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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Dips

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip- RELOADED

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
Photo by Lynne Calamia
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  • 12 ounce bag frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 10 ounce box frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated on rasp (microplane), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine (pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Specialized Hardware

10-inch cast-iron skillet
The afore-mentioned microplane
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes


  • Set a rack in the upper third portion of your oven and turn the broiler to high.
  • Place the artichoke hearts in a clean kitchen towel or several layers of paper towels and squeeze with your hands to remove as much liquid as possible, then roughly chop. Repeat with the spinach.
  • Heat a 10-inch cast iron skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Add the olive oil followed by the chopped artichokes, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Stir to combine, then press down with a large spoon or spatula and don't touch for 3 minutes. Then stir, press again, and cook until deeply browned, another 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, thoroughly combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and half the garlic. Fold in half the parmesan and half the feta, and set aside.
  • Add the second half of the garlic to the artichoke mixture along with the red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the spinach to the pan along with the remaining salt and cook for 1 minute, breaking up any clumps. Then, stir in the wine and cook until the pan is almost dry.
  • Kill the heat and stir in the cream cheese mixture. Smooth the top with a spatula then top with the remaining parmesan and feta.
  • Place the dip in the oven and broil for 3 minutes until the top is browned and bubbling, then serve warm with pita chips or crackers of your choice.
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