This easy Spinach Dip recipe comes together quickly, can be made ahead of time, and is served in a bread bowl or serving bowl with crackers and crudités. The perfect addition to any party menu!
Years ago, I wanted to make a spinach dip recipe, but every single one I found online called for a packet of ranch seasoning mix. On a particularly busy football-watching weekend in the fall, I finally put together a homemade version and absolutely LOVED it. This disappears quickly anytime I serve it for a party and people are usually left tearing off chunks of the bread bowl after all of the dip has vanished. It takes only minutes to make and you can serve it with a wide variety of dippables.
The best thing about this particular dip? It’s highly possible that you have every single thing you need in your pantry and refrigerator/freezer already. Also, it’s ridiculously addicting, even for those who aren’t veggie lovers!
How To Make Spinach Dip
This is one of the easiest dip recipes (that doesn’t include a seasoning pouch) you’ll ever make!
The first (and most important) step is to thaw and drain your spinach.
How I thaw my spinach: I take the frozen block of spinach and place it in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave for anywhere from 1 to 3 minutes, until it is soft and no big icy chunks remain. Then I place the spinach in a clean kitchen towel, gather it up in a ball and squeeeeeeeeze until all of the excess moisture has been removed.
Once that’s done, all that’s left is stirring together the spinach, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Fold in the Greek yogurt, then refrigerate for 1 hour so that the flavors have a chance to meld. If you’re short on time, you can skip this step, but it really does amp up the flavor if you can let it sit for at least an hour (I often make it the day before).
What Should You Serve with Spinach Dip?
I LOVE serving this in a bread bowl! It takes only a few minutes to hollow out a round loaf of bread and cut it into cubes (and it always gets ooooh’s and ahhhh’s). If you go that route (and you should, so easy!), you can serve it with cubed bread and assorted crackers and vegetables.
If you skip the bread bowl, I still recommend serving it with your favorite crackers and vegetables. Some ideas:
Red, yellow and orange bell peppers
Can Spinach Dip Be Prepared Ahead of Time? Can it Be Frozen?
Yes, you can absolutely prepare this ahead of time; you can mix it up, cover and refrigerate up to one day in advance. It’s good for about three days in the refrigerator, but I recommend only making it a day in advance so it’s at peak freshness!
I don’t recommend freezing it, however, because the yogurt can break down a bit when thawed and cause the dip to be runny.
Looking for a Hot, Cheesy Spinach Dip Recipe?
I’ve got you covered! Check out the Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe here on the site. One of my most popular recipes!
In a large bowl, stir together the chopped spinach, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne until completely combined. Gently fold in the Greek yogurt until thoroughly incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Serve in a bread bowl with reserved bread cubes, or simply serve in a bowl with fresh vegetables, crackers, tortilla chips or pretzels. Leftover dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.