Dairy Free and Gluten Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is our favorite appetizer!  I made this quick and easy dip before going to pick Katie up at the airport so that we would have something to snack on while preparing dinner.

All you need is:

  • 1 box of frozen spinach (10 oz)
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts
  • 2/3 cup Tofutti cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red peppers
  • salt and pepper

1. Warm the olive oil and garlic over a very low heat in a frying pan.  You do not want the garlic to burn or brown too much.

2.  Chop up the artichokes and add to pan, increase the heat to medium-low at this point and stir occasionally.

3.  Microwave the spinach to thaw (or set out a few hours in advance).  Squeeze the liquid out of the spinach.  I use my hands to wring it out.

4.  Add the spinach to the garlic and artichokes.  Continue to cook until all extra liquid is cooked off.

5.  Sprinkle with nutmeg, crushed red peppers, salt and pepper.

6.  Add the Toffuti cream cheese and mayonnaise.

7.  Keep over heat and stir until the cream cheese has melted and the mixture is warmed.

8.  Service with tortilla chips or flatbread.

I cut up an Udi’s pizza crust, brushed on olive oil, sprinkled garlic salt and parsley, then baked at 400 degrees until crispy.

The spinach artichoke dip was delicious!  We did not tell Eric and Lindsey that it was dairy free until after they tried it, they were so surprised because it tastes exactly like the dairy version we have made before!

Since Katie and I are together and on vacation we will be making quite a few posts as we experiment with some new recipes and good food over the next few days.  We have cupcakes, spaghetti, and pancakes posts coming soon!


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11 Responses to Dairy Free and Gluten Free Spinach Artichoke Dip

  1. Callie says:

    Great idea for the ‘flat bread’. So simple, why didn’t I think of that? The did looks great too!

  2. Bean says:

    Yum! I love how this is dairy free and that you couldn’t tell it was!

    I would be honoured if you would put me on your blogroll! 🙂 I love following along with your food adventures together and apart!

  3. kitchentutor says:

    Oh, this looks really good…also a favorite of mine! Great pictures too!!

  4. This looks so good! We’re headed down to my sister-in-law’s in Walla Walla in May for the balloon stampede and I think I might have to make this! Looks like it tastes wonderful. 🙂

  5. Tina says:

    Best recipe for spinach artichoke dip ever!!!!!! (and it’s healthy and gluten free, dairy free!!!) thank you so much.

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