A great take on traditional spinach-artichoke dips without using any soup mixes. The fresh spinach adds more flavor than using the frozen kind, but you can use frozen in a pinch. The mixture will cook down considerably so don't worry if the crock pot seems too full. A 1 1/2 to 2 quart sized crock pot is ideal for this recipe.
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese, cubed 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 can (14 ounce size) artichokes, drained and finely chopped 1 package (10 ounce size) rinsed fresh spinach leaves, stems removed and finely chopped Tostada or tortilla chips
Combine all ingredients except chips in a large bowl and mix well to evenly distribute the cheeses. Scoop the mixture into a 3 1/2-quart or smaller slow cooker. The mixture will fill up the crock quite a bit but it will cook down to about half its size.
Cover and cook on high heat setting 2 hours, until hot and bubbling.
Stir well and serve with tostadas or other tortilla chips.
This was GREAT! Everyone loved it and commented on how delicious it was!
I did use frozen spinach, but I squeezed all the water out because I didn't want it too "soupy". I ended up adding some water back in while it was warming because it wasn't melting, and it wasn't gooey/mixing well. But I could have probably just have thrown the spinach in without draining it first...Oh well! Worked out great!
Very delicious! Definitely recommend this recipe!
Anonymous July 24, 2014 REVIEW:
This dip tastes great. It said to serve with tortilla chips, but pita chips worked good too.
Member since: Mar 29, 2014
eckert99 June 28, 2014 REVIEW:
This is a wonderful spinach dip that is quick and easy to make.
yum! January 1, 2014 REVIEW:
Turned out perfect! I doubled the batch, but did not double the artichoke hearts or the spinach. For the artichoke and spinach, I ran them through my Cuisinart so they were finely chopped. It tasted delicious!
Member since: Jul 11, 2013
Zora December 8, 2013 REVIEW:
This is my favorite dip. Super simple in the crock pot too.
Jerz October 30, 2013 REVIEW:
I could make a meal out this dip! Yum!
crocker July 3, 2013 REVIEW:
I doubled this also and it was incredible! Everyone gobbled it up immediately. Definitely finely chop the artichokes. I was kinda in a hurry and didn't get them very fine so the larger chunks were hard to scoop. I had only made spinach dip with frozen spinach before so I was curious how the fresh would turn out and it was great (and nice to use fresh ingredients!)
Member since: Jan 2, 2013
theresa99 January 2, 2013 REVIEW:
We made this for New Year's Eve. It worked PERFECTLY. We used the suggested items, except my friend purchased a bag of frozen spinach and it worked JUST AS PERFECT. I finished the 1/2 cup that was left over tonight!!! I will be making this AGAIN and AGAIN!
Member since: Nov 28, 2011
crock206 November 28, 2011 REVIEW:
Absolutely Delicious!! First time making this & I was nervous because I had a large party & was needing to make something so I researched same day & read some of the reviews and decided to give it a try... I am so thankful I did!! I did it for a party of 9 and it was gone in two seconds!! My husband loved it!! I doubled all the ingredients except for the spinach & artichoke as did some of the other reviewers and it made more and tasted delicious I also doubled on garlic because we all love garlic! I really recommend this it was delicious thank you!
Jenny January 21, 2011 REVIEW:
This is an outstanding version of the classic dip. I doubled the garlic. It was the hit of the party! Delicious.
Daria December 7, 2010 REVIEW:
I doubled the recipe and served it with garlic parmesan panetini for a Christmas party... talk about DELICIOUS! The best part was; itâs so EASY! Just throw all the ingredients together and keep warm in the crock pot. Thank you!
jenny November 9, 2010 REVIEW:
AWEOSME! Restaurant quality results... I doubled everything but the spinich and artichokes, 1 pkg was plenty! Highly recommend!!
Jen January 20, 2010 REVIEW:
This is sooo easy and soooo yummy! A huge hit at all the parties I have brought it to!
Guest Foodie December 17, 2009 REVIEW:
This really is the ideal Spinach & Artichoke dip. Very easy to prepare.
Heather September 23, 2009 REVIEW:
I love this dip! I even got my husband to eat it and he hate spinach and artichokes! I'm planning on making it for the next get together!
April January 11, 2009 REVIEW:
Amazing!!! It was the biggest hit of the party! I doubled the recipe because the party was huge. Loved it! Thanks!