It’s about that time people!! Game day is right around the corner and you know I take that very seriously! Dips are an integral part of any Super Bowl Party and spinach dip is mandatory.
Whenever we go out for dinner its fairly safe to say that if there’s a Spinach Dip on the menu, it’s coming to my table. Any excuse to eat tortilla chips, am I right? It’s by far one of my favorite appetizers and a good spinach dip recipe is crucial. I’ve been making this recipe for years. (literally, it first popped up on my website back in 2010. Oh man, I’m getting old)
It’s easy to make and easier to eat. It starts with onions and garlic, as most good things do… and get fresh spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella, spice and some other things on top. Everything melds together to make a creamy hot spinach dip that is too good to resist. Trust me – I’ve tried.
You can serve Spinach Dip with crudité, pita chips, homemade tortilla chips (my personal favorite) or any type of crackers. It belongs on your game day menu for sure!! And, since I know I’ll get a few emails about it – if you plan on making this and bringing it to someones house to watch the game, you can make it, pop it in a slow cooker, and then just plug it on and turn it on low to keep it warm throughout the game. And while you’re at it, make some guacamole for game too. You’re welcome.
Hot Spinach Dip
For the Spinach Dip
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 pounds spinach and coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup milk
- 6 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- Freshly made tortilla chips recipe below
For the Tortilla Chips
- 5 small corn tortillas
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Kosher salt
To Make the Chips
- Cut the tortillas into 6 triangles each. Add the oil to a heavy bottom pan over high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add a few of the tortilla triangles at a time and fry for about 1 minute on each side until they are crisp. Remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel. Sprinkle with sea salt.
To make the Spinach Dip
- Head a large pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander and drain, pressing the spinach down with the back of a wooden spoon to release all excess liquid.
- In the same pot, warm the milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until smooth and melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and mozzarella and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer over medium low heat until ready to serve. Transfer to serving dish and serve with chips.