Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Recipe

This awesome hot cheesy spinach artichoke dip campfire Dutch oven appetizer recipe is one of our favorite camping recipes and easy campingforfoodies appetizers for outdoor cooking over campfires!

Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Recipe

Caution: This camping appetizer may ruin dinner appetites! It is so yummy, it’s hard to stop eating it! This awesome hot spinach artichoke dip campfire Dutch oven recipe is one of our family’s favorite appetizers. Grab some crusty bread and scoop up this cheesy goodness! Cooking outdoors doesn’t mean you have to skip the fun stuff when you have our easy camping recipes! Here’s how you make it, serves 6-8. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.


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Camp Cooking Tip: The easiest way to make this yummy appetizer at the campsite is to mix all of the ingredients at home and transport the dip to the campsite in a leak-proof container. Then, you just spread it into your camping Dutch oven when you are ready to bake it. On the other hand, it is simple enough to just assemble everything at your camping site so it really just depends on your personal preference. 🙂

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Make This Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Recipe

Mix these ingredients

NOTE: If you are preparing this dip at home and just baking it at the campsite, after the ingredients are mixed, refrigerate them in a sealable container for transport. Then, allow the dip to get to room temperature before baking at the campsite or allow additional time for the dip to be heated through.

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, drained (Make sure you completely thaw the spinach and squeeze out all of the moisture too.) 😉
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bake it

Spread the mixed ingredients in a 10-inch Dutch oven to bake at 375 degrees until heated through and slightly browned. Weather conditions will determine total baking time but it should be done in approximately 40 minutes. You will probably notice the dip bubbling and hot but it will have a pale color so, at that time, take some coals from the under your Dutch oven and move them to the lid to get the pretty browned top you want.

Don’t know how many coals to use? No worries, check out our Dutch Oven Temperature Chart post for that info and other helpful tips!

Camp Cooking Tip: You can use a 12-inch Dutch oven for baking this cheesy spinach artichoke dip but you may have to adjust the baking time a bit. I don’t recommend using a Deep Dutch oven (the kind for soups and stews) if you want to have an appetizing looking browned top. The heat is just too far from the food when trying to brown anything in a Dutch oven designed for simmering and stewing your culinary campfire creations!

Serve it

  • Crusty French baguette, sliced … for scooping of course.
    • Note: I also serve this cheesy spinach artichoke dip with crackers instead of bread. That is especially important if I’m making this recipe later in our camping trip because a good loaf of crusty bread gets beyond the “good kind of crusty” after a couple of days! Doing an emergency dentist visit in the middle of a camping trip because of a broken tooth is not in the plan! LOL 😉

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Kim Hanna is the creator of Camping For Foodies®. On her blog, http://www.CampingForFoodies.com, she shares her passion for camping, hiking and cooking as well as living a balanced yet dream-pursuing life. Kim has appeared on several local TV networks, in magazines and at live special events as the ‘Modern Society Weekend Escape Expert’ she has become…inspiring others to unplug from their hectic lives one camp recipe at a time. She believes many adults are so consumed with their 24/7 connected lives that they don’t take time to enjoy nature and live in the moment. Kim gladly issues “permission slips” to adults who request them! She is a contributor to AZ Outdoor Magazine and has her own cooking segment on the Great Food Good Neighbors TV show. Kim is a Christian and lives in Phoenix with her husband and two cats.

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