are spoiled by this recipe, and every time we order it in a restaurant are let down a little bit because it just doesn't taste as good as this one. Only thing we change is we use either jarred marinated artichoke hearts or just canned, since I have never come across frozen. Again, THE BEST!
    This dip is outstanding! My 12-year old couldn't get enough. It was a huge hit!
    Very good recipe with some changes. I added more salt and pepper to my liking. Also added mozzarella cheese at the end and put it in the oven for about 15 minutes. Very good!
    So great! A hit at every dinner party!
    Fell in love with this dip, served at a local restaurant. I made my own at home and this recipe is spot on to mine! I used marinated artichokes that I drained and chopped for a little extra flavor. Can't go wrong with this one!
    Fast, easy, and great. I had canned artichokes which I had on hand.
    I followed the dip recipe exactly as written and it was wonderful. The only thing I changed was what we used for dipping. I had bought a pumpernickel loaf and cut the middle out for dipping, using the rest as a bowl for the dip. It was so good that eventually we were ripping in to the bowl! Great recipe!
    This is a great recipe and one you can eyeball if you don't have the exact amount of cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, or parmesan cheese. I just had half a stick of cream cheese and that works fine. I assemble all of it in one dish and then throw the whole thing in the microwave for a minute, stir, and then add another minute till hot. I've never seen frozen artichokes so I use a can and drain it, no boiling necessary for that or for frozen spinach.
    I have made this dip many times, its always a hit! Love this recipe!
    I just made the hot spinach and artichoke dip for the first time last night for a holiday dinner party and our guests loved it! It was very flavorful, but I did add extra chopped spinach and used my own Asian grounded spicy red pepper instead of the red pepper flakes called for in the recipe. I served the dip with a variety of crackers and roasted garlic and black bean tortilla chips. Within 30 minutes, our guests finished the dip. This recipe rocks and I will be making more at our next function! Thank you Alton for sharing your delicious recipe.
    Yum - I did make a couple changes - I used canned (in water) artichoke hearts that I already had and more spinach (I didn't measure either) - I also added shopped water chestnuts as I've had them in Spinach Artichoke dip before and love the texture of them in it. I also added maybe 1/3 cup shredded habanero jack cheese and I used nonfat greek yogurt, lite mayo and Neufchatel cheese - topped with parmesan and baked it -- So yummy! Easy too - will make again - I also added a bit more salt and garlic powder...
    Thanks Alton, for the inspiration to make this dish! I wanted caramelized onion dip and spinach artichoke dip so I made a combination of the two in one dip! I used what I had on hand to give it a "Try Out" for TG. I used fresh spinach, jarred marinated artichokes, rinsed & chopped. 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup freshly grated parm/regi cheese (as that's what I had on hand) will pick up more for topping. I diced some shallot and slowly caramelized it, for 15 minutes, then added chopped fresh garlic. one large clove sautéed for a minute. Remove onion garlic from pan to mixing bowl. Threw in chopped fresh spinach & Chopped artichokes to hot pan to wilt. Added the red pepper flakes then cream cheese and a large dollop of mayonnaise to warm (no sour cream as I didn't have any). stirred in the onion mixture and parm/reg cheese and pepper to taste. Didn't need salt?.yet. Tastes GREAT! Refrigerated now and will add more parm cheese before heating to serve on TG.
    This dip is easy and delicious! Even my Dad, who doesn't like very creamy or heavy things, loved this dip. It is cheesy and delicious without being too heavy. Thanks, Alton! :)
    Perfect proportions! One FYI; if you're making it hours in advance, pulse the spinach and artichoke hearts in a processor then just throw it all in a crock pot on high and stir it once about 15 minutes later then turn it to low. The veggies cook right in the mixture. No need for that added step. Recipe is good for about 10 people.
    i have made this recipe, for the last 3yr: always a hit! great appitizer!!!
    Needed a bit more red pepper, garlic, and salt to enhance flavor, but it was otherwise very good! Recipe made enough for 16 people.
    Very easy to make. Guests thought it was a bit too spicy. Could use a bit more garlic. Easy changes to make.
    I love easy and delicious! WTG Alton
    I took what you gave me and added more .I added an 8 oz block of cream cheese not 6 oz and added mozzarella cheese.I also used a whole frozen box of spinach.I love garlic so added more.This is The best recipe on line,and allows me to add my own spin,it is great .
    Incredibly easy and delicious. I added extra garlic and red pepper flakes but I love how simple this is!
    A Very Quick and Simple Appetizer. It all goes together with stuff you can keep on hand. I used marinated jarred artichoke hearts, so I didn't boil them just cut them up and mixed all together then microwaved for a minute at the end to ensure it was hot and served with veggie chips and it was gone yummm, Love that you don?t have to bake it. Thanks AB!
    This is a great dish for parties!
    Excellent! Tasted by 20+ people... everyone LOVED IT!
    Good but too thick especially when it gets cold. I think I would put some of the spinach liquid in it and some chopped onions for some texture. And it needs some more kick with pepper or something.
    Very tasty and creamy I used drained canned spinach. Cheddar jack and mozzarella cheese in and on top ,baked for 15 minutes in electric oven.
    Great final product. Took much longer than advertised to prep since I used fresh spinach and had to chop it. The frozen artichoke hearts had to be chopped too. Like the red pepper flakes. They give a subtle heat at the end. I lightened with low fat cream cheese and used 8 oz since I didn't want to have 2oz leftover. I also used light mayo and light sour cream. Still had a nice creamy taste. This recipe make a lot of dip. Used as a pre-dinner appetizer for 8 and still had over half left. Hope it freezes well.
    Thanks, Alton! You saved the day (again. I was making a different recipe (shame on me but it didn't taste right. So, I looked up your recipe and added garlic salt and some cream cheese and now it's perfect! The next time I make this, I'll use this recipe.
    Excellent! I used canned artichoke hearts (drained and rinsed because my grocery store didn't have frozen. I eliminated the salt, since there was enough in the can. I also used neuchatel cream cheese and low fat sour cream to reduce calories. I also left out the mayo for the same reason. Either way, it is very tasty!
    Oh my goo! This is absolutely delicious! I was nervous to try this recipe for the first time while entertaining on Easter, but it was gobbled up and got lots compliments. I would recommend this recipe to anybody!
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