Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 batch
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
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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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Really delish! New go to, very simple to make.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Move along, people. Nothing special about this one.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious!  I changed only a couple things -- I added a couple shakes of some seasoning salt and a bit of fresh lemon juice for some brightness. Also, I didn't microwave it, I made it in advance and then popped it into the oven to heat up. A huge hit here! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe exactly as he said. I liked it, but I think there is too much garlic(I think thats the first time I've ever said that in my life lol!). I would probably halve it next time. It overpowered the other flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Added some chopped water chestnuts for a little crunch. Delicious and perfect for SuperBowl Sunday! Served the dip in a sourdough bread bowl. Removed the bread inside, cut the bread into chunks and used that to eat with the dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is close to Lulu Buffet's recipe but hers is so much better because you caramelize onion with butter and sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what happen to real cooking? microwave (cha!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and friends loved this dip so much that they all demand I make it for all get together's or just because! Even my coworkers are constantly asking me to bring it into work!! Extremely easy to make and impossible to mess it up. Turns out amazing every time! Great recipe :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe for the holidays! item not reviewed by moderator and published
just plain tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I try a new recipe for Artichoke dip every year, neat year I won't need to, this was SO YUMMY!! A huge Thanksgiving hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sounds just like a recipe I lost and have been searching for! The only difference is that once combined, I bake it in a 350 oven til slightly browned and bubbly. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another Home Run recipe from Alton! My guests devoured this dip. I used canned artichoke hearts and chopped them as I couldn't find frozen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fantastic. I add more red pepper flakes to make it a little spicier, but everyone who has tried it, loves it! It's so quick and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't do mayo, so I just left it out and still got a great consistency. Also used real garlic and warmed it in a mini-crockpot so the cheese got really gooey. Served with baguette toasts at a potluck, crockpot was scraped clean! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was fantastic! My husband doesn't usually like this type of creamy appetizer, dippy thing, but he was gobbling this down. Said it tasted way more wholesome and less "fake" than the stuff you get at the big chain restaurants. Couple of small changes I made-- did't have garlic powder, so I used one very finely minced fresh clove and I doubled the grated parm. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just back home from the States and was looking for a recipe for this dip which we all loved while we were on vacation. Really easy to make and tastes delicious xx item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! Best dip ever, have been making for years now and it's always a hit! I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese and it still tastes awesome....tried using reduced fat mayo...yuck! The sour cream I go back and forth between full fat and non, either way tastes good to me! Same with artichokes...canned or frozen...yummy either way!! Thanks AB! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dip is outstanding! My 12-year old couldn't get enough. It was a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So great! A hit at every dinner party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast, easy, and great. I had canned artichokes which I had on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this dip many times, its always a hit! Love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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... item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have made this recipe, for the last 3yr: always a hit! great appitizer!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needed a bit more red pepper, garlic, and salt to enhance flavor, but it was otherwise very good! Recipe made enough for 16 people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make. Guests thought it was a bit too spicy. Could use a bit more garlic. Easy changes to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love easy and delicious! WTG Alton item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredibly easy and delicious. I added extra garlic and red pepper flakes but I love how simple this is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dish for parties! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Tasted by 20+ people... everyone LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Followed it as written and it was perfect. Then I saw 2 strips of applewood smoked bacon leftover from breakfast and decided to crumble it on top. Even more awesome! I served this with slices of grilled French bread (drizzled w/ olive oil and pinch of thyme...then toasted on the griddle. The mini crock pot works great for keeping it warm. I will definitely break my diet for this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious ! This was a home run with my guests and we had 2 children who went wild with this dip. Usually kids don't go well with spinach but this recipe was a so good. Even my husband loved it he demanded me to tell everyone how I made it. I followed the recipe to the Tee, just slightly omitted the red pepper flakes. Thanks Alton for yet another keeper ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I changed a few things, only half the mayo and much more spinach. I also used fresh spinach b/c i like it and i had it. Also doubled the red pepper and added 1/8tsp of cayenne pepper. Super Good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe! I added a little mozzarella and extra parmesan [to taste] and two cloves of garlic. Added only half the chili flakes which gave just a slight hint of heat. Next time I also might add only 5 oz of cream cheese, though this recipe was delicious as is. This will be my new go to for parties. Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. I used about 7 oz of the cream cheese and felt like any more would have been too overpowering. I used jarred artichoke hearts and cut them into small pieces. I used frozen creamed spinach. Was a crowd pleaser and will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and awesome! Thank you Alton, yet again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I highly recommend this recipe. Quick, easy, fool-proof, and adaptable to anyone's modifications for additional flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made some tweaks due to allergies. I used soy cream cheese b/c I'm allergic to most forms dairy...but not the Parmesan - go figure. Used egg-free mayo. Instead of sour cream, I used the entire 8oz b/c the extra 2oz is equal to 1/4 cup of the cream cheese and added a dash of lemon juice for the touch of sour. Then, I used fresh baby spinach and steamed it. Used canned, diced artichoke hearts. Used microwave to warm up the artichoke hearts and the cream cheese. Mixed it all up...and WOW! This is fantastic. I'm printing it and putting it into my binder of favorites. Oh...and since I'm also a low-carb-er, I skipped the bread. Instead, I put it on a small bed of fresh, baby spinach. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best I've ever had. Doubled it & kept warm in small crockpot. Only had 8 oz cream cheese; used 1/3 C grated Parmesan and 2/3 C Gruyere. Served with blue corn tortilla chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great classic dip. As others suggested, I stirred in about 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella. I placed the dip in an oven safe dish, topped with additional shredded mozzarella and broiled until brown. Also, because it was all I had on hand, I used light cream cheese and reduced fat parm, It still tasted great and maybe saved a few fat grams or calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used 4 oz of cream cheese, some fresh garlic, garlic and onion powder, and it was awesome! This is our second time making it and we're addicted! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a quick dip to take to a Christmas party and I made this dip in 10 minutes, no joke! I left out the artichokes, as my husband and son detest them, and it was fantastic just the same! I used 8 ounces of cream cheese, a little more parmesan and sour cream and a lot more heat! So simple and so flavorful. I will never use another recipe to make spinach dip again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making this dish. It was very easy for an inexperienced cook and it tastes delicious!!! Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AB never lets me down! I too used the whole 8oz cream cheese as I had no use for the remaining 2oz. I also added chopped water chestnuts because I like the crunch. (remember the Knorr soup version? Next time I might use just a touch less crushed red. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and have made it so many times everyone one loves it!! I use fresh garlic at least 2-3 cloaves, extra red pepper flakes and I chop the artichoke hearts up vert small as I do not like big chunks of artichoke hearts. I also use the whole 8 oz of creame cheese I do not want 2 oz setting in my frig... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My nephew made this for thanksgiving. It was fabulous!!! I could not stop eating it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy to make and tasty too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to put together. You don't need to use anything frozen, just a can of artichokes and spinach. I plan on serving this cold in a bread bowl with crackers and carrot sticks. I also added some crumbled bacon and chopped water chestnuts. If you like a little more heat you could add more red pepper flakes or a shot of Tabasco . Scored well with my son who doesn't really like spinach. Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious! I used frozen/steamer bag of spinach and a can of artichoke hearts. The dip was light and flavorful. The flavors got richer as they mingled in the fridge. Great with crackers and veggie, baked chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry, usually Alton Brown's recipes are fantastic, but this one really doesn't work. The spinach overpowers the artichoke flavor and even after adding additional spices, hot sauce, parmesan and asagio cheeses and baking in the oven, it still wasn't worth the time. I wouldn't make this again. Next time I'll try Paula Deen's version. Short on time? Try Traders Joe’s frozen Artichoke Dip - very good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! This took like 5 minutes to put together. Great when you don't have the patience to make artichoke dip that requires going into the oven. Love Alton's recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted just ok. nothing special. won't make it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe....I used canned artichoke hearts instead of frozen and followed the recipe exactly. It turned out great.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was delicious!! Warning: Don't expect leftovers if you take it to a party. I always stash some in my fridge for my husband and I to enjoy later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone ALWAYS loves this!! I used marinated artichokes and its still really great and its so easy. I heat in the oven til hot - absolutely wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good, I used fresh crushed garlic and grated extra strong white cheddar in the dip. Downside, I don't think the recipe is very helpful saying 'serve hot'... I had to guess what temp in the oven & how long to bake it for. Sprinkled parmesan on top and baked at 350 for half an hour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe!!! Always a hit at party's! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a fan of cream cheese or sour cream, but this was delicious. This will be my go-to recipe for artichoke dip! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super tasty and super easy!!! I used canned artichokes because I could not find frozen and it was still delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing to say the least. My girlfriend continuously requests for me to make it. It has also gotten me out of the dog house a few times. We don't add artichoke all the time due to the high prices of frozen artichoke but we do add mozzarella to the recipe equivalent to the amount to parmesan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Alton never lets me down. Instead of frozen artichoke hearts, I used canned marinated artichoke hearts, which gave it some good seasoning. Also, I made this recipe on another occasion but used veggie mayo, sour cream and cream cheese and it was still a hit with my vegetarian family/friends. A definite must in your recipe box! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed a quick appetizer recipe and tried this one. It was fast, easy and delicious. It's my new "go to" recipe. For those who thought it was too bland, add more garlic powder or try a little cayenne. Make it your own. But this was an excellent recipe base to build from and for that I give it 5 stars. Thank you, Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. My 8 year old grandson loves it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did alter this recipe before tasting it. I added 1/2 teaspoon garlic, and additional 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and used 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach and 1 1/2 cups fresh artichoke hearts. Everyone thought it was delicious! This recipe was super easy and I would definitely recommend it with the alterations that I made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think it was quite bland. I couldn't find frozen artichokes, so I used canned. Like others, I ended up altering the recipe a lot and added more spices, topped it with cheese, etc. After doing that, it turned out great. But the recipe as-is was pretty bland even when I used the best quality cream cheese and sour cream I could find. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is perfect! my fiance and i are HUGE fans of Spinach and artichoke dip. I could not find frozen artichokes so i used canned. had the perfect about of spice! Next time i will substitute 1/2 the cream cheese with greek yogurt and see how it changes the flavor. SO EASY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very good even though I only had it once. FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was soo yummy. super easy. i used canned artichokes cause couldnt find frozen and too advice of comments and melted mozz cheese on top! big hit with the hubby! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! The red pepper flakes add a bit of good pep! I also added some asiago cheese to the top and put it under the broiler for 5 minutes. Absolutely fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have regularly made this dip for dinner parties and potlucks and every time it is hands down the biggest hit of the evening!! I would recommend serving it with everything bagel chips which are a very nice compliment and also a crowd pleaser. So simple and so delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it and it was so lovely...My whole family just loved it...will diffinatly make it again.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Remarkable! I love this recipe so much! I made it yesterday with my mom and we both loved the taste. Thanks!! We will be making this again on my dad’s birthday. Hope he likes it! We also tried the recipes at gourmandia and gourmetrecipe and the outcome turned what we imagined, the cuisines are mouth-watering. Take time to glance those sites for more interesting recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh it is so good, I even had my husband try it, He really liked it, and he doesn't even like spinach or artichokes. Thank You Alton Brown this was a quick and easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!! I loved this recipe, just delicious!!! Thanks Alton, went great with your Popover recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone at the party loved this! I topped it with mozzarella and popped it in the oven. The red pepper flakes gave it a nice kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best ever! I did try to lighten it up by using Hellman's Light Mayo, Dannon All-Natural Non-Fat Plain Yogurt (instead of sour cream, & Reduced Fat Neufchatel Cream Cheese. I doubled the recipe by using 16 oz Neufchatel, 1/2 c plain yogurt, 1/2 c mayo, 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 2 small cloves of garlic minced, 1/2 tsp salt, 2/3 c grated Parm, 1-16 oz bag frozen artichoke hearts, 2-10 oz boxes frozen chopped spinach. I used a food processor to chop up the artichoke hearts & garlic. So light-tasting & delicious! I will also bake part of the batch in the oven at 350 deg later for about 20 min. so I can take it warm to a party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love love love this!! I've made it a few times now tweaking the recipe for my personal taste and it comes out perfect every time!! Such a crowd pleaser!! I've made it in my slow-cooker which makes it even easier. I, like others, used jared marinated artichoke hearts and used frozen spnach that I popped in the microwave and then drained accordingly. I also have added more parmesean, and even thrown in mozzorella and pepper jack cheese for that added gooey goodness. Can't get enough!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made the dip. I used a box of spinach, microwaved on paper towel 4 minutes, turned over for 4 more minutes. I found frozen artichoke hearts at Smith's, a Kroger store. They were in a steamer bag, 5 minutes microwave and 1 minute rest. Put cream cheese in for 1 minute. This gave me time to assemble ingredients. No messy thawing or draining involved. Chopped quartered artichoke hearts in about thirds. Added spinach and artichokes. Stirred. Served in Tuscan Boule and used the top and inside bread for the dipper, with a spoon. I could see adding water chestnuts for crunch, mushrooms or clams. Otherwise, it's great as written. Thanks Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight and the whole family thought it was great. Had to use canned artichoke hearts because we couldn't find frozen but it was still some of the best Spinach and Artichoke Dip we've ever had. This definitely goes into the keeper file! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent and easy! I used canned artichokes and substituted lite ranch for the sour cream. Also took others advice and baked for about 20 min - Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's true we make this all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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