Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke and Bacon Horseradish Dip

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I’m just going to say it. This dip really isn’t ‘healthy’.  But it’s okay to splurge on something rich and delicious.  I am, and always have been, a sucker for appetizers at parties. 

Many times, I am totally fine with skipping the main entrees and just standing around a table of dips and dippers and just going to town. 

No, that’s not the healthiest of habits, but it’s just a few times a year and I make the executive decision to indulge and just really enjoy those foods I don’t eat very often.

Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip in a bowl.

How to make the best spinach artichoke dip

One of my favorite dips is spinach artichoke, and I’ve crafted a unique take on the traditional dip by adding horseradish. 

I love Silver Spring Foods horseradish products because they are local, family-owned and of course, their horseradish products are absolutely delicious. 

They add a zing of spicy flavor to so many dishes, and it takes spinach artichoke dip (and any other savory dip, really) from great to insanely good

It really is the best condiment for all your party needs.

Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip in bowl.
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Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip in bowl.

The other ingredients in this dip: cream cheese and plain Greek yogurt, sautéed spinach and garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, crispy bacon and the perfect seasonings to bring it all home. 

When I was first developing the recipe, I was going to make it a cold, un-baked dip, but what fun is that?  Why not add mozzarella cheese and bake it until golden, ooey gooey cheesy perfection? 

An easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer recipe

This is Wisconsin, after all.  And it will be served at your tailgate and holiday parties, after all.  See what I was talking about?  You absolutely cannot go wrong with these flavors, and the creaminess of this dip.

Oh!  And don’t forget the dippers – I like crispy whole grain pita chips and bright, colorful veggies.  Nothing too crazy, though, because you want the dip to shine.

Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip in a bowl.
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Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip

Cheesy Spinach, Artichoke & Bacon Horseradish Dip in a bowl.

Classic spinach artichoke dip with crispy bacon, horseradish and mozzarella baked until golden brown and bubbly.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 23 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 8-ounce block cream cheese, room temperature (low fat or regular)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (0, 2 or 4%)
  • 1 tablespoon Silver Spring Foods Prepared Horseradish
  • ½ cup marinated jarred artichokes, drained, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pita chips and raw veggies, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium heat. Add bacon and cook 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until crispy.  Remove from the pan and place on a paper towel to drain.
  3. Drain all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan. Heat the bacon fat to medium heat.  Add spinach and garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes, until spinach is wilted.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Stir in spinach mixture, crumbled bacon, horseradish, artichokes, green onion, ½ cup mozzarella, salt, onion powder and black pepper until thoroughly combined.  Transfer mixture into the prepared baking dish.   Sprinkle the top with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake 15-20 minutes, until top is golden brown and bubbly. 
  5. Serve with pita chips and raw veggies.

Notes

Storage Tip: Store in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Reheat or eat cold.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 327
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 25

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