Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

Yeah,ย Double Spinach Artichoke Dip because if I’m going to eat something this rich and creamy I’m going to make sure I eat a pound of spinach while I’m at it. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Most people have a favorite recipe for spinach artichoke dip already, but if you don’t, here’s one to try! It has three types of cheese, a creamy, gooey sauce, and just a little bitty splash of hotness to tingle your taste buds. If you have a party coming up or a big football game gathering, this Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is a must have in your spread.

Or, you know, if you’re like me and aren’t actually doing the whole football thing, you can make a batch of this awesome dip and just eat it yourself. I mean, it’s notย that much different from creamed spinach, right? And I have all sorts of ideas for using up the leftovers of your dip, so make sure to stay tuned for that in the coming days!

Also, how do you determine the serving size for spinach artichoke dip?I don’t know either. All I know is that if I was bringing this to a party I can imagine about 8 people digging in and getting a least four big ol’ chip dip-fulls. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. Itโ€™s the classic dip, elevated. BudgetBytes.com

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com
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Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. 

Total Cost $9.16 recipe / $1.45 serving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 1/2 cup each

Ingredients

  • 2 10 oz. packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed $1.96
  • 14 oz. quartered artichoke hearts $2.29
  • 6 oz. shredded mozzarella, divided $1.34
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan $0.41
  • pinch red pepper flakes $0.02
  • 2 Tbsp butter $0.26
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced $0.16
  • 8 oz. cream cheese $2.00
  • 1/2 cup sour cream $0.39
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise $0.28
  • 2 dashes hot sauce $0.05

Instructions

  1. Make sure the spinach is fully thawed, then squeeze out as much of the excess moisture as possible (I squeeze clumps of it in my fist). Once squeezed, break the spinach up so there are no large clumps. Place the squeeze dried spinach in a large bowl.

  2. Drain and roughly chop the artichoke hearts. Place the artichoke hearts in the bowl with the spinach, along with 4 oz. (about 1 cup) of the mozzarella, the grated Parmesan, and red pepper flakes. Stir these ingredients together briefly to combine, then set them aside.

  3. Begin preheating the oven to 375ยบF. Add the butter and minced garlic to a small sauce pot. Sautรฉ the garlic in the butter over medium-low heat for about two minutes, or just until the garlic becomes very fragrant. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and add it to the sauce pot along with the sour cream and mayonnaise. Heat and whisk these ingredients together for about five minutes, or until they melt together into a smooth sauce. Finally, stir in a couple dashes of hot sauce.

  4. Pour the creamy garlic sauce over the spinach artichoke mixture, then stir until everything is evenly combined and coated in sauce. Transfer the mixture to a 2-3 quart casserole dish, then top with the remaining 2 oz. (1/2 cup) shredded mozzarella.

  5. Bake the dip for about 35 minutes, or until it is bubbling around the edges and the cheese on top is turning golden brown. Serve while hot.

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Thawed Spinach

Start with two 10 oz. packages of frozen chopped spinach, fully thawed. I like to use the kind that comes in a frozen block for this dish because it’s usually a little less expensive than the kind in a bag, and the texture doesn’t matter as much. Anyway, this is what it looks like when thawed, but not squeezed yet. Look at how much water is pooling at the bottom of the bowl!

Squeezed Spinach

Squeeze as much of the excess moisture out of the spinach as possible. I just take chunks of it in my hand and squeeze it into a fist, letting all the extra water flow out. Once you have it all squeezed out (like in the photo above), make sure to break it up so there are no large clumps of spinach.

Spinach Artichokes Cheese

Drain a 14 oz. can of quartered artichoke hearts and then roughly chop them into smaller pieces. Add the spinach, artichoke hearts, 1 cup (or about 4 oz.) of shredded mozzarella, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, and a pinch of red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Stir them together until they are combined.

Garlic Simmered in Butter

Preheat the oven to 375ยบF. Add 2 Tbsp butter and 2 cloves of garlic (minced) to a small sauce pot. Sautรฉ the garlic in the butter over medium-low heat for about two minutes, or just until the garlic becomes very fragrant.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Sauce

Cut an 8 oz. block of cream cheese into chunks and add it to the sauce pot along with 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup mayonnaise. Heat and whisk these ingredients together until they melt into a smooth sauce (about 5 minutes).

Add Hot Sauce to Spinach Artichoke Dip Sauce

Add a couple dashes of hot sauce to the creamy garlic sauce. This isn’t enough to actually make it spicy, it just kind of adds a little tang.

Combine Sauce with Spinach Mixture

Add the creamy sauce to the spinach and artichoke mixture and stir until everything is very well combined.

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip in Dish

Spread the Double Spinach Artichoke Dip into a 2-3 quart casserole dish.

Add Final Cheese to Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

Add the final 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded mozzarella on top, then bake for about 35 minutes or until it’s bubbly around the edges and turning golden brown on top.

Baked Double Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ta-da! Make sure to serve it while it’s hot!

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com

Take a closer look at that creamy, cheesy, spinach-y goodness!ย ๐Ÿคค

Double Spinach Artichoke Dip is PACKED with spinach, three types of cheese, and just enough spice to tingle your taste buds. BudgetBytes.com

This photo shoot took ALL of my will power. ALL OF IT.