The Best Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
This is the Best Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip I have ever tried. I like to serve it in a garlicky bread bowl. It's the perfect holiday or game-day appetizer!
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The recipe is from my aunt (hi Aunty Neecy!) who got it from a co-worker of hers. If you like your spinach artichoke dip to be ooey, gooey and cheesy, you will love this one. It's my fav.
When my aunt serves this, she bakes the spinach artichoke dip in an ovenproof dish and serves it with crackers and bread on the side. I used my aunt's recipe but borrow my mom's way of serving spinach artichoke dip and put it in a hollowed-out loaf of sourdough.
And just for good measure, I basted the bread with a little garlic butter. Oh ya, I did.
I love ripping off pieces of the garlicky bread and scooping up the warm spinach artichoke dip. Sure, it can be messy (I always seem to end up with as much dip on my knuckles as on the bread) but that's half the fun of it.
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More Favorite Appetizer Recipes
- Jalapeno Hot Cheese Dip
- Cheesy Roasted Garlic Artichoke Olive Dip
- Three Easy Party Dips
- Lemon Whipped Ricotta with Cranberry Honey
- Skinny Chili Cheese Dip
This is my aunt's recipe and the best Spinach Artichoke Dip I have ever tried. I like to serve it in a garlicky bread bowl. You will LOVE it!
- 1 loaf of unsliced, French bread (see notes)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
- 1 14 ounce can of artichoke hearts (NOT marinated)
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup real mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, packed
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the top off the loaf of French bread and hollow out the inside, being careful not to cut all the way through.
- Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When it has melted, add 2 minced cloves of the garlic. Brush the sides and inside of the bread with the garlic butter.
- Chop the artichoke hearts and spinach in a food processor until chunky.
- Transfer to a bowl and mix in the mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and the remaining clove of minced garlic. Spoon the spinach artichoke dip into the hollowed out loaf of French bread.
- Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through bubbling on the edges. I like to mix the dip around a little when I pull it out of the oven as the top can go a funny color when it bakes.
You may want to buy 2 loaves of French bread if you don't want your guests tearing the bowl apart.
*To make this Spinach Artichoke Dip gluten-free either sub gluten-free bread for the bread bowl or bake it in an ovenproof dish instead.