How to Make Spinach and Artichoke Dip & Homemade Croutons

by Mark Samson

Supplies

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 2 pkgs. frozen cut leaf spinach
  • 1 can large artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella
  • 2 pieces provolone cheese
  • 2 partially baked baguettes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Two unbaked baguettes of bread... Extra virgin olive oil... Sea salt and black pepper... Preheat you oven to 350 degrees.

    Step 2

    Slice the bread at an angle.

    Step 3

    Make the pieces about 1/4 to a 1/2 and inch thick.

    Step 4

    Place the slices on a baking sheet. I like to use this pizza pan.

    Step 5

    Lightly drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil.

    Step 6

    Season with salt and pepper.

    Step 7

    Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes on each side or they are nice and golden brown.

    Step 8

    Put them in a bowl when they are finished to let them cool.

    Step 9

    Step 10

    Any canned artichokes will work.

    Step 11

    I had some left over baby spinach that I threw in there as well.

    Step 12

    Defrost the spinach under cold running water until thawed.

    Step 13

    Drain and rinse the artichokes.

    Step 14

    Put cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a large bowl. If you prefer it more creamy, try less cream cheese and more mayo/sour cream.

    Step 15

    Add salt.

    Step 16

    Red pepper flakes (optional)

    Step 17

    Garlic powder or sometimes I will mince a couple of cloves of garlic instead.

    Step 18

    Be sure to squeeze as much of the water out of the spinach as you can.

    Step 19

    Really squeeze it good.

    Step 20

    Step 21

    Add the spinach and artichokes to the bowl.

    Step 22

    Grate 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. 1/4 cup to be mixed into the dip and 1/4 cup to spread on top.

    Step 23

    Slice and dice the provolone cheese.

    Step 24

    Add 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. This will add a little gooey-ness to it.

    Step 25

    Pour the mixture into a large casserole dish and spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

    Step 26

    When it is just about finished, take it out of the oven and spread 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top and put under broiler for 1 minute to melt cheese.

    Step 27

    Step 28

    Spread the dip on a crouton and enjoy! In case you were wondering, the other crouton has roasted garlic on it! Yum! I made a guide for that too if you are interested! :)