Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Minnie Published: July 19, 2021
Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

How To Make Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Amp up small gatherings with this rich spinach and artichoke dip. It combines frozen artichoke hearts and spinach, mixed with a thick cheese sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • ¼cupall purpose flour
  • 2cupswhole milk
  • salt,as needed
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • ½cupparmigiano reggiano,plus 3 tbsp, freshly grated
  • ½cupmonterey Jack,grated
  • 1medium yellow onion,chopped
  • 10ozfrozen spinach,(1 box) thawed and squeezed very dry
  • 3cloveslarge garlic,minced
  • 9ozfrozen artichoke hearts,(2 boxes) not thawed, chopped coarse
  • 1tbspdried thyme

Instructions

  1. Set an oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir constantly for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is a golden sandy color.

  3. Whisk in the milk and bring the liquid to a boil. Simmer, stirring constantly, for a few minutes, or until the liquid is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheeses, ½ teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper. It will be quite thick. Set aside.

  5. In a large sauté pan, heat the remaining butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes until soft and translucent.

  6. Add the spinach, garlic, chopped artichokes, thyme, and ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes more. Transfer the vegetables to a large mixing bowl.

  7. Add the cheese sauce to the vegetables and fold together until well combined. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe serving dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until hot throughout and very lightly golden on top.

  8. Serve with sliced baguette.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 227.40kcal
  • Fat: 15.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.04g
  • Fiber: 3.01g
  • Sugar: 4.29g
  • Protein: 10.12g
  • Cholesterol: 42.66mg
  • Sodium: 410.23mg
  • Calcium: 305.82mg
  • Potassium: 448.88mg
  • Iron: 2.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 303.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.47mg
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