This warm, cheesy spinach dip is loaded with mouthwatering flavors like creamy spinach, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon! It’s the perfect party dip!
When it comes to party dips, people want three things… amazing bold flavors, TONS of gooey cheese, and great dippers. This Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip has all the bases covered for a fun, EASY dip that everyone will love!
This spinach dip has got to be my new favorite party dip of all time. I saw a recipe similar to this posted on Facebook by Delish, and it looked really good… so of course, I had to try my hand at it and jazz it up a bit. I added extra bacon, extra cheese, some fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. Man oh man, it did not disappoint!
I know when it comes to spinach dip at parties, usually there’s another ingredient in there…. artichokes. But I’ve never been a huge fan of them, so I decided to omit them here (although you could certainly add some!).
You can bake this dip in any 2 quart baking dish you’d like (or break it up over several smaller dishes), but I’m partial to my trusty cast iron pans… so I went with my 8″ skillet for this one.
And that extra cheese? It was definitely a good idea if you want that long, stretchy, gooey cheese when dipping into your dip!
Speaking of dipping… I chose to thinly slice up a baguette, drizzle the slices with a little olive oil and broil them until crispy, but this dip would be delicious with any of your favorite dippers (pretzels, chips, etc).
Since we have a couple of prime party events coming up over the next few months… New Years Eve and the BIG football game are two that immediately come to mind, I hope you guys give this cheesy bacon spinach dip a try!!
Recipe adapted from Delish
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- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 16 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed tightly to get rid of excess water
- 1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz fresh Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
- 1 baguette, thinly sliced
- minced fresh parsley, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish or cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Add cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, minced garlic, garlic powder and paprika to a large mixing bowl and stir until combined well.
- Add spinach (make sure you’ve really pressed it to get all the excess water out!), cooked bacon, Parmesan cheese and 1 cup of the shredded Mozzarella cheese. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish/skillet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, then place thinly sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese on top of the dip. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
- Bake until cheese is golden and mixture is bubbly, about 30 minutes. If your dip is very full in the baking dish, place dish on a baking sheet in case it bubbles over.
- Sprinkle dip with minced fresh parsley.
- Line sliced baguette pieces on a baking sheet and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Broil on HIGH for several minutes per side, until golden brown and toasted. Be careful, bread can burn VERY quickly this way.
- Serve dip hot, with toasted baguette pieces alongside.
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The Chunky Chef is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
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