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Dive Into These 10 Delicious Spinach and Artichoke Dinners

Stuffed chicken by Cafe Delites, grilled cheese by Budget Bytes, and a pasta dish by Natasha's Kitchen.
Cafe Delites/Budget Bytes/Natasha’s Kitchen

In the appetizer section of almost any restaurant menu, you’ll find the classic spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips or flatbread. However, this delicious duo can do so much more than just appetize!

Whether it’s been a while since your last dining excursion or not, below you’ll find 10 less traditional takes on this tasty appetizer you can make at home.

Go Classic with the Dip

An oval casserole dish filled with spinach and artichoke with several scattered tortilla chips.
Cooking Classy

We mustn’t skip over the legendary star of our roundup! If you’ve ever wanted to make this popular dip from home, here is your opportunity. This recipe is spot-on in the flavor department; all you need is the tortilla chips for your dipping party.

Get the Recipe: Cooking Classy

Serve It as a Chicken Dinner

Two images of chicken stuffed with spinach and artichoke in a skillet.
Cafe Delites

Now, imagine that creamy spinach and artichoke blend stuffed inside a tender, juicy chicken breast. It’s what’s for dinner!

The seasoned chicken is sliced through the middle horizontally to create a perfect pocket for packing. You’ll sear the chicken, oven roast it, and then finish everything off with a cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Cafe Delites

Mix It with Pasta

Two images: The left image is of an enameled Dutch oven filled with spinach and artichoke pasta, and the right image is of a bowl of the same pasta, topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese.
Natasha’s Kitchen

You guessed right! Spinach and artichoke combined with the al dente pasta of your choice make a delicious dinner worth every calorie. Using fresh spinach, garlic, sour cream, and cream cheese, you’ll learn to make a lovely fresh cream sauce dotted with chunks of artichoke hearts and green, leafy spinach.

Feel free to spice things up with a can of diced jalapeños. They add just the right amount of oomph to an already gratifying dinner.

Get the Recipe: Natasha’s Kitchen

Create a Casserole

A bubbly hot casserole filled with chicken, spinach, artichoke and loads of melty cheese, with a bite sized piece being pulled up by a fork.
Keto Cooking Christian

You can even make the appetizer you love and call it a casserole using shredded (already cooked) chicken as a protein option.

From there, you can take it a step further by adding al dente pasta or egg noodles. You’ll have a whole meal in one.

Get the Recipe: Keto Cooking Christian

Fall in Love with a Creamy Tuscan Salmon

A skillet filled with a few salmon fillets in a Tuscan cream sauce filled with spinach, artichoke, sundried tomato, and capers.
Julia’s Album

Even salmon loves the fresh flavors of spinach, garlic, and artichoke hearts, especially when given a Tuscan flair filled with sun-dried tomatoes and capers.

This creamy skillet meal is prepped and ready in just 30 minutes and possesses a flavor like no other. Serve this fish feast on a bed of rice, orzo, or your pasta of choice.

Get the Recipe: Julia’s Album

Bake a Lovely Quiche

A lovely spring quiche filled with cheese, spinach, artichoke and grilled spring onions.

Learn to make a gorgeous crust, and then fill it with coconut milk, eggs, your star ingredients (spinach and artichoke), and a few other staples.

The quiche alone tastes wonderful, but the grilled spring onion provides a delicate charred flavor that really takes it to another level. Serve this with a lovely side salad or soup.

Get the Recipe: Downshiftology

Crisp Up a Few Quesadillas

Two quesadilla's stuffed with spinach and artichoke, sitting in a hot skillet ready to be transferred to a cutting board.
Budget Bytes

At some point in your life, you’ve devoured a shredded chicken quesadilla and, perhaps, even one stuffed with ground beef or pork carnitas! But have you ever tried the spinach and artichoke version?

Here’s your chance! If you have some leftover spinach and artichoke dip, combine it with some shredded chicken, pulled from a store-bought rotisserie chicken, and voilà! It doesn’t get much easier than this.

Get the Recipe: Budget Bytes

Make a Cheesy Mac

A casserole dish, filled with cheesy spinach and artichoke macaroni and cheese.
Half-Baked Harvest

Feast your eyes on a cheesy delight you’ve been enjoying since you were a kid. We cherish macaroni and cheese for all the comfort and joy it brings to our taste buds and bellies.

You’ll also love everything about this fresh and easy take on that classic crowd-pleaser. It’s filled with (you guessed it) fresh baby spinach and hearty artichoke hearts. You top it all off with some crushed Ritz crackers, and into the oven, it goes!

Get the Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

Give Pizza a Try

Two images of spinach and artichoke pizza: The left image is of two slices with a pizza cutter in the background, and the right image is of a whole pizza.
Sally’s Baking Addiction

Take a time out from pepperoni and cheese, and give your family a new take on Bianca pizza topped with roasted garlic, cheese, fresh spinach, and chopped artichoke.

This simple, step-by-step recipe gives you the chance to finally try making pizza dough from scratch.  You’ll also learn how to roast garlic to optimize flavor.

Get the Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Gooey Grilled Cheese for the Win!

Two side by side images: The left image is someone pulling up a half of a grilled spinach and artichoke sandwich, boasting a gorgeous melty cheese pull, and the right image is of a sandwich sliced in half with a side of marinara.
Budget Bytes

Using focaccia bread, sourdough, or really, any leftover artisan loaf you have at home, stuff it up with all the goodness of spin-art. Oh yes, it’s grilled cheese taken to a whole new level of delish.

This recipe makes two servings, but seriously, this is so good, you’ll have no problem gobbling them both up on your own!

Get the Recipe: Budget Bytes

Of course, spinach and artichoke dip is delicious served the traditional way, but why stop there when you have all of these delicious options? After you’ve mastered these recipes, it’s time to move on to the joys of garlic.

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Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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