Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites are a two bite appetizer perfect for entertaining. Instead of serving classic chips and dip try this handheld twist!
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Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites Recipe
If you are a fan of spinach artichoke dip then this recipe is perfect for you! I have always loved warm cheesy, spinach artichoke dip served with chips or pita bread to dip. The combination of creamy cheeses, garlic, spinach and artichokes is simply irresistible.
However, serving chips and dip can get a bit boring at get togethers. To switch things up I love making spinach artichoke dip bites! They are a two bite, no mess appetizer that is easier to share compared to messy chips and dip. These are perfect for pot lucks or get togethers when you want something a little more fancy and delicious!
What are Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites?
Spinach artichoke dip bites take the classic chip and dip combo and turns it into a handheld appetizer. Puff pastry is filled with an irresistible homemade spinach artichoke dip. The pastry is shaped into cute little pockets and brushed with egg wash. Once baked the pastry puffs up and turns golden brown.
The filling gets nice and creamy when baked. The results are an elevated, fancy version of the classic dip! Light and airy puff pastry filled with warm creamy spinach dip!
What to Serve with Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
- Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad
- Cheesecake Factory Pasta Da Vinci Copycat
- Kale Apple Salad
What is in Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites?
- Puff Pastry – store bought puff pastry is a secret weapon in the kitchen. Around the holidays I always keep a few packs in the freezer for easy appetizer recipes!
- Spinach – for the quickest recipes I use frozen chopped spinach. Allow it to thaw at room temperature and drain out all of the water before making the dip filling.
- Artichokes – canned artichokes are a great ingredient to keep in the pantry. They are perfect for whipping up a quick dip whether it’s these spinach dip bites, or my Spinach Dip Wonton Cups or Shrimp Artichoke Dip!
- Mozzarella Cheese – the base of the dip filling is cream cheese but I like to also add mozzarella as it is nice and stretchy when melted.
- Cream Cheese – the base of the spinach dip.
- Parmesan – a little bit of parmesan goes a long way in the dip filling for these appetizer bites. It adds a rich cheesy flavour!
- Garlic – everything is better with garlic and I absolutely LOVE a garlicky spinach dip!
- Salt, Pepper
- Egg – to help the bites get nice and golden brown the puff pastry is brushed with whisked egg before baking. It creates a shiny golden brown finish on the pastry.
How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
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1 Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or preheat Air Fryer to 350°F.
2 Combine all of the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined.
3 Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut into rectangles. Depending on the size of the sheets you should be able to cut 12 rectangles from each sheet of puff pastry, leaving you with 24 pieces (4 x 3 cuts) to make 24 bites.
4 Add 1-1.5 tbsp of spinach artichoke dip to each piece of pastry.
5 Fold the 4 corners of puff pastry towards the center to create the bites and pinch the corners together.
6 In a bowl, whisk the egg. Brush the tops of the bites with the egg.
7 COOKING METHODS
Oven Cooking Method – Bake the bites on the prepared baking tray for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Air Fryer Cooking Method – Add the bites to Air Fryer basket or tray. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
8 Allow the bites to cool for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Tips for the Best Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
- Filling – allow cream cheese to soften at room temperature or microwave for 10-15 seconds to make it softer to combine. Squeeze and drain out as much water as possible from the spinach to avoid the bottoms of pastry to become soggy. Use canned artichokes that are soaked in water or brine, avoid artichokes packed in oil. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the artichokes and chop finely.
- Puff Pastry – thaw puff pastry in the fridge before using. To ensure the pastry does not stick, lightly flour your kitchen counter or cutting board. Lightly brush the pastries with egg wash before baking to ensure a nice golden brown colour.
FAQs Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
Air Fryer – Preheat Air Fryer to 400˚F. Add to the air fryer basket or tray and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until warmed through.
Oven – Preheat oven to 375˚F. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until warmed through.
Microwave – microwave for 30 seconds. Note this method will not make them crispy again.
Refrigerate in air tight container in the fridge up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
I recommend only making these up to 2 days in advance. Reheat in the oven or air fryer before serving and enjoy.
Cooked bites can be frozen for up to 3 months in an air tight container or Ziploc bag. If freezing in a container, add a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent them from sticking together. Allow bites to thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat with the above steps.
This recipe is vegetarian.
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Spinach Artichoke Dip Bites
- 2 sheets puff pastry, store bought, thawed
- 1 egg
- 8 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 can artichoke hearts, minced (approximately 14 oz. can)
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or preheat Air Fryer to 350°F.
- Combine all of the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined.
- Roll out the thawed puff pastry and cut into rectangles. Depending on the size of the sheets you should be able to cut 12 rectangles from each sheet of puff pastry, leaving you with 24 pieces (4 x 3 cuts) to make 24 bites.
- Add 1-1.5 tbsp of spinach artichoke dip to each piece of pastry.
- Fold the 4 corners of puff pastry towards the center to create the bites and pinch the corners together.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg. Brush the tops of the bites with the egg.
- COOKING METHODSOven Cooking Method – Bake the bites on the prepared baking tray for 15 – 20 minutes, or until golden brown.Air Fryer Cooking Method – Add the bites to Air Fryer basket or tray. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Allow the bites to cool for 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!