Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip is a tangy twist on your favorite warm and gooey dip! Goat cheese brings an extra layer of savory flavor to the party that is simply irresistible. Everyone will be gobbling it up in mere minutes!

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Phew, I am exhausted. I had a mammoth day of site visits yesterday in Chicago and, including travel time, it was about a 20-hour day.

I’m not completely sure how I am functioning at this point in time, but let tell you, after this post goes up I am heading straight back to bed.

At least I got to sleep in my own bed, right?

Being home also means I get to enjoy this cheesy dip… Can I tell you how amazing it tastes after the trip I had yesterday? It tastes like heaven. Pure, cheese-filled, heavenly delight. 

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Spinach and artichoke dip is one of those “must order” items I always end up getting when I go out to eat. If the restaurant has it on the menu, I am inevitably ordering it.

The gooey creamy combination of spinach and artichoke paired with crackers and various vegetables always brings a smile to my face.

However, lately I’ve been a little sick of the same old spinach and artichoke dip. Most of them taste the same and, for me at least, they tend to be missing a tangy or acidic element to cut through all those rich flavors.

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This is where goat cheese becomes the hero. The hero of the table and the hero of the night. Also, the hero of my heart.

Too much? Ok, I’ll cool it down and get back on track over here. 

This spinach and artichoke goat cheese dip has everything you love from the classic dish, but with that extra bit of tangy goat cheese that will have you melting in your seat.

It’s creamy and cheesy and I really can’t stop myself from devouring bite after delicious bite. Since I’m addicted to everything that has goat cheese in it, that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise!

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I love to pair this dip with crispy water table crackers because they are light and pair perfectly with the dip. However you can also use French bread, vegetables like carrots and celery, or pita bread – whatever your heart desires!

My mouth is literally watering right now… yet again. I could just make an entire meal out of this fantastic dip, and I would be a happy gal.

Just reach on in and take a big ol’ bite… You know you want to!

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Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

The addition of goat cheese makes this classic dip better than ever.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 14 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese + more
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water, set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. When boiling, add spinach and cook for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute until the spinach is wilted. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon to the bowl of cold water to stop the cooking. When cool, remove the spinach from the water and squeeze out any excess water. Add the cooked spinach to a large bowl.
  3. Add the artichoke hearts, cream cheese, goat cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella, garlic, salt and pepper to the spinach. Mash everything together with a fork, making sure you incorporate all the ingredients together well.
  4. Add the spinach and artichoke dip to a baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes, top with extra mozzarella cheese (I used approximately 1/8 cup). Bake for an additional 5 minutes until the top is bubbly and golden brown. Serve immediately with chips, crackers, or toasted French bread.

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12 Responses to “Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip”

  1. Jill — April 14, 2015 at 7:08 am (#)

    Rest up! I’d dive into this face first.

  2. Elizabeth @ bowl of delicious! — April 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm (#)

    OHMYGOSH this looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this! I love spinach artichoke dip, and I LOVE goat cheese, so the two together is a dream come true. Thanks for the awesome recipe- pinned!

  3. Julia — June 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm (#)

    I am going to be making this dip for this coming weekend. I want to make a head of time and freeze it. Do you think this would be a wise choice? Or do you think that it will get all yucky after it’s cooked?
    Please email me, juls_sauve83@hotmail.com

    Thank you.

    • Meghan B. — June 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm (#)

      You can definitely freeze it ahead of time. You have a couple of options here! You could freeze it uncooked and then cook it the day of per the instructions (bring it to room temp first). Another option would be to cook it, holding off on the final topping of cheese and broil step, and freeze it. Then the day of you can just warm it in the oven and top with cheese and broil once it’s warmed through completely.

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  6. Kristy — June 27, 2018 at 8:35 am (#)

    I really want to make this for a up coming picnic, I am worried about keeping it warm. Could this be put in a Crock pot?

    • Meghan B. — June 27, 2018 at 11:35 am (#)

      Hi Kristy! You can keep it warm in the crockpot for sure. I would recommend using a smaller crockpot if you have one (like one of those mini ones if you know what I am talking about lol) or if you are doubling the recipe you are fine in a normal size crockpot. Enjoy!

  7. Leigh Ann — November 18, 2018 at 6:57 am (#)

    I’ve made this several times for girl’s night and LOVED it! I am curious if I can make this but then stuff little phyllo cups and bake for a Thanksgiving appetizer. Any thoughts or recommendations?! Thank you in advance! 

    • Meghan Y. — November 19, 2018 at 8:12 am (#)

      Oh what a great idea! I think you could totally do that – I would make the dip but skip the broiling final step. Then stuff the phyllo cups and you can broil the dip at that point. I am guessing it would take about 1 to 2 minutes to broil the smaller cups, just keep an eye on them! If you do this, let me know – I’d love to know how they turn out!

  8. Leigh Ann — December 4, 2018 at 4:08 am (#)

    So I commented a couple week ago regarding stuffing this dip inside phyllo cups…. I did for a Thanksgiving appetizer and it was DELICIOUS! We were only 9 people but I made 30 and they were gone in minutes. Thank you again!!

    • Meghan Y. — December 4, 2018 at 11:59 am (#)

      That’s fantastic! I am totally stealing that idea for holiday parties this month! GENIUS.

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