Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

I made this appetizer, from Paula Deen, for Thanksgiving.  Another brand new recipe, but figured anything with two cups of cheese couldn’t be bad.  And I love spinach and artichoke dip so I was excited to make it myself.  Wow-ee, it was delicious!

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

A nice thick layer of cheesy spinach and artichoke hearts, covered with a melted, ooey-gooey layer of spicy pepper jack cheese.  Such a lovely combination of flavors and textures.

We stayed in a lovely condo on the beach for Thanksgiving, and I was working out of that kitchen when I prepped this appetizer.  I picked an 8″ x 8″ baking dish from the cabinet, however, I think that this would be better in a larger dish if you have one available to you.  It was a pretty thick dip – I think a larger dish would allow the cheese to spread out more evenly over the filling, and the filling wouldn’t be quite as thick.

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Don’t get me wrong – this was incredibly delicious and nobody had a problem with the size of the dish!  But the next time I make it I’ll use a larger dish for sure.

I served this with gluten-free tortilla chips, and also a side of Triscuits for the gluten-eating folks.  We had leftovers and I heated it up the following day in the microwave and tried a few bites with carrot sticks and celery dippers and that was great, too.

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

This was a huge hit and I will definitely be making this again soon!

What you’ll need: spinach, artichoke hearts, mayo, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and pepper jack cheese.

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

The recipe calls for chopping the artichoke hearts in a food processor, which I didn’t have access to at the time, so I chopped them up by hand and it worked just fine!

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

I bought pre-grated Parmesan cheese, but shredded the pepper jack by hand.  It was so fresh and delicious!

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Then you mix all the filling ingredients and layer them into your dish.

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Top with the shredded Pepper Jack Cheese…

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

And bake until golden brown and bubbly on top!

Spinach + Artichoke Dip | Hugs ‘n Kitchen

Hugs, kisses & yummy dishes… xoxo
Lauren

Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • YIELDS 1 8x8" baking dish of dip

    Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 (13 3/4-ounce) cans artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated Pepper Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat the spinach in a microwave oven on high for 5 minutes and squeeze dry.
  3. Drain the artichoke hearts and coarsely chop in a food processor.
  4. Combine all the ingredients except the jack cheese in a large bowl. Stir well.
  5. Scrape into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle the jack cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with chips.

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