Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!So let’s pretend for just a minute here.  Pretend it’s first thing in the morning, and you just turned on the local news.  You’ve got a cup of steaming coffee in your hand, and you’re ready for the day.  That’s when the weatherman (or weatherwoman) says it’s going to be a dark and stormy day.  If it’s cold where you live, then let’s pretend it’s a blizzard type of day.  If it’s warmer, then we’ll pretend it’s a thunderstorm type of day.  Either way, it’s the kind of day where you don’t want to go out.  So what do you do?

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!With a 5-year-old and 2 10-month-old puppies in the house, we rarely have an entire day with nothing to do.  However, it’s fun to pretend, right?  For me, I would probably turn off the news and make some bread dough.  I love baking homemade bread!  Then I would make another cup of coffee (preferably Community Coffee’s Coffee & Chicory), and then I’d curl up on the couch with a good book.

My “Books to Read” pile has been steadily growing over the past few years.  It turns out that having a kid and 2 puppies is inversely related to having time to read – shocking, I know!  However, I have a couple John Grisham books on the list as well as a book by Tom Clavin telling the story of Wyatt Earp and the shootout at the OK Corral (aff. link).  And I’ve also been eyeing up Bram Stoker’s Dracula again.  I’ve read that one 3 or 4 times now.  It might be an older “classic” book, but it’s really good!  Oh, and the Sword of Shannara series is calling again, too.  I’m a nerd like that.

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Turning our attention back to food, I’d probably have something going in the slow cooker.  As much as I love to cook and bake, I’d have to say that I’d rather spend a dark and stormy day reading books and playing video games.  That’s where the slow cooker comes in.  This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a delicious option for appetizers – and I may or may not have turned this dip into dinner one night.  It’s so creamy and delicious!

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!With the Super Bowl around the corner, it’s time to focus on the appetizer menu.  What are your favorite Super Bowl appetizers?  Hot wings?  Dips?  Sandwiches?  All of the above?  Yup, I’m an “All of the above” kinda guy.  While I do love football, I generally only have a passing interest in the game unless the New Orleans Saints are playing in it.  Otherwise, the Super Bowl is a good excuse to eat delicious appetizers.  Who’s with me here?

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is an easy option for a Super Bowl appetizer.  It only takes a couple of hours to make, and then you can serve it right out of the slow cooker.  (Just flip the switch from High to Warm when it’s time to serve.)  I personally like serving this dip with a mix of pita chips, tortilla chips and baby carrots.  The carrots are delicious, and they also make things a bit more healthy, right?  Oh, who are we kidding?  It’s the Super Bowl.  We can go back to our healthy New Year’s resolutions tomorrow!

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!No matter whether you make this Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip for the big game or for yourself on a dark and stormy day (hey, this is a judgement-free zone!), I can promise it’ll be delicious!  Enjoy!

Did you make a batch of this Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 265kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. frozen spinach
  • ½ cup chopped green onions use white and green parts
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 8 oz. cream cheese cut into 1” cubes
  • sliced baguette chips, crackers, etc., for serving

Instructions

  • Thaw spinach overnight in the refrigerator. (Note: Place the boxes in a bowl as they have a tendency to leak when thawed.) If time doesn’t permit, you can heat the spinach in a microwave for several minutes – just read the instructions on the side of the package.
  • Spray a 3- to 5-quart slow cooker with nonstick baking spray.
  • Using several paper towels, squeeze excess moisture from the spinach and place in the slow cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for cream cheese (green onions, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, artichokes, salt and paprika).
  • Sprinkle cream cheese evenly on top of other ingredients.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Stir mixture until well combined.
  • Reduce heat to WARM for serving.

This Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to mix, and then the slow cooker does the rest!

Looking for more tasty Super Bowl dip recipes?  Check out these other favorites, too:

Served right out of the cast iron skillet, this Bacon Spinach Dip with Garlic Knots makes for a fun and tasty Super Bowl appetizer!Bacon Spinach Dip

This Mediterranean Carrot Dip is a fun way to eat your daily veggies!Mediterranean Carrot Dip

Complete with spicy buffalo chicken, creamy refried beans and crunchy bacon, this 7-Layer Buffalo Chicken Dip is a surefire party favorite!7-Layer Buffalo Chicken Dip

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love it that you’d make bread on a theoretical ‘nothing to do’ day. It really is a therapeutic kitchen project.

    And this dip is a crowd pleaser for sure. Great idea to make it in the slow cooker!

    1. Hah – I like that you pointed out the ‘theoretical’ side of the nothing to do day. Because in reality, there’s no such thing as a nothing to do day! But wouldn’t it be nice?? 🙂 Thanks, Marissa!

    1. Haha – yeah, it’s *almost* health food. 🙂 I mean, I guess if you only use carrots as dippers, then that would help, too. Either way, this one is a classic appetizer for gamedays…or cold winter weekend days. Thanks, Michelle!

    1. You should pick up the Sword of Shannara series again – I started it over the holidays, and it’s great! Of course, the challenge now is keeping it going since the holiday vacation is over. Thanks, Sherry!

  2. In the pre-plague days, I used to listen to audio books during my commute. This past year, I’ve actually had time to sit down a read, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. Though I’m not a Superbowl fan – and I say that only because it’s important for people to realize that we do exist … I don’t even care about the half-time show! I mean, I’ve tried therapy, but it’s not worked – I wish I were throwing a party and could make this dip for that! God, I can’t wait for the days when I can have people over again! And when they do, this dip will be on the table!

    1. What!? Super Bowl non-fans exist?? Who are you? Haha – just kidding. I truly only pay attention when the Saints are in it. Otherwise, the Super Bowl is just an excuse to eat delicious comfort food appetizers. We may or may not even watch the actual game.

      Forget having people over, I say make this dip for yourself and your husband, Jeff. Y’all deserve it! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Your days of curling up and reading all day will return although I think you still have a few years to go! I love the idea of making this classic dip in the slow cooker! It looks so rich and creamy and perfect for an appetizer spread on some crusty bread.

    1. Hah – I’ll have to take your word on that one, Kathy. I tried reading yesterday afternoon, but Robbie was in the middle of an epic battle with ‘bad guys,’ so it was a wee bit difficult to concentrate. 🙂 In the meantime, though, I’ll still be making this slow cooker spinach artichoke dip. It’s a winner…no matter how loud the house is!

  4. Yum. I don’t have an instant pot, but I do love spinach artichoke dip. I’ve seen a lot of spinach artichoke dips that use marinated artichokes, which has always surprised me. I prefer your recipe.

    1. No need for an instant pot here, Mimi – just a slow cooker! And I agree. No need for marinated artichokes when they’re going into a dip.

  5. 5 stars
    Making dips in my slow cooker is something I haven’t yet attempted David. And I’m a huge fan of a slow cooker as you know. Thanks for this recipe. It looks absolutely delicious. I’ve given up on my book reading list for now. I usually read loads on holidays but…….oh well maybe in the future!

    1. Ah, you need to jump into the world of slow cooker dips, Neil! Like most anything in the slow cooker, this one is super easy. And the taste is amazing, too! Here’s to one day being able to sit down and read again, right? 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    We have that weather here now, its summer but it rains once in a while, what a weird start to our year. You recipe looks fantastic, perfect time to make when were just chilling at home

    1. It’s always so strange talking about food when we’re in opposite seasons! For us, we’re hunkered down with serious winter comfort food – I’m looking at a bunch of snow out of my window right now. Either way, this dip is a great one for hanging out at home and watching tv. Thanks, Raymund!

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