Spinach Artichoke Dip: An Easy Recipe for Spinach and Cheese

Words: Dwight Co/Photography: Mylene Chung/Styling and Recipe Development: Katherine Jao/April 21, 2012

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Spinach is terrific, but for most people, it’s not as good as Popeye thinks it is.

He loves the stuff so much that he gulps it straight from the can like it’s Coca-cola. And that’s just disgusting.

For most of us who aren’t hardcore diet-watchers, spinach might be a bit too plain; so we greased it up a bit for you in a classic reinvention of an old recipe, the Spinach Artichoke Dip.

It’s as healthy and delicious as spinach, only with a few hundred more unnecesary and deadly calories from cheese and butter.

But who cares? Not all of us need a can of raw spinach to save an Olive from a marauding Bluto.

Diet-Killing Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup blanched spinach chopped
  • 2 pcs artichoke canned
  • Crostini for serving

Procedure

  1. Chop artichoke and mix with spinach. Put in a container.
  2. In a non stick pan, melt butter, then add flour and mix until it bubbles.
  3.  Slowly add milk while mixing continuously.
  4. Season with salt and papper.
  5. Add in spinach-artichoke mixture and parmesan.
  6. Let dish simmer for 30 seconds. Adjust seasoning and consistency if needed.
  7. Divide into 3 oven-safe containers and top with grated mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese has browned and melted.

Notes

  1. To reheat, just put in the oven toaster for 5 minutes. If mixture gets too thick, just add a little more milk.

Dwight Co

Managing Director/Founder

When he was nine, Dwight stormed the kitchen and proudly cooked himself his first dish, Spam and eggs. Realizing his immense talent for cooking canned food, he co-founded Pepper.ph in 2012. Aside from directing Pepper.ph's content and design, Dwight also makes websites and runs a tiny ramen house in Burgos Circle called Wrong Ramen. See More.

  • http://twitter.com/rkarlalim Karla Lim

    That looks soooo good :)

    • http://twitter.com/mylenechung Mylene Chung

      hahaha! It’s super good! You should try making it. It’s a bit fatty though, but you’re thin anyway!:D

  • http://twitter.com/OCFoodBlogger OCFoodBlogger

    This looks like a great dip to serve for a party. Thanks for sharing!

    • pepperph

      It is! It’s a perfect appetizer or snack for parties and dinners. A bit fattening though haha!

  • catjuan

    Hi there! Would frozen spinach be alright to use for this dish? 

  • Alexa

    What temperature should be the oven be in when baking this?

  • Jose Angeles

    In place of milk, you can substitute it with heavy cream to make it yummier!! :)