Fiesta Spinach Dip is a cheesy warm dip made with spinach, diced tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and seasonings, all made in a crockpot. It should definitely be added to your list of New Year’s Eve appetizers! I also have an easy Spinach dip you will love.
Fiesta Spinach Dip
You can never have too many dip recipes, especially when it comes to the holidays. The more finger foods and appetizers for your Christmas parties, the better! And, when they can be made in a crockpot it gives you time to mingle or just relax for a bit. Fiesta Spinach Dip is so easy to throw together, but still so delicious and flavorful- when you see the spice blend, you’ll understand why it’s so delicious! If you are feeling festive, I also have a Spinach Dip Pull Apart Christmas Tree you will love!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Cheese: Both mozzarella cheese and cream cheese helps make this dip super creamy and cheesy. You could try this dip with your favorite kinds of cheese, too. I think Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese would also be amazing.
Spinach: I used frozen spinach in this recipe, and you can just add it to the slow cooker while still frozen. Fresh spinach would also work in the recipe; just make sure it wilts down before serving the dip.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes with green chilis give the dip a little bit of a kick to it, but not too much. However, you could add whatever kind of canned tomatoes you prefer.
Sour Cream: If you are not a fan of sour cream, you could try the dip with Greek yogurt.
Jalapeno Pepper: If you don’t want a little more kick to the dip, you could leave out the jalapeno.
Seasonings: Grab salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and onion powder to use in the dip.
Can I Make This Dip Without a Crockpot?
Yes! If your crockpot or slow cooker is being used for another flavorful appetizer, dip, or side dish like Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, you can make this on the stovetop. Simply add the ingredients to a large saucepan and heat on low until the cheese has melted and everything is blended together.
How to Serve
Of course, tortilla chips are a delicious option when it comes to serving this dip. But, try more dipping choices like wheat thins, buttery crackers, crostini, and pretzel chips.
How to Store Fiesta Spinach Dip
If there is any of this dip left over after serving, save it! Store the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat it in the crockpot or stovetop.
Fiesta Spinach Dip
- 3 cups (339 g) mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen spinach
- 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilis
- ½ cup (115 g) sour cream, room temperature
- 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- tortilla chips, for dipping
- To a slow cooker, add mozzarella cheese, spinach, cream cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and onion powder.
- Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Serve with tortilla chips or crostini.
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