Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is an easy, party perfect appetizer with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts in the crock pot.

This popular Appetizer is made even easier using the slow cooker to cook and serve! Once you’ve tried it, you’ll always want to serve a warm and ready slow cooker dip like Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip or Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Dip at every party.

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip hand dipping cracker

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is an easy and versatile recipe that adults and kids will love. Serve it up with pasta mixed in for the little ones (a totally easy way to get the kids to eat spinach).

The Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is a popular favorite for a potluck appetizer or as the star of your favorite holiday gathering. It takes just a few minutes to get the ingredients into the slow cooker and two hours later, you have a dip that both kids and adults will be waiting for with lots of crackers to dip.

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Crockpot Spinach Dip and Crackers

When shopping for crackers to use with Spinach Artichoke Dip, you can’t go wrong with classic butter crackers like RITZ. Any sturdy cracker will also work well. Vegetable crackers will complement the veggie flavors in the dip, or peppered water crackers will add a nice bite. Try using tortilla chips or toasted baguette slices for a fun variety, or sliced mini bell peppers to add a bright crunch.

Here are some other recipes using crackers:

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip in bowl on serving plate with crackers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use frozen spinach for Spinach Artichoke Dip?

You can use frozen chopped spinach if you squeeze out as much water as you can. Please defrost before adding to the slow cooker to aid in the water removal and to keep cooking time uniform.

Can I use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic in this recipe?

If you don’t have fresh garlic you can sub ½ teaspoon garlic powder, but don’t use garlic salt as it will make the dip far too salty.

How do I prepare the artichokes and spinach for this dip?

Chop your artichoke hearts and the spinach to prevent huge chunks being in the dip.

How can I lighten up Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip?

You can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream, you can also use lite mayonnaise and cream cheese in place of the full fat variety.

What size Crock Pot should I use for Spinach Artichoke Dip?

Use a smaller round slow cooker to avoid burning or overcooking. 

How to Store Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Serve: This dip can be kept warm in the crock pot for up to 4 hours after it is finished cooking. Don’t leave at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
  • Store: Let Spinach Artichoke Dip cool completely, and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: Because of the sour cream and mayonnaise in this recipe, it is not recommended to freeze it, because it will separate upon defrosting.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip in bowl on serving plate with crackers

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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy and addicting! Made with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts, perfect for your party it stays warm the whole time.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 10 ounces fresh spinach , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts , chopped
  • ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 13.7 ounce RITZ Crackers , for serving

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a 3qt. slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Stir well before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Keyword: Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy and addicting! Made with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts, perfect for your party it stays warm the whole time.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy and addicting! Made with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts, perfect for your party it stays warm the whole time.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy and addicting! Made with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts, perfect for your party it stays warm the whole time.
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip ingredients in crock pot
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip cooking in slow cooker
Ritz Crackers served with Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
How to make Spinach Artichoke Dip in the slow cooker
Easy Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip heaped on cracker
crockpot spinach dip ingredients in slow cooker

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Excellent! Way more flavorful than any I’ve had before. Using fresh spinach is so much easier than dealing with frozen.

    1. I agree! I’m hosting Super Bowl Sunday this year, and I’m excited to make your Artichoke Spinach Dip! I never thought of making this dip in a slow cooker before, and absolutely love the idea. Ritz crackers and dipping breads are among our favorites too and I know this warm, yummy appetizer will score a touchdown with my family and friends. Thanks, Sabrina, for sharing your recipe with us!

  2. This recipe didnt have a lot of flavor. Its definitely not like normal restaurant spinach dip. I did not enjoy it.

  3. I love that this Spinach Artichoke Dips done in the Crock Pot! It’s always one of my favorites! I order it whenever we go out!

  4. I’m a spinach dip addict. LOVE that it can be made in the slow cooker, too! Perfect for parties!

      1. You can double it if you’d like or just watch the cook time. It might take less time because the ingredients are more spread out. Enjoy!

  5. Baked chicken brown rice vegetable Casserole: my brown rice was not done. I cut the recipe in half. The chicken and flavor were wonderful. I put it back I. The oven for 15 minutes. Better but not 100% done. Any sugggestions

    1. Was the stock you put in boiling hot? I know that can make the difference in the cooking time, especially with the rice. Glad to hear the chicken was wonderful though. 🙂

  6. Well, this is BRILLIANT! I love spinach artichoke dip, and the fact that you can make it in the slow cooker makes me so happy. Hello, no-fuss gameday eats!