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Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Creamy, cheesy, and warm Spinach Artichoke Dip will have everyone oohing and ahing. Serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita wedges for an out of this world appetizer!

Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bowl with tortilla chips.


Do you have a certain appetizer that always jumps out at you on the menu at restaurants? For me it’s Spinach Artichoke Dip.

This recipe is from the California Pizza Kitchen Pasta, Salads, Soups, And Sides Cookbook and it’s one of my favorite dips to make for serving a crowd. It makes a huge batch and is always a crowd pleaser.


Don’t worry about having leftovers. In fact you want to have leftovers. It makes the best topping for baked potatoes ever. So good you’re going to want to have a baked potato covered in Spinach Artichoke Dip every night of the week.


This isn’t a super cheesy dip. There’s just enough cheese to add some flavor, but it is a really, really creamy dip. And a bunch of garlic, onion, and chicken bouillon really punch up the flavor.

Spinach Dip in a bowl beinf scooped by a tortilla chip.

Make sure you drain your spinach really well. I stick it in the refrigerator a day ahead of time to defrost. And then I squeeze it in paper towels to get all the liquid out.


Make this dip for the next football Sunday. It is sure to be a fan favorite.

PS- I can’t get my daughter to stop painting her fingernails black.



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Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bowl with tortilla chips.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This California Pizza Kitchen copycat Spinach Artichoke Dip is warm, creamy, and cheesy. It's sure to be a fan favorite!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sweet yellow onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed in a towel to remove moisture
  • 6- ounces canned artichoke bottoms, drained and diced
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • tortilla chips


  • Place olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook stirring frequently for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and continue cooking for 1 to 2 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour on top of wilted onions and continuously stir for about 10 minutes. Mixture should be a golden-brown color at the end of this time.
  • Slowly stir in the chicken broth using a whisk to incorporate the broth. When the mixture begins to simmer, stir in the cream and then return to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat and add Parmesan, chicken bouillon cubes, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir well.
  • Add sour cream, spinach, artichoke bottoms, Monterey Jack cheese, cayenne pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Stir until cheese has melted.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips.


Calories: 277kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, gameday, party dip

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Originally published Sept 20, 2014

Recipe Source: slightly adapted from California Pizza Kitchen Pasta, Salads, Soups, And Sides

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13 thoughts on “Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe”

  1. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I am with you! I hardly let myself order it though because I can take down a whole bowl! Yours looks perfectly creamy and packed with spinach!!!

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I do not worry about leftovers because there will be none with this recipe! Who doesn’t love creamy spinach and artichoke dip?! This looks wonderful, Christin!

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Spinach and artichoke dip is our favorite appetizer! I’m going to have to convince my husband not to eat it all the next time we have it so I can try putting it on potatoes!

  4. Oh I love love love spinach artichoke dip. I usually always order some kind of spinach dip whenever we go out too:) I love how much flavor this one has – it would definitely be great to serve at game day or for a party – it looks amazing !

  5. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe that cookbook exists!! I LOOOOOVE CPK!!! This just made my life. Your dip looks amazing and I’m sure everything else in that cookbook does too. I’ll be starting my Christmas list now…. 😉

  6. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Spinach and artichoke dip is my absolute favorite appetizer!! I am SOOO making this next Sunday on game day!! Pinned! 🙂

  7. I love a great artichoke dip — there’s no better crowd pleaser than that! This looks delicious, Christin! 🙂

  8. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    I don’t think I would even need chips for this gorgeous dip! Just a spoon will do. 😉 This would be perfect for tailgating!

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