Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip

Spinach Feta Dip
  • Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    90 Mins
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This dip is perfect for the slow cooker: it’s hands-off and cooks in 90 minutes. All you need to do is stir the dip every 30 minutes or so to make sure it’s melting together evenly. Once the dip has cooked, keep it warm on the lowest slow cooker setting for serving.

If you can’t find feta, you can use Monterey Jack, which melts beautifully. You will probably need to add an extra pinch of salt if you do that, though.

Make-Ahead and Storing Spinach Feta Dip

You can make this dip entirely in advance; just keep it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, reheat it gently over low heat on the stovetop or in your slow cooker on the “warm” setting until it comes back to its original deliciousness.

I don’t recommend freezing cheese-based dips like this. They tend to get grainy and lose their creamy texture. But this dip will keep great in the fridge for five to seven days, and I can’t envision a world where your family couldn’t finish it off by then!



    This Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip is a terrific warm appetizer for game day ... or any party! Creamy, cheesy, and packed with spinach. Serve it with veggies or pita chips, and it'll go fast.

    Step 1

    If you are using fresh spinach (my preference), trim off any long stems and add the spinach to a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and cook until spinach is completely cooked down, and all the liquid has cooked off. If you are using frozen spinach, thaw it completely in the microwave, then press the spinach between bunches of paper towels to press out as much liquid as possible. Add the thawed spinach to a skillet with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. The spinach won’t wilt like fresh spinach, but it’s good to season it anyway and cook off any extra water.

    Step 2

    Combine the cream cheese, feta cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and cooked spinach in a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 60 minutes, then turn to low for 30 minutes more, stirring a few times to make sure the dip is cooking evenly.

    Step 3

    Turn to the Warm setting to keep the dip warm until serving. If the dip separates slightly, stir it well to recombine. Serve the dip with pita chips or sliced veggies.

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