Roasted Artichoke Dip with Spinach

Why This Recipe Works

Right off the bat, we knew we’d need to find a replacement for the tinny-tasting canned artichokes that most roasted artichoke dip recipes use. We liked frozen artichokes, which were passable if boiled, but far better if roasted with a litt...

Why This Recipe Works

Right off the bat, we knew we’d need to find a replacement for the tinny-tasting canned artichokes that most roasted artichoke dip recipes use. We liked frozen artichokes, which were passable if boiled, but far better if roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Most artichoke dip recipes specify a 1-1 ratio of mayo to cheese; however, we found this made for a dip with a grainy texture. More mayonnaise remedied that, but the resulting batch lacked the creaminess we wanted. Adding sour cream made the dip’s flavor too tart, but a small amount of cream cheese produced a dip every bit as creamy as we wanted.