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Copycat Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip and Easy Crostinis

A delicious blend of mozzarella, parmesan, and romano cheeses, combined with spinach and artichoke, makes this a killer copycat recipe of Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

Copycat Applebee's Spinach artichoke dip

When we go out to eat, it’s rare that we’ll buy an appetizer or dessert. In fact, it’s rare that we buy two meals! However, there’s one item that often appears on appetizer lists that always tempts me.

Spinach artichoke dip.

LOVE spinach artichoke dip. It’s full of tons of things that aren’t good for me, and I regret eating hours later because it’s full of lactose, but whenever I see it listed on a menu, those thoughts all disappear. And the place that has my favorite kind of spinach artichoke dip? Applebees. I’ve found out that not all restaurants make their recipes the same, and homemade spinach artichoke dips rarely satisfy me. So for the longest time, I’ve been on the search for a copycat recipe for Appleebees spinach artichoke dip (that actually tasted like it was from the restaurant), and I think I finally created it.

This recipe was so spot on, I could hardly believe it. And my mom, who is also a huge fan of Applebee’s spinach artichoke dip, agreed. It was practically an exact replica.

I think I like this version because it doesn’t go heavy on the artichokes, which is my main complaint about some recipes. There’s just the perfect amount of all the different ingredients, that all combine together perfectly for a creamy and savory dish.

Copycat Applebee's Spinach Artichoke Dip by Clarks Condensed

I served this with chips, but also decided to make some simple crostinis with some day-old french bread. They turned out to be the perfect thing to dip in this, so I’ll include that recipe as well. This can be made lactose free (even though I didn’t do that) and I’ll include those substitutes — though I can’t guarantee it will taste exactly like Applebees’ if you don’t follow this exactly.

What is the one food that you always want to get when you go out to eat?

Copycat Applebee's Spinach Artichoke Dip
 
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A copycat recipe of the delicious and savory spinach artichoke dip from Appleebee's.
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Recipe type: Copycat Appetizer
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 10 ounces frozen, chopped spinach (thawed)
  • 10 oz artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded romano cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10 ounces prepared alfredo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Crostinis
  • 1 loaf of french broad
  • ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. n a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a spoon until smooth. Place in an 8x8-inch glass dish, and baked for about 30 minutes.
  2. For crostinis:
  3. Turn oven to broil. Cut thin slices of the french bread, and cut each of those slices in half. Brush both sides of each piece of bread with olive oil, and sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic powder on both sides. Place in oven for 3 minutes, flip, and place in oven again for another 3 minutes
Notes
Lactose Free Alternatives --Kraft Italian Cheese mix (or Kraft Parmesan-Romano mixture) --Kraft Mozzarella Cheese --Dairy Free Alfredo (available at Sprouts or Whole Foods)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5 Calories: 326 Fat: 23g Saturated fat: 11g Unsaturated fat: 9g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 760mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 17g Cholesterol: 55mg

 

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  1. marissa says

    is there a specific brand of Alfredo sauce to use? I want it to be perfect! I made a dip off Pinterest way different used mayo.. YUCK! but your recipe sounds awesome! I love all your ingredients!

    • Katie says

      Thank yoU! And I agree, Mayonnaise would not be yummy in this (I’m not a fan of Mayo ever though :) I always use classico alfredo sauce!

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