My really damn good Smoked Chipotle Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Bacon!


UPDATED 12/30/13

As promised… So a few weeks ago our little town had their 175th anniversary celebration. As part of this celebration they had a cheese cooking contest… I entered this dip… and kicked ass! Which means I won 2 years of free cheese… That’s a lot of cheese! We donated the cheese to our local food pantry, because we believe that it’s good to share the cheese love! This is the perfect Super Bowl recipe and will totally win at your next “it’s not a competition, but secretly it is” potluck.

the best spinach artichoke dip recipe with bacon

This is delicious. Seriously, delicious!

Smoked Chipotle Spinach Dip with Bacon & Artichokes
  • 1 & 1/2 cups chopped frozen spinach, thawed (one box)
  • 1 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 8oz block of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese, soft, really soft
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Smoked Chipotle Gouda ( I get mine here and you can too, they ship!)
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Chipotle Tabasco
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder OR crushed roasted garlic if you have it.
  • 6 strips of yummy crispy bacon, crumbled… because, Hello, it’s BACON!

First, make sure your spinach is fully thawed and very well drained. You don’t want residual moisture from the spinach making your dip watery, so squeeze as much water out of it as possible. Mix all the white ingredients and seasoning together until its very smooth, then dump in all the other stuff and fold it all in. Put it in something that can go in the oven throw a little extra cheese and a couple bacon crumbles on top and put it in the oven! At about 350, for maybe 15 minutes or so just until the top gets all brown and yummy. Or throw it all into your favorite dip crockpot and turn it to low and let it heat up.

Now honestly, no measuring utensils were dirtied in the making of this dip… mix it up and then taste it… add what you think it needs… then devour. If you don’t have Smoked Chipotle Gouda and you can’t wait, use some other kind of smoked cheese. You can get the Smoked Chipotle Tabasco at the grocery store and I really wouldn’t make this dip without it. Oh and Alp and Dell Cheese store… By far my favorite place to get cheese, Tony the owner is straight from Switzerland, wonderful guy and he knows his cheese!

If you’re wondering why I say you should use Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese it’s because when you buy a block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese you’re getting a product made with the milk from our farm and that’s supporting my family and our neighbors and we appreciate that! Chipotle and Panera should take note on how to make cute cartoon commercials from Kraft!

Proof that this recipe is a winner!

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18 Comments on My really damn good Smoked Chipotle Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Bacon!

  1. jenniferdewey
    September 25, 2011 at 10:40 am (8 years ago)

    Pinned this on Pinterest so I can find it again easily…. SO going to try this out! I cannot resist a good artichoke spinach dip! Yum!! Thank you for sharing and congrads on your kick ass dip! 🙂

    • DairyCarrie
      September 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank you and enjoy!

    • DairyCarrie
      September 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm (8 years ago)

      You better believe it!

  2. Steph
    September 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm (8 years ago)

    Sounds delicious! I can’t imagine winning a years worth of cheese! That would be so cool!

  3. Terri O
    September 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm (8 years ago)

    I knew I shoulda entered….cheese for two years? WOW!

    • DairyCarrie
      September 27, 2011 at 11:29 am (8 years ago)

      Isn’t that awesome!

  4. Jodi
    September 27, 2011 at 10:57 am (8 years ago)

    Definitely going to give this a try!!!

    • DairyCarrie
      September 27, 2011 at 11:28 am (8 years ago)

      You will love it! Money back guarantee!

  5. teresa
    December 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm (8 years ago)

    This sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try it!

    • DairyCarrie
      December 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks! I think it’s pretty tasty but I may be biased.

  6. Amy te Plate-Church
    February 1, 2013 at 9:49 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks for the recipe Dairy Carrie! Made today for Super Bowl party at work and it was a hit!

  7. Amanda
    February 28, 2015 at 1:50 pm (5 years ago)

    What are you eating this dip with? (What boat transports it into your mouth lol) ?

    • dairycarrie
      February 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm (5 years ago)

      Tortilla chips, bread, triscuits possibly a shovel…