Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip #SundaySupper

Fresh spinach, artichokes, garlic, and a creamy Mornay sauce loaded with 3 different types of cheese make up this mouthwatering Spinach Artichoke Dip. This tasty appetizer is quick and easy to make in a skillet.
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.

I am welcoming Spring with my Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip to celebrate the tastes of the season with my #SundaySupper family. I love the fresh flavors in this easy to make appetizer. It is chock full of good-for-you spinach, but also dripping in a creamy cheese sauce perfect for dipping veggies, chips, bread, and even apples! I love to dip apples in Spinach Artichoke Dip!! Have you tried that flavor combo? Yummmm
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.

Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.
This skillet dip is simple to make, especially if you have some homemade Bechamel sauce already in the fridge or freezer. I try to keep some on-hand as it is a great base for many different types of sauces, and can be used to easily transform a ho-hum dish into a showstopper!
Bechamel Sauce Recipe | by Life Tastes Good

To make the sauce for the Spinach Artichoke Dip, I heated 1/2 of my Bechamel Sauce Recipe and mixed in 1/2 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese, 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, and 2-3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Always be sure to remove the pan from the heat before mixing in the cheese to avoid a clumpy cheese disaster!

I feel like the sauce is what sets this dip apart from the many other recipes you'll find for Spinach Artichoke Dip because this one doesn't use cream cheese or sour cream. Using my Bechamel Sauce as the base and mixing in the cheese makes a delicious Mornay Sauce that elevates the flavor and it's very easy to do, so that's a nice bonus <smile>
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.


Set the sauce aside and saute 2 cups chopped spinach, with 1 heaping cup of chopped artichokes in an oven safe skillet. I like to use a cast iron skillet, but as long as it is oven safe it's all good. I used jarred artichokes, because I wasn't able to get fresh just yet. If you can pick up fresh this dip will be even better, however, if you'd prefer not to fuss with fresh artichokes, the jarred is certainly a tasty alternative! 
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.


Once the spinach is wilted and artichokes are heated through, mix in the reserved cheese sauce. Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. I usually add in a little extra heat with some cayenne pepper. Top it off with 1/4 cup of shredded Mozzarella and put the whole skillet under the broiler to melt the cheese and let it get a little bit browned.
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.
Serve with veggies, bread, tortilla chips, apples, etc... Whatever you like to dip works well...
Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.


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Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip

Life Tastes Good
Published 03/22/2015
Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Bechamel Sauce Recipe
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups freshly chopped spinach
  • 6.5 ounce jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat 1/2 of my Bechamel Sauce until heated through, but not boiling. I heat this over a mid-low heat, stirring often. When the sauce is heated through, remove it from the heat and add in 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, and 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. The residual heat should be enough to melt the cheese into a creamy cheesy sauce. Give it a taste and add more Parmesan if needed. Adjust salt as needed, and if you like a little more heat in your Spinach Artichoke Dip give it another pinch of cayenne pepper. Set the sauce aside.
  2. In an oven safe skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter with a pinch of salt and saute the chopped spinach and artichoke hearts until the spinach is wilted and the artichokes are heated through.
  3. Mix the reserved cheese sauce into the skillet with the spinach mixture and stir to combine. Cook until heated through. Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  4. Top the skillet with 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese and place the skillet in the oven under the broiler to melt and brown the cheese. Watch it closely as the broiler makes quick work of this and it will burn to a crisp if you aren't careful. When the cheese is melted and browned to your liking, remove from the oven and serve with your choice of dippers. Enjoy!
Yield: About 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 2 mins.
Total time: 12 mins.
Tags: Spinach, Artichokes, Cheese, Dip, Easy, Appetizer, Spring, Skillet, Recipe, Spinach Artichoke Dip

I hope you are basking in beautiful Spring weather in your corner of the world and will join me and the #SundaySupper family in celebrating the tastes of the season. I'd like to take a moment and thank our wonderful hosts DB of Crazy Foodie Stunts and Valerie of Lifestyle Food Artistry for organizing this tasty event. Be sure to visit all of the creative spring inspired recipes. There is sure to be something for everyone!

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Spinach, artichokes, & a creamy, cheesy Mornay sauce make up this Spinach Artichoke Dip by Life Tastes Good. A tasty appetizer that is quick and easy to make in a skillet.

46 comments:

  1. Looks so good I think I would fill up on this and have to skip dinner.

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    1. I can definitely relate to that! Thanks for stopping by, Renee!

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  2. SO gooey and tasty! And I love the presentation!

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  3. I love spinach artichoke dip. Making it in a skillet looks and sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Heather. It really simplifies it that is for sure!

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  4. Love a classic dish1! The pics are awesome!

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  5. Beautiful color and very cheesy looking! Yum!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. It is definitely cheesy :) just the way we like it!

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  6. That is hubby's fav, yours looks wonderful!

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  7. This dip is going to be totally addicting. I can tell - ooey, gooey cheese and my favorite combination of spinach and artichokes!

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    1. I can't get enough, that is for sure! Thanks for stopping by, Christie!

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  8. SOooooo crazy good!! I love that you have it in cast iron, too. Keeps it hot and delicious! Thanks for sharing this, I know I am going to try it!

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    1. Yes! I am totally crazy about my cast iron skillet! I use it for everything! Thanks for stopping by, Terri!

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  9. I have not tried this dip with apples but I am going to...of that, you can be sure.

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    1. Apples is my favorite dipper for Spinach Artichoke Dip. My daughter and I had that combo at the Melting Pot for the first time and we were hooked! Thanks for stopping by, Wendy!

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  10. Oh my goodness this looks so incredible!! I think I could eat that whole pan myself.

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! I nearly DID eat that whole pan haha

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  11. This is a decadent artichoke dip! I must try yours with the bechamel sauce! YUMMY!

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    1. I hope you like it as much as we do, Valerie! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Well then, my job here is done! haha Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

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  13. Wow you really have me wanting to try this like NOW! I love your skillet!

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    1. Thanks, Tammi! Cast iron is the best! I have a beautiful set of stainless steel, but I find myself reaching for the cast iron every time!

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  14. I seriously need to make this soon, it looks so good! I love the presentation and I never thought of dipping apples in it either, great idea!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carrie! The sweetness from the apples pairs so nicely with this dip. You've got to give it a try!

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  15. You found my weakness. I am a sucker for spinach and artichoke dip!! I could eat the whole skillet myself :)

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    1. You and me both, Bobbi! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Mmmmm... this looks amazing! And interesting on the apples. I'll have to try that!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chef Di! I hope you like the apples with this dip as much as we do!

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  17. Ahhh I need this. NOW. I love all things spinach and artichoke!

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    1. That makes two of us, Shaina! Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Oh I would love to try this with apples! What a great idea - although the dip looks good enough to eat all by itself!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I certainly have been known to enjoy this with just a spoon :)

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  19. One of my favorite dips! I love the skillet method too.

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Making it in the skillet is so easy!

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  20. I haven't made this dip in a while. I love that you made and serve it in a skillet!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It is always too long between spinach artichoke dips ;)

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  21. That little skillet is amazing! Running out to get one asap!

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    1. I love it too, Krayl! It really comes in handy when I'm just serving the two of us :)

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  22. My absolute favorite thing to order in a restaurant. I really should just make my own. Great recipe!

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    1. Yes! Definitely make it at home, but be warned, you may not ever want to order it in a restaurant again! Homemade is so much more flavorful! Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!

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