Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This warm spinach and artichoke dip recipe is excellent when served with tortilla chips, your favorite crackers, or toasted bread.
This warm spinach and artichoke dip recipe is very easy to make and tastes fantastic when served with your favorite crackers or tortilla chips. This recipe is baked in the oven, but it can also be made in the microwave if you are in a hurry.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 can artichoke hearts, drained (12-14 oz size)
1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained (8-12 oz size)
1 teaspoon minced garlic (Can use more/less depending on how much you like garlic)
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
1/2 cup sour cream (Can also substitute 1/3 cup of mayonnaise)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (optional: will make this have a spicy flavor, so if you prefer a mild dip you may want to leave it out)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (Can also substitute Romano cheese)
Pulse artichokes in a food processor until chopped into smaller pieces but not smooth and creamy. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and lemon juice together until blended smooth and even and fold in Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, spinach and artichokes. Bake in a 8 x 9 baking pan in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly. If using a microwave, place dip into a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and microwave another minute or two until dip is warmed through and bubbly on top.
Serving Ideas and Suggestions
This dip is so good that it will go along well with just about anything. You can serve it along with our bacon wrapped crackers or with tortilla chips. You can add different ingredients, such as bacon bits or chopped red bell peppers. One of our favorite ways to enjoy this hot and warm dip is on toasted French bread, the recipe is given below.
Toasted French Bread
You Will Need:
1 loaf French bread, sliced thinly
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Arrange slices of toast on a large baking pan. Mix olive oil with minced garlic, cheese, and parsley. Brush the mixture onto both sides of each slice of bread and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the bread is toasted.
This is one of our favorite dips – we’re getting hungry just writing about it! If you have any suggestions, reviews, or ideas for other hot or warm spinach artichoke dip recipes we’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!