Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips


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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

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Gaby Dalkin
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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.
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  1. Monika

    I’m not kidding – I need to come to your Super Bowl party!! I love spinach dip and never remember to make it! This one sounds like it needs to be posted on my fridge!

  2. Anya

    That is what I always get as appetizers too, and I absolutely love it! That looks delicious, your making me want to have a super bowl party just so I can make all of these things!!

  3. Lee

    Does the extra 1/2 cup of cheese go on top? Ingredients list shows 3/4 cup but only 1/4 goes into it. Sorry to nit-pick, this sounds delicious and I don’t want to omit that last 1/2 cup of yummy cheesiness.

    • Gaby

      Lee – so sorry about that – there was a typo! All of the mozzarella goes into the dip so it gets melted! I just fixed the recipe! Thanks for the catch!

  4. Cookie

    We’re definitely having spinach dip this Sunday! You almost feel healthy eating all that green and don’t even notice the cheese! 🙂

  5. Memoria

    I’m gonna be honest. I’ve never liked spinach dip, but this is the best-looking, most enticing spinach dip I’ve ever seen. I may have to try this out….

  6. Carter @ The Kitchenette

    That dip looks so creamy and delicious. I kind of just want to spread it on a sandwich… is that bad??? haha

    Gaby, who makes that delightful little white dish that you put the dip in? It’s gorgeous!

    • Gaby

      The white dish is from CB2 – its the newest thing from Crate and Barrel!

  7. megan

    Can you reheat this in the microwave? I’m going to a friend’s house for the superbowl, but I’d love to bring this! or should I put it in a small crockpot or something? any suggestions would be awesome.

  8. Fuji Mama

    No wonder I like you Gaby. 🙂 I LOVE spinach dip and can’t wait to try your recipe! I also LOVE spinach and artichoke dip. NO SELF CONTROL I tell ya.

  9. megan

    The family loved spinich dips and I’ll have to give this one a try soon. I only like the Superbowl for the food, half time, and the commercials. In that order! :

  10. Memoria

    This is too crazy!! I remember commenting on how fabulous this dip looks and then found out today that I’ve been adopted by you! haha

    I look forward to working with you soon. 🙂

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  14. Steffany

    I just made this spinach dip and its AMAZING! Way better than any restaurants and I don’t feel bad eating lots of it, Thanks!!

    • Gaby

      I haven’t tested it with frozen spinach but I dont see why not! Just be sure to get as much liquid out of the thawed spinach!!

  15. Heather Christo

    Perfect Party food! I love spinach dip and this version looks wonderful!

  16. Suzanne

    This is amazing!! I used frozen spinach, and then put mozzarella on top and stuck it under the broiler for a bit. So so so good!