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Italian Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
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Italian Spinach Artichoke Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword easy-spinach-dip, Italian-spinach-artichoke-dip, spinach-artichoke-dip
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Stan time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 ½ quarts
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package frozen artichoke hearts thawed and chopped
  • 4 medium green onions chopped
  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese or mascarpone cheese
  • 1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach thawed, squeeze out moisture
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes adjust to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 1 ½ quart baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat saute artichokes and green onion in a couple of drizzles of olive oil. Cook for 3-5 minutes until artichokes are beginning to brown. Add garlic, cooking for 1 minute longer.
  • Add cream cheese to the skillet, stirring until melted. Remove from heat. Pour into a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • To the bowl add spinach, 1 cup mozzarella, sour cream, half and half, mayo, Parmesan, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes. Mix until fully combined.
  • Pour into baking dish and sprinkle top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly and golden.
  • Serve warm with pita chips, crackers, tortilla chips or veggies for dipping.