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!


Scale

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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223 comments on “Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    Love your recipes

  2. made it for a party and everyone loved it. Thank you for this quick easy recipe

  3. Would you recommend reheating this IN the slow cooker if serving the next day?

    • Denise, I have one of those “lunch crock pots” that’s meant for reheating and when I take it to parties, I take that along too – about an hour before I leave, I fill the mini crock pot and plug it in. Then at the home I’m visiting, I plug in for a few minutes (great when folks have outlets right by the table) and just keep refilling. Works great! I wouldn’t hesitate to reheat in a full size slow cooker!

  4. 5 stars
    I make this all the time for my friends, it’s become a game night staple. Sitting around playing cards, and eating this dip is a great night. I add crab meat to it and red pepper flakes, but then again, gotta make it your own ;). Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. 4 stars
    I made this for Super Bowl Sunday. My family loved it. It is now our go to dip. In fact, I’m making it today for our family Independence Day celebration!!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve tried a few other spinach artichoke dips, but I FINALLY found THE ONE!! The only thing I do different is sometimes I throw in some red pepper flakes to zing it up a bit. We even have this as an extra decadent side dish if the mood strikes ;-) Absolutely delish!!

  7. 5 stars
    Made it for our office of 30 people. I doubled the recipe and added added the 2nd part of the spinach an hour later to allow for reduction. In 3 hours on high, we had a delicious treat! ( now the office wants the recipe!!!)

  8. 4 stars
    Can you freeze this recipe?

  9. 5 stars
    Both sides of the family love it and my kids LOVE it. So delish!

  10. 5 stars
    I made this dip for Thanksgiving (but used regular sour cream and cream cheese) and it was AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!

  11. 5 stars
    Just made this for a potluck today, and my crockpot bowl was basically licked clean! It was a hit!

  12. 5 stars
    Hi,
    I love your website and use it all the time. I made this recipe today and love the lower fat healthier additions of Greek yogurt,mozzarella and light cream cheese.
    My family is coming for dinner and they are in for a treat.
    Keep your great recipes coming!
    Laurie

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is my “go to” spin dip for any occasion. Thank you… I’ve used this for years and it’s always devoured!

  14. 3 stars
    I don’t know what I did wrong. Followed the recipe exactly except used full fat products instead of low-fat, and added a couple shakes of worcestire sauce. The dip was overpowered by garlic. I like garlic but I guess 4 minced cloves for this size was too much…. people barely touched the dip. 😞 Did you use minced garlic from a jar, or minced fresh garlic? I grated fresh garlic.

  15. 5 stars
    I’ve made this dip several times now and it so delicious! I can’t imagine using any other recipe :-). I love substituting Greek Yogurt for Sour Cream.

  16. 5 stars
    Made this at Christmas and was a big hit! I’d planned to double it as we were 14 people but found I’d forgotten the extra brick of cream cheese. I improvised and used both packs of defrosted frozen spinach, 1 artichoke tin, 1 pack of cream cheese and then 1.5x all the other ingredients instead of doubling (used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream which worked very well). I also used powdered garlic instead of fresh and added chilli flakes. It turned out amazing and everyone loved it. Did not miss the extra cream cheese at all and the proportions were great. Made it in my 6 quart slow cooker (put in all ingredients, mixed in there) and served it right out of it. Did 2 hours in high plus 30 min on low while we waited for the other guests to arrive. It made quite a lot so had some leftovers. Definitely making again with the same changes!

  17. 5 stars
    So easy and fast! I added lemon in mine. Great recipe

  18. 5 stars
    This was amazing!!! So easy to make as a double batch! So creamy and good!!! We havd leftovers so I plan to add it to cooked pasta and throw in cooked seasoned chicken breast for a hearty meal!!

  19. Searched everywhere on Pinterest for an easy spin dip recipe for the Chiefs game today and find this one! It might be fate that you live in KC!

  20. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious and super easy to throw together! I’ve made this for several office potlucks and it is always devoured and I get asked for the recipe every time! I love how easy and hands off it is once it goes in the crockpot and it makes it an easy dish to bring to parties or things because you don’t have to worry about the pan still being hot since you can just plug it back in!

  21. 5 stars
    SO easy & so delicious! I just doubled the recipe for my 6 quart crock pot.

  22. 5 stars
    Delicious! This is now on my list of go-to appetizers to bring as my contribution when we are a dinner guest. Really everyone likes it.

  23. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! It has become my go to when taking something to a party or dinner party! Super easy, so tasty (and leftovers for me to devour at home)!

  24. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe soooo many times. It is amazing! I’m always asked to make it for parties too. Delicious!!

  25. 5 stars
    Brought it to a potluck right in the crockpot. It was scraped clean! Had many compliments. I replaced the fresh garlic with garlic powder, and I left out the onions because they upset my stomach.

  26. 5 stars
    I have made this twice now and every time it’s a hit. To make it keto-friendly I used full fat sour scream and cream cheese. I also found grilled artichoke quartered and it made it even better.

  27. How do you cut the taste of the sour cream so it doesn’t overpower the dip?

  28. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! So easy to put together and make! It was a big guy and everyone loved it!

  29. 5 stars
    I made this as directed (maybe a little extra mozzarella) for Thanksgiving and it was AMAZING!!!

    I made it again today, (though this time I used shredded Gouda instead of mozzarella and regular cream cheese) and it is also amazing!!!

    I LIVE THIS RECIPE! Its by far the best spinach dip I’ve ever had, and I love being able to make it in my crockpot!

  30. I made this yesterday and it was a hit!

  31. I make this dip every year for our New Years get together because every year my friends ask for it… it’s such a delicious treat and super easy to prepare :) thank you for so many years of enjoyment!

  32. Really good! Made it in a small dip crockpot and it was a little too full until the spinach cooked down a little, but fit well after that. Also– I didn’t read that the spinach was supposed to be roughly chopped before mixing in so I ended up just using kitchen shears inside the crock pot to “chop” it haha! Worked like a charm.

  33. I’ve made this several times. It’s super easy and always a hit!

  34. I plan on using this recipe for our upcoming Christmas Day. It’s our first time hosting and I wanted to make something different that I know everyone would love. Reading all the comments helped me in making the decision to try this recipe out. I can’t wait! I will be sure to come back afterwards to say how it was. Plus I love all the great ideas people had of adding crab or red pepper flakes!

  35. This was perfect for a Christmas party and they loved it! It’s so easy delicious! This will definitely be one go to for me because I love spin dip. Thanks!

  36. Very easy to make and more flavorful than your regular artichoke dip!

  37. What size crockpot is this for?

  38. We’re looking for a spinach artichoke dip that is vegan (and good, like this one looks)! Can you help??