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Zesty Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Looking for that perfect appetizer to serve this summer? You are going to love this jazzed up baked spinach artichoke dip. This  Zesty Spinach Dip is loaded with not only healthy spinach and artichoke, but pimientos, cheese, and yummy seasoning for a satisfying, creamy appetizer dip!

Looking for that perfect appetizer to serve this summer? You are going to love this jazzed up baked spinach artichoke dip. This  Zesty Spinach Dip is loaded with not only healthy spinach and artichoke, but pimientos, cheese, and yummy seasoning for a satisfying, creamy appetizer dip!

Baked spinach artichoke dip

This scrumdiliumptious baked spinach artichoke dip is loaded with flavor, real ingredients, and healthy veggies too! The chees and pimientos give is a really satisfying, creamy flavor that will tempt even those who say they don’t like spinach. So whip up a batch of this easy zesty spinach dip the next time you are looking for a yummy dip recipe or appetizer for a holiday or special event.

chop onion, grate garlic, and zest lemon

Zesty Spinach Dip

This Zesty Spinach Artichoke Dip is a healthy appetizer recipe has such an amazing flavor your guests will scrape the bowl clean!

To make this spinach dip recipe, start out by chopping the onion, grating the garlic cloves, and zesting the lemon.

cook onion, garlic, lemon zest, and seasonings and add flour

Artichoke Dip

In medium skillet melt butter over medium heat; add garlic and onion. Cook until tender and slightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add thyme, grated lemon peel, and squeezed juice from the lemon. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute

add chicken broth, cheese, and pimientos

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Gradually add in broth, salt, pepper, ground mustard, and nutmeg. Increase heat to high and cook whisking often, until thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in drained and patted dry thawed spinach, chopped artichokes, pimientos, and Parmesan cheese.

delicious spinach dip topped with yummy melted cheese

Spinach Dip Recipe

Transfer to casserole dish and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Preheat broil and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly golden brown. Serve with bagel or pita chips.

spinach and artichoke dip is an easy summer appetizers

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This makes such a yummy easy summer appetizers the whole family will LOVE! Such a great way to get kids to eat healthy veggies.

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Serve with chips, crackers, or pita bread for a truly delicious and nutritious spinach dip!

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Zesty Spinach Artichoke Dip

Looking for that perfect appetizer to serve this summer? You are going to love this jazzed up spinach artichoke dip.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, artichoke, spinach, tostitos
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and patted dry
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 mediume onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 mediume lemon - grate peel & squeeze lemon
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 14 ounces artichoke, drained
  • 1 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 1 small jar pimientos, drained
  • bagel chips, pita chips, or tostitos

Instructions

  • In medium skillet melt butter over medium heat; add garlic and onion. Cook until tender and slightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add thyme, grated lemon peel, and squeezed juice from the lemon.
  • Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute; gradually add in broth, salt, pepper, ground mustard, and nutmeg.
  • Increase heat to high and cook whisking often, until thickened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir in drained and patted dry thawed spinach, chopped artichokes, pimientos, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Transfer to casserole dish and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Preheat broil and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  • Serve with bagel or pita chips.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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