I apologize in advance that this is going to be one of those “When I think back to my childhood” blog posts. Unfortunately for all of you, I cannot share a Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe without talking about family movie nights with my parents and sister. We would have pizza for supper, and then gather in the living room afterwards with heaping bowls of Spinach Artichoke Dip and salty tortilla chips.
As an adult, this is simple recipe is still one of my favorites. I make it all for myself more often than I care to admit! Okay, sappy childhood story over. Without further ado, here is the recipe:
Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 1/8 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- 8 oz. Frozen Spinach, thawed
- 4 oz. Canned Artichokes, drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
With a stand or hand mixer, whip the cream cheese until creamy and a bit fluffy. Add the sour cream and mayo and mix until incorporated.
Next, add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. You can skip the red pepper flakes if you prefer a very mild flavor, but I think the red pepper flakes add a slight kick that takes this dip up a notch!
Before you add the spinach, be sure to wring out most of the moisture. I place it in the center of a towel and twist to push out the extra water. If you forget this step, your dip will end up as Spinach Artichoke Soup. If you want, you can use fresh spinach instead of frozen spinach. Just chop it up into ribbons and measure out about a cup and a half.
Drain your canned artichokes and chop them into bite sized pieces. Add them to the bowl and mix.
Last, add the cheeses. I recommend using freshly grated parmesan cheese, not the stuff you buy in a can. Mix everything one last time until it all comes together in creamy, cheesy goodness.
Transfer the mixture to a 9×9 baking dish and bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned and bubbly. Allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes before digging in!
Serve with tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, or even toasted bread. You can slather this stuff on an old shoe and I would still eat it!
Let me know what you think!