The Best Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip |

The Best Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the top off the loaf of French bread and hollow out the inside, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. 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.
  4. Chop the artichoke hearts and spinach in a food processor until chunky.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.