I LOVE this and my family
LOVES it.. I have two boys 11 and 6 (WOW) who always ask "mommy can
you make spinach dip". The best:-)
I have been making this
dip for about 2 years now, and people ALWAYS ask me to bring it to
parties! What I've noticed is that adding more than 2/3 cup of the
Romano cheese makes it tast even better! Thanks for the recipe!!!
I made this yesterday and
it was excellent! I followed the recipe exactly except I added more
tobasco and used veg broth. I made your
wings last week and they were really good! Thank you for your
recipes. I will come back to your site over and over and over!
Houston's Spinach and
Artichoke Dip is absolutely fabulous, every holiday, my family
insists that I make this awesome dish. Thank you very much for such
a great dip.
I mad this for a party of
40 guests and they loved it. The crock pot was empty, empty, empty.
Thanks for a great recipe
My wife always raved
about Houstons dip, but I never had it(we don't have one in this
area). I found this recipe in hopes of surprising her, and EVERYONE
loves it. We look for excuses to make this. It's the best I've had
anywhere. I also find it fun to make.
WOW! I go to Houton's
every week just to eat the spinach dip. Your recipe was PERFECT. I
wouldn't change a thing! Your website is now on my "favorites".
I Tried this dip on the
wife and kids its was very easy to prepare and fantastic. They all
said it was the best dip I have ever made. It reminded me of KC
Masterpiece resturant Doc's dip. We don't have a Houston's in the
area and I have never been to one the dip is great, Loved it
Best ever. Certainly worth trying. Perfect when "showing" off your
Hello from Canada. I have
never heard of Houstons but if this is a sample of what they serve I
would like to go. I read all of the comments and made a few changes
based on them. Instead of the butter I used 2 Tbsp olive oil. I did
add the 2 tsp of sugar that was suggested. I used Monterey Jack
instead of the white cheddar. I also used half and half cream to
lighten the recipe a bit. Everyone wants the recipe - there is none
left! (except the cup full that I kept at home for my family to
try). The next time I make it I will use some of the other serving
My son and I have been
enjoying Houston's Spinach and Artichoke dip for years. When I saw
your recipe I was thrilled...but not as thrilled as my son when he
tasted it!Thank you!!!
Fantastic dip. I also
used Parmesan and Monterey Jack as suggested by another reviewer,
instead of Cheddar and Romano, and it was fantastic. I have tried
many versions on spin dip and this is my new #1. THANKS!
Been making this recipe
for about a year now, still kicks ass. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!
This was an awesome
spinach artichoke dip recipe! I made turkey and "spin" dip deli
style sandwiches for a party this evening. I got this idea from
Applebee's restaurant. Everyone really liked the sandwiches and a
couple of friends begged for the few that were left over to take
home for lunch the next day. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This is the best dip I
have ever made and it was the hit of the party. I added more tobasco
and baked it versus micro-waved it.
All I can say is wow!
Like the person who commented before me, I was a bit leery in trying
the recipe. As a matter of fact, I thought maybe it may just be you
writing all the comments, but I am so glad I didn't let my doubt get
the best of me. Although the cheese for the recipe was expensive as
hell, I now see why Houston's is Houston's! It is the exact replica
of what I eat at Houstons. All I have to say is I need more
Houston's recipe's!!!! They are my favorite restaurant, and now
Roberta you are my favorite chef.
Your spinach dip is
Awesome!! I am making it again for the second night in a row. I was
a hit with my wife who is a big Houston's fan also. It taste just
like the real thing and I can't wait for us to have a family
gathering to serve it to the rest of my family and friends...Thank
This dip is the GREATEST!
My husband threw a party a few months ago and it was a hit. I had
one friend that ate just that. I used the Chicken Cream from a can
cause I didn't have time to make the broth and it turned out nicely,
I used mozzarella cheese instead of white cheddar and just parmesan
cheese instead of Pecorino Romano cheese. Thanks again!
Houston's Spinach and
Artichoke Dip - I discovered this recipe four years ago. I have
served it as a family treat every Christmas since. The recipe has
never let me down!
I have made this several
times. Every time more than one person asks where i got the recipe.
This is a great dip.
Wow!!! It was exactly
what I've been searching for. It was loved by everyone that tried
Well, I was definitely
hesitant to make this after looking at all of the ingredients and
cook time. But I must say that it was worth every minute spent!
People that don't usually like spinach/artichoke dip LOVED this one!
It is delicious and now I'm picky about the dips that I eat! Thanks
for the wonderful recipe!!!
this is the best recipe.
it is soooo goood. i love it i make it alot. people just cant get
admit that I was a little hesitant when I saw the
Tabasco sauce and lemon juice in the recipe, but
when I actually tried it, it tasted exactly like
the dip from the restaurant. Thank you so much!!!
This recipe is excellent!
recipe was amazing. It makes so much also. I am
making it for the second night in a row. Had a
going away party last night and I had to make it
again tonight for super bowl tomorrow. This is
the best I have ever had. WOW I have bookmarked
your page. I will be back to purchase your
dip, great at parties! It tastes the same as the
restaurant version. I do not recommend reheating.
fabulous recipe...I've made it about three times
to several different people, and each time I make
it people automatically assume I am a fantastic
cook, when actually I just follow directions real
well. I brought it to a potluck once and it
was literally gone in about 15 minutes.
recipe, can't taste any difference.
OK, so the
popular restaurant declines to give the specific
recipe. But Alan Thomas, general manager of the
Houston's in Austin, says the main ingredients
are: Garlic and onions (white) sautéed in olive
oil, fresh chicken stock, Heavy cream, Sour
cream, Spinach (fresh or frozen), Artichokes
(canned, not marinated), Reggiano Parmigiano
cheese, Tabasco, Monterey Jack cheese
great recipe! The dip was the hit of my birthday
party. I left out the steaming of the spinach and
just baked the whole thing at 350 for about 20
minutes. I also added 1 chopped red bell pepper
with the spinach (for color), and I followed the
Houston's managers secret and used canned
artichokes. I'll definitely use this recipe for
my next party! Thanks!
note to say thanks. I'm threw a 60th Birthday
party for my mom and 40 guests, I needed a good
appetizer and tried yours for Spinach Artichoke
Dip. I don't eat spinach, however the dip was
unbelievable. I highly recommend this, it is
inexpensive and simple to make. I didn't even
screw it up!
love this recipe, I have tried A LOT of spinach
dip recipes in the past and this is by far the
easiest and best tasting, (which is hard to
find). It was great to find this. Thanks a bunch.
tried Houston's dip 8 years ago in DC and was so
sad when they closed the g-town location, but
your recipe has satisfied my craving!!! thanks so
much...also i added a bit of chicken stock and
used Monterey jack instead of white cheddar...i
shared this with all my college friends and they
agreed that it is almost the real thing!! thanks
I made it
and it turned out almost perfect. I forgot to buy
heavy cream so I just used whole milk. I also
only had Parmesan instead of Pecorino Romano.
Regardless, it was wonderful. I am not one of
these people that says it is wonderful because it
tastes good, it has to taste just like the
restaurant. As soon as I looked at your recipe I
had a feeling it was the one because it was so
different from the rest I had seen. Anyway,
thanks again for the recipe.
the recipe and it was great. It tasted just like
the real thing. I also used a few of the tips
from the Houston's manager including the chicken
stock, and sautéing the garlic and onions in
olive oil, and canned instead of marinated
artichoke hearts. I made it two days in a row,
since my family ate it all on the first day and
the ingredients provided enough for two batches.
This receipt is the best.
Ive been making this recipe for 6 months
now. Its only consumed occasionally due to
the artery hardening capabilities. It is the
best, I often serve it in a hollowed out
Kings Hawaiian bread bowl baked for 30 mins
or so. The removed bread can be cut into pieces
and baked with the dip.
by 5 times for a reception. got many many raves
about it. best anyone had had. thanks. id cut
down on butter next time. had to drain some of
the butter off.
love this dip. I have gone to other restaurants
and none of them compare to Houston's recipe.
When a girlfriend of mine told me about this
website I was too excited to see if this recipe
was there. I found it and I LOVE IT. My husband
loves it and our 2 1/2 year old son loves it
also. I fix it all the time and it is quick and
easy. We would have to travel 3 hours to go to
the nearest Houston's restaurant to get some of
this dip. Now I can fix it any time that I want
to. Thanks for the recipe and this is not the
last recipe that I will make from this site.
I've been searching for this recipe for years! I
found it just in time for the holiday season. I
made it for two holiday parties and everyone
loved it. Some folks commented (without any
prompting), "this tastes just like Houston's
spinach dip". Thank you for figuring out the
secret recipe for all of us spinach-dip-lovers.
the Spinach & Artichoke Dip from your recipe
site and it is wonderful. It may be the best I
have ever tasted. Thank you for sharing you
this dip for my mother-in-laws massive seafood
birthday bash. The whole gang was crowded around
the dip and it was gone in no time. My husband
has now begged that I make him a batch to watch
the Superbowl with. I bet that's gonna fly too.
This is so
easy to make. It's a hit at every gathering;
that's all people ask me to bring now.
and I have been traveling 2 hours to the closest
Houstons mainly for the spinach dip. Since I have
found this recipe whe have not had a desire to go
there. The recipe is exactly the same as Houstons
and every time I make it people love it. Thanks
for the recipe and saving me a 2 hour ride
recipe! It was delicious. I made it during
football season for a party and everyone loved
it. It tastes just like Houstons dip. You
are amazing. Im definitely buying your
recipe turned out absolutely wonderful!! I even
used cream cheese in place of the heavy whipping
cream. I just microwaved it, and thinned it down
with whole milk. I also used parmesan instead of
romano. I had only marinated artichokes, and I
just gave them a rinse under some water, and they
worked fine as well. I cutback this recipe to
just half, because it's just my husband and
myself. It made so much dip, we couldn't finish
it all. It was one of the best dips we have ever
eaten! Thanks for the recipe. I have also used
other recipes from this site with great results
if you are thinking about
don't hesitate! Yummy Yummy!
Houston's many times and I made the dip the first
time today and although I'm not a cook, IT
ROCKED. I bought 2 Corning shallow 23 oz. serving
dishes and I filled it twice with your recipe.
Next, I'll try your
Harvest Bay Mahi-Mahi!
I made the
above recipe for Spinach & Artichoke dip for
my husband and I a couple months ago then divided
the leftovers into 5 Ziploc baggies and froze it.
Then whenever we feel like some more dip, I just
put the frozen brick of dip in a dish, heat it on
high in the microwave for 4 minutes, add the
shredded white cheddar, melt that on top and
voila! Tastes just as good as night one! I used
2% milk instead of heavy cream, fat free chicken
stock and low fat sour cream in the recipe to cut
out some of the fat. It still tastes great.
Thanks for the great website!
recipe for this Spinach and Artichoke dip is
almost a perfect re-creation of the Houston's
recipe. The Restaraunt i work at has used the
Houston's recipe for years as the basis for our
own Spinach and artichoke dip that People love.
One thing however I thought you should know is
that you forgot to include Sugar in your Recipe,
Plain White Sugar is a part of the original
Houstons Recipe and adds just a touch of much
needed sweetness to the finished product,
balancing wonderfully with the richness of the
cream, the salty- nutty flavors of the Parmesan
and the spicy aftertaste of the Tabasco. We make
our Spinach dip in much larger quantities than
this recipe, but for your yield I would suggest 2
tsp. of Sugar. Next time you make this dip, add
the sugar at the same time you add the lemon
juice and hot Sauce and you will be amazed what a
little sweetness does for this Dip. Enjoy.
made this recipe twice for two different party's
and everyone loved it.
Try it in
a bread bowl, cut and bake the removed bread.
to say the same as all the previous commenters.
It's a GREAT recipe. Made it last night for my
Christmas Eve family party. Everyone gathered
around the dip and LOVED it. Everyone wanted the
recipe. Thanks so much for this DELICIOUS recipe.
It will be a family favorite.
much for this recipe. Everyone LOVED it. It was
the hit of my Christmas Eve party! More
conversations, and more people mingled around
that dish! LOL!! Thanks. I am new to your site.
It looks great. Looks like I will spending lot's
of time here. ( another first will be washing my
down comforter ) Thanks. I am going to buy your
cookbook. Happy New Year. Thanks for being here.
Sincerely, A newbie Robbie fan
all I can say. Growing up, Houston's was one of
my favorite restaurants in Rockville, MD. A
friend recently made this recipe and mentioned it
was Houston's. Wow ! I have had many spinach dips
but nothing like this! Now, I am able to serve
this to my guests. Thanks! Kudos!
recipe was amazing. I doubled up on the spinach
just cause I like it but it was excellent. You
were right, it is a lot like Houstons in fact it
was the best recipe Ive tried so far, way better
the the ones listed on the food network website.
Thanks so much for sharing..it was a HUGE hit!
We tried the Spinach and
artichoke dip from Houstons and it was FABULOUS!
This recipe was so
delicious. My Bunco group just loved it. I made it with only slight
modifications---fresh parmigiano reggiano cheese and only 1 frozen
package of spinach. Your recipe did not mention the size of the
microwave dish but it worked really well in a 9 x 12 baking dish.
Thanks again, I will definitely make it again!
The Spinach Artichoke Dip
like Houston’s was as close as I could imagine to the real thing.
recipe,,, I made it for a staff bbq . I added 1/2cup of grated
emmentaler to it...was wonderful...thanks for sharing
This recipe was great. I'm not exactly the great in the kitchen, but
making this was easy for even me! Definitely satisfied my craving.
Thanks for this delicious recipe!
I make a wonderful
vegetable appetizer pizza with this dip as the main ingredient.
Everyone who comes over asks me to make them one. I simply brown a
large flour tortilla in a non-stick skillet until crisp. Then I
spread the spinach and artichoke dip on top, sprinkle with chopped
mushrooms, chopped black olives, roma tomato slices and then
mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven at about 400 degrees until
the cheese has melted. Delicious!!!