Trader Joe’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip Review

Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip is an easy appetizer, but who knew it could be used SO many different ways!? This versatile “dip” is the perfect balance of tangy cheeses and that classic spinach and artichoke flavor we all love!

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Trader Joe's Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a bowl surrounded by tortilla chips.

This little frozen dip has saved me more than a few times! It has helped me with a super quick and easy dinner, AND a last-minute appetizer!

I love having a few boxes of this dip in my freezer -I promise, you’ll find a great use for it! Scroll down for 10 genius ways to use this incredible dip!


This is a hot dip that you can easily heat up in the microwave for a quick appetizer! It’s a blend of spinach and artichokes (of course), along with Swiss and parmesan cheeses. This blend of cheeses keeps it perfectly balanced–tangy, creamy but not too overpowering.

You can read all of the nitty-gritty details, along with the nutrition information on the Trader Joe’s product detail page here.


  1. Calories: As far as creamy dips go, this one will NOT break the calorie bank! I was shocked that 2 tbsp only had 40 calories! It uses reduced-fat sour cream so maybe that’s the secret…?? So you can eat more!
  2. Affordable: Each 8.8 oz. box of this dip is only $3.79, making it a super affordable appetizer!
  3. Flavor: Some store-bought dips are just way too acidic, tangy or garlicky. The Trader Joe’s spinach and artichoke dip is perfectly balanced. JUST the right amount of garlic, too!


  1. Heating: The microwave isn’t the classiest way to make a dip but it’s easy at least! You have to make sure you stir it every so often as it cooks.
  2. Double up: Although it says there are 8 “servings” per box, you’ll be going through a lot more than that…I’d say one box is 4 servings at most. Especially if you are making the pasta recipe. Error on the side of not running out and grab 2 boxes!
Trader Joe's Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a bowl with a chip dipped in the hot dip.

Related: Make the *viral* spinach and artichoke dip pasta!!


Here are just ten of my favorite ways to use TJ’s spinach and artichoke dip:

  1. By far, my favorite: Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta
  2. Spread onto sourdough bread for a melty grilled cheese (great with Provolone slices)
  3. Spread onto tortillas, along with regular shredded cheese for a souped-up quesadilla.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.
  5. Serve with baguette slices and apples/pears/grapes for a quick appetizer.
  6. Slather on burgers.
  7. As a sauce for steamed broccoli or cauliflower.
  8. Stir into scrambled eggs.
  9. As a “topping” for grilled chicken.
  10. Serve over baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes.
A Box of Trader Joe's Spinach and Artichoke Dip.


How do you heat up Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip?

The package directions recommend just heating the dip in the microwave straight from frozen. Microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stir, then microwave for another 2-3 minutes until warmed through.

Can you heat Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip in the oven?

Yes! Preheat your oven to 350°F. Transfer the frozen dip to an oven-safe dish, then place it in the oven and heat for 15-20 minutes, or until it’s warmed through. Just keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip yet?? If so, leave a comment and let us know how you liked it and your favorite ways to use it! Enjoy, xo!

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