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Baked Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

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This baked hot spinach dip is just like the appetizer you will find at your favorite restaurant. You might be surprised as how easy this is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, you’ll have this in the oven ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes of bake time.

Once the dip is hot and bubbly, serve with your favorite dippers. Whether you are hosting a party or just looking for an easy snack recipe, this baked hot spinach dip is sure to please.

If you love the cold spinach dip, my guess is that you will love this baked version. It’s easy to make and tastes great.

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Baked Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

Here are two of our favorite ways to make the cold spinach dip.

Spinach dip is a classic recipe served both hot and cold. Perfect for game day, holiday recipes, summer barbeques, parties, and weekend snacking. Here are our three spinach dip recipes.

Classic Spinach Dip and the Improved Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

Now you can add the warm and creamy spinach dip to your buffet table for your family and guests to enjoy. This baked version is easy to make and tastes great; a bit more like a comfort food recipe.

How to Make This Easy Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

This recipe just takes minutes of prep. Begin by preparing the spinach. If using fresh spinach, coarsely chop and sauté in a skillet and cool before adding it to the other ingredients. If using frozen thaw and dice if not done already. Remove the excess liquid from the spinach. Squeeze the spinach to remove the water. Another option is to wrap the spinach in paper towels and wring the liquid out.

 In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and half of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Transfer the spinach mixture into a prepared baking dish.  

Add the rest of the shredded mozzarella cheese on top  

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly, and the cheese is melted.

Optional. Broil for 2 to 3 more minutes until the cheese starts to brown.  

Top with Freshly diced parsley and/or diced scallions for serving.

See notes for serving suggestions.

Make this Spinach Dip Appetizer in Advance

Make this hot appetizer 8 hours ahead of time. Assemble all the ingredients in the prepared casserole dish or cast iron skillet. Store in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap. When ready to serve, bake as usual adding a few minutes of time to allow for the cooler temperature of the ingredients from the refrigeration.

Make Ahead Hot Appetizer for a Crowd

Hot Spinach Dip Recipe Variations

Add more cheese flavor and melty cheeses to your dip. You just can’t go wrong switching up the cheesy goodness. Here are a few ideas for great flavor combinations.

Parmesan, Provolone, Asiago, and Romano cheese are all delicious additions to the mozzarella cheese for flavor.

For other types of cheese, try mozzarella and provolone, or Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Fontina cheese, Muenster cheese, and Gouda paired with the mozzarella

Change up this classic hot dip recipe with other flavors. Just like your favorite restaurant hot dips.

Add about ½ to 1 cup of these optional additions to this recipe.

These are always a hit with the family and our guests.

  • Mushrooms. Fry until golden and slightly crispy for best results.
  • Artichokes. Use the marinated artichoke hearts and chop before adding.
  • Bacon. Cook until crispy, then crumble over the top.
  • Onions. Cook until caramelized and mix in.
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes: I use the kind packed in oil. Coarsely chop before adding.
Spinach Dip Served with Chips and Pretzels

How to Serve the Spinach Dip?

We serve this baked hot spinach dip with pumpernickel bread bowl, bread slices, all types of crackers, pita chips and pita bread, bagel pieces, tortilla chips, potato chips, corn chips, fresh vegetables, pretzels, bread sticks, and garlic bread. This dip pairs nicely with so many options to scoop out the warm and delicious goodness.

Wondering What to Serve with Your Dip?

We have some of our favorite appetizers that are also easy recipes that pair nicely with this hot dip recipe.

Make these ribs in the slow cooker, your guests will love the filling protein appetizer. Just cut into individual rib pieces before adding to the slow cooker. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

Whenever these deviled eggs appear at a party, they are the first thing to disappear. They are a budget friendly snack too.

This warm cranberry-walnut brie appetizer is super easy and another gooey and cheesy starter that everyone devours.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket. If there will be children at your party, then these will be a big hit with them.

This quick Kool-Aid Pickles recipe is a great make ahead appetizer. They are a unique and fun snack especially fun for children.

Wisconsin cheese, beer, and onion dip is the perfect snack for Holiday parties, game day, and summer BBQ. Serve with pretzels for a delicious flavor combination.

How Long Does Spinach Dip last in the Refrigerator?

When stored in an airtight container, homemade Spinach dip will last up to 5 to 7 days.  However, if you have had this dip on the counter between, to be safe, discard after 3 to 4 days. Store-bought spinach dip will last 2 to 3 weeks if left unopened. Once opened, make sure to discard after 10 to 12 days and keep refrigerated between use.

Easy Cheesy Appetizer Recipe

Can you Freeze Spinach Dip Made with Cream Cheese?

If you do freeze spinach dip made with cream cheese, the texture of the cheese will change and become grainy. Therefore, I do not recommend it.

How to Reheat This Dip

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it is hot and bubbly again. If frozen, make sure to bring to room temperature before baking.

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Baked Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

This baked hot spinach dip is just like the appetizer you will find at your favorite restaurant. You might be surprised as how easy this is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, you’ll have this in the oven ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes of bake time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, easy appetizer, easy dip, game day, holiday recipe
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 10 Ounces Spinach Leaves Chopped, and drained. Can be fresh or frozen.
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese Shredded and divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Scallions Diced

Instructions

  • This recipe just takes minutes of prep. Begin by preparing the spinach. If using fresh spinach, coarsely chop and sauté in a skillet and cool before adding it to the other ingredients. If using frozen thaw and dice if not done already. Pro Tip. I like to use the frozen chopped spinach. Remove the excess liquid from the spinach. Squeeze the spinach to remove the water. Another option is to wrap the spinach in paper towels and wring the liquid out.
  • In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, sour cream, spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and half of the mozzarella cheese in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Transfer the spinach mixture into a prepared baking dish. Note. you can also add some scallions and use dried parsley right in the spinach mixture.
  • Add the rest of the shredded mozzarella cheese on top
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly, and the cheese is melted.
  • Optional. Broil for 2 to 3 more minutes until the cheese starts to brown.
  • Top with Freshly diced parsley and or diced scallions for serving.
  • See notes for serving suggestions.

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Notes

How to Serve the Spinach Dip?

We serve this baked hot spinach dip with pumpernickel bread bowl, bread slices, all types of crackers, pita chips and pita bread, bagel pieces, tortilla chips, potato chips, corn chips, fresh vegetables, pretzels, bread sticks, and garlic bread. This dip pairs nicely with so many options to scoop out the warm and delicious goodness.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3299IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg
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