Creamy artichoke and spinach dip

Let’s face it: Potluckiest would not be able to call itself a true collection of party favorites without including this extremely popular kind of dip. Most versions of this dish, though, call for it to be served warm, frequently advising to bring a crock pot to keep the dip hot at the party. Which is great, and we totally support that. But we wanted our recipe to taste good whether it’s warm, room temperature, or even cold. (It’s creamier the warmer it gets, of course, but it has so much flavor that even when it’s cold it’s irresistible.)

Our recipe includes instructions for creating crostini to go with it, but you could opt instead to bring hearty store-bought dippers like pita chips or kettle chips.

Gluten-free or on a keto diet? Ditch the carbs and pair the dip instead with veggie sticks.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
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Serves 16 people


  • 1 sourdough baguette
  • 2 14-ounce cans artichoke hearts or quarters
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Position one rack in the middle of the oven, another below the broiler.
  • For the crostini, slice the baguette into 1/4″ thick disks. Arrange in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes or until golden and crispy throughout.
  • While the crostini are toasting, drain artichoke hearts thoroughly and chop into small dice. If you have quarters that include some leaf pieces, remove any tougher leaves and dice the more tender leaves. Set aside.
  • Squeeze out as much water from the spinach as possible and set aside.
  • Add cream cheese, sour cream, Reggiano, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella, basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a large bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • Stir artichoke and spinach into the mixture to combine, then add complete mixture to an 8″ square baking dish and place on the center rack in the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Turn on the broiler to high. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of the mozzarella over the top and broil for about 3-4 minutes or until the cheese turns golden in spots.
  • You can bring immediately to the party right in the baking dish. You can also make the recipe a day ahead, completing steps 1-6 and refrigerating the dip after it’s cooled, covered in foil, saving the remaining mozzarella in an airtight container. Before your party, reheat the covered dip for 20 minutes at 350°F until hot, then remove the foil and proceed to step 7.

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