Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rich and incredibly cheesy restaurant style spinach artichoke dip made in your slow cooker! 

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

I’m gonna level with you. If I had to choose one course to eat forever, it wouldn’t be dessert. It wouldn’t be the main dish either. Hands down, without a doubt, I’d eat appetizers for the rest of my life and beyond. Sometimes my family has appetizer parties where everyone just brings appetizers and that’s what we eat for our entire meal.

I love those parties. Better than birthday parties. And birthday parties have cake. And ice cream. So you know I’m serious.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip


One of my favorite restaurant appetizers has always been spinach artichoke dip. I’ve probably tried it at, oh I don’t know, 30 different restaurants?? I’ve had more spinach artichoke dip than I care to admit, but homemade anything always steals my heart and this dip is no different. Except it is different. Because it doesn’t only have that heart warming made with love quality, it actually tastes better than the restaurant stuff. No really.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip


And I’m not the only one who feels that way. I served this dip to my family (a family comprised of very passionately picky people) and they raved about this dip. Said it was the best they’d ever had. And all the while I’m snickering behind a napkin because they don’t know the whole recipe took 5 minutes of work and only requires SIX ingredients. That is why you must put this dip on your to-make list for the upcoming tailgates I know you have planned. Cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is good luck for football games. Really, it is.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

What people are saying about this Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

“So I made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a huge hit! I should have made a double batch 🙂 The only thing I would suggest is add a little milk if you like your dip creamier (I liked it thick, but the hubs wished it was more spreadable). Really tasty – will definitely make it again!” – Jenny

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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rich and incredibly cheesy restaurant style spinach artichoke dip made in your slow cooker!
Course Appetizer, Sauce / Condiment
Keyword Artichoke, creamy, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Tiffany


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
  • 10 ounces baby spinach, stems removed
  • optional: salt and pepper to taste
  • tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced bread for serving


  • Add cream cheese, mozzarella, garlic, parmesan, pepper, artichokes, and spinach to slow cooker. Cover and cook 3-4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.
  • Stir dip and serve with chips, crackers, or bread.


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Found you from Pinch of Yum blog and I read you posts from since you started .I am now in July 2013 and I decided to jump to this latest post.I like you writing style and your photos. I enjoy looking at them. I also noticed that you have a lot of fans for just a very short amount of time.How did you that? A tip will be greatly appreciated.

This recipe sounds delicious but I’m wondering how much artichoke to add?

    Ha! Oh boy. Shouldn’t write recipes so late at night 😉 I’ll at that to the ingredient list this minute! Thanks!!

Just curious, does the dip have artichokes in it?

Great way to use the slow cooker Tiffany!

You always have the most beautiful pictures not to mention this amazing dip. Pinned!

Oh girl I am all about appetizers too.. in fact several times during the month my hubbie and I will do appetizers and wine for dinner. BEST NIGHT EVER! Need to add this dip to the menu next time… love artichokes! YUM! Gorg pics too Tiffany!

    Ah! My husband and I need to do those appetizer nights more often – they are my favorite! You get a little bit ( or a lot-a bit) of everything! And I love that you can mix so many different types of food into one meal – Mexican, Italian, Asian, American – around the world in 30 minutes 😉 Thanks Krista!

Omg- I made this last weekend for a family party. Sooo good and everyone raved about it. I’ll make this again!

Hi there,

So… came your way via Pinterest (total addict on this end of the keyboard) and my mouth is watering from all of the deliciousness to be found here. My printer is earning it’s keep this morning and I’m actually a bit (only a bit but that’s huge for me) pumped to go grocery shopping in a moment. Mind you, noooo reflection on the yummy finds here….grocery shopping is just not my fave thing but I’m really wanting the spinach dip to be doin’ it’s thing in the cockpot asap. I’m a busy teacher so anything quick and delicious gets a gold star in my book (wrote that for effect as I really don’t even use those any more.) Anyway….love your recipes and your fabulous writing style amps your whole site up for me.

Kindly yours,

Hi Tiffany,
This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make this as an appetizer for thanksgiving dinner. Was wondering what size slow cooker you use? I have a 1.5 q and a huge 6-7 or 7-8 q. I’m just afraid if I double up recipe 1.5 q will be too small. Thanks!!

    i was just going to ask the same question. I have a small fondue size (that’s really just big enough to keep things warm) or a big 6-ish qt. I’m thinking I may need to get a 2-3 qt cooker for these kinds of things.

Oh, oh…when and how do you add the artichokes? Do you add the juice from the can too??? Since I’m making this now, I guess I should’ve read the recipe more carefully when I printed it last week! Yikes!

    I’ve updated the recipe to clarify that! Add the artichokes with everything else and they should be drained and chopped. 🙂

I am making a double batch, and the extra spinach won’t fit in yet (needs to wilt down). Is it okay to stir before it’s all done (to get the wilted spinach in and make room for more fresh), or will that goof up the consistency?

    Yes, that’s fine 🙂

      Great, thank you!! Have a wonderful holiday season! I am super excited to try out this recipe on our large family gathering – except for pulling the stems off the spinach, this was sooooo easy!

This is one of my favorite dips of all. I’ve made it a million times, but I’ve never even considered doing it in the crock pot for some reason. I’ve always made it in a pie plate and baked it. Because of the spinach I rarely have to share it either since that spinach is like kryptonite to the men in my family. LOL Thank you for posting this so I can now prepare it in the crockpot instead. As long as I’ve been cooking it surprises me that I’ve never thought of it. DUH. I do have a few things different in that I added some Miracle Whip to mine and the spinach I used was the frozen with all water removed after thawing in a colander for about 5 minutes under running cold water.

I have 3 sons and another by marriage. When my boys were younger and the 4th son and much improved new hubby came along, they always looked forward to what I called, Snack Supper. It was pretty much as you described and all sorts of appetizers. We don’t do it as often anymore for some reason, but I suppose it makes those big appetizer times like NYE and the SuperBowl something special to look forward to more. I really want to run to the store right this second to get the ingredients to make this, but I’ll resist the urge. It’s too cold outside.

Thank you for posting this because it will be so much easier to make in a crockpot.

I met you when you came to visit Diamond Nuts, and have been following along since then – I’ve made this dip about 5 times since November when I found it among your posts… and there’s a 3x batch going right now to take to a friend’s New Year’s party. It is truly amazing, and I just love how simple it is to make. Everyone raves about it, and is shocked to find out how easy it is. I’ve shared and shared and shared your blog with countless friends – thanks for keeping things simple and delicious for those of us who don’t have tons of time (or energy) to cook. 😀

    Jessica! You are so sweet – I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes, it’s so fun to share my favorites with you and my other readers! This dip really is rave-worthy, my sister requests it ALL THE TIME. Thanks for supporting my blog and for your words of encouragement!! 🙂

Hi Tiffany,

I’m looking forward to making this for a football party tomorrow. I can’t seem to find what size slow cooker you are using? There will be 10-15 people at the party so I want to make sure I make enough. Thanks!

    Hi Michelle! Pretty much any size crockpot will work. I would double the recipe and put it in your largest crockpot for plenty of dip for your crowd!

Hi There!

Is it ok to use 10oz of frozen spinach, thawed and drained?

Thank you!

    Hi Annie, I always use fresh spinach because I think it has better flavor, but if you only have frozen spinach on hand I’m sure that will work just fine. 🙂

Hi Tiffany. I’m going to make this for a Super Bowl party at a friends house. How do you suggest I serve it? Keep it in the crock pot on warm, or put it in a fun serving dish? Also, do you prefer it with bread or tortilla chips?


    Honestly I always keep it right in the crockpot – it stays warm and is easy to serve and clean up! I also like to serve with both tortilla chips and bread, I like options 😉 But if you’re only going to do one, I’d go with the chips!

Hi! Planning on making this on Sunday for super bowl. I have frozen artichokes from trader joes. Would it be okay to use those once thawed? It has no added salt unlike the canned artichokes so I’m just wondering if it will taste the same or if if need to add salt to the crock pot. Thank you!

    Hi! I think they should be fine once thawed. And you can just give it a taste at the end and add salt as needed 🙂

So I made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a huge hit! I should have made a double batch 🙂 The only thing I would suggest is add a little milk if you like your dip creamier (I liked it thick, but the hubs wished it was more spreadable). Really tasty – will definitely make it again!

Hi Tiffany,

I am a huge fan of your website! You have become one of my “go-to” recipe websites, and I’ve tried so many of your recipes and loved them all. I consider myself to be a “beginner” as far as cooking and baking go. I’ve spent many years working in restaurants as a server, so I have worked with chefs specializing in Comfort Food to five star restaurants in Manhattan (in my NYC days). As I’m sure you do as well, I also add and change certain ingredients to my liking. Since I only had a 12 oz can of artichokes, and I used frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained), I added about a cup of sour cream to make up for the extra few ounces I was missing. I ran out of mozzarella cheese, so my cup of cheese was actually a combination of mozzarella, white cheddar, mexican and pizza cheeses (Wegmans brand & Sargento), but since I like very cheesy dips I also added in a few slices of Muenster cheese. Otherwise I totally stuck to your recipe!! Thank You so much for all the inspiration. I love reading your blogs and your mouthwatering photos – don’t change a thing! You’ve made a very loyal & inspired reader out of me. Since I’m still learning, your tips and reading your blogs have really helped me improve my menus at home. I have twin boys (almost 6 years old), so making healthy & different dinners have always been a challenge. Thanks to you, mealtime has become much more exciting all around! Thanks again Tiffany!

    Oh Lanie thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am so glad that this crazy blog of mine is helping out your family and giving you a bit of deliciousness to enjoy in your kitchen! Those changes for the spinach artichoke dip sound great – I would love to try the muenster cheese!!! If you ever have questions or just want to say hi don’t hesitate to reach out – so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! 🙂

I love your website! The photos are mouth-watering! I have a question about the Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip…what size crockpot do you use for a single batch? Thanks!

    Hi Marcia, I always use a smaller crockpot (2-4 quarts) for one batch and a larger crockpot (8 quarts) for a double batch – hope that helps!

Hi Tiffany, I have a 1.5 qt. crock pot, do you think a single batch would fit in it? Thanks a lot!

    Hi Jessie, The issue with a crockpot that small is that the fresh spinach will have a hard time fitting in before it all cooks down. If you used frozen spinach you could probably get it to fit. 🙂

Sounds like a great recipe as we already love spinach dip- the crock pot makes it even more appealing.
Suggestion for an added twist to this dip. I have used kale (usually flat leaf type) chopped and mixed with spinach, gives it a bit of a different texture and flavor, but we like it. I precooked the kale first steaming it, as it is more coarse than spinach, to help it combine with spinach better. I prepped the kale like that before hand and used it, made it easier.

Can this recipe be doubled? Also have you ever added sour cream?

    Yes it can be doubled ( in a large slow cooker) and I haven’t added sour cream but that sounds yummy!

I am making this for Thanksgiving. Will be serving 18 people. Should I really triple this recipe or would a double batch be enough? Also, should I soften the cream cheese first or just cut up and throw it he crock pot?? Can’t wait to try it, looks delicious!

I haven’t made this yet, but I plan to. My favorite part of the recipe as written is that you say “stems removed” when referring to the baby spinach. I hate the stems and it kills me when I see people on tv make a recipe and dump in the spinach, stems and all. It’s time consuming, but I always take the time to remove the stems when using fresh spinach.


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Hi- it says this recipe serves 6, but what is the serving size? A cup? Half a cup? Thanks!

    Probably about 1/2 cup to 1 cup! But heaven knows I can’t stop at just one serving of this… it’s so good!

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