Cream Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

by Merissa on June 24, 2013

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Cream Cheese Spinach Dip Recipe

The other day my family had a BBQ to celebrate memorial day. I wanted to bring a dish I had never made before, so I made spinach dip made with cream cheese.

The great things about this dip is that it contains spinach! Spinach is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that's been shown to reduce the risk of developing cataracts. It also fights heart disease and cancer.

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Spinach also possesses several important phytochemicals, including lutein, which helps prevent age-related macular degeneration. Spinach also contains lipoic acid, which helps antioxidant vitamins C and E regenerate. it's possible that it also helps regulate blood sugar levels.

And if that's not enough, Spinach also is abundant in potassium which helps promote heart health and keeps muscles from cramping. When you cook spinach it gives it a boost of fiber as well. Are you ready to make this recipe yet?

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

What You Need:

  • 6 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 3oz cream cheese (slightly softened)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • salt & pepper & your favorite seasonings


  • Sauté spinach and garlic in butter until the spinach leaves wilt
  • Transfer to a colander
  • Press firmly until all the water runs out . (this might take about 10 minutes, but worth it! -- unless you want your dish to be soggy)
  • Spoon into a 10 oz baking dish

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  • Mix in the cream cheese
  • Season well

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  • Sprinkle mozzarella over the top
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
  • Served with crackers, corn chips, pita chips, or toast
  • & Enjoy!

Looking for a different dip to make? Try Cream Cheese Taco Dip! Or 7 Layer Taco Dip is always a good one too! Dips always seem to be a hit family get-togethers and potlucks.

Do you make Cream Cheese Spinach Dip? What is your favorite warm dip to make?


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Terri Walker July 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

This looks so yummy! I will give it a try the next time my customers come over to stamp and scrapbook. TFS.


2 Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life July 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Looks good. Could you just skip the saute step by using thawed frozen spinach? I know you would have to drain and press to remove the water, too, just like with fresh. I’m visiting from the Just Us Four link party.

Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life


3 Merissa July 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

I don’t see why not!


4 Miz Helen July 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

I just love the flavor of this dip. Have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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5 Cindy Scaffetta November 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Try adding some cooked, chopped bacon, too!!!


6 Peggy January 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

This looks so good. I would have to make two. One for me, and one to share, lol!!!


7 Ruthann January 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Could you use canned spinach instead of fresh?


8 Merissa January 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

I’m not sure of the taste difference but you should be able to.


9 Ashley July 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

This was so tasty! I was looking for an easy recipe when I craved spinach dip today. Added onion powder, paprika and some cayenne. Thanks!


10 Merissa July 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed it!


11 Theresa January 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Could I serve this dip chilled? I am not crazy about warm dips but it looks really yummy and want to give it a try.


12 Merissa January 19, 2015 at 6:27 am

Yes it could be, you just may want to leave off the cheese on the top (unless you don’t melt it) but it could be hard and chunky to get through if chilled.


13 Lauren @ Mom Home Guide January 13, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Love this — your recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide.


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