Spinach Artichoke Dip (like Houston' s)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe online at Robbie's Recipe collection. She later changed the recipe she had listed, but I like this version much better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam spinach (or defrost if frozen).
  2. Strain and squeeze through cheesecloth.
  3. Must be very dry.
  4. Chop finely and set aside.
  5. In heavy saucepan, melt butter.
  6. Add garlic and onions and sauté about 3-5 minutes.
  7. Add flour to make a roux.
  8. Stir and cook about 1 minute.
  9. Slowly add heavy cream, stirring with a whisk to prevent lumping.
  10. Mixture will thicken at the boiling point.
  11. When it thickens, add lemon juice, Tabasco, salt and Parmesan cheese.
  12. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  13. Stir in sour cream.
  14. Fold in dry, chopped spinach, coarse diced artichoke hearts and Jack cheese.
  15. Stir until cheese is melted.
  16. Serve immediately.
  17. OR: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  18. Put dip in oven safe container and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  19. Heat for 10 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted.
  20. This is a good way to reheat the dip.
  21. Notes: Serve with salsa, sour cream, and tortilla chips for dipping.
Most Helpful

I've never been to Houston's - so I can't do a comparison - but even my grandson (who hates spinach) loved this dip! I used fresh spinach & garlic, low fat sour cream & monterey jack cheese and chopped a small onion - then served with "scoops" & "crispers". Thanx Elmo!

CountryLady March 06, 2004

Now that is what I am talking about!!! REAL spinach dip with a true white sauce base instead of using mayonnaise...YUK. This is a great recipe, it does taste a lot like the spinach dip at Houston's. It is also easy to change this up, add pepper's or whatever cheese you like to the sauce base, it is terrific!! :))

TaterBug! :) February 07, 2010

I enjoyed this dip. I halved the recipe and used frozen spinach. I bought a can of artichoke hearts and used 5 or 6 chopped hearts. I kicked the flavor up just a little by adding some ranch dip mix to the dip. Thanks Elmo!

Sharon123 March 23, 2004