Do you know what’s the first thing I notice at the food table at the parties? The appetizers! And what’s an appetizer without a good dip. A few days ago we were having our usual girls-day-out dinner at TGI Fridays and we ordered their Tuscan spinach dip and OMG, it was so good, we had to order another one for the table. I was straight up hooked. So here’s my take on the TGI Fridays Tuscan Spinach Dip recipe.
TGI Fridays Tuscan Spinach Dip
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 10 oz frozen spinach
- 14 oz artichoke hearts, chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- In a pot, boil some water
- Once boiling, pour your spinach into the water and boil for about 1 min, until wilted
- Once boiled, pour into a colander and drain out all excess water
- Once the excess water is drained from the spinach, transfer it to a bowl
- In the same bowl, add the sour cream, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, minced garlic, artichokes, salt, and pepper
- Mix everything until combined
- Transfer to a casserole dish
- Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes
- Serve within 2-4 hours
Tips for this recipe
- If you’re short on time, instead of boiling the spinach you can also microwave it on high for 2-3 minutes until wilted
- To save time in the last step, instead of baking the dip, you can microwave it until the cheese has nicely melted
- For a spice kick, try adding some cayenne or paprika powder to the mix
- Similarly, you can also add chopped jalapenos for that spice kick
- You can skip the artichokes if you prefer
- If you need to make this dip ahead of time, try to use it within 2 hours max
There’s nothing I love more than a good dip. Give me a nice pita chip and a good dip, and I’m sold. This is why I always make sure to have a big bowl of dip right in the middle of my appetizer table. And if I can make it a little healthy, that’s even better!
If you’ve been following our recipes for a while, you know we love spinach dips! We have a Velveeta spinach dip and a spinach artichoke dip, but there’s just something about this TGI Fridays Tuscan spinach dip recipe that was so good, I just had to recreate it!
Trust me when I say this, once you try the homemade version of this dip, there’s no going back! It tastes way better and of course, costs much less. It’s also free of all those unnecessary ingredients store-bought food usually contain.
Hence, it’s healthier and tastier.
Storage Tips For Cheese Containing Dips
Dairy-based dips such as this one are best eaten fresh. If you have to make it in advance, make it 2 hours ahead max. Here are some additional tips:
- It’s ideal to refrigerate the dip before serving
- It can last for up to 2-4 days in the refrigerator if kept in an air-tight container
- Do not freeze this dip or other dips with cheese content
- If the dip changes odor, flavor, or color, it has probably gone bad and it’s best to discard it
Things You Can Pair This Dip With
This dip tastes incredibly good on its own so it’s no surprise if you want to sneak in spoonfuls. However, here are some things you can pair it with:
- Some toasted pita bread
- Tortilla chips
- Some vegan chips
- Savory brown rice crackers
- Veggie chips
Other Dip Ideas
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