Spinach Artichoke Spread
This classic Spinach Artichoke Spread is thicker than a dip, and perfect for spreading on crusty bread. It’s full of fresh cooked spinach and artichoke hearts, and has lots of salty, sharp pecorino romano cheese. It’s a fantastic appetizer!
I think spinach artichoke dip is one of the best things on the planet, evidenced by the fact that I ate this for four days straight until it was gone, every morning for breakfast. Little toasted pieces of baguette spread with this delicious stuff, and a fried egg. This is actually somewhere between a spread and a dip, so whether or not you serve with toasted baguette or crackers is up to you. One key to making good spinach artichoke dip is to use fresh spinach. Frozen spinach to me is repulsive, and it only takes a couple minutes to saute some fresh baby spinach leaves.
Spinach Artichoke Spread
- 9 oz package fresh baby spinach
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 9 oz package frozen artichoke hearts thawed and chopped
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano or parmigiano reggiano
- 1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes
- salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, saute the garlic and spinach until wilted.
- Remove the spinach from the pan, and when it’s cool enough, squeeze out all the water from the spinach, so your dip/spread doesn’t get watered down.
- In a microwavable bowl, heat up the cream cheese until soft. Add the cooked spinach, chopped artichokes, mayonnaise, cheese, and red chili flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, microwave it until it’s hot, then serve with toasted baguette or crackers. Enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
15 Comments on “Spinach Artichoke Spread”
I made this with fresh spinach & artichoke hearts in a jar and used grated parm in place of romano. Personally I thought it needed something more ….I thought it was a little bland.
I added some Swiss cheese, doubled the chili flakes and served it with pita chips. Amazing! Thank you!
Sounds delish. I think I will add some shredded mozzarella on top when i serve it, though. Do you think I could pop this in the oven to heat up rather than the microwave?
I’m always wanting this dip not to have any mayo in it — I guess I could make it with plain yogurt…
I think so too . I like making it fresh also.
Such a good idea to use fresh instead of frozen! Looks delicious!
I agree arichoke spinach dip is one of the great foods, I can eat this with just a spoon. Of course the baguettes are like spoon. Delicious!
Spinach Artichoke spread is one of the most amazing foods/spreads/dips ever made! Honestly, I could bathe in the stuff!
This is a terrific dip. To ne honest, I never think to have it for breakfast,but it has cheese, so, why not?
Spinach dip for breakfast? Awesome! This looks wonderful.
I’m with Greg. A crazy but brilliant idea!
MMM delish! I love spinach dip… one of my faves!
Spinach and artichoke dip is my kryptonite — I can never say know! This sounds like an awesome recipe and my mouth is watering. I’ve never actually thought to use fresh spinach, but that makes perfect sense. Adding this to my holiday cooking list!