Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days away and I’m sure you guys are hurriedly planning and prepping your game day snacks. Everybody loves a good spinach artichoke dip so I wanted to share my Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe! It’s from scratch, no cream cheese or sour cream included.
I wanted to develop a dip recipe using a Mornay sauce and boy is this a winner! It’s rich and creamy thanks to the Mornay sauce I made, which is just a Béchamel sauce with cheese added. It’s pretty quick to put this Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Dip together so you’ll have it on the table in no time for you and your guests to sit back and enjoy as Tom Brady kicks some butt on the big screen! Yeah, I’m rooting for the Patriots. They aren’t my favorite team, but since I don’t know when my Houston Texans will make it to the Super Bowl I am rooting for the Pats.
I do adore Spinach Artichoke Dip recipes made with cream cheese and sour cream, but sometimes the dip is grainy and I eventually figured out that is due to the quality of cream cheese used. So to mitigate all of that, a velvety smooth Mornay sauce does the trick! And using a Mornay sauce over cream cheese and sour cream really falls in line with eating real foods…depending on the brand of cream cheese and sour cream that you buy you will end up with unnecessary additives in your food. And remember we are all about limiting our exposure to those crazy food additives!
Now about this shrimp, if you don’t like shrimp or don’t want to use shrimp please feel free to leave it out! I don’t want you guys being afraid to tweak other’s recipes. I’m a seafood fanatic, so I love utilizing shrimp in various recipes. I will say that if you do decide to use shrimp, then use wild caught shrimp versus farm-raised. I purchased a 12 oz. bag of wild-caught shrimp (peeled and deveined) from Aldi’s for $5.99!
I don’t want to be long-winded tonight, so I’m going to stop right here. I want to hear about what all will be on your game day menu so comment down below. Also, let me know which team you are rooting for. If you are still looking for a great wing recipe then, give mySweet Heat Bourbon Chicken Wings a try! They’ll pair perfectly with this Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Dip. Pretty sure that’s what I’ll be eating this Sunday. Might cook some fried cheese curds too. I’ll be sure to post my game day food pics and would love for y’all to tag me in yours! If you aren’t already following me on social media then here are my links: Bloglovin’,Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat to stay up-to-date. Also, please subscribe to my YouTube channel because I will be adding more recipe and chat videos!
- 4 tablespoons organic grass-fed butter
- 1/4 cup organic unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 cups organic milk
- 3 cups organic baby spinach chopped
- 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
- 12 ounces seasoned medium-sized wild-caught shrimp peeled, deveined, and chopped
- 1 cup low-moisture mozzarella cheese freshly shredded
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese freshly shredded
- 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese freshly shredded
Preheat oven to 400℉.
In a 10-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat, melt the butter and add the diced onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add in the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the flour and whisk until combined. Cook for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Next, slowly whisk in the milk, in half cup increments, until all of the milk is incorporated. Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until it has thickened.
Season the Béchamel with the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ancho chili powder, and nutmeg.
Stir in the chopped spinach and artichoke hearts. Then stir in the chopped and seasoned shrimp.
Next, stir in the Gruyere cheese, 3/4 of the mozzarella cheese, and 3/4 of the white cheddar cheese. Top the Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Dip with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Dip from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Serve with organic tortilla chips.
First of all, my condolences that your team lost. And I wish I had a big bowl of this right now- I love spinach artichoke dip, and I haven’t had any in ages!!!
Thank you for the condolences. LOL It was a good game though! Spinach artichoke dip definitely deserves to be served in a big bowl.
I have made spinach and artichoke dip, but have never added shrimp. Sounds like a great combination. I love this sort of dish for easy and delicious entertaining. Always goes over well with the guests.
I totally agree, spinach artichoke dip is such a crowd pleaser! Let me know if you try it with the shrimp added!
Ok, so you took an absolutely delicious combination of spinach and artichokes and made it even better! What an amazing idea adding some shrimp into it. Not only delicious but also filling and makes this dip so much more elegant. Perfect for Valentine’s Day even
Awww, thank you so much! It is very filling, I even ate it for dinner. The Valentine’s Day suggestion sounds great, didn’t even think of that.
Oh my goodness this looks amazing! Spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorites but I’ve never considered adding shrimp before. I have a girls weekend coming up and we’re always looking for some new recipes!
Oooh, a girls weekend sounds like so much fun! Please come back and let me know what you all think of the recipe if you try it!
We have a Trader Joe’s not far from our house and an Aldi a few miles further — so I’m on the lookout for those shrimp. Your dip sounds so rich and mouthwatering — I definitely need to wait for a crowd because if I make this for just my husband and I — WE WILL EAT IT ALL — and my skinny jeans would revolt. LOL!
Thank you so much! ☺️ You and your husband could definitely finish it in one sitting, my father and I did. LOL
Spinach artichoke dip is one of our favorite appetizers! I am loving your addition of shrimp. So delicious!
It’s one of my favorites as well! The shrimp makes it so filling, I even ate it as my main course.
Spinach Artichoke dip is my weakness! I could eat this every day and not get sick of it. Great way to get veggies into my family too!
I am right with you, I love getting veggies into dishes for my unsuspecting family members. LOL
What a delicious twist on the classic! I’d LOVE to bring this to a party and watch the reactions from people when they realize that it’s even MORE delicious than they expected! I’d have a hard time sharing 😉
Awww, that warms my heart! Please come back and let me know what you think of them.
I’m up in New England, so it was a tough Super Bowl for us too! 🙂 I wish I had some of your shrimp artichoke dip, because that would have made me feel better. It looks so good and creamy, and I love the idea of adding shrimp to the dish. Yum!
I hate you understand my pain, but they played hard! Well we can enjoy this dip when New England wins the Super Bowl next year!
Well, now this sounds scrumptious! I’ve never had shrimp in my spinach artichoke dip, but it sounds like an amazing flavor combo. I’m totally making this for my next party!
This dip sounds amazing! So rich and wonderful! This will be a hit at the next party we host!
What an awesome idea to add shrimp to spinach and artichoke dip. Perfect pairing! I love the blend of cheeses you’ve used, especially the Gruyere – one of my favorites! Even though the Big Game is over, this would be a great app for so many occasions. I know my friends would devour this on any day!
Mornay sauce is AMAZING! I haven’t made this in awhile, your recipe is inspiring. Shrimp of course is always a winner. Thanks for this!
No problem at all. Hope you enjoy!
That looks so amazing, I just want to dive in right now! Love hot dips for winter. Fantastic to see it is organic too!