This article was updated on 4th August 2023 for clarity and to include seasonal updates.
If you’re wondering what to serve with your spinach artichoke dip, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for spinach artichoke dip.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with spinach artichoke dip are pita chips, pretzel bites, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, or a crudité platter. Try a grilled veggie platter if you’re not a fan of raw vegetables. You can also serve grissini sticks, tostones, pulled pork egg rolls, or blistered padron peppers.
Bread is a no-brainer side dish to serve with spinach artichoke dip. It’s the perfect vessel for scooping up that thick, creamy goodness.
Any mildly-flavored bread will do the trick, but you can also use an herb-flavored variety to complement the rich, cheesy flavors of your spinach artichoke dip.
Spinach artichoke dip has a thick and rich consistency, and that’s why pita chips are the ultimate accompaniment. They’re extra crunchy and thicker than your usual tortilla chips, so they won’t break when you use them to scoop up your spinach artichoke dip.
The great thing about making these pita chips from scratch is you have complete control over seasoning. The Kittchen goes with a garlic, parmesan, and basil combo, but you can keep it simple with a dash of salt if you want to highlight your dip’s creamy flavors.
Why we love this recipe: it’s better than store-bought chips.
These pretzel bites are my go-to game-day snack.
They’re super handy, with crisp, golden crusts and a delightful chewy bite. And the best part? They’re easier to make than you think. Most of the ingredients required are pantry staples, and you don’t need a mixer.
These pretzel bites are typically enjoyed with a warm beer cheese dip, but they go great with a spinach artichoke dip too.
Why we love this recipe: even beginner bakers can follow it.
Rosemary parmesan grissini
Grissini sticks are Italian-style breadsticks. Unlike the thick, fluffy ones you get from Olive Garden, these are longer, thinner, and crispier.
This recipe from Flowers in the Salad flavors the dough with parmesan cheese, chopped rosemary, and garlic powder, making these breadsticks delightfully herby on their own. But they’re even better when dunked into a piping hot spinach artichoke dip.
The only downside? You’ll need to make this the night before since the dough requires overnight proofing.
Why we love this recipe: these breadsticks are highly addictive.
If you think bread is a boring vehicle for spinach artichoke dip, consider pairing it with these party bites instead. They’re easy enough to whip up for a crowd, but no one’s stopping you if you want to make a batch for yourself.
Bacon-wrapped filet mignon bites
Trying to keep carbs to a minimum? Try some meaty appetizers instead, like these filet mignon bites.
The bacon slices infuse the steak bites with a subtle smoky flavor that makes them even tastier. But that’s not all — the bacon slices also keep them extra moist, ensuring each bite is juicy.
Platings and Pairings serves these meaty morsels with prepared horseradish sauce, but I especially love the rich, creamy contrast you get with spinach artichoke dip.
Why we love this recipe: it’s fancy enough for a special occasion.
Add some delicious Caribbean flair to your party spread with these tostones.
These treats are made from thick slices of plantains that have been seared, smashed, and then fried, ensuring maximum crispiness.
Traditional recipes call for a tostonera to help you smash the plantains, but the bottom of a bottle or a small pan will get the job done.
Why we love this recipe: it’s highly detailed and includes visuals you can easily follow.
Pulled pork egg rolls
These egg rolls are filled with a tasty mixture of BBQ sauce, pulled pork, and diced jalapenos.
The recipe recommends dipping these fried treats in extra BBQ sauce, but try them with spinach artichoke dip. Its rich, creamy notes are exactly what you need to mellow out the smoky heat from these fusion spring rolls.
Just a heads up, though – you might need a nap after this combo.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a fun and creative way to enjoy BBQ pulled pork.
Loaded potato skins
Loaded potato skins are my favorite way to enjoy potatoes. They’re lightly crisp on the outside, with fluffy, gooey insides that’ll make your taste buds dance.
They’re not the quickest or easiest treats to make since you have to bake the spuds twice. But they’re definitely worth your time and effort.
Imagine dunking these in your spinach artichoke dip? It’s a match made in heaven.
Why we love this recipe: they’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Pigs in a blanket
These pigs in a blanket are excellent snacks to serve while waiting for your barbecued meats to finish smoking or grilling.
This classic version features mini hotdogs wrapped in ready-made Crescent roll dough, but Southern Cravings jazzes them up with a topping of Everything Bagel seasoning for an extra pop of savory goodness.
Serve a platter with a side of spinach artichoke dip and watch these babies disappear in a flash.
Why we love this recipe: these pigs in a blanket are a great make-ahead dish.
With a dip as rich as spinach artichoke dip, why not go the lighter route with these veggie-based snacks?
A crudité platter is as healthy as you can go. But I’ve also included some more subtle veggie treats.
If you want something healthy with your spinach artichoke dip, a crudité platter is the way to go.
It’s a tray of raw veggies – classic options include carrot sticks, celery sticks, broccoli florets, cucumbers, and mini bell peppers. But you can also add blanched veggies like green beans, snap peas, and asparagus.
Since the veggies in this platter are mostly raw, they only have a mild taste which allows your spinach artichoke dip’s creamy, cheesy flavor to shine.
Why we love this recipe: it’s super nourishing.
These zucchini balls are a fun and healthy snack you can serve with your spinach artichoke dip.
Each morsel is packed with shredded zucchini (with the skin on for more fiber), spices, and grated mozzarella for a gooey texture.
These are easy to make and the key to perfecting them is to squeeze out as much moisture as possible from your grated zucchini. It’s an extra step, but this ensures the zucchini balls won’t turn soggy.
Why we love this recipe: these are gluten-free, keto-friendly, and low-carb.
Blistered padron peppers
These Padron peppers are a must-try – they’re classic Spanish tapas that take 10 minutes and three ingredients to make.
The process is ridiculously easy too. Simply sear the peppers in a pan until they soften and blister, and you’re done.
90% of the time these peppers aren’t spicy, but every so often you’ll come across one that has some serious heat, so watch out!
Why we love this recipe: it’s an excellent snack for hanging out with friends.
Grilled vegetable platter
Not a fan of a raw veggie platter? Grill the veggies instead.
You’ll be missing out on the satisfying crunch from the raw veggies, but grilling brings out your veggies’ natural sweetness and also infuses them with a delectable smoky note.
Plus you can marinate them in tasty sauce before grilling to make them more flavorful. This recipe uses a bright and herby marinade, which pairs well with the rich, cheesy goodness of spinach artichoke dip.
Why we love this recipe: it’s Insta-worthy.
Sriracha buffalo cauliflower bites
Looking for an interesting appetizer to serve at your feast? These cauliflower bites are great.
They’re dredged in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs before baking, giving them satisfyingly crunchy crusts. But what really makes them special is the sriracha buffalo sauce that infuses them with a sticky, zesty bite.
These cauliflower bites are typically dipped in a blue cheese sauce, but their mildly spicy kick is also delicious with your cheesy spinach artichoke dip.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms boring old cauliflower into something exciting and tasty.
These dishes aren’t technically sides, but they’re main dishes you can whip up with your leftover spinach artichoke dip.
Spinach artichoke dip pasta
Try this spinach artichoke dip pasta if you want something a little different. It’s warm, decadent, and you can be sure no one will leave the table hungry.
The addition of some sundried tomatoes adds a nice tang which helps balance the richness of the spinach artichoke dip.
Just A Taste uses shredded rotisserie chicken to bulk this up, but you can also use fried tofu or skip it if you want to keep your meal meatless.
Why we love this recipe: the leftovers taste even better the next day.
Spinach artichoke stuffed chicken
Want to keep it low-carb? Use spinach artichoke as a stuffing for chicken breasts instead. It’s the easiest main dish you’ll ever make.
Joyous Apron makes her spinach artichoke filling from scratch, but I’ve made this with the jarred dip and it worked out fine. Serve this entree up with something starchy, but nourishing, like quinoa.
Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners.
What To Serve With Spinach Artichoke Dip [45 Ideas]
- 1 portion pita chips
- 1 portion crudite platter
- 1 portion bacon-wrapped filet mignon
- 1 portion blistered padron peppers
- 1 portion pulled pork egg rolls
- 1 portion pretzel bites
- … and more
- Prepare your spinach artichoke dip according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: pita chips, pretzel bites, bacon-wrapped filet mignon bites, herb, cheese, and sea salt grissini, crudite platter, tostones, spinach artichoke dip pasta, zucchini balls, blistered padron peppers, pulled pork egg rolls, loaded potato skins, grilled vegetable platter, and spinach artichoke stuffed chicken.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!