Luscious Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Creamy, Bursting with Flavor Dip ...

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Crank up your oven for a bit to bake these two mouth watering appetizers.

No matter what time of the year, these are appetizers that will be a hit with your family and friends.

You will be delighted with the results....creamy and crunchy together....a smorgasbord for your senses.

Recipe for dip is inspired by Friday's recipe with a few tweaks here and there.

"I'm Popeye the Sailor Man---I Eats Me Spinach"

Spinach is a food that I acquired a taste for in my twenties. I did watch Popeye faithfully (one tv show I DID watch; tv viewing was rare...too much to do) and wanted to be good and be a Popeye soldier but I just could not. There was nothing about that little tender leaf that appealed to me.

Later on however I discovered it in a salad and I was hooked. Now I use it in salads and sandwiches and prepared a number of ways which require cooking.

Spinach is just plainly and simply a good food for us to consume. It is completes many dishes or is satisfying all by itself.

The plus about spinach as a green leafy veggie is that it possesses many nutrients that make it a wise choice. A few of them are:

  • It helps prevent macular degeneration because zea xanthin, a caretenoid, is absorbed into the tissue of the eye which increases ability to filter light rays and helps stave off macular degeneration in our senior population.
  • Those tender little leaves are an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
  • It is low in calories and has been recommended in programs that control weight and cholesterol.
  • By consuming about 4 ounces of spinach daily, you with all be provided with all of the iron you need.

This just seems like a food we need to enjoy more often.

The Curious Little Artichoke

Artichokes are rather a curious looking little veggie.

Their best kept secrets lie within.

They are a suprisingly enticing addition to many dishes...I have never eaten them as a solitary dish so cannot speak to that.

Why eat them besides their flavor?

  • They aid digestion as they are a natural diuretic and they are beneficial to the gall bladder ( I have none) and liver
  • Artichokes are touted as being the veggie with the highest antioxidant content.
  • They are also reported to increase cell death in several cancers including lukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Eating this food also is said to reduce the likelihood of getting breast cancer.

Another food bursting with goodness for our bodies is just waiting to be consumed by us.

Gathering Ingredients for Fabulous Dip

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 adults

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Ingredients

  • 1 can artichoke hearts
  • 1 package frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Romano and Asiago cheese
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced garlic
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Mince garlic cloves ...about 3 or 4 depending on how much garlic you prefer.
  2. Open artichoke hearts, drain, rinse. Set aside.
  3. Thaw frozen spinach (you can use fresh; blanch it before adding to dip mixture if you do.) Remove from container and squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  4. Place artichoke hearts and spinach in a large bowl.
  5. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Place in a shallow pan and bake about 20 minutes. Serve with veggies or chips. This batch will be served with sweet potato chips (recipe below).

Notice In this Version Potatoes are Peeled

All Values Given are Approximate

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: varies
Calories 150
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 10 mg3%
Sodium 150 mg6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

What I Have Learned About Baking the Sweet Potato Chips

The length of time the chips bake will be something you must experiment with, at least that was my experience.

I originally baked them as instructed and they were not chippy at all.

Again I adjusted the temperature as I was in a time crunch. I adjusted it several times and finally found 475 was the temperature to give the best results.

You must watch them and turn them and turn them and remove any that become dark.

The time is a work in progress. One recipe I found said to cook them at 250 for about 2 hours. The next time I make them that will be the temperature I use.

If I had not been in a time crunch, I would have gone for 'low and slow' like I make roasting some great pork or beef!!

Alas, we live and learn

They turned out to be yummy despite the issues with timing.

Sliced and Ready for Baking

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What You Need for Baked Sweet Potato Chips

  • 3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • or 2 large sweet potatoes
  • freshly ground Himalayan pink salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Canola or Olive Oil (optional)
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper

Baking is Complete....Ready to Enjoy

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F/93 degrees C
  • Prepare baking trays...place parchment paper on and set aside.
  • Wash 3 or 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes; do not peel.
  • Slice thinly
  • Place potatoes on tray spacing so they are not touching.
  • Sprinkle lightly with Himalayan pink salt, freshly ground, and freshly ground pepper.
  • Bake about 50 minutes.

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pstraubie48 14 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Jill Actually I did not know about the amazing artichoke's healthful benefits either until I gave this recipe a try.

It is yummm ....and a hit every time. It is really best when served hot.

Hoping all is good with you Angels are once again headed your way ps


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The Dirt Farmer 14 months ago from United States

I had no idea artichokes were so good for you! I like sweet potato fries, too, but have never tried to make the chips. They sound healthy and delicious. Love that pink salt!


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O hi, Glimmer Twin Fan...these two dishes have been among my most made this summer. I have served them a number of times and am always asked to bring them again...

Thank you for visiting...sending you Angels this morning ps


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Glimmer Twin Fan 15 months ago

I love the twist of the sweet potato chips. Yummy for both recipes here!


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Peggy

It is a pretty easy recipe combo to create and it is worth every second of the effort.

Perhaps you can give it a try sometimes soon.

Sending you hugs and blessings Angels are bringing them to you .ps


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Peggy W 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Patricia,

What a winning combination for a dip! Nice to know of the health benefits as well. I have never baked sweet potato chips. May have to try that soon. I see from reading the comments that Mary also gives them to her dog. I'll bet Skippy would also like them. Thinking of you with love and virtual hugs. Pinning this to my appetizers board and will also share.


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pstraubie48 16 months ago from sunny Florida Author

How cool is that, Rachel!! I just made some for a party my daughter had this weekend too. It was hard not to sample it all away.

Thank you for stopping by to tell me....

Hoping all is going well with you and yours...Know that many Angels are on the way this lovely morning ps


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Rachel L Alba 16 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

This is the second time now I'm making this dip. lol My daughter requested it as part of her birthday dinner on Sunday. Thanks again. Many blessings.


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O I am so glad it was a hit...and of course you must have discovered you can tweak it as you wish.

Yes, thank you, we had a lovely Fourth...am always glad to celebrate our lovely country.

Hoping all is good with you, Rachel,

Many Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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Rachel L Alba 17 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Pat, As I said I made this dip yesterday for our 4th of July cook out. It was a hit. Everyone loved it and one guest even took the recipe home. She has to eat gluten free and that was a perfect food for her. Thanks again for the recipe and hope you enjoyed the holiday.


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hope you do give this a try. It is one appetizer combo that you will find you make more than once.

It is different...and tasty and hits the spot

Thank you for visiting Cyndi.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Well I am glad you stopped at this one. It really is a combo that will be a hit with your family and your friends. Even those who may not be fans of spinach often find this a dish they fall for.

Thank you for visiting, Shyron.

Hoping all is well with you.

Angels are once again headed your way ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Thank you for visiting aviannovice It is an easy appetizer combo to prepare and there will be no leftovers.

Hoping all is good with you.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Ms Dora...I hope you have a chance to try these dishes ...they are tasty right down to the last bite.

Thank you for visiting. Hoping all is well with you

Angels are headed your way this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

If you like crunchy foods, you will like the sweet potato chips. One thing I like best is they are healthy. Something we can eat with no guilt.

Hoping you have a chance to try them peachpurple.

Angels are headed your way today ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Sorry to be so long in responding...the rain and sun are keeping me busy plus I have a new 'job' that I will be sharing about soon.

This is luscious and you can change it up as you desire.

The sweet potato chips are a hit..I assure you and they really need no dip.

Hoping all is well in your little corner of Texas...my sister in Austin is telling me that right now things are pretty calm after all of the big storms.

Take care of you.

Angels are once again headed your way ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi KoffeeKlatchGals

They really are. I can't take credit for creating them so can give them much praise.

I am being asked for a repeat performance very soon.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon.


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Cyndi10 17 months ago from Georgia

Love the way this dip makes my mouth water. I'm putting together the menu for a few friends over. This is on it! Thanks. Sharing.


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

I love Spinach squares, so I know I would love this.

I don't care for recipes unless I am looking for something specific and this looks really good and I just may try it.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

SS


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aviannovice 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

This is definitely something that I would enjoy. Thanks for the great recipe!


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MsDora 17 months ago from The Caribbean

This suggests a great taste and is nutritious too. Thanks for the recipes.


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peachpurple 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i like your home baked potato fries. I think I will bake those instead


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Au fait 17 months ago from North Texas

This looks and sounds so yummy! I love spinach and all the ingredients you have listed. How could it be anything but magnificent? Just the thing to compliment sweet potato chips, too.

Voting this up and UAI. Pinning to Awesome HubPages and sharing with followers. Gave you 5 stars.

Hope you are able to stay cool at your house -- take care . . .


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 17 months ago from Sunny Florida

I am a huge fan of the three main ingredients, artichokes, spinach, and sweet potatoes. This looks like a couple of terrific recipes.


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Jackie O I hope you have a chance to make your very own. I know that restaurants do offer it (that is how I discovered it as mentioned above) but there are times when I would just like to have a taste and a restaurant is no where in sight.

Hoping all is good with you and your family today.

Angels are heading your way once again ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Blossom The artichokes were canned ...I am not certain which type they were but I do hope to use fresh ones in the near future.

This is a dip that gets better each time you make it as you tweak it a bit here and there and it improves with age.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

hi Poetryman6969 You will be tickled pink if you give it a try. It is a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

It is difficult to have one chip or one scoop of dip.

Hopefully your wife will make you some of your very own

Angels are headed your way this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You know what Frank...I was a huge fan of neither but this little bath of cheese and sour cream and all makes it a whole new taste. Yum.

You may be pleasantly surprised....thank you for stopping even though your tastebuds were not thrilled.

Angels are on the way ps


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Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton

PS.. I dunno if I'd like it.. Im not a Spinach fan or Artichoke, but truth be told it looks so good and easy to make


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Jackie Lynnley 17 months ago from The Beautiful South

I love sweet potato chips and spinach so I know I will love this. Sounds like an Olive Garden horderve mixed with sweet potato flavor so I just can't wait. Thanks so much for sharing this! ^+!


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BlossomSB 17 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Those sweet potato chips sound delicious! I'm wondering what sort of artichokes you used, were they Jerusalem artichokes that grow underground or the leafy sort that grow on top?


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poetryman6969 17 months ago

Voted up for best use of Himalayan pink salt this decade!

Definitely sounds interesting. Given that it has sweet potatoes in it I might even con my wife into trying it. As for me, I was pretty much in at garlic and cheese.


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Mymastiffpuppies You will be so glad you did. It is creamy and flavorful and on top of a chip it is the best.

Thank you for visiting. Hoping all is good with you and yours.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Faith I hope you have the chance to give this a try. It is a no fuss kind of dip. The potatoes do take some prep time and attention but they are worth the trouble.

Already folks are asking me to make them again!!!

Hoping that you and your family are doing well

Many Angels and blessings are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You will be happy you made this if you ever have time to do so. The reason the photo of the dip is of such a small serving is because it was almost all gone before I remembered the photo. :D

Hoping all is good in you little neck of the woods

Angels are once again headed your way ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Pollyanna I have never really cooked with artichoke much before but found this an easy recipe to make and enjoy.

One day I hope to be brave enough to make it with a fresh artichoke.

Hoping all is good with you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Carb Diva thank you for visiting....you and your daughter will enjoy both of these recipes.

Flavor and texture are what determines whether I make a dish again...well, no doubt these will show up time and time again.

Hoping all is good with you. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Purl....you will love this ...when you make it at home...it is that good.

I just saw your crayon-covered jars....how cute and clever.

Thanks for visiting...Hoping all is well with you today...Angels are headed your way this morning ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Rachel for the votes. You will enjoy it...it is full of flavor and on the sweet potato chips well, it is just divine.

Hoping all is well with you and yours. ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O bill you are too much..your honesty and candor as soooo appreciated.

But I DO think if you had some of this that you would no longer HATE this tiny green leafy veggie.

I appreciate you so for going through the drudgery of reading about something that clearly does not make your tastebuds tingle!!!

Yeah, you got that right...friends for life...

take care of you and Bev...

Angels and blessings and hugs are headed to you ps


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Sorry Mary...wish I had posted it so you could read it on a full tummy. And yes, I make them for my pup too...she adores them. She also likes raw ones and baked ones. Silly pup.

Hoping all is good with you ....hope you can give this a try sometime....this dip would be good slathered on an old shoes, I do believe.

Angels are headed to you this morning. ps


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MyMastiffPuppies 17 months ago

This sounds delicious, can't wait to try it! Thanks for such great details, it will make it easy to do. Great Hub, voted up across the board!


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Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

I "eats" my spinach too and have always loved it. PS, I must confess that your dip and baked sweet potato chip recipes are making my mouth water as I can just imagine how yummy they are ... I MUST try these. I have never tried sweet potato chips, just the fries. I have been trying to find a great spinach dip recipe, and here it is. Thank you!

Up++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

Peace, blessings, hugs and much love heading your way on the wings of many Angels


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drbj 17 months ago from south Florida

Your baked sweet potato chips look so inviting and crunchy, Patricia, I can almost eat them off my computer screen. I'm a sucker for sweet potato fries so this recipe is bound to become my new favorite. Thanks, m'dear.


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Pollyanna Jones 17 months ago from United Kingdom

This looks delicious! I've never cooked with artichoke before, and this looks like an easy way to be brave and give it a go. Thank you for the recipe, I will certainly be trying this out this summer.


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Carb Diva 17 months ago

Both of these sound wonderful! My older daughter is especially fond of anything made with sweet potatoes, so will need to give these a try. I appreciate that they are baked, not fried. One problem I have had with sweet potato fries (when we dine out) is that they are often limp, not crisp. I think it probably has something to do with the high moisture content of sweet potatoes. I think your method of baking would solve that problem. Thank you for sharing a great hub.


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purl3agony 17 months ago from USA

Yum! Spinach and Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite appetizers to get at restaurants, but I've never made it at home. Thanks for this great recipe. And it sounds delicious with these sweet potato chips. Thanks for posting! Pinned and voted up!


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Rachel L Alba 17 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Pat, I love this recipe. There is all ingredients that I know my family will love. I think I'll make it for our 4th of July picnic. I even like the idea of the sweet potato chips. I gave this 5 stars, voted up and pinned it. I love your hubs.

Blessings to you.


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billybuc 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

PS, I'm here for you, because I literally hate spinach. LOL I don't mean to say I dislike it, or don't really care for it....I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I overdo it a bit? LOL

How's this: I'll pass this along to Bev. She'll be very appreciative.

And I'll keep reading anything you write because, well, we're friends for life.

Angels heading your way, loaded down with goodies

bill


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mary615 17 months ago from Florida

I'm really sorry I read this Hub; bad timing on my part. It is lunch time, and and I would just love to have some of this dip NOW.

I bake sweet potato chips for my dog. She and I both love them!

Your dip sounds wonderful; thanks.

Voted UP and shared.

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