Last weekend, a great friend and co-worker of mine had a graduation party. When I asked what I could bring, she requested this dip and since I usually get requests for this recipe no matter where I bring this scrumptious dip, I decided it was time to add it to the blog!
If I’m ever going to cheat on my dairy intake, this spinach artichoke dip is one of the things I’ll make an exception to splurge on. A few years ago — okay, more like 14ish years ago — my Strolling Strings group sold cookbooks of contributed recipes from our family, friends, etc. to raise money for our performance trips.
Side note: what’s Strolling Strings, you ask? Well, it was a rather large group of high schoolers playing stringed instruments (I play violin) and we “strolled” or walked around playing popular show tunes like “There’s No Business Like Show Business” or fiddle classics like “Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Orange Blossom Special.” Anyway, one of the only recipes that stuck with me was a spinach artichoke dip recipe. The recipe has been updated and adapted a bit to this slow cooker version that feeds a crowd — depending on how many times you go for seconds.
Enjoy this easy, cheesy and satisfying appetizer.
*Note: Don’t want to wait for it to cook slowly? Follow all the same instructions for the stovetop version! Once you get to the slow cook step, just stir-in the cheeses after your mixture starts to melt together over medium heat and serve immediately.