Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
This warm, cheesy spinach dip is loaded with mouthwatering flavors like creamy spinach, gooey cheese, and crispy bacon! It's the perfect party dip!
Servings: 8 servings
- 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.
Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1178mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7595IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 455mg | Iron: 2.7mg