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Rating: 4.56 stars
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0

Good 'n' spicy. Not your typical spinach dip recipe. No artichokes, here! Serve this tasty treat with tortilla chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Saute onion in skillet over medium heat in oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and chiles, let cook 2 minutes.

  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in spinach, cheese, cream cheese, half and half, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into shallow baking dish like a 9 inch quiche dish or pie plate.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the dip is bubbly and the top is light brown, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 12.4g; fat 44.4g; cholesterol 117.7mg; sodium 704.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
I searched out this recipe and made it for a friend of mine who's pregnant and craving spicy spinach dip without artichokes. Unfortunately she may have to wait for the second batch...this is REALLY GOOD! If you want it mild follow the recipe as written. But if you want it kickin try my modifications: use only 1 tablespoon of oil add 1 minced garlic clove to the onion replace the tomatoes with 2 cans of Ro tel AND keep the 1 can of diced chilies use a blend of shredded cheeses (cheddar monterey jack pepper jack colby etc. whatever you choose) use enough black pepper and cayenne pepper to suit your taste (maybe 1/4 teaspoon of each) and add 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Finally seal the deal with a dash or two of cajun seasoning. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
We actually preferred this without cooking it but cooked it's only fair at best. I may half the spinach next time. Read More
(6)
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
I searched out this recipe and made it for a friend of mine who's pregnant and craving spicy spinach dip without artichokes. Unfortunately she may have to wait for the second batch...this is REALLY GOOD! If you want it mild follow the recipe as written. But if you want it kickin try my modifications: use only 1 tablespoon of oil add 1 minced garlic clove to the onion replace the tomatoes with 2 cans of Ro tel AND keep the 1 can of diced chilies use a blend of shredded cheeses (cheddar monterey jack pepper jack colby etc. whatever you choose) use enough black pepper and cayenne pepper to suit your taste (maybe 1/4 teaspoon of each) and add 1/4 teaspoon cumin. Finally seal the deal with a dash or two of cajun seasoning. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This dip received rave reviews from my boyfriend and his other Monday Night Football watching friends. I did make some suggested substitutions by other reviewers and others to try and make this a "healthier dip" (as if such a thing were possible!). I substitued NO FAT Half and Half for the real stuff Neufchatel Cheese for the cream cheese and 2 (10 oz.) cans of Rotel Original diced Tomatoes and Green Chillies (drained) for the separate cans of tomatoes and diced chillies. In addition I only used 8 oz. of Monterey Jack. Finally I added 10 drops of Franks Red Hot Sauce to mixture to spice it up a little. I used a 7 X 11-in glass baking pan....it looked great and tasted great even though these changes make it lower in fat. Highly recommed this recipe! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2004
Great recipe - I make it all the time. I use 1 can of chiles and 1 can of spicy Rotel (drained) instead of tomatoes. I use a full cup of half n half - otherwise the dip is too thick. Read More
(25)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2011
This was good everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was not really spicy though. A little time consuming but had good flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2003
I made this over Thanksgiving with a few variations. Instead of a regular onion I sauteed one bunch of chopped green onions with a tiny bit of butter/margarine. To save time I used canned diced tomatoes with green chilis added and I used two cans. I didn't use any salt or pepper and I added a dollop of sour cream and used about two cups of shredded cheese Mexican blend with four different cheeses. I didn't add the half n half either. The family LOVED it however the kids found it too spicy for their taste. GREAT with tortilla chips. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
I have made this dip exactly as directed and it's a little bland but still very good. I now skip the can of green chili's but use Rotel and add garlic chili powder cumin and a jalepeno if I have one. I have used mont. jack and have used cheddar. I think I like it with cheddar better. I cut the spinach in half and it is plenty. I love this dip I make it more than any other and it always gets gobbled up! Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2005
Very good although I changed a few things. I did not have regular spinache so I used a box of frozen creamed spinache then reduced the milk to 1/2 cup. Also added some red pepper and cajun seasoning nice and spicy! Very easy to make. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This dip is yummy and great with nachos or crackers. The recipe is easy to follow and there are no "crazy" ingredients that are hard to find. Highly reccommended; takes awhile to prepare but it is definitely worth it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
Great dip I too used Ro'tel tomatoes with chili's used a can and a half but you could easily use two cans. I drained the juice and made sure the spinach was very dry also. Added a few drops of Tabasco but next time I will double that. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2003
We actually preferred this without cooking it but cooked it's only fair at best. I may half the spinach next time. Read More
(6)