Spinach artichoke dip is a snack dip that everyone loves. This Olive Garden copy cat recipe will have you staying home rather than eating out to get your fill of it!

Spinach artichoke dip is a snack dip that everyone loves. This Olive Garden copy cat recipe will have you staying home rather than eating out to get your fill of it! | PassTheSushi.com

I warned you, and it happened - the evil Olive Garden across the street is 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. 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 anyway. 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 specialties.

This spinach artichoke dip would make a perfect appetizer for your holiday meal. Something you could throw down right before Thanksgiving, Christmas, or as I did, eating it the moment I was done snapping these pictures. It is also a great topping for homemade 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 indulge.

In the meantime enjoy this spinach artichoke dip in less time than it would take to get a table.
Spinach artichoke dip is a snack dip that everyone loves. This Olive Garden copy cat recipe will have you staying home rather than eating out to get your fill of it! | PassTheSushi.com

For more great appetizer ideas, check these favorites out!

Easy Parmesan Artichoke Bites
Huli-Huli Bacon Chicken Bites
Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos

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Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip - Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Spinach artichoke dip is a snack dip that everyone loves. This Olive Garden copy cat recipe will have you staying home rather than eating out to get your fill of it!
4.84 from 6 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
35 minutes
Serves: 1 appetizer


  • 8 oz cream cheese - room temperature
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese
  • 1 clove garlic - finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil - 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 14 oz artichoke hearts - drained, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup spinach - chopped - frozen, thawed and well drained
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese - grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a pie plate, or small casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until creamy, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the mayonnaise, Parmesan, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, and garlic salt and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and fold in the artichoke hearts and spinach.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until the top is browned and bubbling. Serve with chips or toasted bread.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 742mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    I want this in a major way! My fave Olive Garden dishes are mushroom ravioli and their chicken alfredo pizza (weird, I know).

  2. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    I am SO glad that the nearest Olive Garden is about 45 minutes away. I love their salad and breadsticks, but have to admit that I gravitate toward the creamy sauces. So, it's best I just avoid the place entirely.

    Yes, I also love this dip. Very much. You're causing me to stumble, you know. (A lot.)

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This is dreamy!

  4. Viviane Bauquet Farre says:

    Yum! Very attractive plating; a great way to snack when craving some melted cheese!

  5. 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

  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Would you hate me if I said I'd never been to Olive Garden? I think this would be so fun to make for a party!

  7. Brooks at Cakewalker says:

    Kita, a fantastic looking dip here...my wife will enjoy this for sure! By chance are those Trader Joe's whole grain tortilla chips? Regardless, the appetizer will pair perfectly with anything. Brava!

  8. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen says:

    This stuff is for sure worth the calories! Love it!!!

  9. I rarely go to Olive Garden and was completely unaware that they had this dip. Good thing I have your copy cat recipe now 😉

  10. Sandra's Easy Cooking says:

    What a wonderful recipe, and photos are that much more delicious looking...Want this dip right now:))

  11. I still cannot understand Olive Garden's cult-like following! Good for you for making this at home! 🙂

  12. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    Hubbys favorite dip - looks great!

  13. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Oooh, the spinach artichoke dip is the only thing I like from OG! I neeeeeed to make this.

  14. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    I love Spinach Artichoke dip. Though, I haven't tried Olive Garden version. I do like their food, but after seeing the nutrition info for a lot of their dishes, I have been avoiding it! LOL

  15. Baker Street says:

    What a lovely recipe! This would be perfect for a dinner i'm hosting over the weekend!

  16. 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?

  17. dip makes me go weak in the knees. love thatyou made this at home. love copy cat dishes!

  18. Looks absolutely delicious 🙂 Great idea baking it!

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