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posted February 01, 2023

Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip

This smoked spinach artichoke dip contains all the classic flavors of your favorite spinach artichoke dip, with the most amazing addition from the flavor of real wood smoke.

Cracker in a dish of smoked spinach artichoke dip with text overlay - Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip.

Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip

A creamy and cheesy dip laced with marinated artichokes, spinach, and loads of fresh garlic, this recipe works beautifully as an appetizer, tailgate snack, potluck dish, or eaten out of the fridge late at night with a spoon. There’s no judgment here. There are two kinds of vegetables in there, after all. It’s basically a salad.

And while I know you can easily buy pre-made spinach artichoke dip from the store, believe me when I say it pales in comparison to this homemade smoked dip. Your guests will notice the major upgrade too, I guarantee it.

Ingredients for Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ready to make yourself some ooey, gooey, smoky spinach artichoke dip? Here’s everything you’ll need to make this dip from scratch.

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 ounces marinated artichokes
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Ingredients for spinach artichoke dip in a large mixing bowl.

How to Smoke Spinach Artichoke Dip

This dip is super easy to make and is well worth the 90-minute total cooking time. Plan ahead and toss this on the smoker a few hours before game day for a delicious appetizer that will be gone in no time flat. Here’s how to smoke spinach artichoke dip.

  1. Preheat. Fire up the smoker and get the heat running steady at 275 degrees F with your favorite hardwood.
  2. Make the dip. Combine all ingredients for the spinach artichoke dip in a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. Smoke. Pour the dip into a baking dish and place it on the smoker. Close the lid, and smoke for around 90 minutes. The dip is ready to go when the top of the dip is hot throughout and the cheese has melted and taken on some light brown color from the smoke. 
  4. Enjoy. Remove the dip from the smoker and serve immediately while it is still hot with chips, crackers, baguettes, or even an assortment of veggies.

Spinach artichoke dip on the smoker.

How Long to Smoke Spinach Artichoke Dip

It takes around 90 minutes to smoke spinach artichoke dip with the smoker running at 275 degrees F. This time may vary slightly depending on the size of your baking dish and the consistency of the heat in the smoker.

Bottom line – you’ll be able to tell when the dip is ready to go. You want to remove it from the heat when the cheese is melted and is a light brown color.

Spinach artichoke dip on the smoker.

Tips for Smoking Spinach Artichoke Dip

Let’s go over a few quick tips for smoking spinach artichoke dip to help you make the best dip around.

  • Use extra garlic. The recipe calls for 2 cloves because some people like their garlic flavor mild. If you are like me and enjoy feeling happiness in your life, use more like 4-6 cloves of garlic. It makes a huge difference in the final flavor and I think it’s totally worth it.
  • Enjoy leftovers! Have any leftover dip? You can reheat it in a low-temperature oven until just melty OR you can use it to stuff chicken breasts like I do in this Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken.
  • Prep in advance. One of my favorite things about this dip is that I can whip all the ingredients together the night before and then just pop it on the smoker before people show up. With no more work than just starting the grill, I’ve got a fancy appetizer that basically everybody loves.

Cracker in a dish of smoked spinach artichoke dip.

More Dip Recipes

It’s always a good idea to have a handful of dip recipes on hand for game day, weekend BBQs, and more. Check out a few of our most popular smoked dip recipes from Hey Grill Hey below.

Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Once you finish smoking and enjoying this smoked spinach artichoke dip recipe, be sure to come back to this post and leave us a comment letting us know how it turned out! Hey Grill Hey is dedicated to creating an environment of supportive and backyard-friendly BBQers that are here to help you become a backyard BBQ hero.

Cracker in a dish of smoked spinach artichoke dip.

Smoked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Susie Bulloch
This smoked spinach artichoke dip contains all the classic flavors of your favorite spinach artichoke dip, with the most amazing addition from the flavor of real wood smoke.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time : 1 hr 45 mins
Servings : 6 people
Calories : 408kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 12 ounces marinated artichokes (drained and chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 275 degrees F.
  • Make the dip. Combine all ingredients for the spinach artichoke dip in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Prep for smoking. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pour in the spinach artichoke dip mixture.
  • Smoke. Place the baking dish directly on the grill grates of the smoker and close the lid. Smoke the dip for about 90 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the top has started to take on some light brown color from the smoke.
  • Enjoy. Serve immediately with crackers, tortilla chips, or warmed and sliced baguettes.

Nutrition

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4495IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 1mg
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