Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip (Instant Pot)

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Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip is an Instant Pot version of this favorite dip It is the perfect blend of mixing a classic easy spinach and artichoke dip that brings it into the modern age by using an Instant Pot.

Olive Garden spinach dip with crackers on a white plate.


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Olive Garden

 The Olive Garden’s first restaurant was opened on December 13, 1982, in Orlando, Florida. By 1989, there were 145 The Olive Garden restaurants, making it the fastest-growing units in the General Mills restaurant division. The Olive Garden restaurants were uniformly popular and soon became the most popular Italian chain in the United States.

Why This Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe is a Keeper

This copy cat Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip is made for the Instant Pot. Spinach Artichoke Dip takes the 1950’s staple and makes in new again for the next generation of fans to enjoy. It is considered one of the most popular appetizer menu items in history for a reason. It is creamy, cheesy and delicious.

  • Less than 25 Minutes: Five minutes of prep and 7 to cook.
  • Easy Ingredients: Recipe calls for simple ingredients that are usually on hand or found in the deli.
  • Party Friendly: This recipe is perfect for every party you will be glad you found this recipe. The recipe sounds fancy but it is so easy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or ingredients you like to use. It will be a huge hit. That everyone loves. Use your favorite seasonings such as garlic powder. Every time I make it I mix it up.

If you love Olive Garden recipes, give this Stuffed Ziti Frita or this Crock Pot Olive Garden Chicken a try!

Can I keep this Dip Warm?

A delicious bowl of  the appetizer with crackers.

The Instant Pot has a warm setting so you can keep it in their and serve it or you can place this hot dip in a warmer to serve during your party.

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Ingredient Notes for the Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip

Of course the basis for this recipe is artichoke hearts and spinach for this copycat recipe.

  • Chicken Stock: Homemade or store bought. Both are great.
  • Greek yogurt:  The small container. Low fat or fat free are wonderful too.
  • Chopped Spinach, frozen: This is the best way to get the correct amount of spinach. You could also use chopped fresh spinach, if available.
  • Artichoke Hearts: Quarters, drained. Definitely use a can.
  • Cheese: Room temperature cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese shredded mozzarella cheese. You could even use Romano cheese or Asiago cheese.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Spinach and Artichoke Dip Appetizer

You can use a vegan mayonnaise and also try adding your favorite seasonings such as crushed red pepper flakes, garlic salt etc.

Special Equipment Needed

  • Instant Pot: This makes creating this wonderful olive garden copycat recipe dip so easy.

How to Make Homemade Spinach Artichoke Dip

You can make this copycat olive garden hot spinach dip for parties, family gatherings or football parties. This appetizer recipe is a hit.


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These are the basic steps for making hot spinach artichoke dip. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Three pictures showing how to make instant pot cheesy dip inspired by Olive Garden's spinach artichoke dip.

STEP 1: Cheese

First, pour everything into the Instant Pot except for the parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Second, set the Pot to High Pressure for 7 minutes.

STEP 2: Manual Release

Then do a Manual release, remove lid. The mixture should be bubbling. Finally, add in the remaining cheeses.

STEP 3: Serve the Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Sprinkle on some chopped fresh flat leaf parsley for garnish. You could even add some chopped green onions. Serve this dip with slices of toast bread, tortilla chips, crackers, crusty Italian bread.

Recipe FAQs for this Appetizer Recipe

Truly whatever you like. pita chips, potato wedges or any type of crispy cracker or toast a baguette. Vegetables such as carrot sticks and celery are great gluten free options for this delicious recipe.

One of the reasons you will love this dip is that you have the ease of using frozen spinach. You can use fresh spinach instead but really the frozen is best for this easy appetizer.

It is best to shred and mix together your own blend of cheeses. It is super easy and blocks of cheese do not have the agents that do not allow it to melt and get bubbly. So use your favorite parm or a little sharp cheddar. Just shred it yourself.

Top shot of the spinach artichoke dip with chips.

Expert Tips for Making This Olive Garden Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

You can bake the dip in a bread bowl but making it in the instant pot make it the easiest and best spinach dip recipe. Add a little basil and garlic if you wish to this game day favorite.

  • Meat: Of course, crumbled bacon on top would be fabulous with this dip.
  • Leftovers: Dip makes a great topper for chicken or fish.
  • No Mayo: If you are not a fan of mayo try using sour cream or also a avocado mayo is good to for keto.

What to Serve with Copycat Olive Garden Hot Artichoke Dip Recipes

Three white bowls of Spinach artichoke dip surrounded by crackers
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Olive Garden Spinach Artichoke Dip (Instant Pot)

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 12 minutes
Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip is the perfect blend of mixing a classic dip and bringing it into the modern age by using an instant pot
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  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 5.3 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt, the small container
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1.5 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 ounces cut spinach, frozen
  • 14 ounces can artichoke quarters, drained
  • 8 ounces bar cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Throw everything into the Instant Pot except for the parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Close your Instant Pot lid, and twist closed. Close the valve to seal.
  • Set the Pot to High Pressure for 7 minutes.
  • Once the timer is done, do a manual release by pushing the valve away from you to open the pressure.
  • Open the lid and mix well.
  • Add in the remaining cheeses. Mix well.
  • Serve with your favorite vegetable, chip, or bread.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd, game day or party.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow the recipe directions.
  • Meat: Of course, crumbled bacon on top would be fabulous with this dip.
  • Leftovers: Dip makes a great topper for chicken or fish.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 909mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4226IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American


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