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Earl’s Spinach and Artichoke (AKA “Spin) Dip (Updated 2023 Version!)

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Why You’ll Love This Spinach and Artichoke Recipe

Have you ever tried Earl’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip? Well if you were like me, and hadn’t, I’m sorry to say we are probably the one of the only few people who hadn’t because it seemed like everyone else had according to my TikTok comments!

And it was for good reason, this dip was so good, I understand why everyone was looking to remake it!

Now, when I was starting to recreate this recipe, I read a comment on one of my TikTok videos that the recipe was readily available online because Earl’s released a cookbook a few years ago with the recipe.

And it’s true! I looked up the book on Amazon and recipe for the Spinach Artichoke Dip was actually in the preview so you don’t even need to buy the book for the recipe.

HOWEVER, it is not the same as the current version. I made the recipe to the letter from the book and it has much more mayo and sour cream. It’s still good but the colour, texture, and flavour is different from the current version so this is the UPDATED 2023 “Spin Dip.”

I remade this recipe SO many times, my fridge and freezer are literally filled with dip versions and this was one of my most difficult recreations because there was already a recipe I was working off of, which strangely made it harder.

A few big differences I noticed is that there was a lot less sour cream and mayo, and lot more depth of flavour. The emphasis for the current version (this recipe) is a higher emphasis on spinach and artichoke than the other creams.

Another difference I noticed is there is a stronger garlic flavour, which I liked and kept!

How To Make This Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

The great thing about this dip is also it’s very easy to put together and warms up beautifully in the microwave!

For fun, I also tried a baked version with some broiled cheese on top and I would definitely recommend!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe Tips 

It’s really important to wash the spinach well. I’ve watched enough Food Network competition shows to tell you that so many people (even professionals!) forget this step. A lot of times spinach is sandy, and so you need to soak it in water and then clean it off well. Frozen also works for this recipe!

I used a blender to help cut the spinach and artichoke but it is just a rough chop, not a puree. The Earl’s recipe has some chunks of spinach and artichoke and I like it that way too!

For the feta cheese, I used a macedonia feta which is a milder version along with fresh mozzarella but a regular one work great too!


The Earl’s Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe 


Makes 2-4 Servings


1 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup of White Onion Finely Minced
2 Tbsp Water Chestnuts Finely Minced
1 Cup of Fresh Spinach, Washed
1/2 Can of Artichoke Hearts (about 4 Hearts)
2 Cloves of Garlic, Finely Minced
1/4 Cup of Heavy Cream
1/3 Cup of Cream Cheese
1 Tbsp Mayo
1 Tbsp Sour Cream
1/2 Tsp Tabasco (Or to taste if you like spicy)
1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Feta (I use Macedonia since it’s a lighter flavour)
1 Cup of Mozzarella
1 Tsp Honey
1/4 Tsp of Salt + Pepper (To Taste) 


1 Tbsp Feta (I use Macedonia since it’s a lighter flavour)
1 Tbsp Chives


1. Wash Spinach throughly by soaking in water and rinsing off well.

2. Roughly tear the spinach in half and place in a microwave safe container with about 1 Tbsp of water to steam. Place a paper towel over the container and steam for about 1 minute in 30 second intervals until the spinach has wilted. Let it rest and cool down before roughly chopping.

3. In a small sauce pan, saute the white onion with butter until almost translucent. Then add in water chestnuts and saute for 1-2 additional minutes, remove from heat and let it cool down.

4. Meanwhile prepare your ingredients and in a blender or food processer add in the spinach, white onions, water chestnuts, minced garlic, and artichokes. Make sure to roughly chop/blend not pureee in the food processer. Optional, but I like to save 1 artichoke heart and roughly chop it myself so it does not get too blended.

5. In a large microwave save bowl add in Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayo, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon Juice, Feta, Mozzarella, Honey, and Salt+Pepper. Mix well.

6. Microwave the mixture in 30 second intervals until all cheeses and ingredients are well combined. Stir after each 30 second interval (My microwave takes about 2 minutes).

7. Optional: If you want to bake your dip, place some cheese on top (any type! You can use the rest of your mozzeralla or I used cheddar to make it a 4 cheese dip! Broil for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is toasty.

8. Serve and enjoy immediately!

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