Joanna Gaines’ cookbook has become a hit in recent years, and through it, many people have learned about Mongolian cuisine for the first time through her. And among all the recipes Joanna Gaines Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe is outstanding compared to the regular ones, and at the same time, it tastes great.
The recipe is easy to make and is almost the same as regular Spinach Artichoke Dip. However, Joanna Gaines added a little twist to the old traditional recipe, which made it more unique and tasty. Since it takes little time and effort to prepare, it quickly became a fan favorite among many.
We will going to show you how to make one of our best-rated hot spinach and artichoke dip recipes, because who doesn’t love spinach and artichoke dip? We will be preparing this dish in the next half an hour, so please have all the necessary tools and ingredients on hand. So let’s get started.
- 10 ounces of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 14 ounces artichoke hearts, chopped
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- 9×9 pan or a 2-quart casserole dish
- Use a large spoon or spatula, to stir
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Handheld mixer
How to Prepare Joanna Gaines Spinach Artichoke Dip
Step 1: Preheat the oven
To start with we want you to preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and also lightly grease the 9×9 pan or a 2-quart casserole dish.
Step 2: Cream cheese and mayonnaise
Place 8 ounces of softened cream cheese along with ¼ cup of mayonnaise into the mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add more ingredients
Next, add ½ cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, 2 cloves of minced garlic, ½ teaspoon of dried basil, and then add ¼ teaspoon of each slat and black pepper.
Step 4: Mix the ingredients
Now we will use a handheld mixer to mix all the ingredients, keep using the machine until the mixture gets light and fluffy.
Note: Using the handheld mixing whip the ingredients for one to two minutes for a nicer light and fluffy mixture.
Step 5: Spinach and artichoke hearts
Next, you need to thaw and drain a 10 ounces package of frozen chopped spinach and also make sure your spinach is well drained. So now add the spinach and along with add 14 ounces of chopped canned artichoke hearts into the mixing bowl.
Step 6: Mix the ingredients again
We’ll use a rubber spatula to gently fold the spinach and artichoke hearts in with the cream cheese along with the frozen chopped spinach.
Step 7: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish
Then we’ll transfer the mixture to our prepared baking dish, spread it out so it’s a nice even layer, and press it down into the pan. After that, we will finish it off with some shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Step 8: Time to bake
Put the prepared baking dish into the oven and bake this in the 350 degrees oven for around 25 minutes.
Step 9: Serve
After 25 minutes the cheese on top should be warm and bubbly and browned. Bring out the baked dish and it’s ready to serve right away and enjoy.
Tips and Tricks
- Canned artichoke hearts are sold either marinated or unmarinated. You can use either; marinated adds a little bit of extra flavor.
- Remember the Parmesan cheese are a bit salty so it can also be served as the main “salt” source so when adding salt to this recipe don’t overdo it if needed just add a pinch of salt.
- Try to cut the artichokes into small pieces, but you can leave them bigger if you want a chunkier spinach and artichoke dip.
- When starting to prepare the dip make sure that you put cream cheese at room temperature before you start making the dip so that it is easy to mix with the other ingredients. If it’s too cold, it won’t mix well because it won’t be flexible.
What Can I Serve With Joanna Gaines Spinach Artichoke Dip?
There are a few foods items that you can try with this and below we will give a brief of what you can serve with the dip:
We personally like to serve this dip with toasted baguette slices because it tastes great with this pair and it’s been an old tradition that people love to eat the dip with baguette.
Our go-to method for making garlic bread is to toast a baguette in the oven and then rub each piece with a whole clove of garlic while it’s still warm. Or you can go with regular garlic bread which goes great with the dip.
You could also try the dip with pita, tortilla, or potato chips. My personal favorite is this combination because you get a crunchiness in your mouth when you try the dip with chips.
Celery and carrot:
If you like you can also try Celery and carrot sticks with this dish which are also great alternatives if you’re watching your weight.
Store and Reheat
First, let the dip cool down to room temperature, and after that transfer to an airtight container and put that in the fridge. You can store Spinach Artichoke Dip in the fridge for a maximum of three days. We recommend you should eat this while it’s warm and fresh to enjoy the best taste from the dip.
In the oven: Like our Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip, you can reheat it in the oven. Simply place it in the oven and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes, or until it is completely hot.
In the Microwave: You can heat up leftover spinach and artichoke dip in the microwave by stirring it every 30 seconds or more until it’s hot. Don’t get too hot.
Why is my spinach artichoke dip watery?
If your spinach artichoke dip is too watery. This probably happened because the spinach wasn’t completely drained.
Is this dip healthy?
Honestly speaking this dip is not much healthy. Because the dip is loaded with cheese and high in calories, it also has spinach, so it’s not bad if you compare it overall. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t eat too much at once.
How do you thicken spinach artichoke dip?
To thicken the dip all you need to do is add more cheese and stir for a few minutes and the dip will get thickened.
How many calories are in Joanna Gaines Spinach Artichoke Dip?
For every 2 tablespoons of serve you will gain around 145 calories if you try on this dip.
Everyone in the United States loves spinach artichoke dip because it’s such a classic American appetizer. Joanna Gaines Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe is similar to the original, but it’s been made with a Mongolian twist in the taste that’s sure to please a wide range of diners.
Last Updated on May 3, 2023 by Zoey
Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.