Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

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For a different take on traditional spinach dip, Janie Obermier of St. Joseph, Missouri warms this rich mixture in the microwave. It's terrific with crackers, tortilla chips or fresh vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 238 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese until blended. Stir in spinach and mozzarella cheese. Spoon into an ungreased microwave-safe 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-5 minutes or until bubbly, stirring twice. Serve with crackers or vegetables. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Hot Spinach Dip in Quick Cooking July/August 2004, p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"I made this for a dinner party last evening. Everyone loved it! I'm not a mayo fan, so substituted sour cream. Will use this recipe again!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I made it for 6 years for a homeschool group who loved it. I usually substituted sliced, canned artichokes for the spinach. Gave out the recipe numerous times."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Whenever I get invited to parties, I am asked to bring this dip! I add a dash of garlic powder and serve it with sliced baguettes."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"not good. weird consistency. we even added rotel and it didn't fix it."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Actually, we found this to be too rich. Maybe the artichokes would have cut some of the richness."

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