This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is definitely one of the best appetizers you can make! It's creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor. Serve it at your next party as an appetizer, or just make it for yourself when you need a comforting snack.
Slow cooker spinach artichoke dip is no longer only reserved for restaurants or special occasions. This delightful appetizer can be made with the help of your slow cooker.
This popular dish is usually made with spinach, artichokes, Parmesan cheese, and other creamy cheeses. It's then seasoned to perfection to round out the flavors.
It's served warm with a variety of dipping vehicles. You can serve it with tortilla chips, pita chips, raw vegetables, or even your favorite crackers!
This is hands-down the best spinach artichoke dip you will taste, and it's so simple to make. Just add all of the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its thing. In a few hours, you'll have the most amazing appetizer that's perfect for any occasion!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This restaurant-style appetizer can easily be made right at home with the help of your crock pot.
- It's creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor.
- The slow cooker helps you keep it nice and warm so it's always ready to go.
- Serve it as a game day appetizer, or make it for a movie night for the whole family to enjoy!
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Slow Cooker Artichoke Dip
- Fresh Spinach - This fresh leafy green adds a pop of green color to the dish, along with nutrients and texture.
- Artichoke Hearts - You'll need canned or jarred artichoke hearts that are quartered and drained properly.
- Butter - Helps make the dip mixture smooth and buttery.
- Yellow Onion & Garlic - Adds bold garlic and onion flavor that pairs well with the cheese, spinach, and artichokes.
- Black Pepper - Used to help season the dish properly and balance the flavors.
- Cornstarch - Adds thickness to the dip so it can easily be scooped.
- Milk - Thins out the dip mixture while keeping it rich and creamy.
- Worchestershire - Adds a salty umami flavor that adds richness to the overall dip.
- Sour Cream - Gives the dip a creamy texture as well as a slightly tart and tangy taste.
- Mozzarella Cheese - Adds a classic melty, stringy texture to the dish with fresh, creamy flavor.
- Parmesan Cheese - Gives this dip a salty, cheesy flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients.
How To Make Crock Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Prepare the vegetables: Wash the spinach and remove the stems. Chop the onion into small dice and mince the garlic.
Add to slow cooker: Add the prepared vegetables to the crock pot along with the cheeses and seasonings. Mix to fully combine and evenly distribute.
Slow cook the dip: Cover the crockpot with the lid and cook on HIGH for 1.5 hours or LOW for 2.5-3 hours or until the cheese is melted and the spinach has wilted into the mixture.
Stir and serve: Stir everything together to combine and serve with your favorite dipping foods!
- Chop the onion and garlic into small pieces to ensure there aren't large bites of them throughout the dip.
- Remove the woody stems from the spinach, as this could make the dip stringy.
- Make sure to drain the artichoke hearts properly to avoid a watery dip.
- If you want a thinner consistency, add more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
- The time it takes to melt the cheese and wilt the spinach will depend on your slow cooker. Start checking it at the lower end of the time range and go from there.
- Use different greens: Instead of spinach, try using kale, arugula, or Swiss chard.
- Add protein: Add in cooked and shredded chicken or a can of drained chickpeas for a heartier dip.
- Make it spicy: Add in some red pepper flakes or diced jalapenos for a little bit of heat.
- Try different cheeses: Use all mozzarella, cheddar cheese, or a mix of your favorite shredded cheeses.
- Add other vegetables: Sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or mushrooms would be a great addition to this delicious creamy dip.
Storing: This dip is best served immediately, but if you have any leftovers, make sure they are cooled and stored in an airtight container. It will last in the fridge for up to a week. Freezing is not recommended as the milk and cheese will de-emulsify, making it a liquidy texture.
Reheating: If you want to reheat this, add it to a pot on the stove over low heat. Stir until it's evenly heated throughout. You may need to add a splash of milk to thin it out as it reheats.
If you're worried about the cheese burning, mix it in towards the end of cooking or cook on LOW instead of HIGH.
This dip is best served fresh, but you can prepare it ahead of time by chopping the vegetables and mixing all of the ingredients together. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to cook it.
If your dip is watery, you may have added too much liquid or not drained the artichoke hearts properly. Try cooking it uncovered for a little bit to allow some of the liquid to evaporate. You could also add in some more shredded cheese to help thicken it.
More Creamy Slow Cooker Recipes
- Crock Pot Marry Me Chicken
- Creamy Slow Cooker Olive Garden Dressing Chicken Pasta
- Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts with Artichoke Hearts
- Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole (With Ritz Crackers)
- Creamy Slow Cooker Spinach Tomato Sausage Tortellini Soup
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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 (16 oz.) bag baby spinach (Stems Removed)
- 3 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup yellow onion (minced)
- 2 tsp garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1¼ cups Parmesan cheese
- 1 (12 oz.) can artichoke hearts (drained and chopped into ¾" pieces)
- Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. Mix everything until well combined.
- Cover and cook on high for 1½ hours or on low for 2½ to 3 hours. Or until the cheese has completely melted and the spinach has reduced.
- Stir to combine everything. Then serve with tortilla chips or toasted bread.
*All nutrition information provided is automatically calculated and is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients, brands, and changes in cooking methods listed in the recipe. If you need exact numbers on your ingredients, I would recommend calculating them with your prefered nutrition calculator.