Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Olive Garden Copy Cat Recipe

I warned you and it happened the evil Olive Garden across the street is almost open for business. I am not to be trusted. The idea of unlimited bread sticks bowls of hearty soup and a premixed martini certainly all sound like a good thing, but in reality we know the guilt that comes with Olive Garden is not exactly the best thing for anyone.

Pasta dishes are not hard to make at home and heavy cream is something we should never have in copious amounts, not to mention the idea of waiting 45 minutes less than 20 feet from my front door for supper seems rather ironic to me. So, in order to curb my inner fat kid’s craving for a carbohydrate feast I set out to make my own Olive Garden specialty.

This is artichoke dip would make a perfect appetizer for your holiday meal, something you could throw down right before Thanksgiving, Christmas, or as I did with it the moment I was done snapping these pictures is using it for a great topping for pizza.

So as far as the classic Italian fare Olive Garden goes, I can wait until the local excitement dies down, the line gets a little shorter, and I run out of recipes in my reader before I go over and indulged. In the meantime enjoy this dip in less time than it would take to get a table.


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  1. says

    I accuse myself cheater, because my italian husband, hates Olive Garden, he says is not really italian, but I admit I love some dishes I don’t care if is really italian but to me are delicious, now with this recipe I can cheat him at home too. lol

  2. says

    This looks delicious! I’ve been to Olive Garden a couple of times – for some reason, it’s one that I can take or leave….can we still be friends?


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