Hot Spinach Dip | Holiday Appetizer

Hot spinach dip is a new family party favorite! Spinach dip is one of those childhood memories to me. It was one of those favorite dip/appetizers that was always at big family gatherings, birthdays and christmas parties. I upgraded it this year – tons of flavor (without using a soup/dip mix), and it’s baked to a cheesy, yummy perfection!

hot spinach dip

I have a little tip for this dip: chop your spinach. I’ve never been a fan of getting long, stringy, chunks of spinach stuck on my cracker. This is one of those things you just have to fix when you grow up. I still used frozen spinach, but after I thawed and drained the spinach, I chopped it up. As fine as I felt like going. Ha! Problem solved.

Hot Spinach Dip

hot spinach dip

You can mix this up in a bowl or right in the dish you are planning on baking it in. I did mine right in the dish. Honestly, you don’t really need one more dish to wash, do you? Combine:

12 oz. cream cheese, softened
16 oz. sour cream
3/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese or shredded parmesan cheese
8 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, finely chopped
1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. sea salt

hot spinach dip
Blend ingredients together well with a spoon. Spread evenly in dish and top with 3/4 cup Italian blend cheese or parmesan cheese.

hot spinach dip
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until dip is bubbly and cheese is browned on the edges.

hot spinach dip
hot spinach dip

Merry Christmas! ~ Jessica

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  • Lynne says:

    This looks and sounds delicious! Do you know of any possible substitutes for the Worchestershire sauce in this recipe?

    • Theresa says:

      Hi Lynne,
      It depends on what you’re trying to replace. Salt? Or maybe it has MSG? I’m not sure, we don’t have many food issues here. Maybe someone here could chime in.