Creamy Spinach Dip

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This creamy spinach dip is the perfect combination of cheese and cream. It’s going to become your cracker’s, carrot’s, or chip’s best friend!

Spinach dip

When you have guests over or you don’t want to turn up at a friend’s house emptyhanded, this creamy spinach dip will really save you some hassle. Lots of cheese, cream, and spinach make for a delicious dip that is both easy to make and easy to enjoy.

I like to have this dip on hand when I feel a little bit snacky, because I’m a bit more assured that at least I’m eating something with greens in it. And, it makes crackers feel a little less lonely. But don’t feel limited to just crackers either, because you’ll be wanting to spread this dip over absolutely everything. Feel free to give your guests an array of choices and serve it with my hot corn dip!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Creamy, cheesy, and savory – what more could you want from a dip?
  • The baked top makes for a delectable texture, which contrasts with the rich and soft dip.
  • This dip comes together in a snap and needs very few ingredients.
  • Sneak some veggies into your diet (or your kids’) and they won’t even notice!

Ingredients

It doesn’t take many ingredients for this delicious and creamy spinach dip to come together.

  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 10 oz of baby spinach 
  • 1 tsp garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella
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How to Make Creamy Spinach Dip – The Steps

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Step 2: Steam the spinach until it is wilted and then squeeze out as much water as you can. Use a paper towel to dab it dry if need be. Then, shred your spinach with a knife or scissors.

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Step 3: In a bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, baby spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, half the Parmesan cheese, and half the mozzarella cheese together. 

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Step 4: Pour the mixture into an oven safe dish, then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan on top. Pop it into the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and the top is a little bubbled and browned.

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Variations

You can alter this creamy spinach dip recipe to suit any of your dietary or taste preferences. Here’s a few ideas.

  • Vegan spinach dip: Swap out all of the dairy products for vegan sour cream or cashew cream, then top with your favorite dairy free cheese!
  • Spinach and bacon dip: The addition of bacon is always a welcome ingredient in my book. Just fry up some bacon bits and mix them into the dip before you bake it. Then, top with more bacon!
  • Spicy spinach dip: You can make this dip spicy by incorporating chili flakes, chili powder, your favorite hot sauce, or an array of peppers, like jalapeños or serrano peppers.
  • Greek spinach dip: Make your creamy spinach dip as directed, but mix in artichoke hearts and feta cheese. You can also substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt for an authentic Greek dip.

Serving Suggestions

When it comes to deciding on what to serve with your creamy spinach dip, the possibilities are really endless. I would slice an array of vegetables, like carrots, peppers, celery, cucumbers, and radishes and splaying them around the dip. You could also serve pretzels, crackers, potato chips, zucchini chips, or pita chips alongside.

FAQs

My dip is a bit watery. Why is this?

You must squeeze all the water out of the spinach, and use a paper towel to get it dry. Spinach is full of water, so this can take a couple of minutes but do not skip this step.

Can I use frozen spinach?

Of course you can! Just be sure to rid your frozen spinach of any excess moisture and dab it dry with a paper towel.

My cheese isn’t browning on top. What can I do?

If the cheesy top isn’t getting to the level of brownness after you’ve baked it, pop the broiler on at the end to brown the top. Be sure to use a low setting and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

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How to Store Creamy Spinach Dip

Let your dip cool completely before you wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. It will keep fresh for 4 days. You might need to give it a stir or loosen it with a little more sour cream if it has congealed. You can heat it again in the microwave or in the oven for a few minutes, but be sure you’re only heating what will be eaten because heating and cooling this dish too many times can spoil it.

I wouldn’t recommend freezing any leftovers, but lucky for you, there probably won’t be very many leftovers anyway.

Spinach dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Baked Bree
This creamy spinach dip is the perfect combination of cheese and cream. It's going to become your cracker's, carrot's, or chip's best friend!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 10 oz of baby spinach
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan grated
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzerella

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  • Steam the spinach until it is wilted and then squeeze out as much water as you can, then dab with a paper towel if need be. Shred your spinach with a knife or scissors.
  • In a bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, baby spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, half the Parmesan cheese, and half the mozzarella cheese together. 
  • Pour the mixture into an oven safe dish, then sprinkle the rest of the mozzarella and Parmesan on top. Pop it into the oven, and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and the top is a little bubbled and browned.

Notes

TIP: Use the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end to brown your cheese!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 203kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 413mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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