Recipe by Chef John
"I've always enjoyed hot spinach artichoke dip, but it always struck me as a little oily.
I decided to try a mayo-less version, and then raised the stakes even higher by excluding the sour cream as well. To counter this, a bit more cheese was added, and the results were amazing. A rich, creamy, cheesy, not greasy dip."
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green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
1 (14 ounce) can
artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped spinach , thawed, drained and squeezed dry
shredded Gruyere cheese
finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
shredded mozzarella cheese
I did not measure the hot sauce in this dish--I just added a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. I did not add the nutmeg (my husband does not care for it) and I doubled the mozzerella cheese on the top. I did take Chef John's suggestion and bake this in a bigger dish--I spread it in a 8x8 glass square baking dish. I served this with crusty garlic bread and tortilla chips for the boys and celery/carrot "chips" for me. This dip literally lasted less than 20 minutes. Everyone loved it, especially my husband who swore up and down he dosen't like spinach-artichoke dip. This is some good eats!
I tried this recipe as written (splurged for the cheeses and everything) and I wasn't really impressed. It was a fancy "spread" but not really a "dip". I thought there was too much spinach and artichokes for the amount it made. I would probably double the recipe and keep the amount of spinach and artichokes the same. It was not creamy/liquidy enough for me so you couldn't really dip the tortilla chips in it, which is the way my husband and I like it. The gruyere has a really smoky and distinct taste. It added a lot of flavor, but was just a bit over-powering for me. I was really attracted to the recipe because it doesn't use mayo, which I can't stand. So, overall I'm disappointed. I'll try to add something to make it more dip-like if I make it again.
I did love this, but to me it barely made 5 stars because following the recipe exactly leads to a "dip" that is just not creamy enough. I hate all store-bought jarred Alfredo sauces, almost anything involving mayo, and don't like too much of a sour cream flavor. Because this recipe eliminated those, it sounded like the perfect option. However, I cheated and added about 1/4 cup sour cream because it was just too thick. It was absolutely perfect that way (still very thick), but only if you don't plan on using chips to dip (they would break easily). I spooned the dip onto toasted baguette slices and it was awesome. I highly recommend serving it in a crock pot on low or warm heat to keep it continually warm, because as soon as it isn't piping hot, it loses its awesome texture and flare. I served it in a casserole dish, which was nice in order to get a nice brown top in the oven, but next time I'm going to try a crock pot to keep it toasty.
I made this recipe as written and it was a bit too fatty for me. The second time, I replaced the Gruyere and Mozzarella by using 1 cup fat free Chobani plain yogurt. For the cream cheese, I used fat free too. I also excluded the butter. It made it much lighter as only the Parmesan had fat in it.
Excellent! I used swiss instead of gruyere, and a 10 oz bag of fresh spinach, but I kept the rest of the ingredients the same, even the pinch of nutmeg. Used the microwave, melted the butter and onion and garlic for 2 min in a 2 qt casserole dish, threw in torn fresh spinach until wilted. Mixed in rest of the ingredients and microwaved 3 min more. Stirred and microwaved 4-5 min more until all melted together. I have a high powered microwave so it didnt take long. It came out excellent and was melted and gooey. Taste was mmmmwwwwaaa!
I have become a Chef John fan! I don't like spinach-artichoke dip, but I made this for a friend's party and even I liked it. I followed the recipe exactly, and the dish was licked-clean by the end of the night.
4.5 stars. I wish it was creamier but it was because of my cheese selection. I used leftover blue and havarti dill instead of Gruyere. Even still, this is my new artichoke dip recipe.
This recipe was awesome, and pretty easy for an inexperienced cook! I did what the other reviews said - i could not find the cheeses in the grocery store so I just used Swiss (instead of Gruyere), parmesan, and mozzarella as well as I added 1/2 a cup of sour cream and the texture was great, perfect for dipping. I also skipped out on the nutmeg as I was not sure if I would want the flavour and it ended up perfectly!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 206
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