Boursin and Gruyère Spinach and Artichoke Gratin Dip Recipe

Spinach and artichokes get stuffed into a dippable gratin full of nutty Gruyère and ever-flavorful garlic and herb Boursin

Closeup of a bowl of Boursin and Gruyère spinach artichoke dip flanked with slices of toasted baguette.

Serious Eats / Kerry Saretsky

Why This Recipe Works

  • This crowd-pleasing French take on the all-American dip uses lots of spinach and artichoke.
  • Boursin adds creaminess, herbaceousness, and that strong, distinctive garlic flavor.
  • Everything is tossed together in a bowl and baked for 15 minutes.

London is a city of dinner parties (I assure you they can get quite competitive), and dinner party food in small city apartments is a very specific type of food: gasp-inducing, crowd-pleasing, and—this is a must—very simple to put together. At the risk of sounding like Emily Post, no one likes a haggard hostess.

I'm a sucker for French-American "fusion," and this is my dinner party wonder: a French take on the all-American artichoke and spinach dip. Don't let its pre-movie fast-food connotations deter you. It's excellent, and people love it.

I chop together one pound of frozen spinach and one can of artichoke hearts. Next comes a slug of white wine, a box of garlic and herbs Boursin cheese, cream cheese, and Gruyère. Everything bakes together in the oven like a gratin: the wine starts bubbling up, the Gruyère melts into a golden, elastic blanket, the cream cheese makes everything smoothly dippable. But the secret ingredient is most certainly the Boursin, which in one little box adds creaminess, herbaceousness, and that strong, distinct Boursin garlic flavor.

Closeup of a baguette chip partially covered in Boursin and Gruyère spinach artichoke dip.

Serious Eats / Kerry Saretsky

I toast up little baguette chips to go alongside, although you could use pita chips or—like in the all-American chains—good corn chips. Plunge the chip into the dish of hot, fragrant, green stuff and it will emerge covered in thick creamed spinach, wafting the savory aromas of Boursin. It is so good!

June 2012

Recipe Details

Boursin and Gruyère Spinach and Artichoke Gratin Dip Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 20 mins
Serves 8 to 10 servings

Spinach and artichokes get stuffed into a dippable gratin full of nutty Gruyère and ever-flavorful garlic and herb Boursin


  • 2 baguettes, thinly sliced

  • A drizzle of olive oil

  • 1 pound frozen chopped spinach, thawed with the liquid pressed out

  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine

  • 5 1/2 ounces garlic and herb Boursin, room temperature

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 cups coarsely grated Gruyère, divided

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Arrange baguette slices in an even layer on a baking sheet (you will need at least two baking sheets). Drizzle very lightly with olive oil, and toast until crisp and golden around the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat with any remaining baguette slices.

  2. Increase oven temperature to 400°F (200°C). In a large bowl, stir together spinach, artichokes, wine, Boursin, cream cheese, and 1 cup of Gruyère. Season with salt and pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined. Spread mixture in a baking or gratin dish large enough to hold everything. Top with the remaining cup of Gruyère. Bake for 15 minutes. Then, turn on the broiler, and broil just until the top is golden brown. Serve hot and bubbling with baguette chips.

Special Equipment

2 rim, medium baking sheets, gratin or baking dish

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
474 Calories
25g Fat
42g Carbs
22g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 474
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 971mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 475mg 37%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 392mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)