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Houston’s Artichoke Spinach Dip

Houston’s Artichoke Spinach Dip is a more complex spinach dip than most that you may have tried.  This appetizer has become my go to dish for large parties, and gatherings.  This recipe has multiple cheeses and a hint of garlic to make this artichoke spinach dip extra tasty.  We hope you enjoy this version.  Houston’s Artichoke Spinach Dip has to be one of my favorite artichoke spinach dips, it is full of flavor, and this is one of the most popular recipes at CopyKat.com.

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Houston’s Artichoke Spinach Dip

Houston's Artichoke Spinach Dip

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer, copy cat recipe,
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Houston's Artichoke Spinach Dip

This dip is beyond tasty! It is a hit at every party I make it for!

Ingredients

  • 1 (6.25 ounce) jar marinated artichokes (drained)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained very well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

In food processor blend artichokes, Romano cheese, garlic and Parmesan cheese for about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. Artichokes and cheeses should be minced, but should not be pasty.

In a mixing bowl add drained spinach, cream, sour cream, mozzarella, stir well. Spoon into mixing bowl mixture from food processor. Blend all ingredients. Mixture should have a medium thick consistency. Spray an oven proof shallow serving dish. Pour artichoke mixture into baking dish and bake for 20 - 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Artichoke dip should be a little bubbly and cheese melted through. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite heated tortilla chips, sour cream and salsa and enjoy.

Print Recipe

This is the perfect dish for a party.  You can make this ahead dish before serving, and store it pre-made in your refrigerator for a few days.  This heats up very well, and can be popped into the oven just before when you need to serve up this dish.

  • james sharp roberts

    it definitely uses reggiano, asiago and tabasco (franks) and heavy cream.

  • Ginny

    I made this last night, and it was wonderful, so close to the Houston’s version (which is delicious). I felt it needed just a pinch of salt and maybe a tiny bit more sour cream, which is what I’ll do next time. Thanks for figuring this out! Houston’s was our family’s favorite restaurant in Kansas City when we lived there. I’ll make this one regularly!

  • Lbatson

    Thanks for your hard work on this….I have tried many times and failed, Houston’s spinach dip is by far, the best, and I can’t wait to try your recipe. I was a server there about 10 years ago, and got ‘busted’ by a cook while I was trying to write down the recipe. So sad that they won’t share, but I guess for a business, it makes sense. The only thing I remember from my menu test was ‘asiago cheese’ in case you try again! Good luck, and thanks, again!

  • Anonymous

    I normally just let it thaw out on the counter.

  • Anonymous

    I normally just let it thaw out on the counter.

  • Anonymous

    I normally just let it thaw out on the counter.

  • Sarah_n_14

    To thaw the spinach, can i heat it in the microwave or should i just let it sit out to thaw? Thanks for the advice!

  • Sarah_n_14

    To thaw the spinach, can i heat it in the microwave or should i just let it sit out to thaw? Thanks for the advice!

  • Vegetarian

    This recipe looks really good, but it is not 100% accurate. I frequent Houston’s about once every other week and have been told countless times that the Spinach and Artichoke dip is sadly not vegetarian.

  • Karlita TPB

    hi, does the artichokes come from a can or do you take them out from the real vegetable?

    • Stephanie Manley

      Mine come from either a can or a glass jark, I do not use fresh artichokes for this recipe.

      • Karlita TPB

        thank you! and one last thing.. in this sentence ” Spray an oven proof shallow serving dish” with what do you spray the dish?

        • Anonymous

          A non stick spray like “Pam”

      • Karlita TPB

        thank you! and one last thing.. in this sentence ” Spray an oven proof shallow serving dish” with what do you spray the dish?

  • DONNA

    Can y this recipe be prepared ahead of time and put in fridge and then bake right before serving?

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Yes you can make this recipe ahead of time and reheat later.

      Stephanie

  • tess

    i used to work at houston’s and i know for a fact that their chicago-style artichoke spinach dip is made with chicken broth.

    • megan

      do u remember the recipe from when you worked there?

      • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

        I never worked at Houston’s.

        • Jghaberkern

          I worked there and its fresh chicken stock, your also missing tabasco, fresh ginger and its monteray jack melted on top

          • Marci Wallace

            I also worked at Houston’s and it wasn’t called the Chicago style spinach and artichoke dip. Ours did not have any Monterey Jack cheese or chicken broth. It did however use Reggiano Parmesan cheese though… which is more expensive than regular parmesan.

          • Marci Wallace

            I’m going to try this tomorrow for Memorial Day. Thanks Stephanie!

  • Jennifer

    I haven’t had this dip in at least three years, but your recipe brought back memories. I’m going to have to make this soon! :)