Hot spinach dip is a perfect addition to any party! I have always loved making this, but sometimes my oven is packed with other foods.
So, having an easy stovetop version like this is great. Spinach, onions, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and special spices turn this into a delicious creamy dip everyone will beg for at your next party!
Have leftover spinach from this recipe? Make these mini spinach feta pies as another appetizer or even breakfast!
Hot Spinach Dip
Spinach dip is one of my favorite appetizers! I love making this for any event, but especially around the holidays when all of my friends and family come over.
We share snacks like this, little sandwiches, and desserts and have fun playing games or watching movies. I think, not only is it delicious, but every time I eat this it makes me think of family. That makes it even better!
Can I Use Fresh Spinach?
I use frozen spinach when I make this dip because it is something I can keep in the freezer at all times. If you prefer, you can definitely use fresh spinach, just know that it cooks down considerably, so you will need a lot of fresh spinach to cook down to the same amount of the cooked frozen spinach.
￼What Should I Serve To Dip This With?
This is such a great option to serve with a variety of things. I like to toast layers of phyllo dough for a light option for dipping. You could also cut pizza dough into strips and cook to make breadsticks like shown.
I also offer a variety of tortilla chips, corn chips, and crackers for dipping. My favorite crackers are the olive oil and cracked pepper variety, or even just a simple garden vegetable flavored cracker.
You can always include rice crackers, oat crackers, and even some vegetable sticks like carrots or celery for dipping as well. Mix up your options so everyone will have something they prefer.
Can I Add Other Vegetables to the Dip?
Yes! I have often mixed in other vegetables for texture or crunch. Artichoke hearts are very common additions to a spinach dip recipe, and if you wish, they are easy to add to the mix.
Bits of carrot or diced red or green pepper are other great options to add to this hot spinach dip.
Does This Spinach Dip Freeze Well?
Yes! If you have leftovers and know you won’t be able to eat them all fast enough, you can simply scoop them into a freezer storage container that has been dated and labeled. Pop into the freezer until ready to enjoy it again.
When ready, remove from the freezer and thaw overnight then reheat in the oven or on the stovetop before serving. This dip is good for up to 3 months in the freezer.
- Red onion
- Sharp cheese
- Frozen spinach
- Cream cheese
How to Make Hot Spinach Dip on the Stove Top
Prepare by measuring all of your ingredients and having them ready on the counter to make your dip.
Begin by melting butter in a skillet to saute onions, garlic, and nutmeg until the onions are sauteed.
Add in flour and cook for another minutes while stirring.
Next, you will whisk in the cream gradually making sure to whisk the entire time so no lumps form.
Once you’ve added in all of the creams, you will mix in your cheese and allow it to melt.
Continue cooking and stirring for 1-2 more minutes before adding your cream cheese and spinach.
Stir until combined well, then taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
Printable Recipe Card:
- 4 tbsp butter;
- ¼ cup red onion, minced;
- 2 garlic cloves, minced;
- ½ tsp nutmeg;
- 3 tbsp flour;
- 1 ½ cup cream;
- ½ cup sharp cheese, shredded;
- 300 g (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed;
- ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature.
- Gather all of your ingredients together and measure out ahead of time to make this easier to cook;
- The first step is to melt butter in a skillet for sauteeing the onions and garlic. You will also mix in the nutmeg in this while it cooks until the onions are translucent;
- Once the onions are cooked, add in the flour and stir well to coat and prevent burning;
- Begin stirring in the cream and stir constantly to keep lumps from forming;
- Once the cream has been added, you will mix in the cheese and allow it to melt;
- Cook the sauce for a few more minutes and then mix in your cream cheese and spinach;
- The final step is to taste for seasoning and mix in salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, or onion powder as needed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2467Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 6500mgCarbohydrates: 345gFiber: 216gSugar: 42gProtein: 273g