Get ready to experience the ultimate dip recipe to serve along with your favorite appetizers. This garlic lovers creamy spinach artichoke dip with fresh spinach is quite simply not to be missed. It’s absolutely loaded with fantastic ingredients that all come together perfectly to make one incredibly tasty homemade dip.
How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip
Follow these simple recipe instructions and you’ll have this ridiculously yummy fresh spinach dip ready to go in no time at all:
- Prepare the cooking skillet. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook the spinach. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes (or until wilted).
- Drain. Quickly drain the spinach in a strainer and set aside.
- Prepare the cream cheese mixture. Add the softened cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Add the minced garlic clove, finely shredded parmesan cheese, drained spinach, chopped artichoke hearts and shredded mozzarella cheese to the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine.
- Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉.
- Prepare for baking. Transfer the dip mixture into a small baking dish.
- Bake. Bake the dip in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (or until bubbly).
- Serve. Serve warm.
3 of the Most Impressive Health Benefits of Spinach
Everybody knows that healthy greens like spinach are super good for you but not everybody knows exactly why that is. With that in mind, here are 3 of the most impressive (and science-backed) health benefits that can be gained by adding spinach to your diet:
- Loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants. Spinach is an excellent source of several essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C and K1, folic acid, iron and calcium. It’s also rich in antioxidants, especially the antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein, which help to keep your eyes and vision healthy. (1)
- Can help to relieve hypertension. Adding spinach to your diet is a great way to help bring down high blood pressure and relieve early symptoms of hypertension. This is thanks to the high concentration of nitrates found in spinach, which have been found to moderate blood pressure levels, in turn reducing your overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease. (2)
- Potential cancer protection. There’s a fair bit of evidence mounting to show that spinach may be a rather effective dietary aide at preventing certain types of cancers. Several studies have shown the potential of spinach in reducing the risk of developing cervical cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. (3)(4)(5)
How to Store Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can keep your leftover spinach artichoke dip stored in either the fridge or the freezer. Either way, you’ll first need to allow the dip to cool completely after baking.
Transfer the dip into an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
(Also try: Roasted Garlic Chive Dip)Print
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip (For Garlic Lovers!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 6 oz. fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained well and chopped
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add the spinach and cook for 2 minute or until wilted.
- Quickly drain the spinach in a strainer. Set aside.
- In a bowl combine the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise and mix well.
- Add the garlic, parmesan, drained spinach, chopped artichoke and mozzarella and stir to combine.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Transfer the mixture into a small baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
- Serve warm.