Mmmmm!! I love appetizers. Emma and I have been known to order what we call “appetizer feasts” when we go out for dinner, so we try more apps and skip the main course. They’re delish! Today I’m excited to share my own little spicy spin on one of my favorite classic appetizers, spinach artichoke dip!
Spicy Skillet Artichoke Dip, Serves a large group (perfect for a party!)
1 pound frozen spinach
1 can artichoke hearts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed chili flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 red onion
Thaw, drain, and chop the frozen spinach. Chop the artichoke hearts into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder and crushed chili flakes.
Mix until the entire mixture is evenly moist. If you don’t like spicy food, omit the chili flakes or cut them in half for something less spicy. Pour the mixture into a cast iron skillet and top with the remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden at 350°F. When it is done allow it to cool for five minutes before serving. Garnish the top with chopped tomatoes and onions. Enjoy!
I served mine with toasted pita bread. I cut the pita bread into slices, brushed them with a little oil and baked them in the oven for three to five minutes at 350°F.
We all pigged out on this during work one day and later I used it to top a salad (SO good). Then I added some to a piece of baked salmon (also really good!) If you don’t make this for a party, expect to have some leftovers. xo. Elsie
This looks like a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer for our home! What size of cast iron skillet did you use.
I see that you changed the recipe to one teaspoon of salt. Much better, thank you.
I tried it today with that amount and it was inedible. My husband agreed — a tablespoon is way too much, even with bland pita and raw tomatoes :/
I think there’s an error in measurement – all of the tablespoons should probably be teaspoons. I made this earlier today and it was so incredibly salty that it was inedible :/ It seemed excessive during prep, but I wanted to trust the recipe. Mistakes happen, I’m just bummed to have to throw all the ingredients I purchased away.
Yes, it is correct.
I’m sorry it was too salty for you!
Hope your weekend was good- elsie
Hi there! I used a small skillet (6-8 inches across)
Thanks so much! Elsie
It says 1 tablespoon of salt. Is this correct? Seemed like a lot but I made it last night and everyone agreed it was way too salty. I was disappointed because it looked so good!
Okay, what size pan did you use? I’m so challenged! Wanna make this for an afternoon party tomorrow : )
We have a version of this in Australia where the dip is put inside a hollowed out Cobb loaf. It’s so good! To be fair, I think it’s mandatory to have it at a BBQ. But I’ve never tried it with artichoke – will definitely be trying that! Yum!
That looks absolutely amazingly scrumptious! I can not wait to try! Thanks for the recipe!
I’ve had a dip very similar to this and I absolutely love it! Great recipe!
gosh, how yummy does this look?! anything cheesy is a winner in my book! 🙂
just to make sure —
a tablespoon of salt!?
Wauuuww klinkt heeeeerlijk!! Hou zelf zo erg van artisjok!!! Hmhm
I made this last night for dinner after reading your post. So delicious! There wasn’t much left over between my husband and me, even though we didn’t serve it at a party! Whoops! So delicious!
I have a spinach artichoke dip that I love. I totally forgot about it. This reminded me that I need to share it on my blog too.
Mmmm – love me some yummy dip – and this one is HEALTHY cuz of the spinach, right??? Yum!! You might like my artichoke dip recipe too – give her a try – http://www.northerncottage.net/2013/03/warm-cheesy-artichoke-dip.html
This looks lovely, I will be trying this!
This looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this! xx