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Hot Spinach Dip

Hot Spinach Dip

If you want a simple appetizer, this hot spinach dip is really easy to make and comes together quickly.

 

With only 4 ingredients, it is one of the easiest appetizers ever! We start with frozen creamed spinach, instead of starting from scratch. Then we add shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of salt and dried oregano. That’s it, just bake and enjoy!

 

Serve the spinach dip with tortilla chips and fresh salsa, if desired. This dip is perfect for impromptu get-togethers, a snack for cocktail hour, or game-day appetizer.

 

To make this hot spinach dip you will need

10 – 12 ounce package Frozen Creamed Spinach, cooked to package directions

½ – ¾ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Pinch of Dried Oregano

Pinch of Garlic Powder

The ingredients for the hot spinach dip in their packages displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

You will also need

Tortilla Chips or other dippers, for serving

 

Preheat the oven

This dip only takes a few minutes, so start with preheating the oven to 350°F. It’s possible you’ll be done with the prep before the oven is ready.

 

While the oven preheats, prepare the creamed spinach dip

There are several brands of creamed spinach to choose from. They’re in the frozen vegetable aisle of the supermarket and come in microwavable packages ranging from 10-12 ounces. Even the store brand at my local market makes creamed spinach. Choose your favorite brand.

 

Cook the creamed spinach to package directions. When it is done, add it to an oven safe bowl, like a gratin dish, small pie dish, or small crock.

Creamed spinach in a brown bowl displayed on a wood cutting board.

 

Next, top the creamed spinach with the shredded mozzarella cheese.

Shredded mozzarella cheese being sprinkled on creamed spinach.

 

Finally, sprinkle the top with a pinch of garlic powder and dried oregano.

The prepared hot spinach dip before baking.

 

Bake the Spinach dip

Place the gratin dish on a baking sheet. I do this with casseroles, gratins, pie plates, etc. It makes it much easier to remove the hot dish from the oven.

 

Bake the spinach dip for approximately 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly around the edges.

 

If you would like to brown the top of the cheese a little bit, switch the oven to low-broil. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you decide to brown the cheese, make sure you turn on the oven light and do not leave the oven’s side.

 

The cheese will go from beautifully golden-brown to burnt in no time. Once you turn on the broiler it will only take 45 seconds to 1 minute. As soon as the cheese reaches the desired color, remove the baking sheet from the oven.

Hot spinach dip served in a brown bowl with corn tortilla chips in the background.

 

Serve the spinach dip with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Creamy spinach and cheese being scooped out of a brown crock with a corn tortilla chip.

 

Need more party food recipes? Try one of these:

Hot Artichoke Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Chorizo Cheese Dip

 

Creamy spinach and cheese being scooped out of a brown crock with a corn tortilla chip.
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Hot Spinach Dip

If you want a simple appetizer, this hot spinach dip is really easy to make and comes together quickly. With frozen creamed spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of salt and oregano, it is one of the easiest appetizers ever.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, easy appetizers, game day appetizers, spinach dip
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 123kcal

Ingredients

  • 10-12 ounces Frozen Creamed Spinach cooked to package directions (ounces depends on brand typically 10-12 ounces)
  • ½ ¾ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pinch of Dried Oregano
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder

Instructions

You will also need: Tortilla Chips or other dippers, for serving

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Cook the creamed spinach to package directions.
  • When the creamed spinach is done, add it to an oven safe bowl, like a gratin dish, small pie dish, or small crock.
  • Top the creamed spinach with the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle the top with a pinch of garlic powder and dried oregano.

Bake the Spinach dip

  • Place the gratin dish on a baking sheet. It makes it much easier to remove the hot dish from the oven
  • Bake the spinach dip for approximately 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly around the edges.
  • If you would like to brown the top of the cheese a little bit, switch the oven to low-broil and cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: If you decide to brown the cheese, make sure you turn on the oven light and do not leave the oven’s side.
  • As soon as the cheese reaches the desired color, remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  • Serve the spinach dip with tortilla chips or other dipper of choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8453IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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