Cheesy Asiago Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Cheesy Asiago Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Cheesy Asiago Artichoke & Spinach Dip

The weather is cooling off here in the South and it beginning to feel more like autumn.  Colors are slowly changing in the woods, along with plump orange pumpkins and yellow gourds adding to the show.  Hoping that there were some left, I just purchased some beautiful, cheerful mums for my front porch.  Only a few plants in my favorite colors were left, so I quickly grabbed them up!  With some of the colorful gourds that I picked up, I knew that I’d use them to present our favorite appetizer ” Cheesy Asiago Artichoke and Spinach Dip”! Although wonderful any time of year, this recipe is beautiful served in cut-open and scooped out autumn gourds, squash and mini-pumpkins in colors that highlight the season. Perfect for fall entertaining!

Entertaining family and friends is one of our favorite things to do! Whatever the event, whether for our gourmet dinner group, a potluck gathering in the neighborhood, or just watching football with a big spread of mini-bites and appetizers, cooking for others is simply one of our simplest joys. Any or all of these gatherings always include this hot, Italian cheese-laden dip with spinach and artichokes. If you bring this wonderful dip to your next gather, count on it disappearing quickly!

Recently I was asked to share a guest post over on Lea Ann’s delicious blog: Cooking . . . On The Ranch while she was on vacation.  I was so honored to return the favor for the guest post that she wrote for me when I was away too.  Good friends are such a treasure!  You’ll find this recipe and numerous others from Lea Ann on her delicious food blog from the Colorado Rockies.

Enjoy and have a lovely autumn!

Cheesy Asiago Artichoke & Spinach Dip

What You Need:

  • 2 cans Artichoke Hearts, drained, quartered, and chopped
  • 1 10-oz. package of chopped, frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Asiago Cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Mozzarella (or Provolone) Cheese
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly cracked Sea Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly cracked Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a small baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients until well blended.
  • Transfer mixture to the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, bread, or pita chips.
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Comments

  1. A great way to welcome autumn Roz.
    bellini recently posted..Spiced Apple Rings for The Canadian Food Experience ProjectMy Profile

  2. Yum!! I’ve actually never had spinach and artichoke dip before but this is making me want it so badly!! And the added cheese only adds to it :D love the way you served it in the squash too, beautiful and perfect for this time of year :)
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  3. Roz, this is one lovely dip. I love the combo of flavours and how you present it. Very beautiful.
    Angie@Angie’s Recipes recently posted..Pumpkin Quark Cheesecake with Pomegranate and White ChocolateMy Profile

  4. Roz, your photo and presentation of this dip is beautiful. I have pinned this to my appetizer board on Pinterest and it’s been repinned many many times. It’s getting quite the attention. I look forward to making this very soon. Again, thank you for the guest post. I really appreciate it.
    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) recently posted..Crock Pot Italian Beef SlidersMy Profile

  5. wowww! that’s a great receipe!!!

  6. Beautiful photos Roz!! And this recipe is perfect! Its just what I need for this coming weekend to add to my menu…( I have guests arriving from Italy) so thank you for posting it!
    Ps. We missed you !! Glad to see you!!
    xxoo Anna and Liz
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    • I’ve missed you two also, but have been absent due to the crazy demands of work. I hope to be able to post at least once a week to stay in touch with you and all of my friends! I can’t wait to hear of your guests from Italy and what yummies you will prepare!

      Big hugs,
      Roz
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  7. This is like a sensual treat from cheese-kingdom…as I see 5 types of cheese happily synchronizing in the spinach dip :)
    First time on your blog and I’m hooked! Lovely, warm, romantic photos :)
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  8. Great presentation and a delicious sounding dip- just in time for the approaching holiday season.
    Ciao Chow Linda recently posted..Fig Port-Wine Pistachio Ice CreamMy Profile

  9. i love how you presented the dip in the squash bowls. So creative and darling.

  10. Love the festive celebration of fall with the dip in the gourds. Perfect! The dip appears to be pretty darn delicious, too =)

  11. Yummy, yummy, yummy! This dip looks fabulous! Definitely saving it for the party.
    mjskit recently posted..Spiked Poached PearsMy Profile

  12. You must have read my mind, Roz. I was just thinking that I should find some new appetizers for the coming holiday season. Can’t wait to try this one. We all love artichokes.
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  13. This dip sounds spectacular, Roz! I am saving it to make for my next book club meeting :)

  14. This looks so delicious, Roz! I am always looking for new dip ideas. This will be perfect for fall entertaining!
    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti recently posted..Pumpkin Picking at Anderson Farms in Erie, ColoradoMy Profile

  15. looks great and great way to present it

  16. This looks so good, Roz! I can’t wait to try it out. I have put dip in a pumpkin before, but never in a gourd or squash. What a great idea! When I saw the ingredients included all those different types of cheeses, I knew it was for me. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe and the idea for the presentation!
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