Creamy, warm Artichoke Dip made with garlic, lemon, mozzarella cheese and loads of artichokes! This dip goes fast, so be sure to scoop yourself some before it’s gone!
Our family loves appetizers for dinner! This hearty Rotel Dip recipe is pure comfort food. We’ve also made these easy Crab Puffs as our meal, making everyone happy!
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Why this Recipe Works
Baked Artichoke Dip scooped with crackers or crusty bread is one of life’s little joys. What’s a party or a potluck without a big serving bowl full of bubbly Artichoke Dip to share?
I never know when I make a dip recipe if I’m doing it because I crave the ingredients of the dip, or I want an excuse to eat the crackers!
Clearly, with this recipe, it’s about the dip.
- Those salty and vinegary artichokes mixed with cream cheese, mayo and mozzarella? Heaven.
- And I can’t forget about the garlic. The more garlic the better, I say.
- Easy to bake or microwave!
Although, I do still love snacking on crackers whenever I get the chance. I never realized how much I love Triscuits until I entered adulthood.
As a child, those would never have touched my lips. Seriously. They look like Mini Wheats cereal (which I love now, but hated as a kid, go figure).
It seems like everyone has an artichoke dip they swear by. Some include spinach, like my favorite Spinach Artichoke Dip.
Step by Step Instructions
Whipping up Baked Artichoke Dip is a breeze!
- Open can of artichokes
- Chop artichokes
- Mix all ingredients
- Bake until bubbly
- Eat. Repeat.
Really, it is as simple as that! And I bet if you brought this to a potluck, or made it for friends and family, you’ll be the star of the show!
Along with a full four cloves of garlic, I’ve found one other key for making irresistible artichoke dip: lemon zest. (use our guide on how to zest a lemon)
Just a bit of the zest from a fresh lemon blended with the artichokes, mayo, cream cheese and mozzarella cheese adds a brightness to this dip that you can’t beat. It highlights the vinegary flavor of the artichokes while balancing the saltiness.
While I’m sure you could still make a perfectly fine artichoke dip without the lemon, why would you settle for “fine” when you can have AMAZING?
I recommend using full fat regular cream cheese in this artichoke dip recipe. Light cream cheese just won’t have the same richness.
It’s an ideal accompaniment to a Charcuterie board as well.
Artichoke Dip goes well with just about any cracker or bread you can think of. Serve it with crostini for a fancy party or spread it on fresh slices of homemade garlic bread.
Like I mentioned earlier, I’m currently in a serious Triscuit phase. This dip is delicious scooped with a salty woven wheat cracker!
Because this dip is thick, I find it’s best with a heartier cracker or toasted bread that can hold up to it. (Water crackers and thin wafers will break if you try to scoop artichoke dip with them!)
This dip is so good though that you might just be tempted to eat it by the spoonful.
As the years have passed, and I’ve been busy creating new recipes, this dip has remained one of our favorites, along with Pepperoni Pizza Dip, Hanky Pankys, and Taco Tortilla Stacks.
If you love artichokes, this creamy coconut sauce Baked Chicken Thigh recipe is packed with flavor!
PRO TIP: Make it a meal! Add rotisserie chicken or your own cooked and shredded chicken to the mixture before baking.
Baked artichoke dip will last about 4 days in the refrigerator, if stored properly in an airtight container.
You can freeze leftover artichoke dip in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 30 days. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
You can use a low fat mayonnaise and cream cheese to lighten up artichoke dip. Just note that it won’t have the same creamy flavor.
More Snack Recipes
- Jalapeno Corn Dip
- Easy Bean Dip
- Spinach Artichoke Hummus
- Cream cheese Fruit Dip
- BLT Dip
The Best Artichoke Dip Recipe
- 1 can artichoke hearts, drained 14 ounce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 8 ounce cream cheese softened
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 cloves garlic pressed
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup parmesan cheese divided
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Chop artichoke hearts into small, diced pieces. In a mixing bowl, combine artichokes, mayonnaise, cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
- Once everything is well blended, spread in an 8-inch baking dish (or a 10 inch cast iron skillet). Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese over top of dip.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and browned. ENJOY.
- Serve with triscuits, crackers, or bread!
- Baked artichoke dip will last about 4 days in the refrigerator, if stored properly in an airtight container.
- You can freeze leftover artichoke dip in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 30 days. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
- You can use a low fat mayonnaise and cream cheese to lighten up artichoke dip. Just note that it won’t have the same creamy flavor.
Baked Artichoke Dip is creamy and garlicky, with the amazing flavor of chopped artichokes in every bite.
Ugh….this time I have no parm. Can I substitute feta?
Aimee have you ever tried peanut butter on rice krispies?? yumo
Do you use grated parmesan or shredded in the bag?
I used the make the brad version of this but I can’t find the recipe for it. How and what bread used to be at the bottom?
I removed that recipe because it just didn’t get people excited (even though we loved it)! It had a crescent roll bottom (you could also use puff pastry). Bake the rolls in a square dish, then add topping. Heat again with artichoke (and we added fresh slices of tomatoes).
If I double ingredients how long do you think would I need to bake? Thank you, this looks amazingly good!
If you put it in a 13×9 with double the ingredients, you can probably keep the cooking time the same (thickness will be similar). Just keep an eye on it 🙂
Did you end up doubling the recipe? I thought about doing the same.
Can you add lobster meat to this recipe and stuff them into mushrooms?
Can you make it then freeze it for another day. then bake it? or does it have to be baked first before you freeze. This recipe sounds so good…
I made this recioe this afternoon. I give this 5 stars. I did forgot to add in garlic. I was so bummed. It was in oven. There was nothing I could do But! It was still delicious! Thank you
This is now my favorite “go to” artichoke dip—the lemon zest puts it over the top! And it is delicious with Triscuits , my favorite cracker too!
This is the recipe that never fails! It’s delicious! My family loves it. I spiced it up the last time and used jalapeño cream cheese and some pepper jack cheese for a spicy twist!
Yummy spicy twist!
Can you make the artichoke dip the day before and then cook and serve the next day?
This dip turned out better than I had hoped! So easy and delicious, can’t wait to make again.
This is to die for! So good, so flavorful and so hard to not eat it all myself!
This has become one of our favorite dips when having friends over. It’s so easy to make and delicious!
This dip is amazing! We serve it at every party and it’s always the first to get eaten.
This dip looks and sounds awesome. I must try this ASAP… in moderation of course 😉
haha, moderation, yes!!
This recipe looks like the perfect dish for my next family get together!~Carolyn @ Cabot
What cheesy, gooey deliciousness! I can see why this is a favorite!
There’s nothing not to love about this! I’m tempted to make the dip this weekend and eat it alll by myself 🙂
Artichoke dip is just the best. That’s really it. I could eat it all day with a spoon.
And Triscuits? Now look what you’ve done! I’ve gotta run to the store and get some. Major craving forming here!
The triscuits add the perfect amount of salt and crunch!! Sorry to stir up a craving 😉
You dramatize the excitement all you want, it’s working! I want some of this amazing dip so so so bad! I could so stuff my face with it all right now! Looks and sounds AMMMMMAZING!
I get excited about dip. It’s the little things in life 🙂
I added Hatch green chile and some pine nuts to the top to give it that New Mexico flair. Delicious !!