Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
I found this recipe on a (since-forgotten) web-site years ago and have been making it since. It's a copycat of Olive Garden's Spinach and Artichoke dip. I find it extremely similar. Whenever I have to go somewhere that I bring an appetizer, this is always the one that is requested.
- 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese (texture does better)
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4 cup romano cheese
- 1 garlic clove, finely minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry basil (1 Tbsp. if using fresh)
- 1⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- salt and pepper
- Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature.
- Cream together mayonnaise, Parmesan, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, and garlic salt. Mix well.
- Add the artichoke hearts and spinach (be careful to drain this well), and mix until blended.
- Spray pie pan with Pam, pour in dip, and top with mozarella cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the top is browned.
- Best served with thinly sliced toasted bread, such as French or Italian.
This is the recipe I use! It has the perfect texture. I've been using this for a couple years, although I too have no idea where I got it from. I use fresh spinach, wilted by microwaving it for a few minutes. I also add more garlic salt, a 1/4 tsp onion powder and some parsley. So yummy!
Easy and yummy! Everytime I've made this to take to parties, they've cleaned the bowl.
This is my favorite artichoke dip recipe. Every time I make it, people love it and they eat every bit of it. I highly recommend it.