Spinach Artichoke Dip



This Spinach Artichoke Dip is cheesy, delicious, super easy to throw together and perfect for any gathering. 

Let me tell you a little bit about the town I’m living in right now…

It’s small… really, REALLY small.

You see, I was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Phoenix, and went to college in Houston. Those three cities right there are probably in the top 5 largest cities in the United States.

Now, I’m putzing around a town (village??) of less than 10,000 people.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

It’s perfect if you’re in to things like fishing or hiking in the summer, and snow shoveling in the winter… but other than that, it’s seriously lacking in the entertainment department.

We’ve exhausted every restaurant in this tiny town, and I’m fairly certain that 90% of them are only still in business due to the lack of choices. It’s depressing at times.

There is no movie theater here. The closest one is about 50 minutes away and it’s nothing to get excited over.

We rent movies. A LOT.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

No, we don’t have a Red Box here either, we have to pay $6 for a two night rental. And every time I go in there, I swear it smells like mothballs.

The other night we rented this movie called, Mud with Matthew McConaughey based on a suggestion from one of you on my Facebook Page. My husband and I watched it, and after it was over I said to him that it had sort of a “Stand By Me” feel to it.

He looked at me blankly and said, “Haven’t seen it.”


Spinach Artichoke Dip

You think you know someone after nearly 10 years of marriage…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I jokingly said, “Next thing you’re going to tell me is that you’ve never seen Little Shop of Horrors.

“Little Shop of what??”

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I literally jumped up, threw my arms in the air, and starting yelling at him.

Maybe I was a bit over dramatic, but seriously?! 

Those movies are iconic. I can’t believe he forced me to watch movies like Over The Top and Overboard, when we were first married when he hadn’t even watched classics like Stand By Me or Little Shop of Horrors. 

I basically had to make this Spinach Artichoke Dip to drown my sorrows.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

It’s cheesy, spinachy,  artichoky, and super easy.

You see those little bits of browned cheese around the edges? That’s my favorite part. I seriously love this stuff! It’s the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer, and also a staple at all our family gatherings. You’ll love it too.

Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can artichoke hearts (packed in water), drained and chopped
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cups mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Slices of crusty bread or crackers for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine the spinach, artichoke hearts, mayo, parmesan cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella, and garlic powder in a large bowl, mix until evenly combined. Pour into a 9" pie pan or small oven safe dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly in center and cheese is slightly browned.
  3. Serve hot with slices of crusty bread or crackers. Enjoy!


  1. Do you know if a 10oz pkg of frozen spinach makes 1 cup? My local store only sells 14oz cans of artichoke hearts. Do you drain the water?

    • Hi Lois, I would defrost the 10oz package of spinach, chop it and take a cup from that. It’s probably right around a cup, maybe a little more, but that wont hurt the recipe. And yes, a 14 oz can will work, and yes, drain the water before chopping the artichoke hearts. I’ll adjust the recipe to mention that. Thanks!

  2. Shawn, this is my idea of a perfect dip! Love it!

  3. I do not recall seeing those movies either :)
    I make a spinach and artichoke dip too but mine does not have the mozzarella cheese I will need to give your version a try.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  4. The dip looks incredible and I’m with you not he movie classics!

  5. Um, how did you know spinach artichoke dip is one of my favoritest dips ever?! This looks so gooey and cheesy and positively heavenly :)

  6. At least you had something delicious to drown your sorrows in. Holy yum! It’s a good thing I don’t live in your small town – I’d fight you over those browned edges :)

  7. I’ve never seen those movies either, bear in mind I’m a foreigner. I am familiar with spinach dip and this I could eat over and over again :)

  8. I LIVE for this stuff!! Too bad the husband hates spinach and artichoke. Oh well, whole pan for me. :)

  9. Ok…I have to admit I have never seen either of those movies either. Clearly I need a bowl of this yummy dip to hide my shame in!!!

  10. I will basically have to make this spinach artichoke dip just to help me get over my own shock. WHAT?!? I’m with you, those are classics and this looks freakin’ delicious!

  11. Spinach is one of my favorite products because it is very tasty and extremely beneficial for your health because it contains a great number of vitamins and microelements. This recipe is one more thing that I`m going to cook this weekend.

  12. Confession: never seen Little Shop of Horrors or Stand By Me. LOL! This app looks amazing. Love how simple it it.

  13. Oh I so hear you. I went from suburbs of Pittsburgh to tiny cow town. The only thing keeping this town thriving is the company I work for. The places to eat are super limited. We do have a Red Box but very, very limited selection. At least with your spinach artichoke dip, I can stay home and eat this in front of my tv.

  14. Does it matter what kind of parmesan cheese? Are we talking freshly shredded, or is the grated stuff in a can ok?

  15. I drown my sorrows in cheese all the time. Your dip looks awesome.

  16. I only have fresh spinach …..suggestions please

    • Not to fear Angie! You can still make this with fresh spinach too. All you have to do is cook your spinach down. Spinach will reduce quite a bit, so in order to get a full cup of cooked spinach, you will need around 2 bunches of fresh spinach (about 4 cups chopped up). Just place a little bit of olive oil in a large pan and heat it to medium. Add the spinach, a handful at a time, and stir until it wilts and and cooks down. Once you have your 1 cup remove it from the heat and strain and squeeze as much moisture out of it as you can. You should be good to proceed with the recipe using that spinach! :) Hope that helps!

      • What can u use instead of mayo. im not a fan of it at all ? I was thinking cream cheese. thank u

        • Instead of mayo, try sour cream. I make a spinach vege dish and use sour cream and this recipe is very close. Try it and see. I would think cream cheese would work too. Sour cream, cream cheese and mayo are just binders and really not enough mayo in the recipe to be able to pick mayo out specifically.

          • What do you think about Fage 0% Greek yogurt as a substitute for the mayo, or even 1/2 Greek yogurt and 1/2 mayo? Fage Greek yogurt, unlike regular yogurt, can be used for cooking. On the container it even says, “Fage Total 0% Greek Strained Yogurt is a delicious alternative to cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and sour cream. It can be used in preparing cold, hot, sweet and savory recipes.”

        • I am not a fan of mayo either but I made this for Super Bowl Sunday and it was DELICIOUS. I definitely couldn’t tell it was mayo, it just tasted like cheesy artichoke heaven!! Everyone loved it and I can’t wait to make it again.

  17. omg this looks so yummy!

  18. Instead of baking this in the oven can it be served in a mini crockpot? Thanks.

  19. Some of the finest photos of Onno Vocks.

  20. Is there any way to make this dip a night ahead? I really want to take it to a bachelorette party ):

  21. Hortense Flexner says:

    Can leftovers be frozen? I live alone and, though I have not doubt I could probably eat the whole recipe, I’d like to be able to freeze some for further use!

  22. Nancy Chandler says:

    I can’t believe you had to watch “Over the Top” and “Overboard”….. I endured the same punishment from my boyfriend…. those are his two favorite movies!

  23. i live in a small southern town like that, also. It only has one pharmacy and grocery store and no movie rental. I have been looking for good spinach and artichoke dip. Will try this for Super Bowl game tomorrow.

  24. Love your anecdote. I read it out loud and laughed out loud with my teenager! Will try your dip this weekend.

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