Creamy Artichoke & Spinach Dip (Olive Garden Copycat)

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This will be your new favorite appetizer dip! Hot, creamy, cheesy, and it counts as a vegetable serving, right??


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.

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
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup artichoke hearts diced (canned, do not get marinated)
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


Stove-top Directions:

  • 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.
  • Heat the cream cheese in a saucepan to heat the cheese over medium heat just until hot.
  • Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and combine. Serve warm.

Microwave Directions:

  • 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
  • Heat the cream cheese in microwave, 1 minute.
  • Add the spinach and artichoke hearts to the cream cheese and stir well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the cream cheese and combine.
Keyword copycat recipe, creamy dip, dip, restuaruant recipe, spinach and artichoke dip, spinach dip, warm dips
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I gave directions for the stove-top and microwave.  Sorry if it looks long, it’s not really that time consuming.


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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  1. This is a great classic dip that we just love! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. I love this dip – with anything!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope you’re staying warm!!

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