This hot, cheesy, and bubbly Spinach and Artichoke Dip is such a crowd pleaser! It has the best flavor and is so creamy and delicious!
Spinach Dip is one of my favorite appetizers ever. If I order an appetizer at a restaurant, I usually order the spinach dip. I also love the addition of artichokes to my spinach dip. This spinach and artichoke dip is perfect for a get together or potluck. You won’t have any dip left over. Trust me. It’s always a hit.
I made this dip a little while back for a crowd of people and got comments such as, “this is the best spinach dip I’ve ever had,” “wow, this is so good!” and “this is way better than any dip I’ve ever had in a restaurant!” These are the kind of reviews that I love!
This is also the kind of dip that I love. Creamy, so much flavor, and easy to make. This is no ordinary spinach and artichoke dip though – did I mention that I added bacon? Yes. Bacon. I mean, WHY NOT? Bacon just makes everything better.
I brown five slices of bacon and then chop them into small pieces and add the majority to the dip ingredients. Then add the last little bit to the top of the dip before baking.
How to make this dip
Throw everything into a bowl,mix, and bake. Seriously.
Ok, more specifically. In a large bowl, add spinach, chopped artichokes, sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, minced garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, bacon, and cheese. Bake and devour.
I typically just use a baguette that I have sliced into small pieces to serve this dip with. You can certainly use chips or even pita that you have cut into smaller pieces and toasted in the oven with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. YUM.
About the spinach
I use frozen spinach for this recipe. To defrost the spinach, take it out of the box and place it in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1-2 minutes. You will then want to place several paper towels in a colander and add the spinach to the colander. Squeeze the spinach with the paper towels to drain the excess liquid. It will have a good bit of liquid, so just keep squeezing until you can’t get any more liquid out.
You can use fresh spinach for this recipe. Just chop the spinach (making sure to remove stems) and sauté for a few minutes. Squeeze the spinach dry after being cooked. We don’t want excess liquid – because that will result in a runny dip.
I promise that you will love this dip!
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