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This Spinach Dip with Garlic bites is creamy, cheesy, and delightfully garlicky with the perfect dippers baked right in the same pan. They’re perfect for your next game night, holiday celebration, or gathering around the tv to watch your favorite team bring home the win!
WHAT MAKES THIS RECIPE DIFFERENT
There are two things that make this spinach dip recipe different than a lot of the others that we’ve enjoyed over the years.
Dip and bread all in one pan. No need to dirty tons of dishes just to make a tasty appetizer. Get the dip and the garlic bites made in one pan all at once!
A little bit of heat. When a say a little bit, I mean a tiny bit. My five year old is obsessed with this recipe and he is sensitive to spice. I add green chiles to this recipe to add an extra layer of flavor.
WHAT’S SPINACH DIP MADE OF?
Who wants a recipe that requires dozens of ingredients to make? Not me.
If I have to make a trip to the grocery store for an ingredient I’ll only use for one recipe, I probably won’t make it. That’s one of the reasons I love this baked spinach dip.
Here’s what you’ll need in your kitchen to make it:
Biscuits- the refrigerated kind works best for this recipe and they’re a great time saver.
Cream Cheese- This is the body of the spinach dip and makes it deliciously creamy.
Mozzarella Cheese- Gives this recipe the perfect cheese pull.
Parmesan Cheese- Another cheesy element that makes this the perfect spinach dip.
Spinach- Adds a little healthy kick to an otherwise indulgent recipe.
Green Chiles- Add a hint of spice to a traditional recipe.
Butter- To brush over the biscuit dough balls to help them bake up golden brown.
Garlic Powder- You can’t have garlic bites without a little bit of garlic.
Oregano- Adds a little flavor and color to the biscuit dough before baking.
HOW TO MAKE SPINACH DIP WITH GARLIC BITES
Step 1: Cut the biscuits into 6 pieces
Step 2: Use the palms of your hands to roll the biscuit pieces into balls. Pro tip: spray a little nonstick spray on your palms to keep them from sticking.
Step 3: Spray your baking pan and place the balls of biscuit dough around the perimeter of the baking dish. Don’t be afraid to squish them together. They pull apart easily after baking.
Step 4: Cut the room temperature cream cheese into cubes.
Step 5: Use a blender to puree the green chiles. This step is optional, but it keeps the heat level consistent in every bite.
Step 6: Add the pureed green chiles, both kinds of shredded cheese, and chopped spinach to the softened cream cheese.
Step 7: Mix it all up. Make sure it’s mixed well so the heat from the chiles is distributed throughout.
Step 8: Melt the butter in a small dish and mix in the garlic powder and oregano. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuit balls with the butter mixture.
Step 9: Add the cream cheese mixture to the center of the baking dish. Don’t be afraid to pile it high or let it overlap some of the biscuit dough.
WHY IS SPINACH DIP GOOD FOR YOU?
I worked with an amazing woman for years that was incredibly food-positive. She could always find a way to spin whatever I was eating into healthy food when I was on one of my countless fad diets. So, I’m going to channel my inner Diana for a minute and tell you a few ways this Spinach Dip recipe is a healthy choice 🙂
- Green veggies. It can be hard to get my kids to eat their veggies. When I sneak it into this savory dip, they have no problem eating their greens.
- High in protein. While it’s not equivalent to eating a serving of meat, the cheese in this recipe does offer a significant amount of protein.
- High in calcium. Between the cream cheese, mozarella cheese, and parmesan cheese, this dip helps you meet your daily reccomendation of calcium.
- Low Carb. Let’s pretend you can avoid those pesky garlic bites after they come out of the oven. If you use veggies to dip, the dip in this recipe is low in carbs.
IS SPINACH DIP SUPPOSED TO BE HOT OR COLD?
I’ve had this spinach dip recipe hot, cold, room temperature–basically any way you can possibly eat it. I can-without a doubt-tell you that it’s delicious no matter how you choose to serve it.
My favorite way to eat it is straight out of the oven when it’s still hot and bubbly. This could be because smelling it cook for 25 minutes is a cruel form of torture and I can’t wait to dig in.
The great thing about this dip is that even after you get your fill of bubbly hot spinach dip, you can keep munching on it throughout the evening at a gathering with friends, or all the way through the fourth quarter of the next football game.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH IT
If you’re not a “knuckle dipper” (ya know, the kind of person that eats more dip than they do chips or bread), then you may want to serve something else alongside this baked spinach dip. This is definitely a hearty portion that is great for sharing.
Here are a few of my favorite things to eat with a little spinach dip on top:
- Make an extra pan of garlic bites. They bake up just as tasty without the dip in the middle.
- Tortilla chips. Who doesn’t love a cripsy crunch with a creamy dip?
- Pita chips. Grab the garlic flavored ones for an extra kick of flavor.
- Veggies. Carrots, broccoli, and even cauliflower make a delicious low carb dipping option.
MAKE AHEAD AND STORAGE
If you love this Spinach Dip with Garlic Bites as much as our family does, make sure you share the recipe with your family and friends so they can try it too. Don’t forget to Pin it so you can make it again soon!
- 1 can Refrigerated Biscuits
- 16 oz Cream Cheese
- 2 cups Chopped Spinach
- 4 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tbsp Oregano
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 4 oz Diced Green Chiles
- 3 tbsp Butter
1. Cut the biscuits into 6 pieces
2. Use the palms of your hands to roll the biscuit pieces into balls. Pro tip: spray a little nonstick spray on your palms to keep them from sticking.
3. Spray your baking pan and place the balls of biscuit dough around the perimeter of the baking dish. Don’t be afraid to squish them together. They pull apart easily after baking.
4. Cut the room temperature cream cheese into cubes.
5. Use a blender to puree the green chiles. This step is optional, but it keeps the heat level consistent in every bite.
6. Add the pureed green chiles, both kinds of shredded cheese, and chopped spinach to the softened cream cheese.
7. Mix it all up. Make sure it’s mixed well so the heat from the chiles is distributed throughout.
8. Melt the butter in a small dish and mix in the garlic powder and oregano. Lightly brush the tops of the biscuit balls with the butter mixture.
9. Add the cream cheese mixture to the center of the baking dish. Don’t be afraid to pile it high or let it overlap some of the biscuit dough.
10. Bake the Spinach Dip and Garlic Bites in the oven at 350F for 25 minutes or until the garlic bites are golden brown. Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we have three amazing sons.
I love carbs, cheese, and all things spicy and deep fried. There's nothing that makes me happier than a full kitchen table and a family with a full belly!