Rich, creamy spinach artichoke dip packed with cheese, Greek yogurt, savory spinach, nutty artichokes, zesty garlic and a kick of smoked paprika.
- 16-oz cream cheese, softened (two bricks)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper paste or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cups shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese
- 1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
- 10-oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed & liquid strained out
- 2 packed cups canned artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped (about 1 1/2 14-oz cans)
- About 1–2 teaspoons smoked paprika to taste
Serving suggestion: crostini, pita chips, pita bread, tortilla chips, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir the softened cream cheese until it is uniformly smooth.
- Stir yogurt, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes into the creamed cheese until the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the Italian blend cheese and 1 cup of the parmesan cheese into the mixture, setting aside the rest of the cheese.
- Fluff the spinach with a fork, then stir into the cheese mixture until evenly incorporated. Stir in the artichokes as well.
- Scoop the mixture into a medium (9×13) oven-safe dish, smooth it out, and add a dusting of paprika. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top as evenly as possible, then add another light dusting of paprika.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake it for 20 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake, uncovered, for another 15 minutes.
- Serve warm with pita chips, tortilla chips or crostini.
- This makes a LOT of dip, so if you decide to freeze half or make it in more than one dish, I would reduce the cook time a bit and watch it closely.
- When I say chili paste, I’m talking about something like this. I would not recommend using something like gochujang paste in this—unless you want to. Then you do you, and let me know how it goes!
- You can serve this with whatever you like, but I suggest having some sturdy options. I love it with thin Italian grissini breadsticks, but they snap so easily and can’t pick up bigger pieces. It’s awkward to chase an artichoke around your plate for 5 minutes in a social setting.
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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