Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

5 from 53 votes

This Cream Cheese Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that is a made with greek yogurt instead of sour cream - great with bread and crackers!

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This lightened up cream cheese spinach dip needs to make an appearance at your next get-together! It’s made with cream cheese and greek yogurt so it’s lighter in fat and calories that traditional spinach dip. But it’s still creamy, cheesy and delicious!

Toasted bread being dipped in Skinny Spinach Dip

This cream cheese spinach dip is rich, creamy and actually packed with protein thanks to the greek yogurt!

ingredients & substitutions

  • Spinach: This recipe uses frozen spinach. Thaw it well before using and remove the excess moisture.
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt lightens up this dip but it’s still super creamy and tastes indulgent. Greek yogurt also contains protein, but you can use plain if that’s what you have.
  • Cheese: This baked dip is made with cream cheese, mozzarella and parmesan. This recipe is definitely for cheese lovers!
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
 Spinach Dip in a mixer

how to make cream cheese spinach dip

  1. Add the ingredients for the dip to a large bowl.
  2. Stir to combine so that everything is well incorporated.
  3. Spread the mixture into a greased baking dish and top with mozzarella.
  4. Bake until the cheese has melted and browned.
 Spinach Dip in a baking pan

Tips to make this recipe

  1. Remove the excess moisture from the spinach before using. If you don’t drain and squeeze it out well, your dip can become too watery.
  2. Use full fat cream cheese for the best results. Low fat cream cheese can be thinner in texture, it will still work, but the results will be slightly different. Low fat cream cheese also has added ingredients.
  3. Soften your cream cheese before mixing with the other ingredients. This will make everything easier to combine. Take it out of the fridge about an hour before you want to make the dip.
  4. Make it your own! You can add other seasonings to this cream cheese spinach dip, like paprika or some chili flakes for some spice. Mozzarella works great for the topping, but you could use cheddar or Jack if you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you thaw frozen spinach?

Thaw the frozen spinach quickly by adding to to a pot of boiling water for a couple of minutes before draining. You can also let it sit in the fridge overnight or microwave it.

Can you use fresh spinach?

We prefer the convenience of frozen spinach, but you can use fresh. Just chop it well before quickly wilting it to use.

Can you make it ahead of time?

You can make up the dip a couple of days ahead of time and keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to bake it. Once baked it will keep well for up to 3 days and can be reheated in the oven at 350F, covered with foil, until heated through to serve.

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!

This baked cream cheese and spinach dip is one delicious sharing appetizer. Quick and easy to make, serve this hot dip with crackers and vegetables to keep hungry mouths happy!

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This Cream Cheese Spinach Dip recipe was originally published on January 26, 2018. The recipe has been slightly modified to make it easier so there is not mixing in food processor. And the post now includes updated step-by-step photos.

Cream Cheese Spinach Dip

This Cream Cheese Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that is a made with greek yogurt instead of sour cream – great with bread and crackers!
5 from 53 votes
Servings 12 servings
Course Appetizer
Calories 82
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach thawed
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sliced toasted french bread for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the upper third of the oven. Spray an 8×11 baking dish with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • Set thawed frozen spinach over a colander and wring out any excess moisture with a clean kitchen towel or your hands.
  • In a large bowl, mix Greek yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add spinach, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
  • Transfer to prepared baking dish and smooth it out to an even layer. Top with remaining ¼ cup of mozzarella.
  • Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes. Switch oven to a high broil and place dip on top rack. Broil until cheese is golden brown and bubbling, 2 minutes. Serve immediately with crackers, bread, or pita.

Notes

Storage: Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days and can be reheated in the oven at 360F.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 412mg, Potassium: 137mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1520IU, Vitamin C: 4.9mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. I recently made this spinach dip for a ladies function at my church. It was a hit! One woman said I should have made two!
    It was delicious and a nice alternative to the soup mix spinach dip.
    I will be making this again and again I’m sure!

  2. Ohh yummy looks so delicious
    Please what kind of cheese i can use instead of cottage cheese, i never eat it ?
    Thank you

  3. Why do you charge weights from cups to ounces …can’t it all be in same measurement types.
    Worked it all out and was great ?

    1. Victoria – The cream cheese and spinach are listed as ounces because that is way they are sold in the US. Once package of cream cheese is 8 oz., and one package or can of spinach is also sold in ounces.