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Easy Spinach Dip Recipe

This super easy spinach dip is always a crowd pleaser at any event. Whether you serve it warm or cold, people can’t seem to get enough of this fabulous appetizer.

Spinach Dip with Cream Cheese

Bowl of spinach dip beside crackers

There’s something special about this spinach dip with cream cheese that keeps hungry folks coming back for more. So you really need to make enough for everyone.

It goes with so many things. The blend of flavors is perfect for dipping either veggies or crackers.

Something funny happened with the batch I made for this post. I wasn’t sure if my grandkids would like it.

So I didn’t bring any over when I went to watch my younger granddaughter while my daughter and her husband went out. But I told her about the dip.

Fortunately, they don’t live far because our granddaughter asked if she could try it. Of course, I said yes!

So we got in my car and drove to my house (less than 5 minutes away). The instant she tasted it, her eyes widened, and she gave me a two-thumbs-up.

Then she said she wanted more. Of course, I said yes again. I set out a platter of crackers, vegetables, and spinach dip.

It was gone in about 10 minutes. Then, I packed some for her to take back home with her.

Bowl of spinach dip and plate of crackers

When a 7-year-old prefers spinach dip to dessert, you know you’ve done something right. And I have to agree with her. This spinach dip is delicious.

How to Eat Spinach Dip

You can eat this dip any number of ways. In addition to the choice of serving it hot or cold, you can have it with chips, crackers, or bread.

Or you can scoop it with vegetables for even more nutrition.

Spinach dip with a cracker in it

This dip is ideal to serve a hungry family while they wait for dinner to cook. Or you can bring it to a potluck or buffet dinner.

And next time you host game night, put out some of this dip alongside this party mix, chips with these rotisserie chicken nachos, this Greek yogurt onion dip, and oven fried plantain chips. Your friends will definitely be impressed with your culinary skills.

Another thing you can offer with this recipe is a spinach dip bread bowl. Hollow out a large, round loaf of bread and put it on the appetizer table. Your guests will love it!

Benefits of Spinach

According to Healthline.com, spinach is loaded with nutrition. The website states that it relieves oxidative stress, benefits vision and eye health, and helps reduce blood pressure. The antioxidants found in spinach even assist in helping to prevent some types of cancer.

Spinach contains fiber as well as quite a few vitamins and minerals. It has vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, and vitamin E.

It doesn’t matter what form of spinach you eat, whether it’s fresh, frozen, or canned. No matter how you buy it, you’ll benefit from all of the nutrients it contains.

Spinach Dip Ingredients

I like to keep things as simple as possible in the kitchen, so I experimented with different ingredients.

I use frozen chopped spinach, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, onions, and salt.

Cream cheese, grated parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, onions, salt, and pepper

You can add other seasonings, such as garlic powder or onion powder. But I don’t think that’s necessary because it’s delicious without them.

How to Make Spinach Dip

This is such an easy dip to make. First of all, thaw the frozen spinach and squeeze out the moisture.

I started by straining it in a colander with tiny holes.

Draining spinach in a colander

Then I wrapped it in paper towels and wrung it out.

If you don’t do this, you’ll wind up with watery dip, which is okay if you like it that way. But I prefer some substance.

After you squeeze out all of the extra water, put the spinach in a medium saucepan.

Spinach in a saucepan

Add all of the remaining ingredients and heat it over medium heat until everything has melted. Stir it every couple of minutes.

Spinach dip in a bowl with a plate of crackers

Now you can serve it while it’s still warm. Or you can refrigerate it and serve it cold. It’s all a matter of personal taste.

More Recipes

I’ve made quite a few recipes that my husband and I really enjoy. I can’t really say that any of them are better than others because they’re all our favorites.

We enjoy this zesty dipping sauce. In fact, you can make this one of the options to dip veggies and chips, alongside this spinach dip.

For a lot of flavor and a boatload of nutrition, make this Greek chicken with zoodles.

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish, try these roasted Brussels sprouts.

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday, and Full Plate Thursday.

Yield: 6 servings

Spinach Dip Recipe

Spinach dip and crackers

Spinach dip is a delicious and colorful appetizer for any occasion.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of diced onions
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of pepper

Instructions

    1. Press the spinach in a strainer to get rid of as much moisture as possible. You can also squeeze out some of it in a cheesecloth or paper towels. Put the strained spinach in a saucepan.
    2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium. Stir often until everything melts and mixes together.
      Serve warm or refrigerate and serve it after it cools.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 30mgSodium 273mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Emma

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

That looks sooooo good!!!!!!!

southernhomeexpress

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Hi Emma! Thanks! It is really good.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 10th of September 2019

Your Spinach Dip looks awesome and healthy! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,448 and hope you will come back soon! Miz Helen

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