Spinach artichoke dip has been a party favorite for as long as we can remember, and it will never go out of style.
Our mouths water just thinking about it! Why is it so popular? It’s creamy, cheesy, and savory. What’s not to love?
Whenever you are craving a delicious, creamy dip, but don’t want to make a whole batch for yourself, spinach artichoke dip is your best solution.
Can spinach artichoke dip be frozen? Yes, it is possible to freeze spinach artichoke dip. You can store it in your freezer for up to three months and eat it whenever you want.
Check out this article for a simple recipe for a freezer-friendly spinach artichoke dip, as well as best practices for freezing dips.
What Is The Best Way To Freeze Spinach Artichoke Dip?
Using cream cheese, Greek yogurt, or non-dairy ingredients in spinach artichoke dip will allow it to be frozen.
The best way to freeze it is dividing it into small portions before baking it.
Small aluminum disposable baking pans can be purchased, sprayed with canola oil, filled with dip, wrapped with plastic wrap, and then stored in freezer-safe plastic bags.
Dip can also be stored directly in airtight containers or zip-lock freezer bags that have been vacuumed or with as much air removed as possible.
Dips should not be frozen if they have already been cooked. You should store them raw in the freezer to ensure food safety.
The spinach artichoke dip can be frozen by mixing it up and freezing it. You will bake it before serving for the best results.
It will be easier to just grab the aluminum disposable pans from the fridge and throw them in the oven right away.
Don’t forget to spray some canola or vegetable oil on the dip before you put it inside the containers and freeze it. This will keep the dip from sticking to the pan and will make it easier to eat.
The crock pot is a great alternative to baking for reaching the desired gooey consistency. It’s also a great way to keep it warm at parties.
How Long Does Spinach Artichoke Dip Last Frozen?
If you vacuum seal the freezer bags you store the spinach artichoke dip in, it will keep for up to three months.
Before storing the containers or bags in the freezer, label them with the contents and date.
Because oxygen is what allows bacteria and fungi to reproduce, freezer bags must have as little air as possible.
In addition, if you have already frozen it once, you cannot freeze leftovers a second time for food safety reasons.
Spinach artichoke dip can also contain mayonnaise or sour cream, both of which are hard to freeze.
If you’re certain you’re going to freeze your dip, we advise you to use an alternative to those ingredients.
As an alternative to mayo or sour cream, you can use cream cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, or heavy cream. These ingredients tend to freeze better and won’t change the texture of your dip when defrosted.
Is There A Difference Between Freezing Homemade and Store-bought Spinach Artichoke Dip?
When you make your dip at home, you know exactly which ingredients you add. You can also adjust the ingredients so that they are better suited for freezing.
There will always be some additives and preservatives added to supermarket spinach artichoke dip to extend its shelf life. It is also advisable to check the ingredients list to ensure it can be frozen.
To ensure you can stock up and fill your freezer with your favorite spinach artichoke dip brand when it goes on sale, check the ingredients first.
You can freeze it for up to three months if it does not contain mayo or sour cream. Just make sure it does not contain mayo or sour cream, and place it in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Recipe: Freezer Friendly Spinach Artichoke Dip
Make this dip if you are famous among your friends for making great dips and bringing them to dinner parties.
You don’t want to go through all the trouble and dirty all the dishes just to make a small batch of spinach artichoke dip, so make a lot and freeze it.
By doing this, you can sign up to bring dip when your friends invite you unexpectedly and you have little time to prepare.
Here is an easy step by step for the best freezer friendly spinach artichoke dip:
This recipe can be baked in either a 9″ by 9″ or 11″ by 7″ pan. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spray a baking dish (or two, depending on how much dip you are baking at once).
Combine cream cheese with Greek yogurt in a large bowl. A cup of plain Greek yogurt is the perfect amount for an 8 ounce block of cream cheese.
We like to use both parmesan and mozzarella cheese, but either will work. Mix everything well.
The next step is to drain a can of quartered artichoke hearts, chop them roughly, and add them to the bowl.
Spinach time! You can either use fresh or frozen spinach. If you use frozen spinach, it needs to be thawed overnight in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Put the spinach in the middle of a cheese cloth. If you don’t have one, a few paper towels will also work.
Give the spinach a good squeeze with the cheese cloth (or paper towels) to remove as much water as possible. Add the spinach to the bowl once it has been squeezed and chopped.
The addition of minced garlic will give it a nice flavor kick! Combine everything well. Smooth out in the baking dish you sprayed with oil earlier.
Serve it once it has cooled.
A disposable aluminum pan is the best option if you plan to freeze your spinach and artichoke dip instead of using a baking dish.
Mixture should be spread in disposable pan, wrapped well in plastic wrap, and stored in large plastic freezer bags.
Once you’re ready to eat it, defrost it and bake it for about 40 minutes at 350°F. You can store it in your freezer for up to 3 months.
You can be sure that this spinach artichoke dip will be a huge hit at your next dinner party or get-together.
From now on, you will always be in charge of the spinach artichoke dip at every party because your guests will love it so much!
You can serve this dip with chips, crackers, veggies, or mini toast.
What To Do With Leftover Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can create an entirely new meal with your leftover spinach artichoke dip if you want to use it instead of freezing it.
By adding your leftover dip to your favorite pasta, you can make a delicious spinach artichoke pasta sauce.
If you wish to increase the protein content of your meal, you can also add chicken or shrimp. Add a little cheese on top, and you will have a wonderful meal.
Spread some artichoke dip on your favorite bread slices. You can add some more cheese, or even turkey and arugula or kale.
With some spinach artichoke dip on top and some cheese, potatoes become creamy and even more delicious.