With the holiday season fast approaching, you might be starting to think about hosting parties and everything that entails.
One surefire way to appease your guests' tastebuds is with my cheesy hot spinach artichoke dip. It's so easy to make you'll wonder why you don't eat it more often.
As good as it is, a spinach artichoke dip probably won't be enough on its own to keep your guest from getting hungry. So I've gathered the best side dishes to serve with your favorite spinach artichoke dip recipe.
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The best side dishes for spinach artichoke dip are crispy chicken wings, pita chips, homemade guacamole, meatballs, bacon-wrapped asparagus, baked potato chips, and rosemary bread.
So, let's get cooking!
Table of Contents
- 1. Rosemary Bread
- 2. Pita Chips
- 3. Shredded Chicken
- 4. Guacamole
- 5. Crispy Chicken Wings
- 6. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- 7. Swedish Meatballs
- 8. Fresh Veggies
- 9. Avocado Fries
- 10. Charcuterie Board
- 11. Chicken Nuggets
- 12. Baked Potato Chips
- Best Side Dishes For Spinach Artichoke Dip
- What to Serve With Spinach Artichoke Dip
1. Rosemary Bread
I wanted to kick things off with this delicious rosemary bread because not only is it great for sandwiches, but you can also use it as a bread bowl for serving your spinach artichoke dip.
Once the bread has cooled completely, cut a circular hole in the top and hollow it out so it resembles a bowl, and simply spoon the hot dip into the center. Cut up the remaining bread into two-inch pieces and serve them around the bowl for your guests to dip. The best part is once the bread chunks are done, guests get to start dismantling the bowl itself to eat the remaining dip. This is always a party favorite!
2. Pita Chips
If you don't have the time to make a fresh loaf of bread, fear not, my friends, because these pita chips are a quicker, but just as tasty, alternative.
3. Shredded Chicken
This shredded chicken is an excellent way to add some protein and flavor to your favorite dips, including spinach and artichoke dip. Simply prepare the recipe as usual and then fold some into your dip before serving.
Double the recipe, so you can freeze the extras in an airtight container for up to two weeks for use in tacos, pasta, stir-fry, or on sandwiches throughout the week. Additionally, you can use the extra to make a big pan of shredded chicken nachos for your guests (who doesn't love nachos!)
You may be used to seeing tomatoes in your guac, as most recipes do call for diced Romas. However, if you travel to Mexico and expect to see Roma tomatoes in your guacamole, you will be sorely disappointed.
Authentic Mexican guac often contains little more than some ripe buttery avocados, cilantro/ coriander, fresh lime juice, and salt, and it is delicious! I stopped adding onion and tomato to my guacamole after eating it in Mexico. It's totally a preference thing, though, so if you love tomatoes, then three tablespoon of diced tomatoes should do the trick.
5. Crispy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a big fan favorite at any event and are so simple to prepare. The struggle is making enough!
You can even serve them with some carrot and celery sticks and blue cheese dressing for dipping. Just make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand.
6. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Bacon makes everything better, so even if you aren't usually a fan of asparagus, the smokey taste of the bacon and the crunch of the asparagus make this dish a popular one. It just might surprise you!
7. Swedish Meatballs
Meatballs are always a fun and satisfying appetizer to serve up at parties. These Swedish meatballs are my favorite because they turn out flavorful and tender every time!
Serve them with a toothpick and napkin for easy handling and to avoid any messes.
8. Fresh Veggies
Some of your guests might want a lighter, healthier option. A well-executed veggie platter will make everyone happy. The best part is that you can add whatever kind of veggies you have in the fridge, including carrots, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, radish, sugar snap peas, cauliflower, and more. Add your bowl of spinach and artichoke dip, include some of those delicious pita chips, and you'll have an impressive spread!
9. Avocado Fries
If you haven't had avocado fries, then you are missing out. So crispy and yummy that you'll want to eat them all, yet healthy enough that you won't feel bad when you inevitably polish off ten in a row. Serve them with some buffalo sauce for an added kick!
10. Charcuterie Board
Incorporate your spinach and artichoke dip into a charcuterie board that will cater to just about everyone's tastes. A smorgasbord of meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits, and nuts for the pickiest of eaters, with some added pate, jellies, and antipasto for the more adventurous ones. You can really get as basic or as creative as you want with these. The best part is that even the kiddos will find something they love on a charcuterie board!
11. Chicken Nuggets
Speaking of the kiddos, these chicken nuggets are sure to speak to all the kids you host this year and the kids at heart. This simple yet flavorful recipe can be served as a hearty side dish to your spinach and artichoke dip. And unlike a particular famous nugget that shall remain nameless, these are made with real chicken!
12. Baked Potato Chips
Dip these tasty chips in the spinach artichoke dip, or eat them on their own. You can even fill individual mini paper bags with them for a fun serving idea.
Best Side Dishes For Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Rosemary Bread
- Pita Chips
- Shredded Chicken
- Crispy Chicken Wings
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Swedish Meatballs
- Fresh Veggies
- Avocado Fries
- Charcuterie Board
- Chicken Nuggets
- Baked Potato Chips
What to Serve With Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Prepare your favorite spinach artichoke dip recipe.
- Pick a side dish from the list and make it as well.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂