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warm spinach artichoke dip

it is so good.


it’s the perfect appetizer for a party at christmas!

or new years.

or any party all year round!

i left the mayonnaise (miracle whip) out last time and used more sour cream….and it was still yummy.
there are no rules that i am going to enforce on your dip.

you have my promise.


drain the artichokes and then choke them up into small pieces.
(HA! Β that was a typo but i had to leave it because it made me laugh….don’t choke…just chop…HA HA HA)

then toss that into a bowl with the parmesan cheese and thawed chopped spinach.

until i made this i did not know there was chopped spinach in the freezer section.
or anywhere actually.
i had never once in my life thought “where is spinach in this grocery store?”
until i was looking for it.
and sure enough….it is a real thing.

i think the only spinach i ever have had a thought about was popeye….and squeezing cans of it into his mouth?


mix up those three ingredients until they are combined.
then add in the rest from the list….sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and garlic….mmmmm.


spread it into a 9×13 pan and bake it at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

i serve it with chips.
it would be good with crackers too.

it’s YUMMY.

and easy.

you will be happy you made it.



christine - Super-yum! This looks just like a dip I make for baby showers and get-togethers. Always a fave. If I have leftovers (or if I’ve doubled the recipe and held some back), I will use this the next night for dinner. Heat up, thin down with milk or half & half, toss with penne pasta and grilled chicken. YUM!

Amy Jo - Woo-hoo! This was delicious, and it came just in time for me to take to mom & dad’s for Christmas! Thanks!!

Rachel J - Hey Meg!
This is my all time favorite dip! When I was in highschool, a group of girlfriends got together every Christmas and had a little party with a grab bag gift. We took pictures and ate lots of food and now that we’re older and living apart with grown up lives the party still goes on. Sadly I am the only one not living in the Chicago area anymore and so they make my spinach artichoke dip in my memory. I love it best with tortilla chips, but hawaiian bread makes it pretty yummy too!
I so enjoy your blog and pictures of your life. May God bless you and your beautiful family this Christmas and all thru 2011.

jennifer - So I decided at the last minute that I HAD to make this and take it with us to a party we went to last night. I’m so glad that I did because it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lorri - I am reading Wichita Thunder and thinking hey I know that hockey team, my buddy AJ Gale from Nanaimo, BC plays on that team. I watched him play junior hockey for 3 years here. Hope you truly did enjoy the game. Merry Christmas to you all.

Alicia - Is YUMMO sufficient enough! Happy Holidays!

Wendy - Try it with a good loaf of warm french bread! Just tear off pieces, dip it, and enjoy =) It’s the absolute best way to eat it YUM!

emily - mmmm … i’d really like some right now.

Traci - I make this EVERY year, and it’s always a hit!

Lisa - I make a similar dip, but I can’t do miracle whip, it has to be Best Foods mayo for us. It’s also really good w/ slices of bread, toasted in the oven, yum yum! Tonight we had the cold spinach dip(made w/ Knorr veg. soup mix) for dinner!! One of my daughters said to me, “why is dip sooooo good?” lol…I told her it’s becuase it’s a bunch of bad food all smooshed together and then dipped into w/ more bad food!!! πŸ™‚ I love this time of year when having dip for dinner is ok cuz we’re too busy mixing up cookie batters!

Gina - What are the measurements for the ingredients? This looks like a wonderful thing for me to make at Christmas!

Tanya H - We make one very similar! πŸ™‚ Try it on slices of baguette, toasted and brushed with butter and broiled for a minute. πŸ™‚ mmmm! Now I’m all hungry…

Julie - Love this. I make a similar one, totally gag as I scoop the mayo in (IT IS SOOOOOOO GROSS AND STINKY), then put it out of my mind that it is even in there. Because when it comes out of the oven all bubbly and awesome. I die. But, so trying it with spinach next time. ANd lots of garlic.

shannon - mine is just like this but with a lb of jump lump crabmeat and a 1/2 tsp of cayenne! yummmmmmm.

Trish - my fav!!!

TAB - Yummo!

Trina McNeilly - This is one of my favorite recipes!!!!! I make this all the time!!! Yummy!

bobbie - I’m such a dork. When I read “choke it up”, I thought that was the real artichoke terms for chopping. I was giving you major chef credits… then it turned out to be a typo. Very funny! I’m going to go drink more coffee now, obviously I need it.

Lynda@Me and My Pink Mixer - I just made a very similar recipe for our Christmas party last weekend and it was gone fast! I roast the artichokes in the oven first with a little olive oil, salt & pepper ~ it really brings out the flavor. I also top mine with mozzarella cheese ~ wish I had some right now! I love your Christmas plates ~ so cute πŸ™‚

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints - OH MY Goodness!!!! YUMMY…thanks:)

josie - This is absolutely the best dip. I love that it can be prepared ahead of time and just put in the oven, esp since I have to make 2 pans of it. One for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Happy Holidays!

Lori McDonough - we top ours with shredded mozzarella and it melts in the oven…yum!

Sugar Mama - I found some artichoke and jalapeno dip at Costco…. it’s amazing! I love this kind of food (a little too much)

Anna Marie - My husband is going to love you for this one. He is ALWAYS wanting to get spinach and artichoke dip as an appetizer when we go out to eat.

deborah@applesinwonderland - dangerously good. i have some issues with portion control. this looks like it serves more than one? seriously yummy;)

Casey - I use a variation of this and it is indeed, delish! You can also use celery stalks to dip instead of chips to make it more carb friendly. I’m not saying that’s my favorite, but it is good!

Amber Pamper - yummy!! πŸ™‚

Kimberlee J. - A total favorite at Christmastime (or anytime) here. Every year we sit on the couch, watch Love Actually, and pig out on this dip after our kids go to bed! Love!

Hoosier at Heart - Oh man oh man, that looks delish! Thanks!

Tess S - always a favorite in this house. (party or not!)

Holly - ok so how perfect is your timing!? I am going to make this for a lunch thing on monday for sure! Thanks!

Ruth - oh my. it’s only breakfast and i want this already. dare i face the insanity of supermarkets again this week??!

Leonie - Hey Meg…. this is huge hit is Aus….. I will email you a few more recipes similar… another great way to serve this is in a cob loaf…. cut the top off remove the inside bread put aside for toasting, put your dip inside and cook for same time but for last 10 mins on a tray put bread, broken into bite size pieces spray with some olive oil and put them in the oven too….. Delicious!!! great bbq food here… I have a wonderful Artichoke dip too…. OMG its the perfect cold weather dip! I’ll get back to you

Amber Filkins - That is so yummy with chunks of bread. Mmmmmm

valerie - Okay, that looks like something I must make because anything with sour cream and cheese and more cheese….is my kind of food!

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