This warm and creamy Mexican Spinach Dip is easy, make ahead, bursting with fiestalicious spices and quite possibly the BEST Spinach Dip ever!
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Mexican Spinach Dip

This warm and creamy Mexican Spinach Dip is easy, make ahead, bursting with fiestalicious spices and quite possibly the BEST Spinach Dip ever!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 188kcal
Author Jen@carlsbadcravings.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 10 oz. can tomatoes with green chilies Rotel, drained
  • 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach thawed and thoroughly drained/patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tsp EACH ground cumin salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp EACH dried oregano cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise I use reduced-fat
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened (I use 1/3 less fat)
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup freshly grated Pepper Jack cheese divided
  • 1/3 cup sour cream I use reduced-fat

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat in a 12” oven proof skillet.* Add onions and sauté for approximately 3 minutes or until soft. Add red bell pepper, black beans and garlic and sauté for two additional minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes/green chilies, spinach, all seasonings/spices and mayonnaise until well combined and spinach is warmed through. Reduce heat to low and stir in cream cheese until melted followed by ½ of cheddar until melted and ½ of Pepper Jack until melted. Stir in sour cream until well combined.
  • Top dip with remaining cheddar and Pepper Jack. Transfer to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Broil until cheese is golden. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

*If you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can prepare in another skillet and transfer to an oven safe dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2460IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1.7mg