Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Jodies Kitchen Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This delicious recipe was a new one from my Mom.
 She always manages to make something delicious for us when all the family is going to be together at the lake cabin.This time was no different.

When Mom said I have a new Spinach & Artichoke dip for us,I thought to myself, well I have tried almost everyone out there and eaten many at restaurants as well, so I don't know how new this is going to be.My surprise with this one was we were eating it cold.I have had both versions and normally it's the hot ones I like the best...NOT this time.

I have also had some that are just nothing but glob's of cheese (I'm a cheeses lover don't get me wrong) sometimes however that's all you taste.
I was in the bowl sampling, then sampling some more, then here comes Dad hes sampling, then sampling some more,until I looked at him and said you want a plate? 
Dad and I both are dip lovers so we were thrilled over this new recipe.Now we ate as long as we could until Mom scolded us both and said put that up so when the others get here they can have some..We did share and everyone got their fill of some of the best dip period I have eaten.
 This one is a keeper Mom thanks !

Jodies Kitchen Fresh Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Yields about 6 cups
2 tbs. Olive oil
2 tsp. minced garlic
2-6oz packages of fresh baby spinach
2-8oz packages cream cheese softened
2-16oz containers of sour cream
1-1oz package ranch dip mix
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
14oz can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped green onion (bottom and tops)
In a large dutch oven heat oil over medium heat and add garlic,cook 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly until  lightly browned (not burnt) add your spinach and cook 3 to 4 minutes stirring constantly until wilted down.Cool completely, drain spinach and chop (you may do this in a processor) In a large bowl combine cream cheese,sour cream,ranch mix and pepper.Add the spinach,artichokes and green onion,mixing well. Cover and chill 2 hrs before serving.


  1. Since this makes such a large amount I am sure this recipe can be cut in half.But if you need to feed a crowd this one is for you,just the way it is.

  2. Jodie Thanks. I made it and I normally use frozen spinach so was happy to be able to use the fresh in this.It made a lot,but we have a large family. A big hit at home,thanks again.

  3. I was the same way with this recipe.I never used fresh spinach before.It really made a difference.Its a new family favorite for sure.Glad you liked it.

  4. Jodie, my mom always made a very similar dip and I forgot how much I missed it! Thank you for this recipe! Pinned, tweeted and shared on my FB page. :)

  5. For a amazing spin on it try Knorr's Leek Soup, it makes it all taste fantastic and we use XXX Sourdough, and then sourdough baguettes to give more bread, I use frozen chopped spinach as I'm not a stringy spinach kinda girl but no matter as it's wonderful anyway, and we add Water Chestnuts for a great crunch w/o any extra flavor, I just put one big plain yogurt and one big sour cream in instead of mayo as some recipes use it lasts longer and doesn't have that wee bit of sweetness~We always eat it for a appetizer and then wonder why we can't eat all of our dinner~LOL, Thanks for Sharing and for allowing us to share our spins on it as well~Thanks Again Catherine

    1. Thank you Catherine for the great post.It is always nice to hear others ideas and I do welcome them.That's how we learn is by sharing for sure.I do believe I have had a similar spinach dip with the water chestnuts and it does add a nice crunch.



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