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Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Artichoke and spinach dip is a delicious way to nosh on as an appetizer while dinner is getting ready.
Artichoke and spinach dip is a warm, gooey and cheesy dip filled with spinach, artichokes hearts, green onions, cheese and mozzarella then baked until cheese is completely melted and heated through.  So good, you can’t stop eating it.

I thought I would revive this from our archives. It’s one of our absolute favorites!

You may want to re-print this one since the last time I posted.

Here is a true story: there is a great restaurant Liz, myself, my kids, my hubby and our entire family absolutely LOVE.  It’s called Houston’s, and they have many restaurants nation wide, and we are lucky to have one right here in Garden City, New York.  Every time we come up to visit, we always stop by to grab a bite.

Anyway, every time we eat there, we always order the artichoke and spinach dip served with tortilla chips.  It’s delicious and very addicting!

So we tried to duplicate the dip.  A little bit of this…. and a little of that…. and  after a few batches in the making, we think we got pretty close to the one at Houston’s.  We served it the other night at a dinner party and everyone really loved it!  We think you should definitely try this recipe.

Serve this appetizer dip warm with tortilla chips, sour cream, salsa on the side and maybe a cold beer to go with it!  Enjoy!

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

  • 1 -10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach- thawed, squeeze out excess liquid.
  • 1 – 9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts -thawed, squeeze excess liquid
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion or green scallion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano grated cheese 
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1+ 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese- divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a food processor or electric hand chopper, finely chop artichokes, garlic and onion.
In a medium bowl, transfer and add salt, spinach, sour cream, mayo and 1 +1/4 cup of mozzarella.  Use a fork to blend all the ingredients together.  Add fresh black pepper to taste.

Transfer mixture into a 7 x 7 baking dish and spread evenly. Scatter on top with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove and serve immediately.

Serves many…..

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18 Comments

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    Cooking Creation
    August 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    This looks perfect! I will have to give this recipe a try. My sister-in-law makes a mean spinach and artichoke dip topped with sharp cheddar but I think I would enjoy the mozzarella and Parmesan more! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Alicia@ ecofriendly homemaking
    August 4, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I love spinach and artichokes so this is just right up my ally! This dip really does look so delicious and I plan on making it really soon!!

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    August 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my, this sounds like the ultimate comfort food, delicious, I could nosh on this all day!
    Mary

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    Aarthi
    August 5, 2011 at 6:18 am

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    August 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    one of my favorite dips ever! Love your version too and perfect for the football season coming up

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    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet
    August 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    What a mouth-watering recipe! Love dips and this spinach-artichoke combination sounds absolutely wonderful. This goes on my list to try 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Aldy.

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    Velva
    August 8, 2011 at 1:24 am

    This is a great party/family anytime dip. Thanks for reminding me how much I enjoy spinach artichoke dip.

    Happy Summer.
    Velva

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    The Harried Cook
    August 8, 2011 at 2:48 am

    yummy! i love spinach & artichoke! Looks incredibly delicious… thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

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    Karen Xavier
    August 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    This looks great, healthy and tasty… but I've never eaten artichokes, we don't get them in India. Will probably substitute with cabbage or capsicum…

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    annaliz
    August 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Karen! I recommend you only use spinach. No need to subsitute for the artichokes, the taste will still be delicious!

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    Joanne
    August 9, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I adore spinach and artichoke dip and would be happy to munch on this all day long!

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    February 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Yum! I love a warm spinach dip – have a great super bowl!

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    nancy at good food matters
    February 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    We used to have Houston's in Nashville (oddly, it may even have started here) It was, for many years, one's of Nashville's favored dining spots, and always garnered raves for their spin-artie dip. It is a winner!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    August 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I love artichoke dip and it doesn't matter how I get it! Total yum!

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    Biz
    August 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Growing up I hated artichokes AND spinach, but my Mom made this around the holidays and I just loved it – probably all the cheese! But now I love artichokes on pizza and I feel positively naked if I am sans spinach in the house!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    August 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I am saving this recipe! I love spinach and artichoke dip when I get it at a restaurant but haven't found a recipe that I'm happy with yet. I'm sure this one will be wonderful!

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    Roz Corieri Paige
    August 16, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I cannot tell a lie: a wonderful hot and cheesy artichoke and spinach dip is my all-time favorite dip! And since my husband doesn't care for it, I get to eat ALL of it!!!!! Homemade is the BEST! Thanks for sharing this keeper recipe!!! Pinned!

    xo
    Roz

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    Velva
    August 16, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I am familiar with Houston's-enjoy it too. This is a great spinach artichoke dip.

    Velva

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