Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Small Plates & Snacks, Weekend Cooking
hot spinach artichoke dip
hot spinach artichoke dip

Photo: Leigh Loftus

The dip you’re looking at was inspired by Weight Watchers recipe. When I was on my quest to lose my Freshman 15 after college (and by then I think it was more than 15 but who’s counting?) I came across a spinach dip that was only two Weight Watchers POINTS per serving. It was good, but that’s about all I can say for it because it kind of left you craving the real deal.I toyed with the healthier version of the recipe until I had a version that felt acceptable for face-stuffing. It still has less fat and fewer calories than you’ll find in your standard spinach dip, but it tastes every bit as indulgent as you want it to.

This is a great option to serve during a sporting event because you can make a big batch of it and serve it with crusty bread or crackers. With football season in full swing and the baseball World Series set to takeover prime time television, you can never have too many game day recipes. Whether you’re partial to higher end options lik ebaked brie and fresh hummus or traditional football fare like buffalo wings and pizza, you’ll be hard pressed not to enjoy this.

Unless you don’t like spinach. Or artichokes. Or you’re lactose intolerant. But for everyone else, no excuses.

hot spinach artichoke dip recipe

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Recipe type: Small Plates & Snacks, Cooking for a Crowd
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Serves: 16
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, rinsed and roughly quartered
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of excess moisture
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine first six ingredients by hand (with a wooden spoon, although mixing with clean hands can be just as efficient too).
  2. Add ¼ cup of parmigiana cheese and spread dip into a baking dish. I usually use a Pyrex baking dish but an oven-safe bowl or dutch oven works too. Top with the rest of the parmigiana. Bake 40-45 minutes or until cheese on top is brown and bubbly.
  3. Serve with crackers, crusty bread or crudite.

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    October 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Looks fabulous and super addicting, I definitely wouldn’t be able to stop at 2 spoonfuls 🙂

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    October 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I’m going to a party this week-end, that would be the perfect dip.

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    October 28, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Yeah there’s no way I could eat just one serving of this! But the whole 2 points for serving thing DOES sound good. But really, this looks like a perfect artichoke dip!

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    October 27, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I agree, how can you just eat a tiny serving of this? I can finish a bag of chips and a dip in one sitting.
    Ugh…Maris, I want some of this stat!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    October 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Mmmmmm I love spinach artichoke dip!

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    October 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wow this looks really good and I love artichoke dip. Question though, why do you have both reduced-fat and fat-free cream cheese? Can we use only one?

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    October 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I can eat entire bowls full of that kind of thing. So, it’s still really good with all the reduced fat stuff? I usually go full fat with my artichoke dip, but would certainly give it a try if you think it’s good.

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    Tonya Thomas
    October 27, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yum! I have never had a spinach-artichoke dip that I didn’t love and this one looks as good as the rest!

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    October 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Ha! I wonder what they considered to be a serving…a spoonful?
    If I have to be subjected to game day at someone’s house (or at home), I always look forward to the dips. I appreciate a good spinach dip and love love love hummus of any flavor.

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    October 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Oh this sounds so yummy & cheesy

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    October 27, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I love spinach and artichoke dip. I only make it when there is a housefull of family or friends. That way it disappears quickly. Thanks for sharing!

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    Daryl Callahan
    October 27, 2009 at 7:43 am

    I can attest to the fact that this is spectacular!

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