Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a warm, gooey, and flavorful appetizer that’s a hit at any gathering. With its rich and indulgent taste, it’s hard to believe it also offers nutritional benefits. The combination of spinach and artichokes not only provides delightful flavors and textures but also brings together ingredients with ancient cultural significance. Enjoy this dip with your preferred sides and let the symphony of flavors transport you to a world of culinary delight!
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- 1 cup of fresh spinach finely chopped (or 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained)
- 1 cup of canned artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 1/2 cup of cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1-2 garlic cloves minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes optional for some heat
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, half of the Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic. Mix until smooth.
- Fold in the chopped spinach, artichoke hearts, and half of the mozzarella cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if using.
- Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips, sliced baguette, or fresh vegetables.
Artichoke: High in fibre and antioxidants. Artichokes can aid digestion and support liver health.
Did You Know & Roots and Tradition: Spinach: Originated in Persia (modern-day Iran). By the Middle Ages, it made its way to Europe and quickly became a staple in many European cuisines.
Artichoke: Thought to be native to the Mediterranean and North African regions. Ancient Greeks and Romans considered artichokes a delicacy and an aphrodisiac.
Nutrients & Calories: (Note: The following values are approximate and can vary based on exact measurements of ingredients and cooking method.) Serving: 1/8 of the dip
Iron (primarily from spinach): ~10% of the Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin C (from artichokes and spinach): ~15% DV
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a warm, gooey, and flavourful appetizer that’s a hit at any gathering. With its rich and indulgent taste, it’s hard to believe it also offers nutritional benefits. The combination of spinach and artichokes not only provides delightful flavours and textures but also brings together ingredients with ancient cultural significance. Enjoy this dip with your preferred sides!
The delectable Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe showcased above has been meticulously crafted and perfected by our talented Chef Claudiu, a culinary virtuoso with an impeccable flair for creating irresistible dishes. The accompanying image featured in the recipe is a captivating stock photo thoughtfully selected from Canva, harmoniously complementing the delightful flavors and textures of the dish. At The Foodie Station, we take immense pride in curating exceptional recipes that not only tantalize the taste buds but also reflect our commitment to culinary excellence and creativity.