Southwest Spinach Dip Recipe
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Southwest Spinach Dip Recipe

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Even people who usually stay away from spinach will indulge in this delicious dip. You can increase the spiciness by adding more hot sauce.—Caula Barley, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Mexican diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 89 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add spinach; cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until wilted. Drain well and chop.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in tomatoes and cream cheese until blended. Stir in the spinach, cheese blend, chilies, vinegar and pepper sauce.
  3. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm with chips. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Southwest Spinach Dip in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p14

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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alisone User ID: 6304815 105562
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"I would add a little salt. I made it for our Lifegroup tonight and people said it was good!"

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