Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

assorted 066I never thought I would like something that included not only spinach…but artichokes too?!  Yes, I was greatly surprised.  Like I said…I’m a bit of a picky eater.  But once I tasted it, I knew that I would be making this alot!  It’s a dish I often take to potlucks and parties.

I’ve tried several recipes, trying to find the one that I liked the most.  This is it.  Simple.  Quick.  Delish.  Can’t get much better than that!

Here’s what you’ll need for this one:

1 tbsp butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 garlic clove

1 cup frozen spinach, cooked and drained

1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Start out by preheating your oven to 350F.

Cube the cream cheese and place it in a skillet with the butter over medium heat.

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 Stir occasionally while it melts down.  Meanwhile, cook spinach in microwave following package directions.  Thoroughly drain spinach by placing it in a colander or seive over a bowl and pressing down firmly on the spinach.

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When cream cheese starts to melt down, grate the garlic into the pan.  You can mince it finely instead, but I like to grate it b/c you don’t end up with any big hunks of garlic in the dip and the juices are released a bit more when grating, so that helps the flavor really distribute through the dip as well. 

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 When the cream cheese is completely melted, stir in the spinach and chopped artichokes

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along with the sour cream and half of the shredded cheese

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Stir well and pour into a baking dish

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Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Serve with chips or bread cubes.

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That’s it!  Super simple, yet super delicious!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Printable Version of Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

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