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This super easy spinach dip is always a crowd pleaser at any event. Whether you serve it warm or cold, people can’t seem to get enough of it. There’s something special about this spinach dip with cream cheese that keeps hungry folks coming back for more.
Something funny happened with the batch I made for this post. I wasn’t sure if my grandkids would like it. So I didn’t bring any over when I went to watch my younger granddaughter while my daughter and her husband went out. Fortunately, they don’t live far because our granddaughter asked if she could try it.
So we got in my car and drove to my house (less than 5 minutes away). The instant she tasted it, her eyes widened, and she gave me a two-thumbs-up. Then she said she wanted more. Of course, I said yes. I packed some for her to take back home with her.
When a 7-year-old prefers spinach dip to dessert, you know you’ve done something right. And I have to agree with her. This spinach dip is delicious.
How to Eat Spinach Dip
You can eat this dip any number of ways. In addition to the choice of serving it hot or cold, you can have it with chips, crackers, or bread. Or you can scoop it with vegetables for even more nutrition.
This dip is ideal to serve a hungry family while they wait for dinner to cook. Or you can bring it to a potluck or buffet dinner. And next time you host game night, put out some of this dip alongside this party mix, chips with these rotisserie chicken nachos, this Greek yogurt onion dip, and oven fried plantain chips. Your friends will definitely be impressed with your culinary skills.
Another thing you can offer with this recipe is a spinach dip bread bowl. Hollow out a large, round loaf of bread and put it on the appetizer table. Your guests will love it!
Benefits of Spinach
According to Healthline.com, spinach is loaded with nutrition. The website states that it relieves oxidative stress, benefits vision and eye health, and helps reduce blood pressure. The antioxidants found in spinach even assist in helping to prevent some types of cancer.
Spinach contains fiber as well as quite a few vitamins and minerals. It has vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, and vitamin E.
It doesn’t matter what form of spinach you eat, whether it’s fresh, frozen, or canned. No matter how you buy it, you’ll benefit from all of the nutrients it contains.
Ingredients in Spinach Dip
I like to keep things as simple as possible in the kitchen, so I experimented with different ingredients. I use frozen chopped spinach, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, onions, and salt.
You can add other seasonings, such as garlic powder or onion powder. But I don’t think that’s necessary because it’s delicious without them.
How to Make Spinach Dip
This is such an easy dip to make. First of all, thaw the frozen spinach and squeeze out the moisture. I started by straining it in a colander with tiny holes.
Then I wrapped it in paper towels and wrung it out. If you don’t do this, you’ll wind up with watery dip, which is okay if you like it that way. But I prefer some substance.
After you squeeze out all of the extra water, put the spinach in a medium saucepan.
Add all of the remaining ingredients and heat it over medium heat until everything has melted. Stir it every couple of minutes.
Now you can serve it while it’s still warm. Or you can refrigerate it and serve it cold. It’s all a matter of personal taste.
- 1 package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of diced onions
- Pinch of salt
- Dash of pepper
- Press the spinach in a strainer to get rid of as much moisture as possible. You can also squeeze out some of it in a cheesecloth or paper towels. Put the strained spinach in a saucepan.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium. Stir often until everything melts and mixes together.
Serve warm or refrigerate and serve it after it cools.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 248 Total Fat 25g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 17g Cholesterol 30mg Sodium 273mg Carbohydrates 3g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g