hot cheesy spinach dip

Cheesy Spinach Dip

This hot, cheesy Spinach Dip recipe is easy to make and so delicious! This popular party appetizer is melty, creamy and so good!

Every good party needs some amazing party foods. Bite sized treats, crudites, and an assortment of dips are essentials in my opinion. I am all about the appetizers and probably spend more time than most planning out what to include in my spread when we host a party!

I’m a lover of all dips, but a hot, cheesy one is sure to capture my heart! They’re ooey, gooey and oh so wonderful! How’s a girl to resist?? It’s impossible! And this cheesy spinach dip, is no exception! It’s wonderfully melty and impossible to stay away from!

How to make the best cheesy, spinach dip!

I love to make this dip with fresh spinach but it can also be made with frozen. It’s pretty easy to make it with either and i’ve included both options in the recipe!

To make this dip, you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed or about 1 lb fresh spinach
  • a brick of cream cheese (250g or about 8oz)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup each Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a baking dish with oil.

Place thawed spinach in a cheese cloth and squeeze out any excess water. If using fresh spinach, roughly chop the spinach and blanch it in boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove and place in an ice bath. Place it in a cheese cloth and squeeze out the excess water.

In a bowl, combine the spinach, cream cheese, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion flakes, salt and pepper.

Spread the mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.

Can you make this ahead of time?

On the day you are hosting a party, the last thing you want to do is run yourself ragged preparing all the party foods. The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and it will be ready to go on the day of the event.

There are two ways you can do this. The day (or 2 days) before your event you can prepare your dip as the recipe states. You can cover it and place it in the fridge, then on the day of the event, just transfer to your baking dish and bake it as directed!

You can also freeze this recipe, just be sure to seal it up nicely to avoid freezer burn. Although freezing creamy dips may alter the texture of the dip a bit and make it a little grainy, I find I have had better luck with this dip than most. Maybe its because of the use of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

I hope you enjoy this dip as much as we do!

-Cathy

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Cheesy Spinach Dip

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed or about 1 lb fresh spinach

  • 1 brick cream cheese (250g or about 8oz)

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a baking dish with oil.
  • Place thawed spinach in a cheese cloth and squeeze out any excess water. If using fresh spinach, roughly chop the spinach and blanch it in boiling water for about 1 minute. Remove and place in an ice bath. Place it in a cheese cloth and squeeze out the excess water.
  • In a bowl, combine the spinach, cream cheese, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, dried onion flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Spread the mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes.

 

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