Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip (Olive Garden Copycat)

Artichoke and Spinach Dip-

This Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip is tied for my most favorite appetizer/dip of all time!  Okay, so the amazing The Best Black Bean Dip, is equally impressive and deliciously addictive, but there’s something about this dip, my first well loved dip!  Like I have said in the past, The Olive Garden used to be my favorite restaurant, pre-Celiac days.  This dip was always my favorite thing to order.  I could’ve made a full meal out of it.  I’m not sure if it’s even offered on their menu anymore. If not, then enjoy this recipe!   This recipe is from one of The Top Secret Recipes book.  We’ve been fixing it now for many years.  Best thing about it, besides the amazing taste, is that it’s gluten free!!

I have a firm belief that Artichoke & Spinach Dip should never, and I do mean never be served cold!  That just isn’t right!  That makes me sick just thinking about it.  I’m sorry if I have offended any cold dip lovers.  I’m not a cold dip hater, no, I just prefer cold fruit dip, not one with artichoke and spinach.

Creamy Artichoke and Spinach

Give this recipe a try, it’s delicious!!  LittleChef2 could eat the entire thing all by himself, so I double this recipe so we can have some too!   He knows good food when he tastes it 😉

Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip (Olive Garden Copycat)
Serve warm with crackers, toasted Italian bread, or tortilla chips
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, diced (canned, do not get marinated)
  • ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  1. Boil the spinach and artichoke hearts in a cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander when done.
  2. Heat the cream cheese in a saucepan to heat the cheese over medium heat just until hot.
  3. Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and combine. Serve warm.
  5. Microwave Directions:
  6. Put the artichoke hearts and spinach in microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Cut a small slit in plastic to let steam escape. Cook on HIGH 4 min., Stir, cook again 3 minutes till artichoke is tender
  7. Heat the cream cheese in microwave, 1 minute.
  8. Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well.
  9. Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and combine.

I gave directions for the stove-top and microwave.  Sorry if it looks long and jumbled, not sure how to fix that.


Things have been super busy and even more crazy around here.  God has been doing some amazing things with our family.  Hopefully I’ll be able to sit down and type it out soon.  I have plenty of recipes lined up and hungry mouths to feed, it’s a win win situation for my crew 🙂

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