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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

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


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


  • 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


  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.


*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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270 comments on “Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  1. I made this last year for a super bowl party. Everyone loved it and it truly is so easy to make!

  2. I love this recipe! It is my go to spinach dip recipe. Thank you!

  3. I’m going to made this for Super Bowl! Go Chiefs!!!!

  4. I made this for super bowl last night and it was great.

  5. Am I able to use frozen spinach thawed and drained instead of fresh?? Trying to save yet another trip to the grocery store!

  6. Hi- can we store the leftovers in the fridge? And for how long?
    Make it every time i have people over and it is a total hit.

  7. Absolutely wonderful to see someone using fresh spinach as opposed to frozen. Truely refreshing. Kudos

    • Omg…My maiden name was Swincicki. I didn’t think there were any of those around anymore.

  8. Made this tonight in my 8 quart slow cooker. Followed recipe except I added 5oz of crumbled feta cheese and I did not add salt or pepper. Also added 2 more cups of mozzarella. Came out SO creamy and cheesy. We all loved it and will be making again, so much better than a restaurant! I cooked on low for 2hrs and it was done. I also used 1tsp of minced garlic in the jar instead of 4 cloves.

  9. Great tasting spinach dip, we preferred using the frozen spinach over the fresh .. have made this on a few faimly special gathering’s …. It’s always a hit

  10. Can this be made in an Instapot?

    • im sure it can since an instapot is normally doubled as a slow cooker. just use the slow cooker method.

  11. Very Easy and Delicious Recipe! Great for parties and Potlucks!

  12. Can I mix everything together the day before cooking it?

  13. Little to no flavor. Used yogurt. Big mistake. It curdled. Yuck. Had to throw this one away. Followed the recipe exactly.

  14. Looking into making this. Can I add some hot sauce to this?

  15. I’ve made this yummy dish so many times. I am always asked to bring every holiday!

  16. Excellent recipe! Will be making again

  17. My only suggestion would be to use a bit less sour cream. As I could taste it when the dip was done. I used 1 1/2 C mozzarella and 1 C shaved Parmesan….nice and creamy! Will make again with less sour cream.

  18. I always use frozen spinach and it still comes out great. I’ve added chopped bacon and shrimp and it was amazing!! The recipe is perfect and easy to modify- it’s become a go-to.

  19. This is the best recipe

  20. Made this last night and last minute for a girls pool party get together. I used directions from another site to cook in the oven, 375 for 25-30 mins, with pre -cooked spinach and used stand mixer to beat cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic untill fluffy. It all fit in an 8×8 glass pan for the oven. It was delicious! I knew I wanted your ingredients as you always have amazing flavors! I’m looking forward to trying it with the Crock-Pot and much less prep!

  21. Love this recipe and my friends love it too, its simple to throw together, thank you!

  22. This is always a hit at potlucks and game nights! I’ve been asked for the recipe many times. Absolutely recommend.

  23. Very easy to make. Didn’t have any left.

  24. i made this recipe and doubled it and i got so many compliments at our family game night! this was sooo good im going to have to make this again for potlucks!

  25. I loved this recipe. ive already made it several times with a few changes. 1, i used the sour cream instead of yogurt after reading the comments. 1, i just used frozen spinach. i thawed it out but that was it. i didnt drain it or anything. and i sauted the onions in butter and the garlic before adding them to the mix. i think it made a huge difference cause im not one for raw onions but i loved grilled onions. i loved this recipt and it will be my go to when i have parties or gatherings.

  26. Good dip! I like that it didn’t have mayo. I used part sour cream, part yogurt. And was in a rush, so I sauteed the onion and spinach and then baked everything for 20-30 minutes.

  27. Flavor profile is somewhat bland and missing something. Followed the recipe exactly as written and did for low for 2 hours and 20 minutes making sure to stir. Not sure if it just needs the extra flavor from pita chips or Hawaiian bread rolls…been scratching my head on whats missing.

  28. This looks fabulous! I have a little 2 quart slow cooker. Will that be large enough for this recipe? I’d like to bring it to my holiday potluck party. Thanks!