Copycat Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke Dip

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 dipEasy Spinach Artichoke Dip

This post was originally published in 2013; updated in December 2017

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

Copycat Applebee's Spinach Artichoke Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 People
Author Katie


  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach (thawed)
  • 10 oz artichoke hearts drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 10 ounces prepared alfredo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a spoon until smooth.
  3. Place in an 8x8-inch glass dish, and baked for about 30 minutes.

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  • 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!
    • 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!
    • I have honestly not done this before, but I don't see why not! Just cover it up with some aluminum foil, and I think you'd be okay. Let me know if you try - I'm sure other readers might be curious!
    • Ah I've updated this recipe so many times over the years, I must have forgotten to keep those instructions include. I'm sorry! I'll see if I can find the old instructions.
  • This is by far my favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe. I found this recipe on Pinterest and have been using it for a couple years now and everybody in my family loves it so I just wanted to say thank you. :)
  • We also order Applebees "Spin Dip" whenever we go there. I'm making this to brake to a party-just one question? Do you drain the spinach, as I see in so many other recipes that use frozen spinach? Thanks! This looks fantastic!