Yield
16 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup dip and 4 baguette slices)

This warm, creamy dip will keep guests happily occupied while you attend to the rest of the meal. It's also a good candidate for a potluck office party. Simply assemble the dip the night before, and refrigerate; bring to room temperature, and bake just before serving. Toast baguette slices, cool to room temperature, and store in a zip-top plastic bag.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on 2 large baking sheets, and coat bread with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.

Step 3

Place mayonnaise, garlic, 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, and fat-free cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended and creamy. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, bacon, artichoke hearts, and spinach. Spread mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Ratings & Reviews

Alexruzicka's Review

sarastallryan
January 06, 2013
This was a great dip, I used pancetta instead of bacon because it's easier to find in Europe. The reheated dip did not stand up well even when reheated in the oven. Next time I will make it in smaller batches to avoid leftovers.

ggonz305's Review

ggonz305
December 26, 2012
Party Hit!!! I've made this dip now for several gatherings and it's a crowd pleaser. The bacon really sets it over the top. I usually make it day before and bake it at the party it's so simple and full of flavor with no added spices.

AllisonP123's Review

AllisonP123
November 21, 2012
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cookincali's Review

karenfar
March 19, 2012
i was disappointed in this recipe. while i love all of the ingredients individually, together they were underwhelming. the cream cheese texture was too prominent, giving the dip a paste-like texture. i would consider adding spinach and bacon to different artichoke dip recipes that i've liked in the past. i don't think i'll be making this recipe again.

karenfar's Review

kateford
February 06, 2011
I thought this was a good flavored recipe but it was too dry - maybe add sour cream or more mayo. I made the recipe exactly as written.

wgcorbett's Review

cookincali
December 26, 2010
This recipe was so easy and was a BIG HIT! The bacon was a nice surprise. My guests loved this dip and asked for the recipe. I used canola oil mayo and prepared it the night before, then baked it the next day. I served it with tortilla chips. This will become a signature dip. Add a little water when re-heating.

Nicole99's Review

Nicole99
December 12, 2010
Excellent spinach artichoke dip. I used reduced fat mayo instead of fat free but everything else was the same.

jlm418's Review

jwheelermusic
February 08, 2010
This recipe is amazing. It is not only the yummiest spinach and artichoke dip I've ever eaten but it's so quick and easy. You can throw this together in a matter of minutes if you need a quick appetizer. I use light mayonnaise instead of fat free because I like the taste of real mayo in this dish. To make it quick and easy, I cook my bacon in the microwave, gets it nice and crispy in just a couple minutes without the greasy mess.

kateford's Review

sweetemotion
February 01, 2010
Everyone flipped for this recipe. It went before all the guests arrived. I think I'll make again but inside little crispy wonton wrappers. That way everyone has a perfect bit.

sarastallryan's Review

jlm418
December 07, 2009
I wasn't as wowed by this recipe as others were. It was a good solid recipe. Easy to make. Easy to serve. My only real complaint was that the spinach was kind of tough and stringy. Maybe it was my spinach although I did use chopped frozen spinach. Were I to make it again I think I would probably whirl it in the food processor to make sure it was chopped very fine and there weren't long strings of spinach to get stuck in my teeth.