It’s time to focus on the filling! First, grab the marinated artichokes and chop them into small pieces. “If you can’t find a jar of marinated artichokes at the grocery store, you can substitute regular canned artichokes and ½ tablespoon of Italian seasoning,” LeAnn notes. Though, whatever you do, be sure that you’re using canned or jarred artichokes, not fresh, as LeAnn says that “the texture is much different.”
Now, in a large mixing bowl, stir together the Neufchatel cheese (or cream cheese), drained spinach, and sour cream. Then, add in the chopped artichokes as well as salt and pepper, to taste. Grab the cupcake tin from the freezer and scoop the cheese filling evenly into each cup, until all 12 are full.