Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spinach & Artichoke dip....with Halloween chips

 My family loves spinach & artichoke dip.  Every time we go out to dinner, if the restaurant has it, they order it.

In my opinion they all skimp on the artichoke.  Probably a way to keep production cost down.  Well, my family deserves better than skimpy dip.

There are many different versions of Spinach & Artichoke dip available.  I searched high and low for the perfect dip but couldn't settle on I made my own recipe.  Why not, right?

It was a HUGE hit in my house.  Instead of keeping it all to myself, I thought I would share it with you all. After all, everyone deserves good dip.

It is perfect for Sunday football or just game night with the kids.

I picked up some Halloween colored chips at the store......they just went perfect with the dip and made it look all Halloween-ish.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

1 14 oz can of artichokes, drained and sliced in chunks
1 lb cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 c parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 14 oz pkg frozen spinach


Preheat oven to 325˚

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or stand mixer except artichokes. After everything is throughly mixed, fold in artichokes being careful not to break them up a lot.

spray a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Spoon dip into the greased baking dish.

Bake  30-40 minutes or until bubbling and the center is hot.

Serve with a side of chips.

~Throw on your heels and get to baking~


  1. This sounds so yummy!!! I love the idea of mascarpone cheese :)

  2. My hubby and I love love spinach and artichoke dip but this recipe looked better than any of the others I found. I gave it a try two weeks ago and have made it two more times since!! It's wonderful - this will be a regular for us!!

  3. Yummy! We are a crazy dippin' household! lol - seriously, we have dip at least two times per week so I was delighted to find your recipe and will be making it this week!