Recipe – Garlic Spinach Dip

We have a bunch of spinach that needs to be used up in the next few days, so I decided to give this recipe for spinach dip a try.  Oh my!  I just found a new favorite appetizer.

In fact I think I’m going to have to plant some more spinach seeds here pretty soon just so I can make this recipe again. It was totally delicious, and well worth the $1.99 I had to spend on cream cheese to make it.  Yum-O!


8 cups fresh spinach, chopped
8oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk {I used 2%}
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
dash of hot pepper sauce {I used Frank’s hot sauce}
Hawaiian bread or crackers or dipping {I didn’t have Hawaiian bread so I chopped up Hawaiian buns}


Saute garlic for 1 minute.  Add spinach and saute until wilted {about 2 minutes}.  Place spinach and garlic mixture into a blender, add milk, salt, creamed cheese and hot pepper sauce and pulse and few times until your dip is somewhat smooth.

Serve warm or cold.

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  1. says

    Can I plant spinach again in early Fall? Mine all bolted already, which I’m pretty sure is because in such a hot climate. Would love to plant more b/c it does so well, but I feel like it’s too hot for us right now. Recipe looks awesome!

  2. Lauren says

    I have so much spinach its not funny, I was looking for a spinach dip on the weekend and all of the recipes that I found used frozen spinach.

    I’m going to try yours but might add some sour cream as well and put it in a hollowed out Cob Loaf

    Thanks Mavis.

  3. LaToya says

    This sounds so much better than the normal spinach recipe where you use the Knorr mix. I find myself always picking out things – this has everything we’d love. I might add some water chestnuts though because I’ve always loved that in my spinach dip. Yum – thanks, Miss Mavis!

  4. Erica McColeman says

    Made this yummy recipe tonight. I have a 4 and 6 year old. “Eeeewww that looks funny. Mmmmm that taste yummy. Can I have more?” They loved it!

  5. says

    I made this the other day for a BBQ and then used some today in place of pizza sauce. Threw red peppers, asparagus and feta on top. Oh. My.

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