by Utokia Langley

This post is dedicated to a FACEBOOK FAN – Tina Ball, she requested a spinach & artichoke dip recipe, here ya go Tina!  ANOTHER GREAT GAME NIGHT ADDITION!!  My addiction to spinach & artichoke dip began in my young adult years at Houston’s restaurant in Washington, DC.  Houston’s spinach & artichoke dip just melted in your mouth, well really all their food did that BUT it was something about their spinach & artichoke dip that just kept me going back.  At one point my best friends and I met at Houston’s weekly for salad and spinach & artichoke dip, we were all addicted (especially Lynelle – HA yes I put you out there Nelle).  This spinach & artichoke dip reminds me of Houston’s just with a mild kick to it from the hot sauce.  This is one of those recipes I need to add my disclaimer:  She’s Got Flavor is not responsible for any addictions that are derived from any recipes on this cooking blog!  OK, now that we’ve cleared the air, ENJOY this spinach & artichoke dip, make it for friends and family so they can rave over your fine culinary skills!  OH and by the way this spinach & artichoke dip would go perfectly with my Game Night Finger Lickin Buffalo Wings!  Please do not forget to LIKE my FB FAN page on my HOME PAGE and SUBSCRIBE to my blog to receive these fantastic recipes via email.  AND let us not forget about TWITTER (click here)!

This Spinach & Artichoke Dip Just Melts In Your Mouth & It’s Loaded With FLAVOR!



2 boxes of the 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach
½ stick unsalted butter
and a little more unsalted butter to butter your baking dish
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup sour cream
½ cup chicken broth
1 of the 12 oz. jars of artichoke hearts (drained & and finely sliced)
1 tbsp. crushed or finely chopped fresh garlic
¼ cup of finely chopped red onions
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. hot sauce (I use Franks)
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded monetary jack
Sea Salt (to taste)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400
  2. Cook frozen spinach per instructions on box
  3. Strain all liquid from spinach and set aside
  4. In a large sauce pan on medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic in the unsalted butter for 5 minutes
  5. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Whisk in heavy whipping cream, chicken stock and continue to cook until boiling
  7. Stir in hot sauce, lemon juice, sea salt and parmesan cheese and stir until cheese melts
  8. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes
  9. Fold in sour cream, drained spinach and sliced artichokes
  10. Transfer to a buttered baking dish and sprinkle shredded monetary jack cheese on top
  11. Bake in oven on 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, just until monetary jack cheese
  12. Take out of oven and use an oven mitten to hold one side of the dish while you use a spoon to stir the dip with the other hand until all the monetary jack cheese is incorporated with the dip
  13. Serve with Tortilla chips (I use Tostitos Scoops)
  14. This is like the best spinach & artichoke dip EVER! – ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!!!

Tip:  You can also serve sour cream on the side as well (that’s my favorite)

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

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Kiesha Foggs-White January 28, 2012 - 12:35 pm

I can’t wait to make this, might have to whip some up for my Ladies Night tonight to try out before i make it for the superbowl party-thanks!!

utokia January 28, 2012 - 4:03 pm

This spinach & artichoke dip would be PERFECT for a Ladies Night Out … thanks for visiting – come back often … Sizzle Sizzle Baby ~

LYNELLE Crawford January 28, 2012 - 5:55 pm


We use to go every week for sure! and just to think you would become one of the best cooks I know;-)

Keep them recipes comin<3!

Love ya!

Trena January 29, 2012 - 6:18 am

OMG thank you ao much Toki! I cannot wait to make this recipe! And Houston’s was the best! Memories…..

Nikki January 31, 2012 - 8:40 am

Thank you!

marcus February 20, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Easy to follow recipe. Much better than I’ve ever gotten from TGIF and is right on time for the games!

Utokia February 20, 2012 - 8:49 pm

I try my best to keep my recipes simple and easy for the every day cook to follow, even if I use a “cooking” term I break it down for all to understand. I used to hate that about some recipe books I was like what ah who ah when??? LOL … glad you enjoyed the spinach & artichoke … don’t forget to check out my game night buffalo wings as a perfect compliment to the spinach & artichoke … visit often

Sizzle Sizzle Baby!

Kirstin (aka The Travelin Diva) September 26, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Thank you very much! I also was an addicted fan of Houston’s spinach & artichoke dip. Can’t wait to make this one!

Sonya December 18, 2012 - 10:04 am

Girl!!!!! Have I ever mentioned that I love you?!?! I discovered your blog about a year ago and I have made alot of the lunch/dinner recipes! I think your recipes are the reason my bf (well fiance’) finally put a ring on it! 🙂 I made this on Sunday for game day and there are no words to describe the flavor!!!! My fiance (who claimed to not like spinach dip) tore this up! Its so easy to make. Ive never been to Houston’s but why go when I can have top notch spinach dip in my home?!?! Thank You! I will be making this again on Sunday!

utokia December 21, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Awe thank you Sonya …. blushhhhhhhhhh … I am so happy you have been enjoying the ShesGotFlavor recipes! Take care and visit often!

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

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sharon February 2, 2014 - 7:40 pm

I just make this for the super bowl!! And everyone loved it!! It is the best I have ever had!! Thank you so much for sharing

utokia February 3, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Awesome Sharon … I love it too – I can eat spinach dip til I’m full … visit us often, we’ll be posting more delish recipes!


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