Spinach Dip - 5 Ways
Yield: about 10 servings
  • 1-2 tbl oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 10oz bags frozen chopped spinach
  • 16 oz mascarpone
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbl dijon mustard
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan (1/4 cup of this will be for topping)
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F and have a 9x13 inch casserole dish ready.
  2. Heat up the oil in a large sauté pan. Once hot, add the onion and cook stirring often until starting to turn translucent (3-5 minutes). Add the garlic and some salt and cook another minute or two.
  3. Add the spinach and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until completely thawed (5-7 minutes).
  4. In a large bowl, combine the mascarpone, sour cream, mustard, ¾ cup parmesan and lemon zest and juice. Add the spinach to this and mix well. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour everything into your 9x13in pan, spreading it out evenly.
  6. Crumble the goat cheese across the top and sprinkle remaining ¼ cup parmesan.
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes, until it is bubbling at the edges and the goat cheese has browned slightly.
Creamy Classic: follow the recipe
Light & Lemony:
- add an additional lemon (zest and juice),
- whip the mascarpone until fluffy and fold ingredients in to retain lightness - you can do this by hand or in an electric mixer, you aren't making a soufflé you just want to get a little air in there
Firey & Feisty:
- remove 1 bag spinach
- add 3 poblano peppers, roasted and diced (add pan along with onions)
- add 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
- Substitute 1-2 tsp chipotle puree for dijon mustard
Bold & Briny:
- remove 1 bag of spinach
- add 1 15oz can artichoke hearts, chopped
- add ¼ cup spicy green olives, chopped
- substitute feta for goat cheese
Hearty & Healthy:
- substitute kale (frozen and chopped) for some or all of spinach
- substitute plain greek yogurt for sour cream
- add 1 15oz can artichoke hearts, chopped

*To transport this easily, make in one of those foil casserole dishes and put in the oven at your destination (and its always polite to just make sure this is ok with your host!!)
Recipe by Eat Some Wear Some at https://eatsomewearsome.com/5-ways-to-spice-up-your-spinach-dip/