Hot Spinach Dip

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This creamy homemade Spinach Dip Recipe is perfect for any party or get-together. It’s easy and comes together in a snap!

Hot Spinach Dip being scooped out with a pita wedge

Many of you, myself included, only eat spinach dip while dining out. Or occasionally you’ll buy some random premade spinach dip at the store. It goes perfectly with garlic breadsticks.

But, have you ever considered making your own cheesy, hot spinach dip? You have complete control over the ingredients, flavor, and cheesiness.

You never know what’s really in the dips you order out and the list of ingredients for most store-bought brands is enough to turn you away. So many ingredients you can’t pronounce!

A bowl of easy Hot Spinach Dip

We’ve been trying to eat healthier and pay attention to what’s actually in our food. Because of this, I’ve been making more of our snack from scratch. And spinach dip is totally my weakness when it comes to snack food.

I first made this easy spinach dip recipe back in 2015. It has practically been a staple in the house since then.

Hot spinach dip with slices of warm pita or tortilla chips! It’s a party in your mouth!

Spinach Dip Ingredients

How to make spinach dip

The ingredient list for homemade spinach dip is short and each ingredient is easily accessible. The base is made of butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. It’s flavored with garlic. And of course, it contains spinach.

That’s it. Five simple ingredients and 25 minutes of your time are all it takes to whip up this spinach dip recipe.

Start by melting the butter. Then stir in the garlic and let it cook for a few minutes. Add the cream and let that warm.

a pot of homemade Spinach Dip

Like I mentioned before, this is spinach dip is my favorite snack. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve made it.

Sometimes, I like to jazz it up with new ingredient twists, like adding bacon or sun-dried tomatoes. I leave instructions on how to do this in the recipe notes down below.

But, my most favorite thing about this recipe is how incredibly easy it is.  With only a 10 minute prep time and a quick 15 minutes to heat up on the stove top, this creamy goodness is ready to be devoured is just 25 minutes.

Keep in mind that while this dip is fresh from the stove top, it will look a bit thin and runny. Let it sit for about 10 minutes; as it cools it will thicken up and become perfect for dunking.

close up of Spinach Dip in a black bowl

Tips for making this spinach dip recipe

  • For best results use freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It tastes better and melts easier.
  • The recipe calls for frozen spinach that has been thawed. Be sure to squeeze all the excess liquid from the spinach before mixing it into the dip.
  • The dip will look extra runny while it’s piping hot. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes for a perfect dippable consistency.
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Easy Homemade Spinach Dip

This creamy homemade Spinach Dip Recipe is perfect for any party or get-together. It’s easy and comes together in a snap!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Calories: 327
Author: Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, cook for 3 minutes. 
  • Stir in the cream and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the cheese and cook for 3 minutes. 
  • Squeeze all the liquid from the spinach and stir it into the cheese base, cook for 2 minutes or until the spinach is heated through. 
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

 This recipe can easily be doubled if feeding a larger group.
Optional: Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked bacon crumbles, diced fresh tomatoes, or diced sun-dried tomatoes to add more flavor. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 156mg | Vitamin A: 81.3% | Vitamin C: 2.6% | Calcium: 45.8% | Iron: 4.2%

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.