What To Know
- However, if you’re not going to use it right away and want to save some time later on when making this snack, don’t freeze it—just place it in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap so that no air gets inside (this is why people tend to buy tubs of spinach artichoke dip instead of cans).
- If you want to make this a complete meal, add some cooked chicken or turkey and vegetables to the inside of your baked potato.
I love spinach artichoke dip.
It’s a perfect appetizer because it has all the flavors of pizza, but without the crust and the cheese.
It goes great with chips, crackers, or breadsticks.
But what do you do with all those leftovers? With so many ways to use up leftover spinach artichoke dip, you’ll never have to throw away another tub of it again!
How to store leftover spinach artichoke dip
You can store your leftover spinach artichoke dip in the fridge for up to five days.
If you plan on keeping it longer than that, like until the next time you have guests over, consider freezing it.
This will help keep its flavor intact and prevent any mold from forming.
However, if you’re not going to use it right away and want to save some time later on when making this snack, don’t freeze it—just place it in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap so that no air gets inside (this is why people tend to buy tubs of spinach artichoke dip instead of cans).
You can also store leftover spinach artichoke dip in your freezer.
When you’re ready to eat it again, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight or for about two hours on the counter.
If you want to heat it up quickly, place your frozen dip into a microwave-safe dish and cook it for one minute before eating.
This should be enough time to get things back up to temperature without overcooking the food and ruining its flavor.
8 ideas for leftover spinach artichoke dip
Use the leftovers to make spinach artichoke dip-stuffed baked potatoes
This is a spin on the popular spinach artichoke dip.
It’s an easy way to use up leftovers, but you can also make it from scratch if you want.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh with a spoon (leaving about 1/4 inch of potato flesh around the edges)
- Place cut side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until soft enough to squeeze through your fingers easily
- Fill each baked potato shell with about 1/4 cup of homemade or store-bought spinach artichoke dip (to taste).
- Top with grated cheese and bacon crumbles.
- Bake until melted, about 10 minutes more
- Place a few bacon crumbles on top of the melted cheese, and bake until the bacon is crispy, about 10 minutes more.
- Serve immediately with sour cream or ranch dressing on the side
If you want to make this a complete meal, add some cooked chicken or turkey and vegetables to the inside of your baked potato.
Fold the leftovers into a frittata
Frittatas are a great way to use up leftover spinach artichoke dip.
They’re quick and easy, they can be reheated in the microwave (or even eaten cold), and they’re very versatile—you can really take them anywhere you want!
The first step is finding something else to use as your base.
You could try:
- leftover vegetables and meats from last night’s dinner
- plain old cheese slices, cooked or raw
Next, spread some of the stuff you chose onto the bottom of a pan that can handle high heat.
In this case we used just a little bit of oil to help it stick together better.
Next cover with more shredded cheese (though if your spinach artichoke dip already has cream cheese in it then don’t feel like you have too).
Then add another layer over top of everything else before sprinkling on some herbs and spices for extra flavor
Serve the leftover dip with pasta and chicken
Use the leftover dip to make a quick pasta dish.
This is particularly good if you have some extra spinach artichoke dip leftover from another meal and want to use it up quickly.
In a large pot of boiling water, cook your favorite type of pasta according to the instructions on the package (usually about 8 minutes).
Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in another large pan over medium heat, sautee 2 tablespoons olive oil with 5 cloves minced garlic for about 1 minute until fragrant.
Add ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese and continue stirring until melted into a sauce-like consistency (about 3 minutes).
Add ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper along with ¼ teaspoon dried basil leaves or fresh chopped parsley leaves (optional).
Stir again until well combined.
Remove from heat then add drained cooked pasta; toss together gently until evenly coated in sauce/cheese mixture.
Serve immediately with chicken strips made by baking boneless skinless chicken breasts at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes on each side or until cooked through completely (you can also purchase already prepared chicken strips from most grocery stores).
Use it as a pizza topping
Use leftover dip as a pizza topping: This is the most obvious option and one that most people will choose to do, but it’s still important to mention.
Just spread some of the dip over a pizza crust or flatbread and pile on toppings as usual.
You can also use this method if you have leftover dip after making a batch of spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms; just top those with more of your homemade spinach artichoke dip!
Use leftover dip as a base for a pizza: Same idea here: spread some leftover dip over your favorite homemade or store-bought pizza crust and add toppings as desired (or no toppings at all!).
This makes for an easy meal that lets you get creative with whatever fillings you have on hand in your fridge or freezer!
Add some of it to pasta dishes: Especially ones with creamy sauces like Alfredo sauce—to boost flavor without adding too much extra fat or calories from cheese or meatballs that would otherwise be needed for texture/savory punch (though feel free to add those things too).
Fill pita pockets with it and your favorite veggies
Fill your pita pockets with the spinach artichoke dip and then top it with your favorite vegetables.
Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, and even olives can be used to top the spinach artichoke dip.
You can also choose different cheeses for your pita pockets, like mozzarella or cheddar cheese.
If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy spinach artichoke dip, try making some pita pockets with it.
It’s a simple and delicious appetizer that will make your next party a hit!
The next time you’re hosting a party, try making some pita pockets with spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer.
It’s easy to make and will definitely be the hit of your party!
Spread it on pizza dough as a base, then add your favorite flavor toppings
Spread it on pizza dough as a base, then add your favorite flavor toppings.
- Pizza dough is a great option for those who want to make their leftover spinach artichoke dip even more indulgent.
- Just spread the dip over the pizza dough and top it with your favorite cheese or meat (and whatever else you want) before baking in the oven until everything is hot and melted.
- Tortilla chips are another way to enjoy this recipe again but with added crunch! Simply cut tortillas into triangles, place them on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, then bake at 350°F until crispy.
- Dip them into your leftover spinach artichoke dip when they’re done!
Dip your tortilla chips into it and top them with cheese for nachos
Tortilla chips are a good substitute for crackers when you want to make nachos.
You can buy tortilla chips at the store, or you can make your own by cutting corn tortillas into triangles and baking them until they’re crispy.
You can use any type of cheese that you like on nachos, but we recommend cheddar or jack because they won’t get too melty when heated up in the oven.
You could also try using monterey jack or pepper jack if you prefer a milder flavor, or feta for an extra kick!
You can also add other toppings if desired – salsa and sour cream are especially delicious with these spinach artichoke dip-inspired nachos!
You can use this dip in all kinds of dishes
Here are some ideas for using leftover dip:
- Use it in place of mayonnaise or sour cream.
- Add a few tablespoons of the leftover dip to your potato salad, deviled eggs, or tuna salad.
- Use it as a replacement for ketchup—it tastes great with fries or on burgers!
- Replace cream cheese in your baking recipes with this tasty spread (it’s perfect for cheesecake!).
- You can also use it as an ingredient in your next batch of homemade macaroni and cheese.
- Finally, use this dip as a butter substitute—just rub it onto vegetables before roasting them in the oven to give them that burst of flavor!
If you have leftovers of this dip, you can serve it in so many ways.
It makes a great base for pizza or pasta dishes, and it is delicious as a filling or topping on sandwiches.
You can even use it as an ingredient in other recipes like frittatas or quesadillas!