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Spinach Artichoke Dip is rich, creamy, and super easy to make in the slow cooker. This cheesy, warm dip with swirls of fresh spinach and artichokes is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s perfect for your next party, game day celebration, or when you’re entertaining.
It’s finally here! Football season. Ever since I was little I’ve loved the game. Every year, at the start of the season I still get a bit giddy when it’s time for the players to take the field.
There’s a lot of fun to be had as we root for our favorite team and scarf down our game day eats. This year, to kick off the season my homegate party recipes include Meat Lovers stuffed French Bread Pizza, Air Fryer Chicken Wings, and the newest member in the line-up, Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip.
This recipe is so easy to make since you technically throw everything in the crock pot and let it work its magic. As an added bonus, this dip is great to serve at any party since the slow cooker will keep it nice and warm while you enjoy time with your guests.
What You Need To Make Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Fresh Spinach
- Canned or Jarred Artichoke Hearts
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Parmesan Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
Can You Substitute Frozen Spinach For Fresh?
I think using fresh is best but you can substitute frozen if needed. Thaw the spinach, drain it and squeeze out as much liquid as possible then add with the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot.
What To Serve With This Dip
- Triscuits or Wheat Thins
- No-Bake Ranch Fire Crackers
- Your favorite snack cracker
- Homemade Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Carrot and Celery Sticks
Can Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! Just make it per the instructions, let it cool then store, covered, in the fridge. When you want to serve it, just add it back to the slow cooker, heat thoroughly, stir,and enjoy!
More Tailgate and Game Day Recipes You’ll Love…
- Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos
- Pimento Cheese Sausage Dip
- Crock Pot Reuben Dip
- Grilled Sausage With Peppers And Onions
- Crock Pot Beer Cheese Dip
- 1 10 ounce bag fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
- 1 8 ounce block cream cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a small crock pot and stir. Put the lid on and set on LOW for 2 hours. After 1 hour, remove lid, and stir. Replace lid and continue to cook for 1 additional hour.
- Stir dip and taste to adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers or chips.
Want To Know More About Slow Cooking?
If you are new to cooking with a Crock Pot or just don’t know where to start, I’ve got something to help. I’ve put together a helpful guide with tips and recipes to get you using a slow cooker like a pro!
One of my favorite recipes, I’ve been making it almost every weekend! Have you ever tried freezing leftovers? Wondering if it would work.
Awesome! Thanks for the terrific rating. Never tired to freeze. If you do, let me know how it turns out.
Yes I made your Spinach Artichoke Dip it was a big hit at the Super Bowl and I doubled
the recipe and some took it home with them!!!!
If doubling the recipe, should I double the garlic as well? I know when doubling some recipes you need to adjust garlic. Wonderful recipe that I’ve made a few time since finding it during the holidays.
Can you substitute sour cream with plain yogurt?
Hello! Question about the time. In the directions it says cook for 2 hours low and then an additional 1 hour but in the recipe it says total of 2 hours. Should I be cooking it 3 hours?
Total of 2 hours.
Do I use marinated artichokes hearts or just in water?
In water. Thanks for the great rating!
I’d like to add chopped water chestnuts for some crunch. Do you think that addition would work.
Sure, go for it.
Can I make this recipe on the stovetop if I am in a hurry?
Yep, I do that all the time. It turns out great.
I’m making the dip now and the 2 hours is up. I noticed that it’s still quite runny. How do I get it to thicken in the crockpot? Do I keep it on warm or let it cool out?
I’ve never had that happen using fresh spinach. If you used frozen, maybe there was excess water. Hope this helps.
Made this last nite for Thanksgiving appetizer. Amazing. Everyone loved it
Hey there Lisa!
I am thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed this recipe, it’s definitely a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer since it’s so simple! Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate your support!
Thank you this was super easy and wow whT taste…. hope you ha e a blessed Thanksgiving 2022
Hey there Kristiana!
I am so happy to hear that you liked this recipe, there’s nothing better than a simple Crock Pot Dip in my opinion so I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it as well! Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate your support! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a Happy Holiday Season!
Hi there! Planning to make this for my daughter’s first birthday party this weekend. Could I make it without the artichokes? Would I need to add anything additional? Thanks!
Hey there Ashley!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I think you’re really going to love it! If you’re not a fan of artichokes, you can absolutely just leave them out of this recipe and make it into a warm spinach dip, removing the artichokes won’t change the texture or flavor all that much. I hope this is helpful and I really hope y’all enjoy the recipe! Let me know if you have any other questions, I’m always happy to help!
I have a 2 qt crock pot. Is that big enough or should I get the next size.
Hey there Jeanette!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I think you’re really going to love it! I normally make this dip in a larger sized Crock Pot and then once it’s done I’ll transfer it to a 2-quart crock pot to serve it on the WARM setting. So, the recipe should work in a two quart crock pot, it’ll just be a tighter fit, you may find it challenging to stir. You could also halve the recipe and make it in a two quart crock pot, that would work perfectly. Let me know how everything turns out, I really hope you enjoy!
Thank you im making it right now. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Hey there Brendie!
I am so happy to hear that you’re giving this recipe a try, this Spinach Artichoke Dip is super simple to make thanks to the Crock Pot and it’s great to serve at so many different occasion! Let me know how everything turned out, I really hope you enjoyed. Thank you so much for your kind words and your fantastic rating, I really appreciate your support!
Hello! When you say “small crock pot”, how small? I have a 2 qt. and then a 7 qt. Thank you!
Hey there Holly!
That’s a great question! I would recommend using your 2 qt Crock Pot for this Spinach Artichoke Dip since you have one. Honestly, you can use any size crock pot, but smaller tends to work a little better. Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays!
Before I use this recipe, do I drain the water from artichoke hearts? Thank you.
Hey there Lennae!
That is a fantastic questions, and the answer is yes! Before you add your artichoke hearts into the Crock Pot you’ll want to drain all of the liquid away. I hope this helps, thank you so much for your interest in this recipe. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Holidays!
Oops I was not sure about draining the artichokes either so I only drained half just in case that should be included in the recipe. And I don’t see how ten oz if fresh spinach would do tuna. Small crockpot initially, though I suppose it can smash good!. I’m glad I used my regular one as I haven’t even added the second bag of spinach yet and it already seems like a lot! Tastes great though!
Hey there Stacy!
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, it definitely makes a larger serving than you’d expect, but it sounds like you made a delicious dip! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and for this phenomenal rating, if you ever have any questions about a recipe please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Can this be cooked on the stove top? I do have a 6 quart crock pot but I’m worried it’s too big. What’s your thoughts?
Hey there Michelle!
That’s a great question! If you have a Crock Pot, I would go ahead and use it for this recipe. My concern would be if the Crock Pot was too small, but if you have a 6 quart, it won’t really matter if it’s too big. I hope this helps, let me know how you like the recipe if you end up trying it!
Made this dip and it is delicious!! Curious if I can freeze it? …
Hey there Kara!
That’s a great question, you can absolutely freeze it. Make sure that when you freeze it, you put it in an airtight container, and then reheat it in the crockpot on warm or in the oven on a low temp. I hope this helps, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for your support!
I make spinach artichoke dip almost exactly like yours. You have inspired me to add sour cream. Best wishes and good luck!
Yay! I’m glad your giving the sour cream a chance, I personally love it so I hope you do too! Thanks for your comment and rating. Best wishes!
Hi! Can I triple the recipe and cook in a larger crock pot?
You bet. That’s what I did a Christmas and the recipe turns out great.
Let me know how you like it.
Have a great day,
Talk about delicious! Hardly had any leftover! Thank you for the recipe! I had a Family member mention how it was better then Applebee’s!
Hey there Alyssa!
Wow! I am thrilled to hear that everyone enjoyed this recipe, it’s a classic! Thank you so much for your phenomenal rating and your kind words of support, if you ever have any questions about a recipe please don’t hesitate to reach out!
How many cups of dip does this recipe make?
Hey there Ann!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, that’s a great question! This recipe makes about 6 servings, which is about 4-5 cups of dip. I hope this helps, let me know how you like the recipe!
Can this dip be made the night before and warmed the next day?
Yes, you sure can make it the night before and then reheat.
Would it be possible to use frozen spinach instead of fresh? Thanks in advance.
Hey there Samantha!
Thank you so much for your interest in this recipe, that’s a great question! The concern using frozen spinach would be the additional moisture from defrosting it. I would say that using fresh spinach is best but you can substitute frozen if needed. You’ll want to thaw the spinach, drain it and squeeze out as much liquid as possible then add with the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out, thank you for your support, I hope you enjoy the recipe!
PLEASE let me know where you purchased the Cuisinart Warming Pot used for this dip?
I need one for entertaining.
Thank you in advance
It’s actually a fondue pot. I use this thing all the time! Here’s the link to get it on Amazon – https://amzn.to/3laqvRB
Have a great day,
robert creed Mullins