Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

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This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is rich and creamy, full of the best flavors, and extra-easy to make in the crockpot.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

With the Super Bowl just away — and even better, with my home team playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years (go Chiefs!!) — it seemed like the right time to bump this one back to the top of the blog.

Friends, meet my favorite easy spinach artichoke dip recipe. ♡♡♡

I’ve made this spin dip probably about a million times by now — sometimes using this crockpot version, sometimes just simmering everything together on the stovetop, sometimes sprinkling extra shredded cheese on top and baking the dip until it’s extra hot and bubbly in the oven.  And every single time, I’m telling you, this dip is a total winner.

That said, I probably most often turn to this crockpot spinach artichoke dip recipe because it’s the easiest of them all.  Literally just toss everything together in a slow cooker, cook until the cheeses are completely melted, give everything a good stir, then grab your favorite dippers and dive on in.  It’s the perfect easy breezy dip recipe for entertaining.  It’s delicious with all kinds of dippers (chips, bread, pretzels, veggie sticks — you name it).  And it’s pretty much guaranteed to be the hit of any party.

Alright, let’s do this!

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Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients:

To make this hot Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Spinach: I used one (10-ounce) bag of fresh baby spinach for this dip, but you could also thaw and drain a package of frozen spinach instead if you’d like!
  • Artichoke hearts: One jar, drained and roughly-chopped.
  • Cream cheese: I typically use a brick of low-fat cream cheese, but full-fat of course works too!
  • Sour cream (or Greek yogurt): Whichever you prefer.
  • Cheese: Both some shredded Mozzarella and freshly-grated Parmesan.
  • Onion: Either finely-chopped red or white onion.
  • Garlic: Minced or pressed.
  • Salt and pepper: As always, for seasoning. :)

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

How To Make Spinach Artichoke Dip:

To make this easy spinach and artichoke dip recipe, simply…

  1. Combine all ingredients.  Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a slow-cooker (I used my small 3-quart crockpot) and toss briefly to combine.
  2. Slow cook.  Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1 hour, until the cheese is completely melted.  (That said, slow cookers can vary significantly with heat levels, so I recommend checking on it every 30 minutes to be sure that it does not overcook.)
  3. Stir and season.  Give the spinach artichoke dip a good stir to combine.  Then taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Serve warm.  With whatever dippers you prefer!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Possible Variations:

If you would like to customize this spinach artichoke dip recipe, feel free to…

  • Add a protein: Stir in 1-2 cups of cooked protein once the dip has cooked, such as chicken, steak/beef, shrimp or crab.
  • Add Dijon: Add 1-2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard to this dip for extra flavors.
  • Make it spicy: Add in a few shakes of hot sauce of a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes if you would like to add some heat.
  • Use a different cheese: Substitute your favorite shredded cheese in place of Mozzarella.
  • Use kale: Substitute chopped fresh kale (tough stems removed) in place of the chopped spinach.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 120 minutes
  • Total Time: 130 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8 servings 1x

Description

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is rich and creamy, full of great flavors, and extra-easy to make in the crockpot!


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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) bag fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 (13-ounce) 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 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients.  Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a small slow-cooker and toss briefly to combine.
  2. Slow cook.  Cover and cook* on low for 2-3 hours or on high for 1 hour, until the cheese is completely melted.
  3. Stir and season.  Stir the dip until evenly combined.  Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Serve.  Serve warm, accompanied with whatever dippers you prefer.


Notes

*Cook time: Because slow cookers can vary significantly with temperature levels, I recommend checking the dip every 30 minutes or so to be sure that it does not accidentally overcook.  Once the cheese is melted and slightly bubbly, it will be ready to go!

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229 comments on “Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip”

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  1. This dip looks so delish! I bet it’s super addictive too. Quick, someone get me some chips!! I’m goin’ IN!!!

  2. Heavenly! I’ve been on the hunt for an appetizer for a family dinner this weekend, particularly one that can be made in advance, kept warm, and easily transported. The hunt’s over now! Sometimes you just can’t beat the oldies.

  3. This is a wonderful addition to a classy dinner party!

  4. I’m officially inviting this dip to my 60th birthday party next week!

  5. A girl after my own heart! I love spin dip. And I have no shame in admitting I can polish off an entire bowl by myself too. 

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    http://thekentuckygent.com

  6. Mmm! It looks absolutely tempting and I’m sure its taste is even better than it looks. I love spinachs and cheese and the way these two ingredients match together. I haven’t tried artichokes yet as I had a bad experience preparing them and they tasted really bad but I’d give them a second chance. Just a question, can they be made in a regular oven?  I don’t have such a fancy pot!

    • Thanks Mariana, we hope you’ll like this! And you can definitely do this in the oven. We’d suggest 375 for 20-30 minutes. :)

  7. Spinach and artichoke dip is the best!! I veganize my version with white beans or chickpeas to get that creamy texture :D

  8. Good friend + good food = best combo ever….you are right. Dips made in Crockpots come close. Especially on Football day where wife sleeps, I eat and the kids run around creating havoc. You have both spinach + artichoke in here which count as my veggies for the day. Awesome. 

    • Haha Tom we think that football day sounds pretty lovely. We hope you and your family enjoy the dip! :)

  9. dying to make dip!
    It’s very american. I’ve yet to have one here in France. In fact, I only had it ONCE for a football party over in the US and it was so much better than I could evvvver have imagined. 

    much love!

    Valentina 

  10. This looks seriously addicting!!  Great game day crowd-pleasing food!!!

  11. This looks scrumptious.  What a good idea to make it in the slow cooker. I will need to make this very soon!  My mouth  is watering just thinking about it lol. ?

  12. Yum! I love both spinach and artichoke dip so this sounds like the best of both worlds.

  13. This is a featured recipe on my baby fb page today,  thank you! I was craving some spinach artichoke dip as soon as I woke up lol it happens! I’m going to add some chili’s to this, have you tried? Check out my fb page later for how it turned out! And thanks for the great recipe! 

  14. I made this for an open house this weekend and it was a huge hit! It was so easy to serve in the crock pot and I plugged it in so it stayed warm the entire time too! Thank you!

  15. I made this two days ago and it was AMAZING!!! Thank you!

  16. Mmmmm this looks delicious. And love that it’s categorized as EASY. Just sent the ingredients to my BF. Guess what’s on the menu tomorrow? :-)

  17. this looks so easy! i’m curious if this can be ok made in a full size crockpot or would i need to double the recipe? the one in your picture looks much smaller than mine… i have the 6 quart size. 

    • Sure, you could use a larger slow cooker. Just keep an eye on the dip so that it doesn’t burn (but it shouldn’t). :)

  18. This was so simple to make and was delicious. It was a big hit at a party that we threw. 

  19. can you help? I only have 10oz frozen spinach on hand. Can I use this?

  20. Made this tonight for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! It’s great to bring and put together when you’re traveling.

  21. Can this be doubled?  I have a huge crockpot and large family.  Could I buy already minced garlic to save some time? Want to make this tomorrow… thanks for posting 

    • Hi Kelley! Yes, this should be fine doubled in a large crockpot. Pre-minced garlic from a jar would be fine as well. We hope you enjoy!

  22. Thank you for your prompt and helpful reply! It turned out fine with frozen spinach, thawing and squeezing like you said. What a delicious dish it was! I plan to use your recipe again and again. 

    • You’re very welcome C, we’re happy to hear this worked well for you and that you enjoyed it so much! :D

  23. I need to serve a crowd at a holiday party and the oven is tied up with other dishes.  Can this recipe be doubled?

  24. I love artichoke and spinach dip, so I definitely will be making this, but without the parmesan cheese. I love finding gluten free receipes, and when I can just put in  my crackpot and do anything I have to I love it. 

  25. Can I make this in a crock pot then re-warm it in the oven before it’s served? Looks so yummy!!

  26. I love show cooker recipes ~ this will be a special treat for drop in guests.

  27. I made this and told my wife you can’t ask for any different flavor than this when wanting spinach dip it was good 

  28. Made this for a large group and it was a HUGE hit! Simplest spinach/artichoke dip I have made to date! Thank you for an easy AND delicious recipe!

  29. Hi and Merry Christmas everyone! I had this wonderful dip in the crockpot ( a test run before I served it to guests LOL) and went to the grocery. When I got home  they were eating it over rice! I know, I know, but, after I tasted it with the rice, I changed this from a Christmas Eve appetizer to a Christmas Day side dish. Wonderful either way. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Merry Christmas to you Pamela, we are so happy the dip worked as a nice side dish (we bet it does taste great over rice – what a yummy discovery)! :)

  30. What size crockpot for this recipe? 

  31. We just made this and it was amazing, 5 stars

  32. This looks awesome and I just received a slow cooker for Christmas and wanted to try this for my first recipe to cook in it. I have a 6QT cooker, would you suggest doubling the recipe or sticking with the original? 

    • Hi Joe! We apologize for just now getting to your comment! We used a 4-quart slow cooker for this, so if you want to use your 6-quart, it might be good to do 1 1/2 times the recipe. We hope that helps and that you enjoy the dip!

  33. I am going to a New Year’s Eve party with about 20+ people attending.  Is your recipe for the dip adequate for that size crowd? Or should I double the recipe?  There will be other snacks and appetizers at the party.  Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • Hi Beverly! We’re sorry, we’r’e just now getting to your comment! We would double the recipe, since it states that it makes 6-8 servings. We think that would be plenty for around 20 people at a party (since other food will be there). If doubling though, you would have to use an 8-quart slow cooker (we did this in a 4-quart), or just do two batches in a 4-quart, if you have it.

  34. My whole extended family is addicted to this dip (and finding anything my entire family likes is a VERY RARE thing) so can’t wait to surprise them with this for New Year’s Eve!!!! Thanks for sharing this with us all. May 2016 bring happiness and peace to you.

    • That’s so great to hear Deb, we’re happy you and your family are a fan of the recipe! We hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve as well! :D

  35. Looks yummy! What size crock pot did you use? I am making dips to put into a 3 crock pot buffet and think the pots may be too small (each is 1.5 qt). Thanks in advance!

  36. Can the leftovers be frozen & eaten later?

    • Hi Karla! We haven’t tried freezing this dip, but we’d be wary about trying that. This dip has a lot of dairy in it and freezing it might alter the texture.

  37. This looks delicious! Can you use frozen spinach or does it have to be fresh? 

    • Hi Amy! You could definitely use frozen spinach, just let it thaw properly first. We hope you enjoy!

  38. Can I substitute something else for yogurt? 

    • Hi Darlene! Sure, we think you could easily substitute 1 cup of lite sour cream for the yogurt. We hope you enjoy!

  39. What size slow cooker did you use and do you think I could halve this recipe to make just for 2 of us and would I cook same at of time as a full batch ? I have a 2qt and a 4 qt cooker.

    • Hi Debbie! We used a 4-quart size sloe cooker. We think you could definitely cut this recipe in half and use your 2-quart. We hope you enjoy! :)

  40. What size crock pot did you use? I have a 5qt and I’m wondering if I should double the recipe.

    • Hi Danielle, we used a 4-quart, so we wouldn’t advise doubling the recipe. We hope you enjoy!

  41. Can I use regular cream cheese and regular sour cream? 

  42. How many calories are in a serving?  Thanks! :-)

    • Hi Kathy! 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!

  43. This recipe sounds great! I would like to know the nutritional info for it if possible. I would like to make it low carb. 
    Thank you

    • Thanks Wendy, we hope you enjoy! Unfortunately though, we are unsure of the nutrition facts/amount of calories in this recipe. We currently aren’t 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!

  44. After making this do you think it could be frozen and warmed up at a later time?

    • Hey Janette! Unfortunately we don’t think this dip will freeze well, due to the amount of dairy in it.

  45. Wow! That recipe is deliciousness in a pot! Perfect for game night, or friends over, or because it was a long day with the kids! Thanks so much for this amazing spinach and artichoke dip recipe. :) 

  46. Mmm yum! I’m going to be making this on Saturday for a birthday party but I’ll be doing it in the oven :) I was wondering, do I leave the cream cheese in chunks or should I whip it up? 

    • Hi Amy! We think if you’re doing this in the oven instead, we would whip the cream cheese. We hope you enjoy! :)

  47. What happens if you don’t  spray the inside with cooking spray?  I got distracted and forgot.  :(  

    • No worries, it shouldn’t make a huge difference, it just might be harder to clean your slow cooker, but soaking it for awhile always helps! We hope you enjoy! :)

  48. I kept making this and thinking it would be great with pasta… I finally tried it and it was! Then I went a little crazy (because holildays) and added a big can of crab claw meat… SOOOOO GOOD!  I made it again yesterday with feta, because I was out of mozzarella, and it was aces all the way again. Thanks for the great, easy to adapt and play with recipe.  This one’s staying on my all time favorites list. 8)

    • Wow, we think all of that sounds so yummy! We’re happy you’re having fun playing around with this! :D

  49. Oh I must make myself take our mother’s slow cooker to the cabin at Splendor Mountain, our property in North Georgia, because my brother is coming for a quiet get away. My plan to have this on when he arrives. I will leave him chips and I may never see him, which might just make him come back for a much needed get away again and again. Love this!

  50. That made me laugh about how a teeny tiny appetizer is supposed to feed 5 people! I KNOW!! That was nice of you to make a big batch for your friends. I can’t wait to make this! YUM!!
    Jett