Spinach and artichoke dip is delicious on its own, but why not jsut put that cheesy goodness into a nice carb boat! A close friend of mine suggested that I test out this recipe and I did not regret it. These bagels could be a snack for yourself or you can cut it up into chunks and serve it as an appetizer! Regardless of which way you choose to eat it, if you’re a fan of spinach and artichoke dip, then you will definitely be a fan of this.
- 8oz cream cheese
- 3/4 c artichoke hearts
- 3/4 c spinach
- 1 1/2 c mozzarella
- 1/2 c parmesan
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 2 bagels
If you have a “go to” spinach and artichoke dip recipe, you can use that for the filling instead. I have a Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe that you can use for the filling, but I didn’t use that because I wanted to test the recipe using the ingredients/instructions it has. For the bagels, I used everything bagels and I thought it was a great choice. Feel free to use whatever type of bagel you enjoy.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Prepare the filling ingredients: finely chop the artichoke hearts, finely chop the spinach, mince the garlic.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream cheese, artichoke hearts, spinach, 2/3 c of mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cut the bagels in half and use your fingers to scoop out some of the dough from the bagel.
- Fill the bagel halves with the dip. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella.
- Bake for 12 minutes and then broil on low until the cheese begins to get slightly brown.
And just like that, you have a nice mid-day snack!
Test Kitchen: Opinion and Changes
This recipe came from delish.com. To be honest, although these tastes good, this was definitely not my favorite recipe for spinach dip. When I was making it, I kept adding more spinach and artichoke to it because it seemed like it was too thick (too much cream cheese). The concept is smart though and I would definitely make it again, I would just use a different recipe for the filling. In addition to this, I decided to scoop the dough from the bagel rather than just spreading it on top.