Warm slow cooker cheese baby spinach dip

15 May

cheesy spinach slow cooker dip - The Hungry Mum

I am that person who is more than happy with dip, cheese, crackers and wine for dinner on a Saturday night when I’m with friends. Last night was such a night – an impromptu invite to a friend’s house seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a dip from scratch.

I have made tzatziki from scratch before (https://thehungrymum.com/2015/05/07/easy-tzatziki-dip-recipe-and-a-giveaway/) but this cheesy baby spinach dip made in a slow cooker takes home-made dip to another level.

Tzatziki dip - The Hungry Mum

So after a busy day yesterday that consisted of two soccer games (a win for Miss8, a loss for Miss10), an ice-skating birthday party for both on the other side of Sydney, an epic and authentic Lebanese lunch, then a sleep-over birthday party for Miss8 it was off to dinner at our friends’ house.

We came bearing crackers, cheeses and my dip.

This dip was a roaring success – we all dug in and ate more than is probably healthy. It is awesome served warm but also very yummy served at room temperature.

Despite the presence of artichoke – shhh – Miss 8 ate her body weight in it while it was cooling.

To quote Miss8: ‘you have some mad cooking skills – this is delicious.’ She promptly proceeded to put quite the dent in the bowl of dip.

GATHER:

225 grams cream cheese, diced

1 cup full fat Greek yogurt

300 grams fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped – save a handful for garnish

350 grams marinated artichokes, drained, chopped then flaked

1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

decent handful freshly flat leaf parsley

salt and freshly ground black pepper

cheesy spinach slow cooker dip ... The Hungry Mum

LET’S GET TO IT:

Set slow cooker to low.

In a large bowl stir all of the ingredients – except the handful of leaves and parsley – together thoroughly.

Spray the inside bowl of a slow cooker with non-stick spray and tip everything from the bowl in. Give a stir, put lid on and leave for an hour.

Check on it after an hour and stir and taste. Depending on your slow cooker it may be done or may need longer. It is done when everything is melted together and nicely mixed it. Season with salt and pepper and stir again.

Just before serving sprinkle over the extra spinach and parsley. Best served warm with crackers, also great at room temperature.

Cheese spinach slow cooker dip - The Hungry Mum

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23 Responses to “Warm slow cooker cheese baby spinach dip”

  1. heartandsoul974 May 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    It looks delicious!😉

  2. Sheryl May 15, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    mmm. . . This dip looks wonderful.

  3. youthfoodblog May 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    What a wonderful, healthy dip!

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 15, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    I never thought you could make a dip in a slow cooker but there you go! 😀 It sounds like a great idea!

    • The Hungry Mum May 16, 2016 at 7:39 am #

      I love my slow cooker – any excuse to wheel it out 😉

  5. Dione May 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    It was absolutely delicious!!

    • The Hungry Mum May 16, 2016 at 7:39 am #

      hehehe – I knew you’d appreciate it #DipLoversUnite 😉

  6. Laura @ Feast Wisely May 16, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    Yum Hungry Mum – from first glance I thought this was a blue cheese based dip – sounds delicious anyway

    • The Hungry Mum May 16, 2016 at 7:13 am #

      oooh blue cheese dip would be amazing! Now I want some 🙂

      • Laura @ Feast Wisely May 17, 2016 at 7:11 am #

        Check out the recipe on my blog – the simple combo of blue cheese and roasted pumpkin makes for a fantastic dip!

      • The Hungry Mum May 19, 2016 at 3:25 am #

        Done. Now I want blue cheese!

  7. Eartha May 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Must say this is my fist time seeing the use of a slow cooker to make a dip and I love the method. It makes perfect sense. Love all the ingredients and the dip looks delicious.

    • The Hungry Mum May 17, 2016 at 7:41 am #

      How fab are slow cookers?! Even though it is still warm in Australia – autumn failed to arrive this year – I have already dragged mine out. This recipe is great as you can plonk it in, do the school pick up, bring in washing, vacuum, and voila – your dip is ready 🙂

      • Eartha May 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

        Lol! Love the multi-tasking plot :).

  8. Shari May 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    I am the same as you as far as being happy to eat crackers, dip, and wine for a weekend dinner! Your dip sounds so yummy. I love that you can make it in the crock pot. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipe!

    • The Hungry Mum May 17, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      Isn’t it the best?! I am crazy for cheese – and wine 😉

  9. Liz May 17, 2016 at 1:04 am #

    Yum! I am about to embark on a fondue experiment, so will (hopefully) experience something similar. Your dip looks amazing.

  10. Gather and Graze May 17, 2016 at 6:37 am #

    Love, love, love the sound of this dip HM. Can’t wait to try… and taste!

    • The Hungry Mum May 17, 2016 at 6:59 am #

      ohmygosh – make sure you wear something roomy! I ate so much dip and was wishing I had my PJs on 😉

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