Spinach Artichoke Dip

by Erin

It’s hard to beat a good spinach artichoke dip, especially when it’s slightly lighter than the original and you wouldn’t know it! It’s a crowd pleaser for sure.

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Spinach artichoke dip is delicious. But I’ve always been afraid to make it because I was convinced it couldn’t possibly be as good as when you order it at the restaurant. Mostly because I know it’s one of the most unhealthy dips to order out and I would end up trying to healthify it, which when it comes to fatty creamy things doesn’t always work out.

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Yes I did healthify this dip. I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and mayo, and I didn’t notice for one second – was still spot on for flavor. I may have added more garlic than some may enjoy (doubled from the original recipe), but I brought this dip to a clothing swap and no one said a thing about the garlic being too heavy.

Post updated 2/28/19, pictures above and below recipe are the originals.


Yields 12 servings


1-14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

1-10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1-1/2 cups finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened

1 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

Pinch salt

Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Press the excess moisture from the spinach.
  2. Combine the artichokes, spinach, 1-1/4 cups of Parmesan cheese, 1-1/4 cups of Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and garlic in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Spoon the artichoke mixture into a 1-1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses on top, and then sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla or pita chips, crackers or vegetables.

Source: Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

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Ellen March 12, 2019 - 6:22 am

One of my all time favorite dips. So perfect for parties!

Anne Lawton March 6, 2019 - 10:24 am

You are right you can’t beat a good spinach and artichoke dip and this one looks good!

Liz @ Books n' Cooks March 2, 2019 - 3:15 pm

I love that you lightened up the recipe – this is one of my favorite dips that I rarely make (because my hubby won’t eat it), so I won’t feel quite so guilty when I eat more than I should ;-)

Carlee March 1, 2019 - 6:36 pm

I looooooove spinach artichoke dip and your substitutions mean I can enjoy it with less guilt. I am all for it!

Hezzi-D February 28, 2019 - 9:03 pm

One of my all time favorite dips but I haven’t made it in so long! I’ve got to make it

Lisa Kerhin February 28, 2019 - 4:21 pm

I love this dip, too! Never make it at home either because I’d eat all of it haha. I love using Greek yogurt in recipes but I can’t stand to eat it plain. I am definitely making this dip the next family get together with the extra garlic too

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck February 28, 2019 - 3:55 pm

I think I’m the opposite of you. I would rather have a homemade version over a restaurant version any day!

Karen February 28, 2019 - 3:43 pm

How cool that the Greek yogurt can be substituted! This looks positively amazing.

Tracey December 6, 2011 - 7:04 pm

I love spinach artichoke dip so much but you’re right, it can be intimidating to try and live up to the restaurant version. Yours looks great though, bookmarked!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. December 6, 2011 - 10:38 am

Oh, how I love spinach artichoke dip. This looks SO good and I especially love the garlic!!

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious December 5, 2011 - 8:02 pm

YUM! I want me some! I use Paula Deen’s recipe, and have substituted the sour cream w/ greek yogurt in the past, and it was fab. I’d have to try using cream cheese in mine. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

spiffycookie December 5, 2011 - 8:59 pm

I bet Paula Deen’s is great too

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 5, 2011 - 7:25 pm

I love that you made this with greek yogurt. I bet its delicious and perfect to enjoy without the guilt of the extra calories. I love Spinach Artichoke Dip and haven’t had it in a long time but I know I will be making this version soon!

Steph@stephsbitebybite December 5, 2011 - 4:46 pm

Oh my gosh!! How amazing does this look!! Cheesy yummy goodness!

Soni December 5, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Great recipe!Great for a crowd as well.Will definitely try making this :)

Cassie December 5, 2011 - 12:33 pm

My mouth is totally watering. Love the use of Greek yogurt, although, that would probably just give me an excuse to eat more! :) Sounds perfect!

spiffycookie December 5, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Oh yea whenever I make things healthier, I eat more!

amanda @ fake ginger December 5, 2011 - 12:26 pm

I’ve always been afraid to make it for the same reason – I didn’t think it could get much better than a restaurant! This looks awesome though! I love substituting Greek yogurt for mayo these days.

Kathryn December 5, 2011 - 12:19 pm

This is such a great dish for a party and, in my opinion, you can never have too much garlic!


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