Who can resist a creamy and cheesy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip? You will love the browned cheese that bubbles on top as it bakes, and the cheese pulls as you scoop the dip right onto your Pita Chip.

You’ll love that this recipe is assembled, baked, and served in one dish. Keep this recipe in mind when you’re thinking about what to make for your next party. Watch the video tutorial and see just how simple it is.

A must-try Baked Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Dip - This one-dish recipe is delicious, so easy to assemble, and is the perfect party food.

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If you’ve been following our blog, you know we love creamy dips around here, like the ever-popular stovetop Spinach and Artichoke Dip to Buffalo Chicken Dip and Sausage Queso Dip. But, if I’m being honest, this BAKED Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is the one I make most often, which is how it landed in the cookbook, Natasha’s Kitchen.

It is so easy to assemble and is always a crowd-pleaser. Even the kids and picky eaters approve of this appetizer. If you love a cheesy and creamy dip, this appetizer is for you!

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

This updated take on the classic appetizer is always a hit at parties and family movie nights. I’ve been serving it for years and have experimented with everything from making it in the slow cooker to on the stovetop, but nothing beats how the cheese browns in the oven.

Why You’ll Love this Appetizer

  • Easy to make – Everything is done in one dish, just pour, stir, and bake!
  • Make-ahead – Prepare this dish ahead of time, and pop it right into the oven just as your guests arrive.
  • Picky-eater approved – Kids are too busy swooning over the cheese to notice that there is green, healthy stuff mixed in.

Baked Spinach-Artichoke Dip Video

Watch Natasha make this one-dish wonder. You will be surprised at how easy it is to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Watch closely because you’ll be asked to make it again and again after you share it!

Ingredients

You’ll love that this recipe has minimal prep. You don’t even have to soften your cream cheese. Because this recipe moves fast, have your ingredients measured, drained, and chopped before you start cooking.

  • Artichoke Hearts – Canned, in water, coarsely chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Frozen Chopped Spinach – Thaw and thoroughly squeeze dry
  • Sour Cream and Cream Cheese – Give this recipe the creaminess and help to make it scoopable
  • Cheese – Shredded parmesan and mozzarella
  • Butter – use unsalted to create a rich base
  • Green Onions – Chopped, reserving the dark green parts for garnish
  • Garlic – Finely minced
  • Hot Sauce – Just a splash for a spicy kick (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper – I like to season with fine sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Pro Tip:

I use canned quartered artichokes in water, not “marinated” as marinated artichokes are saltier and tangier. If you use the marinated variety, be sure to completely drain before adding to the dish, and taste the dip before seasoning with salt.

Ingredients to make Spinach and Artichoke Dip, butter, green onions, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, sour cream, chopped spinach, parmesan, mozzarella cheese, garlic, hot sauce, salt

Substitutions

  • Cheese – You can get creative with the cheeses you use. Swiss, gruyere, asiago, fontina, gouda, or any good melting cheese.
  • Greek Yogurt – For a healthier option, use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream (same measurements).
  • Spice – For extra flavor, consider stirring in a pinch of cayenne pepper or onion powder into the mix.
  • Protein – you can add cooked shrimp to the dip as we did with our Hot Shrimp Dip or use freshly cooked lump crab meat as in our Crab Dip.

How to Make Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Prepare – Preheat the oven to 375°F. Drain and chop your artichoke hearts into bite-sized pieces. Thaw and drain the spinach. Mince the garlic cloves.
  • Sautee Green Onions – In a cast-iron or other oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the green onions, making sure to reserve the dark green parts for later, and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
  • Make the Dip – Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese and sour cream, stirring until smooth. Add in the artichokes, spinach, Parmesan, ½ cup of the mozzarella, garlic, and hot sauce (if using) and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread the mixture evenly in the skillet and sprinkle the top with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella.
  • Bake – Pop your baking dish into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the dip is bubbling and the cheese has melted. Switch the oven to broil and broil for 2 minutes, until the cheese is beginning to brown. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  • Serve – Garnish with green onion and serve warm with the chips.
Step by step how to make Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Pro Tip:

Use a heavy oven-safe skillet and you can prep, assemble, and bake your appetizer in one pan without dirtying extra dishes. A 10-inch cast iron skillet is my go-to because it conducts heat well and looks fabulous on the table for serving the dip.

Common Questions

Can I freeze Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip?

While it’s possible to freeze this recipe, I do not recommend it. As with most dairy items, the consistency changes after the ingredients thaw. This recipe tastes best served fresh, or refrigerated and reheated.

Can I double this recipe?

You sure can. As long as you have a baking dish to accommodate the ingredients, it’s fine to double this recipe for a crowd.

Why is my dip runny?

It’s critical to remove as much water as possible from the frozen spinach. It will retain liquid even after it’s been drained, and too much will ruin the dip and make it taste bland. Place the thawed spinach in a colander and tightly squeeze the spinach in fistfuls to remove all the excess water. Also, drain your artichokes well.

Can I use fresh spinach?

You can use fresh spinach, just sautee or steam cook it then let cool and squeeze out excess liquid. Coarsely chop it up and add it to the dip as directed in the recipe.

Frozen spinach in a colander, squeezed dry

Pro Tip:

To quickly thaw frozen spinach, place in a colander with small holes and run under warm water. Be sure to tightly squeeze the spinach in fistfuls to remove all the excess water. You’ll be surprised how much liquid comes out!

What to Serve with Spinach Artichoke Dip

I think the real question is, how quickly can I scoop this cheesy goodness into my mouth? You really can’t go wrong when choosing from the array of crisp, dippable accompaniments such as:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Seasoned crostini (sliced baguette)
  • Pita Chips
  • Pita Bread
  • Crackers
  • Bagel chips
  • Fresh vegetable sticks (carrots, celery)
Cheesy spinach and artichoke dip scooped onto a chip with cheese pulls

Make-Ahead

This recipe can be prepared a day ahead which is especially convenient for parties or gatherings.

  • Assemble Ahead: You can fully assemble, cover, and refrigerate up to a day ahead. Bake it about 35 minutes before serving and it will be perfectly warm and bubbly for your guests as they arrive (if baking from chilled you will need to add about 5 minutes to the baking time).
  • To Refrigerate: Allow any leftover dip to cool to room temperature and cover tightly or transfer into an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 4-5 days.
  • To Reheat: Bake in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until hot, or transfer to a microwave-safe container and cook in 30-second increments, stirring before you dive into it.
Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a baking pan, ready to serve

Say goodbye to cold store-bought dip. Once you try this warm, baked spinach dip recipe, you’ll fall in love at first scoop.

More Party Appetizers

If you love this Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, then you won’t want to miss these other tasty dips and salsas:

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

4.99 from 68 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Baked Spinach and Artichoke dip served on a pita chip
Who can resist a cheesy baked Spinach Artichoke dip? This recipe comes from Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook. It's easy to assemble and is the perfect party food. Keep this one in mind when you're thinking about your next party appetizer.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions, plus more for garnish
  • 8 oz cream cheese, quartered
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts in water, well-drained and coarsely chopped
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry*
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic, about 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp hot sauce, optional
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, added to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Set a 10-inch cast iron skillet, or oven-safe skillet over medium-low heat and melt the butter. Add green onions and cook stirring frequently until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat, add the cream cheese and sour cream, and stir until smooth. The heat from the skillet will melt everything together.
  • Add artichokes, drained spinach, parmesan, half of the mozzarella, garlic, and hot sauce if using. Stir together to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste and spread the mixture evenly in the skillet. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes until the dip is bubbling and the cheese has melted. For a golden topping, broil for 2 minutes until the cheese begins to brown. Cool slightly then garnish with green onion if desired and serve with chips or toast.

Notes

*To Drain Spinach – set the thawed spinach over a colander and squeeze out the excess water by the fistful. Discard the excess liquid. 

Nutrition Per Serving

308kcal Calories8g Carbs11g Protein26g Fat16g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat7g Monounsaturated Fat0.3g Trans Fat81mg Cholesterol616mg Sodium273mg Potassium2g Fiber2g Sugar5100IU Vitamin A4mg Vitamin C372mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Amount per Serving
Calories
308
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
16
g
100
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
81
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
616
mg
27
%
Potassium
 
273
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
5100
IU
102
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
372
mg
37
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked spinach and artichoke dip, baked spinach artichoke dip
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 308
Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Carol
    June 1, 2024

    Hi, Natasha! Your recipes look delicious! Any chance you could print a sample page from your cookbook? Many of us older readers like larger print in the cookbook; otherwise, following a recipe becomes a chore. Many excellent cookbooks are not purchased because of tiny print.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 2, 2024

      HI Carol, if you click on the cookbook listing on Amazon, there are screenshots of the recipes within the book. The book is a standard cookbook size – if you have any of Ina Garten’s cookbooks, it’s the same size as mine to give you a reference for sizing.

      Reply

  • Ashley
    March 30, 2024

    Can I put this dish together & let it sit overnight in the fridge to bake the next day?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      March 30, 2024

      HI Ashley, yes, please see the ‘Make Ahead’ Section in the post above for details instructions. I hope you love the baked Artichoke Dip!

      Reply

  • Connie E Perry
    February 19, 2024

    I just had to reach out and express my gratitude for your Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe! 🌿🧀 I made it for a gathering with friends, and it was an absolute hit. The creamy goodness combined with the blend of spinach and artichokes made it irresistible.
    Warm Regards
    Connie

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2024

      Nice to hear that it was a huge hit! Thanks so much for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Mary Lindsey
    February 16, 2024

    This recipe was a hit at our Bible Study! Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2024

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Mary! I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Aimee
    February 12, 2024

    This recipe is definitely a keeper! I made it yesterday for the Super Bowl and everyone loved it! We have a lot leftover so I am stuffing mushrooms with it tonight. Five stars!!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 12, 2024

      Thanks for much for sharing. I’m glad it was a hit!

      Reply

  • Vivian
    February 6, 2024

    This looks delicious, Natasha! My cast iron skillet is 11 1/2 inches. Is it possible to bake it in an 8×8 baking pan? Thank you.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 6, 2024

      Hi Vivian. I haven’t tested it in different size pans to know which will fit it best. It should be fine, you just need to watch it in the oven, the thicker it is, the longer it can take to heat through for the cheese to melt and start to bubble.

      Reply

  • Tina
    January 22, 2024

    Excellent recipe! It was a huge hit with my family. We had a late Christmas celebration with some family members. I will definitely serve this dip again.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2024

      That’s so great to hear, Tina! I’m so glad this recipe was a hit with your family – I hope it brought you extra joy for your late Christmas celebration with family. What a special dish to share with loved ones!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    January 7, 2024

    Excellent recipe! Mine got over-baked because I left it in the warm oven until we left for a church gathering. However, despite how unappetizing it looked, it was delicious, and there wasn’t a single bite left. Just made a double batch today because my family loved it so much!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 7, 2024

      Hi Sarah! I’m so glad it was still enjoyed. Thanh you for sharing!

      Reply

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