Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

So, I realized yesterday that I’m going to be in Kansas City a grand total of five days this next month.  Five!!

Between a girls’ weekend at the lake, some fun work trips to Pittsburgh and Minneapolis and New York, plus my first long road trip with this cute guy to chillax at a cabin in North Carolina, somehow the calendar filled completely up.  Which makes me completely excited (so many adventures ahead!).  And profoundly grateful (still can’t believe that I have my dream job that allows me to travel!).  And — I’ll admit — a little anxious (mostly because I have to do double the work before I leave, since no one’s there to cover for me in my job while I’m away).

Needless to say, there’s a mega to-do list sitting beside my computer that’s staring back at me all day long.  And my natural little “achiever’s” inclination is just to put my head down and power through.  But hey, these precious days at home are also the precious five days that I have to spend with the people I love here in Kansas City.  And as satisfying as it would be to stay in and cross more items off of the to-do list, I know from experience that happy hours and coffee dates and neighbor nights make for a much more satisfying and memorable days.  Of course, I prefer days with a good mix of both working hard and friend-ing hard.  But thankfully I have some good friends around to make sure that the latter is the priority.

Yesterday was no exception.  :)

With a full day of meetings on the calendar, I knew that there was already going to be far more work to accomplish than I had hours in the workday, and I considered clearing my schedule for the evening.  But mid-afternoon, I decided to throw the ingredients for my favorite spinach and artichoke dip into the slow cooker for the evening — partly because there’s nothing I love more than a good spin dip, and partly so I’d have it waiting as a reminder not to get in workaholic mode and back out on my plans with friends.  Sure enough, come 5pm, the dip was bubbling and delicious and begging to be enjoyed.  So I closed up my computer and hit the road.  And hours later — after a lovely happy hour shared at the home of a dear friend, followed by a raucous stop by our weekly neighbor night back at my loft — I’m so glad I did.

Good food shared with good friends always wins.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

(Ahem, especially when it’s made extra easy in the slow cooker!!)Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

Seriously, I’ve been making spinach and artichoke dip in the oven and on the stovetop for years and years and years.  And I don’t care if it’s becoming a dip of the past, and other appetizers are more trendy.

I love me some spin dip!

Just ask my friends who watched me almost single-handedly polish off the little bowl of spin dip that we all ordered “to share” at a happy hour last week.  I mean, I don’t know how that little bitty bowl was supposed to feed the five of us.  But I figured that since it was so good, it would only be appropriate to make another batch to actually share with everyone this week.  ;)

So I did!  But for something different during my crazy day full of meetings, I decided to try an experiment and toss all of the ingredients from my favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe in the slow cooker (instead of baking them in the oven) to see what happened.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

I just stuffed them all in.  (Note: That slow cooker is mostly full of fresh spinach — so much fresh spinach!)Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

And then stirred ’em together.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip -- the delicious dip we all love, made extra quick and easy in the crock pot |

And sure enough, 2 hours later (or 3-4 hours, if you want to cook this on “low”), I couldn’t wait to get out of the house and take this dip to share with my friends.

It was perfect!

It’s literally chocked full of fresh spinach and zesty artichokes, it’s super creamy (although made slightly healthier with low-fat cream cheese and Mozzarella and Greek yogurt), it’s seasoned with a nice kick of garlic, and it is absolutely irresistible.  Trust me.  It’s all gone.  :)

So if you’re looking for an ultra-easy appetizer for busy nights, or game day, or whatever fun adventures you have planned this fall, I can’t recommend this one enough.  It’s a classic.  And at least in my house, it’s going to be a slow cooker classic from now on.


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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is super delicious, and EXTRA easy when made in the crock pot!


  • 1 (10 oz.) bag fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 (13.75 oz.) can quartered artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) brick low-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely-chopped white or red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until evenly combined.  (You can also stir the mixture actually inside the bowl of your slow cooker, but it would be easier in a large mixing bowl.)  Transfer the mixture to the bowl of your slow cooker, that has been misted on the inside beforehand with cooking spray.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 2 hours, or until the dip is completely warmed through and the cheese is melted.  Give the dip a good stir and season with extra salt and pepper if needed.

Transfer to a serving dish, and serve warm with chips or bread or pita crackers or whatever dippers you’d like.

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176 comments on “Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  1. This was fabulous.  I made it for a GNO and everyone loved it. I have made spinach dip with frozen spinach in the past and the fresh spinach made all the difference.  

  2. What size crock pot should I use for this size recipe?

  3. This dip is soooo good! I have it in the crockpot right now for Super Bowl!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  4. How many calories is this?

    • Hi Madison! We’re sorry but we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently are not publishing nutrition facts on the site, as the nutrition calculators available are not 100% accurate, and we never want to publish anything that might be misleading. However, a lot of our readers love the My Fitness Pal nutrition calculator, so feel free to try that for an estimate. We hope that helps!

  5. Hi! I am going to make this for a work potluck! Can I make it the night before and then just reheat in the oven right before the potluck?

    • Hi Alexis, we think that should work fine! We hope you and your co-workers enjoy! :)

  6. I’m about to make this for the 2nd time.  Got lots of rave reviews the first time!  It’s a keeper.

  7. This looks delicious! Do you think a 3 quart crock pot would be big enough?

    • We used a 4-qt, so that’s pretty close. We think a 3-qt should be fine — we hope you enjoy! :)

  8. Do you know how many servings the recipe is for? 

  9. Can you use cooked frozen spinach instead? If so when would you add it?

    • Yes, you can, just make sure it’s thawed and drained first. We hope you enjoy! :)

  10. I am excited for this dip! I am making this for a work potluck. I need to make the night before and transport. Can I bake it before serving or do you suggest microwaving? 

    • Awesome Ellen, we hope you enjoy! And we think baking before serving (you can cover it with foil) would probably be the best route. :)

  11. I made this at Easter for the first time and it was a hit! I wasn’t sure about the large amount of spinach but it tasted great. Im making it again as I type this!! 

  12. I am making this for my husband’s potluck tomorrow he just wants me to make it tonight ad microwave tomorrow as there is no oven at work. I am trying to convince him to just bring the crock pot to work. we will see

  13. Hi! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe! I have 2 fresh artichokes that I want to use up instead of buying canned artichoke hearts…do you think that will be enough? Thanks!

    • Hi Janie! It looks like for a can, you’ll need about 6 fresh artichoke hearts. We hope this helps!

  14. Looking forward to making a large batch of this for a gathering this Sunday.

  15. Do you think if I doubled all the ingredients (to make twice as much) that it would double the cooking time as well??

    • Hi Leticia! Just make sure your crockpot is big enough to hold this amount, but you shouldn’t have to double the cooking time. It might need a little bit longer to cook, but not that much. We hope you enjoy!

  16. Is there any way to cook this recipe in the oven?

    • Hi Shannon! Yes, you can definitely do this in the oven. We’d suggest 375 for 20-30 minutes. :)

  17. My mouth is honest to goodness watering right now. What an epic dip. I’m with you – give me all the dip :)

  18. I need to make this for a group of about 100. I plan to use my largest crock pot. Can you give me an idea of the size of the crock pot you have used here so I can gauge my grocery needs? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Eugenia! We used a 4-qt slow cooker for one batch. Good luck to you — we hope everyone enjoys! :)

  19. I’ve made this now several times for my husband’s friends when they come over.  It’s one of the things that there’s rarely any leftovers, much to my chagrin.  It’s good cold the next day too!

    • Thanks for sharing Niaomi — we’re so glad it’s a hit with folks! :)

  20. Hi Hayley, Should I use brined artichoke hearts or artichoke hearts in water? Thanks! Crystal

    • Hi Crystal! We just use canned artichokes in water but you can use the brined artichoke hearts if you’d like (we bet those would be yummy)! :)

  21. Do people prefer the sour cream or the Greek yogurt?

  22. Heyyyyy, I own that same crockpot…..what a small world.Anyways i have a wonderful spinach diprecipe,although i have never made it in my crockpot,until today that is. I am going to try it with fresh spinach though. Spinach dip is also one of my alltime fav dips also. Thanks for sharing?

  23. I’ve made this several times and it’s  fabulous! Everyone loves it. I usually only have 5oz fresh spinach, but use the whole can of artichokes and a little more than half of the cheese.  Turns out great every time! Thank you for a simple recipe that is quick and delicious! 

  24. thank you for this spin artichoke dip – it beats all the frozen spin recipes by far…..worth just a touch more time. as a vegetarian, i need to impress all my meat eating friends somehow and enjoy myself while they eat their wings! ;)

  25. Made this dip according to instructions (no substitutes or additions) and it was a smash hit for the AFL grand Final (go Bulldogs!). I had to refill the bread bowl twice, and they whole batch was devoured by half time. This recipe is already bookmarked and will become one of my signature dishes. Thanks for posting!

  26. Just wondering if the reduced/low fat ingredients are for health or taste reasons? 

  27. Sooo delicious ! I made this last year for Super Bowl and everyone was asking my my recipe. I have another batch in the crock pot right now just because I’m craving it ! Thank you for the recipe !

  28. I’m so excited to this recipe! I’ve never made spin dip before but it’s absolutely one of our favorite things to eat. I’ve got it going in the crock pot as we speak and it smells heavenly, but to add a twist I added cooked, shredded chicken to it as a low carb meal. *fingers crossed it works* Thanks!

  29. Can I make a double batch, or would that not fit in crockpot? Thanks

    • Hi Patty! We used a 4-qt slow cooker for this, but if you have a larger one (like a 6 or 8-qt), you should be able to double it. We hope you enjoy!

  30. Oops! Just read through the comments and found my answer. I think I Will make one in crockpot and one in 
    Oven.  Mix together  at the end. Thanks

  31. Hey! Will this work w shredded parmesan cheese?


  32. My sister in law made this on thanksgiving and I loved it! I’m wondering if this recipe freezes well, if I make it now in prep for Christmas.

    • We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Melanie! We actually wouldn’t recommend freezing this though, because of the amount of dairy in it. Freezing it will likely alter the texture and it probably won’t reheat as well.

  33. Has any one doubled the recipe and if so does it still turn out wonderful

  34. We make this all the time now – It’s fantastic, easy and turns out perfect every time!
    … and then disappears!

  35. Wow – I made this for Christmas day and what a hit – everyone went home with the recipe. I used a a 1.5 quart slow cooker and cooked it on high. I did use less spinach (due to size of cooker), I added an extra half can of artichokes and an extra cup of mozzarella, it was so fantastic. Super easy to make and clean up. I can’t wait to serve it again!

  36. The only changes I make to this is full fat cream cheese, regular sour cream, and an Italian five cheese blend rather than mozzarella. I’ve made it twice now and it gets absolutely demolished as soon as it’s set down. I’m a big fan of crock pot recipes and this one is a keeper for sure.

  37. I have not personally made this recipe, but my mother-in-law did and she brought it over to share while we all played some cards. It is absolutely delicious, and it just can’t get any easier! Yum!!!

  38. Making this for the 2nd time today. I make one small Chang by scraping the mixture into a shallow casserole dish after cooking in the slow cooker. Then I top with a little more cheese and brown it in the oven before serving. Very yummy and rich!

  39. Do I need to Blanche the spinach first?

  40. Made the dip for Super Bowl party- was super easy. Added a little crushed red pepper for extra heat. Tons of compliments- will definitely make again. 

  41. OMG: Made this yesterday (for Super Bowl!) and it was gone immediately! LOVED IT!!!

  42. Very delicious! This is a keeper.

  43. What can I use instead of the Greek yogurt?