Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

Indulge in the sheer delight of our exquisite cream cheese spinach dip—an unrivaled symphony of flavors awaits your taste buds! Immerse yourself in the perfect harmony of creamy texture and rich taste, making it an ideal companion for tortilla chips, flatbread, crisp veggies, or delicately toasted crostini.

Elevate your gatherings with the irresistible allure of this decadent spinach dip. Whether it’s the thrill of game day, the warmth of Christmas Eve, the jubilation of New Year’s Eve, or any other occasion to savor, our dip is the epitome of indulgence.

Crafted with a blend of cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese, our spinach dip achieves unparalleled creaminess and cheesiness. Brace yourself for a culinary journey that promises to enchant your palate and leave you yearning for more!

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

This timeless recipe for spinach dip is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re heading to a party or serving your family, this dish is sure to be a favorite. It’s a universally loved treat.

Here’s a little anecdote: When I first tasted cream cheese spinach dip as a child, it opened my eyes to the possibility of actually enjoying spinach. Especially when it’s enveloped in such a rich blend of cheese and deliciousness!

I take pleasure in sharing a range of delectable dips because, honestly, I could survive on dips alone. Some of my top picks include my incredible veggie dip, the tempting pesto cheese dip, and the creamy jalapeño dip.

The preparation only requires 10 minutes of hands-on time, with a total of 30 minutes, including baking. This makes it perfect for gatherings or those times when you need to whip up a dish in a hurry!

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

This cream cheese spinach dip feeds a crowd, and makes great leftovers. It also works with a variety of dippers!

Why You’ll Love It

  • So Easy – It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but it’s a quick no fuss recipe made with a blend of spices for maximum flavor! Combining the cream cheese, mayo and sour cream and blending with jack cheese makes it so creamy when it melts in the oven!
  • One Dish – This hot spinach dip recipe is a one dish wonder – mix it up in your casserole dish, bake and serve. It doesn’t get simpler!
  • Low Carb – When you serve this cream cheese spinach dip with veggies, it’s keto friendly / low carb!

I love serving these kinds of dips because it’s considerate of the dietary needs of your guests, yet virtually everyone loves it so it’s a win win.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Cream Cheese – The cream cheese makes this baked artichoke dip so creamy and craveable. Learn how to soften cream cheese quickly.
  • Mayonnaise – Mayo is also a great base for creamy dips! Olive Oil Mayo is my go-to.
  • Sour Cream – There’s nothing quite like the creamy tang of sour cream for an added touch in a dip. I prefer full fat, but if you’re trying to cut back this is an easy place to do it!
  • Chopped Spinach – Frozen spinach is best for this recipe, I like to buy the steamable packages.
  • Monterey Jack Cheese – Fresh grated jack cheese makes this dip sooooo creamy! Avoid pre-shredded cheese, as it’s covered in a flour like substance that helps it resist sticking and melting.
  • Minced Onion – Adds a subtle burst of flavor.
  • Minced Garlic – I find that buying pre-minced garlic is a great shortcut. Learn how to mince garlic here if you want to use fresh.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes – Crushed red pepper flakes in this recipe are not enough to make it hot, but just enough to spice it up a little.
  • Parmesan – Fresh grated or store bought, your choice! Learn how to grate cheese here if you’d like to use fresh.
  • Black Pepper – For a little spice!
  • To Garnish: Diced Red Pepper – I add a little diced red pepper or red pepper flakes to the top for a pop of vibrant color. Totally not necessary if you’d prefer to skip!

How to Make

  1. Prep – Preheat oven.
  2. Prepare Spinach – Steam spinach in microwave.
  3. Combine – Next, combine all ingredients and stir.
  4. Bake as directed.
  5. Finally, stir and serve!


  • This mini casserole dish is one of my favorites to use for dips – it’s super affordable and I love the cute lid!
  • Spice it Up – It’s so easy to make this dip your own! Add an extra scoop of red pepper flakes, jalapenos or a little tobasco for an extra kick if you know your crowd can handle it.
  • Make Ahead – It’s the ultimate hostess hack! Mix up this cream cheese spinach dip so that you can bake it or take it later!
  • Bake it Longer – Love it when your cheesy appetizers get a little brown and bubbly on top? Don’t hesitate to bake this dip a little longer (up to 35 minutes or so, watching it carefully) to reach that level of golden perfection.

Serving Suggestions

  • tortilla chips
  • crostini
  • pita chips
  • carrots
  • bell peppers
  • cucumbers
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli

Make it Ahead

While making this spinach dip ahead of time is entirely optional, it adds another layer of convenience. Simply combine the ingredients and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake and serve. The dip can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for 3+ days or more. This allows you to plan ahead and have a tasty treat ready to go whenever you need it.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – This dip can sit out while serving for up to two hours maximum.
  • Refrigerate – covered for up to five days. Before warming, allow to set out 20-30 minutes to prevent dish from breaking between refrigerator and oven.
  • Freezer – Spinach Dip doesn’t freeze well. Sour cream and mayonnaise can become watery when frozen and you’ll lose the creamy consistency of the dip.

Curious about freezing your cream cheese recipes? Read more in Can you Freeze Cream Cheese to learn all about what works and what doesn’t!

What to Do With Leftovers

Will you actually have any leftovers? That’s debatable! If you do, there are so many ways to enjoy this creamy spinach dip!

  • Spread on a sandwich
  • Make a gourmet grilled cheese
  • Top a slider with it
  • Add to a gourmet burger
  • Make a Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • Make Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Toss with homemade pasta
Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

Julie Blanner
This cream cheese spinach dip is quick and easy to prepare, making it a great last minute appetizer that feels anything but last minute.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 12


  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup cup sour cream
  • 9 ounces spinach steamable frozen
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • pepper fresh cracked
  • cup parmesan grated
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese grated


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Steam frozen spinach in the microwave according to package instructions and drain excess liquid.
  • In a small bowl, warm cream cheese in the microwave for 1 minute to soften.
  • Combine spinach, cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, onion flakes, garlic, red pepper, parmesan, shredded jack and stir well.
  • Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, stir and serve.


You can substitute fresh spinach.
Serve with crackers, crostini, chips or veggies.
Enjoy on top of burgers, in a grilled cheese or stuffed chicken.
Refrigerate covered for up to five days. Before warming, allow to set out 20-30 minutes to prevent dish from breaking between refrigerator and oven.

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