★★★★★

The Best Artichoke Dip Recipe

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!

Artichoke dip baked in a square dish and served with triscuits.

Why this Recipe Works

When did someone first decide to bake artichokes into a creamy dip? Whoever it was was onto something great.

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! You’d think if it was about the crackers I could save myself a few calories and just eat those.

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

Step by step photos showing how to make artichoke dip.

Whipping up Baked Artichoke Dip is a breeze!

  1. Open can of artichokes
  2. Chop artichokes
  3. Mix all ingredients
  4. Bake until bubbly
  5. 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!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make easy artichoke dip.

Along with a full four cloves of garlic, I’ve found one other key for making irresistible artichoke dip: lemon zest.

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.

Serving Suggestions

Artichoke dip served on a plate with triscuits and hearty bread pieces.

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.

Warm artichoke dip scooped with a triscuit cracker.

Recipe FAQs

How long does homemade artichoke dip last?

Baked artichoke dip will last about 4 days in the refrigerator, if stored properly in an airtight container.

Can you freeze artichoke dip?

You can freeze leftover artichoke dip in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 30 days. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.

Can I lighten up artichoke dip?

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.

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Yield: serves 8-10

The Best Artichoke Dip Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Chop artichoke hearts into small, diced pieces. In a mixing bowl, combine artichokes, mayonnaise, cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic, lemon zest, salt and pepper, and ¼ cup parmesan cheese.
  3. Once everything is well blended, spread in an 8-inch baking dish (or a 10 inch cast iron skillet). Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup parmesan cheese over top of dip.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and browned. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Serve with triscuits, crackers, or bread!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Baked Artichoke Dip is creamy and garlicky, with the amazing flavor of chopped artichokes in every bite. 

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 19, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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…

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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