Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

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This is the BEST easy hot spinach dip with cream cheese! It’s oven baked, but it can also be made in the slow cooker. Try serving it with French bread, a bread bowl, veggies, chips, or crackers! 

Hot Spinach Dip

This is one of my favorite easy appetizers that I make all the time. It’s a low effort dip that can be made in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. 

The best part is that it’s made with no artichokes! The creamy base of this dip is loaded with cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. You’re going to love this!

If you’re looking for a great Christmas Eve appetizer or a game day snack, try our Baked Spinach Wreath Dip.

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How To Make It

Before you get started, make sure you have a heat safe baking dish. I like to use a medium sized cast iron skillet because I always get consistently good results. Whenever I have the option to make something in it, I do.

Start off by adding all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix everything together. This will be a ton easier if your cream cheese is softened to room temperature first.

Once everything is mixed together, spoon the spinach dip into your heat safe baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly.

Served warm with slices of french bread, crackers, or sliced vegetables.

The ingredients for spinach dip in labeled individual jars.

Can I Use Fresh Spinach?

Yes! If you happen to have some on hand, you can easily swap out frozen spinach for fresh spinach. 

Can I Use Frozen Spinach?

Yes! This recipe uses frozen spinach. Before you mix the dip together, make sure to thaw the spinach and wring out as much water as possible. Taking the time to do this will make sure you don’t end up with a watery dip.

Can I Serve This Dip Cold?

I wouldn’t recommend serving this cold. If this was made with sour cream I would say yes, but since it’s a thick cheesy dip, it needs to be served hot.

What To Eat It With

I’d recommend serving this with a side of pumpernickel bread, in a bread bowl, with veggies, or with crackers.

What Chips Go With It?

I love dipping pita chips and tortilla chips in this spinach and cheese dip, they’re my favorite!

Spinach dip before baking.

How Long Is It Good For?

This should last for up to 4 to 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Make This In A Crock Pot Or Slow Cooker?

Yes you can! Mix everything together and cook on low for 2 – 3 hours or on high for 1 hour. Slow cookers vary, so be sure to check it every 30 minutes.

Is It Keto?

Yes! As long as you serve it with a low carb snack for dipping, this is a great keto appetizer.

Optional Additions:

  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Bacon
  • Crab
  • Green Onions
  • Feta
  • Goat Cheese
  • Monterey Jack
  • Jalapeños
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  • More Garlic

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Yield: 8 servings

Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

Hot spinach dip with a bite missing.

This is the BEST easy hot spinach dip with cream cheese! It’s oven baked, but it can also be made in the slow cooker. Try serving it with French bread, a bread bowl, veggies, chips, or crackers!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach (thawed, half of a 10 ounce package, roughly 150 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly finely grated parmesan
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened, 1/2 block)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 medium cloves garlic (very finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the spinach, mozzarella, parmesan, cream cheese, ricotta, mayonnaise, garlic, and salt.
  3. Spoon the spinach dip into a heat safe baking dish (I like to use a medium sized cast iron skillet), and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the dip is hot and bubbly.
  4. Serve with slices of french bread, crackers, or sliced vegetables.

Notes

Frozen spinach has a tendency to take on the flavor of the ingredients it’s stored with. If you can, try to use a newer pack of it.

To keep the cost down, you can use fewer cheeses. You can omit the parmesan (just replace the amount of parmesan with additional mozzarella), and you can choose between using ricotta and cream cheese (replace the amount of the one you left out with the one you chose to use).

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1/8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 18.7gCarbohydrates: 4.3gNet Carbohydrates: 3.8gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 9.1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Looking for another dip to pair with this? Check out this Onion Dip by Alton Brown. It looks so good!

Be sure to try this quick, simple, and creamy Hot Spinach Dip recipe tonight!

Hot spinach dip with a bite missing.

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