Stove Top Spinach Artichoke Dip, cheesy, hot, served in a bread bowl, ready to be the star of any party.We are not talking about any appetizer here, but about THE appetizer everybody loves. Great for Game Day, or any other celebration, this spinach and artichoke dip is so easy to make, and ready in no time.
I hear there’s a debate whether this dip should be enjoyed hot or cold. If you ask me, l think it tastes particularly nice hot, but that doesn’t mean that cold it’s not yummy. Although, what are the chances for this spinach and artichoke dip to get cold? It surely gets demolished fairly quickly soon after it has been cooked.
What is the secret to a good spinach and artichoke dip?
THE CREAM CHEESE, without a shadow of a doubt. Do go for the full-fat one, forget about the no fat nonsense. The texture will be a lot creamier and the taste a lot better. If you are after a good food, then spare no good ingredient, and you’ll get the very best dip.
I know some people don’t really fancy spinach, and l see why. It’s not that appealing if it’s cooked without other ingredients that can enhance its flavour. I think garlic and cheese are the perfect combination in any spinach dip.
Can the dip be prepared with fresh spinach?
I have not tried the fresh spinach with this recipe, only the frozen one. It’s a lot more convenient l guess. At least for me. I actually prefer buying frozen vegetables, l find that it’s the best way to reduce food waste.
If, like me, you get carried away when you go shopping, and buy more than you should, or simply don’t use them up, the frozen vegetables can be cooked whenever needed. No pressure to use them before they turn rather sad looking.
But, by no means, it can definitely be made with fresh spinach too. Just be prepared to use a lot of fresh spinach. Once it wilts, you are left with such a small amount of cooked spinach, so perhaps go for the largest fresh spinach bag you can get. Or a few smaller ones.
How TO make spinach AND artichoke dip ON THE STOVE TOP
- heat up the oil, then fry the onion until translucent, and add the garlic
- fry gently for about 30 seconds until it releases its fragrance
- add the spinach and artichoke, and give it a good stir
- mix the cream cheese in and mix well until it’s fully incorporated
- add the milk, cheese, season well and leave to cook for a further 5 minutes until it bubbles
- serve hot or cold
Note! Make sure you squeeze the excess water from the spinach and artichoke. This can be done in a colander or a clean kitchen towel. This reduces the cooking time considerably, so the dip should be ready in well under 15 minutes from start to finish. For more spinach goodness, how about my Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms?
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Stove Top Spinach Artichoke Dip, a 15-minute recipe that is so flavourful, cheesy, and absolutely delicious to feed a crowd.
- 450 g frozen spinach, thawed
- 400 g canned artichoke hearts
- 250 g full-fat cream cheese
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- black pepper to taste
Chop the artichoke hearts and squeeze out any excess liquid.
Place the spinach into a colander, and squeeze as much liquid as possible.
Roughly chop the onion and garlic.
Heat up the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry gently for about 5 minutes until transluscent.
Add the garlic, and fry for a further 30 seconds.
In go the spinach and artichoke hearts, then mix well and stir for about one minute.
Add the cream cheese and mix until fully incorporated, followed by the cheddar cheese, milk and black pepper.
Stir gently for about 5 minutes until it bubbles.
Serve in a bread bowl, either hot or cold.
- To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
- The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.