Cheesy Asiago Artichoke and 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!
Enjoy and have a lovely autumn!
Cheesy Asiago Artichoke & Spinach Dip
- 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
- 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.
Enjoy this delicious and Cheesy Asiago and Spinach Dip !
A great way to welcome autumn Roz.
Thanks Val; it’s such a pretty time of year full of yummy ingredients to use!
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 😀 love the way you served it in the squash too, beautiful and perfect for this time of year 🙂
Thanks Becca and if you’re like me than I know that when you enjoy your first bite of a delicious artichoke and spinach dip, you’ll want to devour the entire bowl (or gourd) ful!
Roz, this is one lovely dip. I love the combo of flavours and how you present it. Very beautiful.
Thanks Angie, this would be perfect at a party with one of your dreamy cakes that you’ve posted lately!
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, It was one of my greatest pleasures blogging to be a guest post for you! I hope that more of my readers will find your wonderful blog!
wowww! that’s a great receipe!!!
Thank you Annalisa, I’ve just visited your blog too and am craving your coconut torta!
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
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!
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 🙂
What a beautiful, poetic, and delicious way to describe this simple dip . . . cheese truly does ROCK the world, doesn’t it?
Great presentation and a delicious sounding dip- just in time for the approaching holiday season.
Ciao Linda! Come stai oggi? Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be right over to check out what you’ve been up to while I’ve been so busy the last few months!
Have a beautiful day!
i love how you presented the dip in the squash bowls. So creative and darling.
You’re so sweet Jessica! Don’t you just love all the creative things we can do with Mother Nature’s gifts of autumn?
Love the festive celebration of fall with the dip in the gourds. Perfect! The dip appears to be pretty darn delicious, too =)
Thanks so much Kim! You got that right!
Yummy, yummy, yummy! This dip looks fabulous! Definitely saving it for the party.
Awe, thanks so much for your sweet compliment! I’m sure everyone will enjoy!
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.
Hi Cathy, You’ve just reminded me of a scary thought: the holidays are just around the corner and I am so not even ready! Thanks for the reminder! Ho Ho Ho!
This dip sounds spectacular, Roz! I am saving it to make for my next book club meeting 🙂
Hi Liz, I’m sure that your book club has some super delicious treats shared!
This looks so delicious, Roz! I am always looking for new dip ideas. This will be perfect for fall entertaining!
Thanks Pat; I hope that you enjoy it if you make this dip!
looks great and great way to present it
Thank you Rebecca! It was a fun photo set-up for fall!
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!
Thanks Shari, with all of the gourds and squash in the produce section, this is a super easy presentation!
Looks like a great version of a popular dip.
Yup, that’s for sure Larry. Popular recipes happen for a reason…..yummo! Happy 2017!