1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese 1 can (14 ounce size) artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup spinach, frozen chopped, or steamed 1/4 cup mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip) 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup Romano cheese (or you can use all Parmesan) 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil OR 1 tablespoon fresh basil 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature. Cream together mayonnaise, Parmesan, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, and garlic salt. Mix well. Add the artichoke hearts and spinach (careful to drain this well), and mix until blended. Store in a container until you are ready to use. Spray pie pan with nonstick cooking spray, pour in dip, and top with cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until the top is browned. Serve with toasted bread.
Valerie's Review REVIEW: May 23, 2013 Absolutely loved this dip! I served it with melba toast rounds but you can serve it with whatever dippers you wish.
minnie August 24, 2014 REVIEW:
Made this tonight and it turned out great. I don't like mayo so I used sour cream instead. I served this dip with tortilla chips.
JP December 17, 2013 REVIEW:
HUGE hit! I made three of these for our office holiday party. I baked them then reheated at work in the microwave. I could have made 6 and it still would have disappeared immediately.
Member since: Oct 12, 2013
redheadedshedevil November 7, 2013 REVIEW:
I love this recipe because it uses basic ingredients that I can easily keep on hand for last minute needs. Everyone loves this dip and I can whip it up for the kids quick when they bring home friends from school.
kibbler July 3, 2013 REVIEW:
Everytime I make this dip people just can't get enough. I usually make two batches of it because the first one goes so fast. Going to make this tomorrow again for the 4th so I stopped back to print it out again as someone stole my copy from my kitchen!
Fragomini June 17, 2013 REVIEW:
Taste was good, but I must have done something wrong, since the consistency was too thick and solid. Ended up more like a vegetable side dish than a dip. Tried to follow the recipe exactly, the only variance was that I used all romano cheese instead of half parm. That should not have made a diff in consistency.
Member since: Dec 22, 2012
gayle55 December 22, 2012 REVIEW:
This recipe is awesome. I made this for the first time as a appetizer for Thanksgiving. It was an instant hit. I plan on making it for Christmas.
Peen December 3, 2012 REVIEW:
This a great recipe and one that I love to make. Our family likes to get together and each will make a finger-food dish and this is one of them. The only thing I add to this recipe is about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it a little zing.
We just love Olive Garden. Thank you for this recipe.
Joan November 22, 2012 REVIEW:
Made this exactly as directed and it was very attractive. I took it to a neighborhood gathering and after the first taste no one ate anymore of it. Although I like all the ingredients, I did not care for it either. Even the texture was just right so maybe our taste buds took the day off. I will try it again and thanks for posting.
Little Lo April 27, 2012 REVIEW:
Delicious! Everyone asks for the recipe every time I make it!
barbaraK February 17, 2012 REVIEW:
Remarkable! I love this recipe so much! I made it yesterday with my mom and we both loved the taste. Thanks!! We will be making this again on my dadâs birthday. Hope he likes it!
Member since: Apr 25, 2011
fldenise April 25, 2011 REVIEW:
This was very flavorful; however, the instructions are very vague. It doesn't indicate when to include the cream cheese and it says "top with cheese." What kind of cheese? I mixed the cream cheese with all of the other ingredients and did not top with any cheese. It was very good, but a little confusing.
Member since: Jan 16, 2010
Chacolious April 24, 2011 REVIEW:
Scrumptious! Mayonnaise sounded too heavy for me, so I used sour cream.
Guest Foodie January 6, 2011 REVIEW:
This was a BIG HIT. It really does have the same high quality as Olive Garden. I think even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kath November 17, 2010 REVIEW:
I made this recipe for my daughter's dorm of 50 girls. Even with such large quantities, it was delicious. Followed the recipe exactly, except I used extra mozzarella on the top of each of the four lasagna foil pans.
EVelyn September 7, 2010 REVIEW:
Never tasted this at Olive Garden, but this was a hit at our last family gathering and I plan to make again and again it was great with crackers or chips!
Member since: Jan 16, 2010
Chacolious January 16, 2010 REVIEW:
Scrumptiuos! Mayonnaise sounded too heavy for me, so I used sour cream.
Nat December 30, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this for a house poker tournament a week ago and everybody loved it. I will continue to make it for future parties. I especially love this dip with Stacy's Pita Chips.
evano October 25, 2009 REVIEW:
Excellent recipe that can be doubled and tripled depending on party size. I made the dip for my college hospitality class and everyone asked if my mom made it. Very easy to follow and I added a little extra garlic. I got an A+ for this class project on artichokes.
Guest Foodie June 29, 2009 REVIEW:
Everyone loves this dip! I made it for a party and it was gone within 10 minutes! People couldn't stop eating it and everyone was asking for the recipe!!!!
steph March 13, 2009 REVIEW:
This is the best spin dip recipe out there - it's an instant party favorite!!!
Guest Foodie March 2, 2009 REVIEW:
This recipe is amazing! I use sour cream instead of mayonaise though. It's great for a party, everyone loved it. Also, I ran out of spinach one day and used brocolli and it was still great.
Guest Foodie February 28, 2009 REVIEW:
This recipe is amazing. It is a frequent request at any friend or family member's parties, or any excuse they can think of for me to make it.
Member since: Jan 26, 2009
GigiGool January 27, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this for a dinner party last Saturday night and it was really, really good--so much better than other recipes I have tried!
NJ Cutie December 27, 2008 COMMENT: When do you add the cream cheese and the mozzarella cheese? It says to top with cheese before baking - is that the mozzarella? And do you add the cream cheese in the beginning with the Parmesan and Romano?
abbz December 25, 2008 REVIEW:
omg i made this dip last night for christmas eve and it was awesome! everybody loved it. i would recomend this to everybody!!
AlmaCA November 21, 2008 REVIEW:
I've been making this for a couple of years now and everyone loves it! My boyfriend and his mom are anti-vegetable (for the most part) and they can't get enough of it, as long as I chop the artichoke very fine. I make mine without the garlic salt though, I think it tastes better, also, to make it easier I'll buy a bag of Italian shredded cheese blend. By far a better dip than any restaurant I've been to.
Guest Foodie June 2, 2008 COMMENT: The recipe sounds close, but I work for Olive Garden and we don't use mayo in the dip, we use sour cream, no mozzarella, add red pepper flakes.
Mary March 22, 2008 REVIEW:
This dip was a big hit. I brought it to a party and had several requests for the recipe. I've never had the Olive Garden version, but this sure was YUMMY!
da dip freak 78 February 3, 2008 REVIEW:
I haven't tried this dip yet, but based on these comments, I'M STOKED!!!!
Lisa December 29, 2007 REVIEW:
while this isn't EXACTLY like olive garden's, it is super close, and quite possibly, better. okay, okay... maybe there's not too much difference at all... it's hard to say, really. but i followed the directions as stated (usually i kind of twist things up a bit), and it has proven to be a sure hit time and time again.
Member since: Dec 22, 2007
emilykw13 December 28, 2007 REVIEW:
My family loved it and it was easy to make.
abby December 17, 2007 REVIEW:
look8me November 19, 2007 REVIEW:
Great recipe. Using a pinch of crushed red peppers in the mix gives it a litle spice kick. Also, to make it a true copycat, top the cooked dip with diced roma tomatos.
Gw_di June 28, 2007 REVIEW:
The most brilliant spinach-artichoke recipe!!!
Guest Foodie February 20, 2007 REVIEW:
This is the best spinach dip I have ever eaten. I added a little extra basil and extra cheese on top all my friends want me to bring them some whenever I make it!
Italian lover February 5, 2007 REVIEW:
Fabulous! Had it just as the recipe calls and it was perfect! Very garlicky! I loved it! Don't change a thing, it doesn't need it!
Guest Foodie January 1, 2007 REVIEW:
This was easy and delicious! A party hit!
Guest Foodie August 19, 2006 REVIEW:
This recipe is fantastic! I switched garlic powder for garlic salt or cloves, a mix of italian seasonings for the basil, and I didn't use any Mozzerella because I had it in a slow cooker. It was a hit and now everyone wants the recipe!
Member since: Nov 25, 2004
Theresa79 November 25, 2004 REVIEW:
This recipe is super easy to follow and the result is outstanding! We love this dip and made it for Thanksgiving. It was gone in minutes! Next time we'll have to make more. I think putting it in a toasted bread bowl would be the perfect way to serve the dip, we used toasted slices of bread this time. Awesome recipe!
Member since: Jul 20, 2004
brittanyjw July 20, 2004 REVIEW:
This recipe is sensational! All my family love it and we use it alot for entertaining. I add a little sharp cheddar to spice it up, it's great. Enjoy!
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