Spicy Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spicy Skillet Spinach Artichoke DipMmmmm!! 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 Spinach Artichoke Dip Spicy Skillet 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 tomato
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. Spicy Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip 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

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

  • This looks like a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer for our home! What size of cast iron skillet did you use.

  • 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.

  • Hi there!
    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!


  • gosh, how yummy does this look?! anything cheesy is a winner in my book! 🙂


  • Wauuuww klinkt heeeeerlijk!! Hou zelf zo erg van artisjok!!! Hmhm
    Xxxxx http://www.iv-ory.blogspot.nl

  • 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

  • I LOVE artichoke dip! It’s always so overpriced at restaurants. Can’t wait to try this, thanks for the recipe!!

  • Looks amazing! My mom makes the best Spinach & Artichoke dip but she never writes down the recipe so it’s slightly different every time. I think the key is to have lots of cheese. She usually puts in chunks of bocconcini (buffalo mozzarella) as well as regular mozzarella and sometimes she’ll put in smoked gouda as well. I would never have thought to eat it with tomatoes though, that sounds so delicious 🙂

  • SO simple and delicious- thanks guy!


  • One of my favorite dishes to bring to pot luck dinners but C’MON guys spinach is spelled incorrectly in the title of the post.

  • Oh my gosh! What are you doing to me?? This is my favorite appetizer of all time. Trouble is, I’m trying to get in shape for my wedding-moon. Stupid-delicious-fattening-wonderfulness! 🙂

    Will bookmark the recipe anyway.. hehe 🙂

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  • Oh I love everything with mozzarella 🙂

  • Yummm – I have an adorable skillet this would look lovely in…


  • I love appetizers for dinner but I so rarely do it late.y Must fix, love this recipe.

  • OH MY LANTA!! This looks amazing. I am such a fan of spinach & artichoke dips and I love spicy foods so this is a match made in food heaven. I will definitely have to give this a go soon. My girl friends and I always just get a bunch of appetizers whenever we go out. This way we can try out different dishes.

    xoxo alisia
    p.s. I pinned this on my Pinterest 🙂

  • Wow- that looks so very good! I’ll try this tonight!

    Love from Germany,



  • This looks amazing! And so so simple! Love these dip ideas. Keep them coming! 🙂


  • Spinach &artichoke dip is my favorite appetizer EVER! I love spicy food too but I have yet to try spicy spinach artichoke dip…but I just might have to know. Thanks for sharing!! sounds delicious

  • Hey, my husband & I do that too! we try out appetizers and leave out the mains, so much more fun to try more kinds of yummy foods 😉

  • Hi Johanna!
    Sorry about that! I changed the copy to say “1 pound” instead of “1 bag”. My bag was a pound.

  • Ohhh we make this all the time in my family! Easily one of our favorite appetizers. 🙂

  • Hello!

    I just wanted to say that I love your blog and especially your recepies. Most of them seems so delicius! I have a problem though… like in this recepie, you wrote “1 bag frozen spinach” and well, I’m from sweden and that might be why, but here we have tons of differnt sized bags! same goes for cans and such, they can really differ in size here.
    I was just wondering if you could write out how much there is in the bags or cans you use, like what they wheigt is? that would be really helpful!

    Thank you! 🙂

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