Rich and incredibly cheesy restaurant style spinach artichoke dip made in your slow cooker!
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.
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.
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.
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
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ⅓ 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.
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!! 🙂
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!
Is it ok to use 10oz of frozen spinach, thawed and drained?
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. 🙂