Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Today I'm giving you one of my go-to appetizer recipes for girls' nights, couples' get-togethers, game days, you name it. Spinach Artichoke Dip! Pretty much everyone except T likes it, and that's only because it features cheese in a starring role. T's slightly freakish aversion to all things cheese (save for pizza and Cheez-its, oddly enough) is what keeps me from making this more often. But I had the opportunity last weekend, and I took it!

Ingredients:



1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
1/2 (10 oz) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed (I used the whole package)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup grated romano (I just used packages of Italian cheese, and I used a lot more cheese)
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small baking dish, mix ingredients. Cover and bake until heated through and bubbly. (About 25 to 30 minutes). I add a bit of lemon juice before serving with pita chips, bagel chips, or crusty bread.



If you like a hearty dip, this is the recipe for you! I rarely come home with leftovers when I bring this dip to parties. If you're looking for something new to win friends and influence people, Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip just might be the thing!

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32 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I make a similar spinach-artichoke dip, but I make it in the crock pot. It's always a hit...like yours.

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  2. Mmmm. . . this looks scrumptious! Maybe T doesn't like cheese because God used an extra portion of cheese-love when he made me. Honestly, I think I could be a vegetarian as long as I could have cheese in place of meat. There's scarcely a cheese or cheese product I don't like--it's ridiculous. :)

    I'm betting this dip is a big hit at parties!

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  3. I've tried to make this dip at home before because we love it at restaurants, but the artichokes always end up completely overpowering the dish wit a wonky flavor. Maybe I just didn't throw in enough cheese. :)

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  4. I've seen a cold version of this, but yours looks so much yummier with all the melty cheese on top!

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  5. Amanda -

    Do you think spinach artichoke dip and chips makes a nutritional breakfast? YUM!

    Deborah

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  6. Oh that looks SO good! I love chunky, hearty dips like that one. Hhhmmm, I wish I had some of that right now!
    Thanks for sharing. I'll be making that one here very soon :)
    Jenn

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  7. YUM!! I have a spinach artichoke recipe that's pretty similar to this one, I think. It's so good!! And people are always so impressed that it's homemade. I've only had it with chips so far, not crusty bread. That would be even better.

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  8. I love love love a good hardy dip.

    I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to what I could use instead of the mayo or should I just leave it out? We have an egg allergy in the house.

    Thanks bunches,

    Sara Marie

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  9. Oooh! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe. I will be making this on Friday for a Valentine's Day Party! :)

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  10. So nice to meet you Amanda! My grandmother's name was Amanda, so I named one of my daughters Amanda!

    I could literally eat the whole dish! This is one of my favorite dishes and I love the addition of sour cream to make it so creamy. I have never tried the Romano cheese before. We will have to try this. Such a great company treat.

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  11. I made pretty much this exact recipe for a superbowl party- YUM! I also found that whipped cream cheese is much easier to get to mix with the other ingredients. :-)

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  12. One of my favorite dishes!!! I will have to try your recipe now. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh yummy yummy. I love appetizers for dinner. Especially ones like this :-) If you like onions, you should try the Best Baked Vidalia Onion dip here. Another favorite. BTW your blog is no longer good for me if you keep posting yummy recipes. Can't you see I have enough trouble on my own ... making Monkey Bread and all ;-)

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  14. This looks delicious. Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower. ~ Ellen

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  15. This is very similar to my recipe. YUM! How can you go wrong with cheese and mayo? I'm not sure if mine has sour cream though. Hmmm. Might have to try that addition. YUM! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I have never made anything with artichokes, so this recipe was always intimidating to me. Now that I have seen some pics, I think I will try it. I love spinach/artichoke dip...yum!

    thanks for stopping by my blog today :o)

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  18. Yum. I definitely could polish off this dish on my own. T doesn't know what he is missing!

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  19. Oh, yum. I'm going to try this recipe rather than the one I usually use. The sour cream sounds like a great addition.

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  20. Your pictures are gorgeous! We had spinach-artichoke dip for the Super Bowl too, but I used frozen hearts instead of canned. They're a great thing to have on hand.

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  21. Looks so yummy! Will definitely try it out. So crazy that T doesn't like cheese. My man doesn't either! I thought he was the only one on the planet! And yes he will eat pizza and cheese-it! CrAzY!

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  22. Oh my goodness, Amanda. This looks so delicious. My mouth is totally watering. I am obsessed with artichokes.

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  23. Ok. This looks down right delicious! :)

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  24. There are people who don't like cheese?
    I'm not one of them; this looks delish!

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  25. Okay, A) That looks DELISH! I can't wait for an excuse to try it! And B) I'm married to a FREAK too! Who in the crap doesn't like cheese!?! Quite frankly I am often embarrassed at his defect. :)

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  26. Yum! I'm definitely putting this one on my list...I love spinach artichoke dip!! My daughter and I are trying the butterscotch bars that you shared recently...in the oven right now. Yum!

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  27. Looks good! I made Spinach Artichoke Dip for National Chip Dip day today and posted it to my blog. Mine has red bell pepper and hints of bacon in it.

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  28. Just wanted to say that I am making this for the second time today. It is SOOOO good! I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. :)

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