Popeye may have been able to down a can of spinach in a single swallow, but many of us need a little more encouragement!
Enter this creamy, delicious spinach dip that’s easy to make up for a snack or appetizer.
Healthy Spinach Dip (Kid Approved!)
Don’t let this creamy cheesy dip fool you… it’s packed full of fiber, iron, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K thanks to a hefty helping of spinach.
Of course a dip needs chips, but if you’re avoiding grains or trying to up your veggie intake, here are some other tasty bites to serve on the side:
- cucumber slices
- carrot or celery sticks
- radish slices
- broccoli or cauliflower florets
- plantain chips
- sweet potato or vegetable chips
- healthy chicken fingers
Make It an Entree
Love spinach dip? Try this entree version with chicken and a creamy spinach sauce.
What’s your favorite spinach dip recipe? Will you try mine?
Creamy Spinach Dip Recipe
Yield 2 cups
Creamy and delicious spinach dip that's easy to make up for a snack or appetizer.
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 TBSP butter
- 16 oz fresh or frozen spinach, or 10 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 4 oz cream cheese
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Dice the onion and mince the garlic.
- In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Add the onion to the pan and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the minced garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
- Add the spinach and cream cheese and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted and the cream cheese is melted and incorporated.
- Add the chicken broth and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and cook an additional 3 minutes.
If you want your spinach dip to be more creamy simmer for a little longer after adding the broth. If you like it a little looser, simmer it less to leave more liquid in.
Courses Appetizer, Snack
Serving Size ¼ cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 193 mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 4.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.