Artichoke spinach dip

My daughter worked at a restaurant when we first moved back to the United States. This dip was a common appetizer served there.  Foof does not like eating at restaurants and so she set her mind to figuring out the best way to make this. We came up with what works well for us and combined the idea of several recipes into what we like.

Ingredients

1 — 14 ounce can Artichoke hearts

1 cup low fat mayonnaise

1 cup whipped cream cheese

2 cloves garlic minced

1 1/2 cups frozen chopped spinach

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Put cream cheese in a bowl and mix well, add mayonnaise and continue mixing. Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain and chop artichokes. Add artichokes to cream cheese mixture, add garlic, mozzarella cheese and spinach. Fold this all together and pour into a casserole dish or pie pan.

IMG_0812IMG_0814

Place in oven and let cook until bubbly, approximately 45 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with chips or crackers. Very hot so be careful!

IMG_0817

Published by

134 thoughts on “Artichoke spinach dip

  1. Timely recipe! I am thinking of making this for Thanksgiving day. We do appetizers on Thanksgiving and the big dinner on the weekend when we have more time. I will try this this next week!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I can’t stand mayo so would have to find a way round it – maybe lemon and cream … its a crazy thing with me – I am odd about gloop and mayo is gloopy. The odd thing is that I love soft creamy foods just not condiments added at the end. Weirdo my girls say 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I think you could easily add anything else? One recipe we tried used an alfredo type sauce! so I am sure another alternative! I no longer eat this dip just a bite because of my high cholesterol which I am treating by diet and exercise!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aaaaggghhh – the bitch that is the Ch word! My mother suffers too and even my uber skinny husband. It’s a lotto and I wish you well with the diet and exercise plan 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

    1. wow I do but they are not tested!!
      I have graybeh which is like an Indian type cookie I have seen on many blogs. It is made with a nut on top. also basbousa but not a tried and true recipe! so I hate to just tell you any recipe I have from years ago. I can get the graybeh recipe from my daughter but it might be too similar for you! Of course roz a halib but that would be hard for a stall!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. when we fist arrived here we ate out all the time….. freedom. but then we all said enough!! so we started doing our home cooking again! So much fat in outside food and I have high cholesterol!! so really I can’t eat hardly anything at any restaurant!

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Yes for sure! In saudi I only used fresh tomatoes in my sauces, blanched and peeled them etc. made homemade puff pasty dough! I am now 53 so have slowed down a bit!! it takes a bit of whining to get some of those old things done!! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Lynn, I have never cooked or tasted an Artichoke ! I have seen them periodically in one or two of our food stores, but never knew quite, what to do with them. Guess I must try….this does sound really tasty :-). Have a lovely weekend x

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I may have said this before, because I have thinking about this for awhile…trying your recipes out and reading your life tale is pretty cool, it’s like I have been at your house for supper as you have told me a bit about your life…I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate both. Thanks 😊

    Liked by 1 person

      1. oh my I love to get comments! I am always so excited to hear what people think! it is so sweet of you. For me it is great and it is friends, I have noticed some of my first friends don’t comment as much so I feel maybe they think the same. But, for me you guys are my friends! Thanks so much! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. I love the sound of all the ingredients in this, Lynn, and think it would be perfect for lots of occasions, or when a buffet is served. I love the idea that many of these recipes have been adapted, added to and improved by your own choice of ingredients. It makes them so much more interesting and appealing. They always look so very attractive.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Good thank you…our electric goes at the drop of a hat, storm or no storm ..just reading your next post about your visit that must have been lovely, a month where you had company and a break from your isolation 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      1. Aw..I am touched, Lynz. Thanks for thinking of me. I missed you too. I have been very busy. Too busy to even post anything at the moment. So, I’ve been visiting other blogs whenever I get the chance. I have some company over the day before Thanksgiving, so I am getting ready for them as well as planning our Thanksgiving dinner. I will visit your blog whenever I find the time, Lynz. I can’t wait to read more of your stories. 😀 Have a great weekend Lynz! Take care. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s