You might be all dipped out after the Super Bowl, but you need to try this Spinach Artichoke Dip the next time you get a craving for dip. If I see Spinach Artichoke Dip on the menu at a restaurant, chances are that I’ll order it (claiming I’ll split it with someone else, but I will really eat it all). I’ve made it at home before, but never with amazing results. Good enough to eat, but there was always something missing and I was constantly adjusting the recipe.
Well, what was missing was butter, glorious butter. And diced jalapenos to give the Spinach Artichoke Dip a kick. I was tempted to stay home from a Super Bowl party last night so that I could eat the whole thing by myself instead of having to take it to share.
A note about the jalapenos: you could leave them out and this dip would still be fabulous(I really think it’s the butter). But, if you add them, they’ll give your Spinach Artichoke dip an extra kick. You can’t really taste the jalapenos in it, but you’ll just taste that something extra that gives the flavor a boost and has people wondering what you put in your dip to make it taste so flavorful.
Best Ever Spinach Artichoke Dip with a Kick
- 8oz cream cheese (can go light here if you want, but I am partial to the flavor of full-fat cream cheese)
- 16 oz light sour cream (I chose to go light here instead, but that’s optional, too)
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
- 14 oz quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 4 oz can diced jalapenos, drained
- 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (I like to get the jars of minced garlic and keep them in the fridge for convenience to have on hand for recipes like this, but you can use freshly pressed garlic cloves if you’d like)
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, butter, and Parmesan cheese in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until everything melts and is a nice almost smooth consistency(the parm doesn’t have to be completely melted at this point, but as long as everything else is all melty, you’re good).
- Add the artichoke hearts, spinach, jalapenos, and garlic and stir.
- Serve warm with chips or bread(my favorite is pita chips).
- I transferred mine to a 2qt crock pot to keep it warm when we took it to a party, but you could just serve immediately or reheat prior to serving. Mine did get thicker the longer it was in the crock pot.
Is it wrong to say that my favorite Super Bowl snack this year was one I made? Because this Spinach Artichoke Dip was definitely my favorite.