Creamy Cheesy Spinach Dip


This hot spinach dip doesn't contain mayo or sour cream like most, so it's very cheesy and very delicious. I get asked for the recipe every time I make it. For those who don't want a strong cheese like Cheddar, you can replace it with anything you like or even leave it out altogether. I like adding the Cheddar because it adds color and a little more flavor.

looking down at a casserole dish of creamy cheesy spinach dip with a side of sliced toasted bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach - thawed, drained, and chopped

  • ½ cup milk

  • 6 ounces cream cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until lightly browned, 4 to 7 minutes. Add spinach and simmer until spinach is hot, about 5 minutes. Drain any liquid from the mixture and transfer to a bowl.

  3. Pour milk into the pot and return it to medium heat. Melt cream cheese into milk; cook and stir together, about 3 minutes. Return spinach mixture to pot with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese; stir to combine. Season the mixture with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden brown on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
9g Fat
4g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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