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Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

This Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer recipe. It’s a cheesy, flavor-packed Mexican dish that’s always a hit!
Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is such great party food! My Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is hot and crazy good! I had so much fun developing this simple appetizer recipe that is perfect for Super Bowl! The ultimate Game Day recipe! Try my Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls too!! Hope you enjoy!

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How To Make Mexican Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

Saute your spinach and garlic until wilted. Remove and drain between paper towels.

Spinach Dip

Place your cream cheese and spinach into a large mixing bowl.


Baked Spinach Dip

Pour in the taco seasoning and add your diced green chilies.

Spinach Dip

Cheese please!! Give a good mix until combined.


Spinach Dip

Transfer dip to cast iron skillets.

Spinach Dip

Add with more cheese and it’s time to bake!

Spinach Dip

Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

Spinach Dip

Tips For Making Taco Baked Spinach Dip

  1. You can also choose to bake the dip in an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  2. Try this recipe without the Mexican additions for a more traditional spinach dip.
  3. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, check your local thrift stores and antique shops, they’re usually inexpensive.
  4. Use a variety of crackers to dip as well.
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer recipe. It's a cheesy, flavor-packed Mexican dish that's always a hit!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer recipes, best appetizer recipe, easy appetizer, easy spinach dip, easy spinach dip recipe, homemade spinach dip, how to make spinach dip, mexican dip recipe, spinach dip recipe, spinach recipes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 2 six inch cast iron skillets or one 12 inch skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach leaves. Cook and stir until wilted. Add garlic, cook and stir for another minute then transfer to paper towels. Press to drain as much water as possible.
  3. Place cream cheese, drained spinach, sour cream, taco seasoning, green chilies, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir to combine and divide evenly between cast iron skillets. Top evenly with additional shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 4005IU80%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 308mg31%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Love the idea of a spinach dip with a Mexican twist!!

  2. 2

    Genius, dips are always winners and first to disappear from the table πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    All over this!! LOVE those flavours!

  4. 4

    Right up my alley, Jenny!! I’m totally craving this now πŸ˜‰

  5. 5

    This is how you survive a Monday! Bring on cheese!

  6. 6

    yum! this looks like it would be great for upcoming tailgating season!

  7. 7

    Seriously, who WOULDN’T love this creamy, cheesy Mexican and spinch dip!

  8. 8

    This dip looks amazing!! Happy Monday Jenny!!!

  9. 9

    Holy flavor deliciousness.. I’m obsessed with all things Mexican, but you just took Mexican to a whole new level. OBSESSED!! Pinned!!

  10. 10

    Love this texmex take on a spinach dip!

  11. 11
    Maria says:

    Loving that gooey cheesy topping!

  12. 12

    I love how simple this recipe is! It looks like a perfect appetizer dish for taco night!

  13. 13
    Gaby says:

    Well I definitely need some of this!! All that cheese… <3

  14. 14
    kita says:

    OK, so my aunt makes spinach dip for like… every. single. party. ever. And this, this just blew hers out of the water. Just… don’t tell her I said that.

  15. 15

    You mean spinach dip and taco dip had a baby, and it’s a real thing that exists on this earth? UMM, need that!! This looks out of this world delicious – pinned!

  16. 16

    This look incredible Jenny! My kind of dip!

  17. 17

    Love the spinach in this dip!!! Such a great combo πŸ™‚

  18. 18
    TidyMom says:

    i think i just found a new dip!! my family will love this! the little skillets are perfect toot

  19. 19
    Rachel Cooks says:

    I love putting taco seasoning in everything and it’s genius to put it in spinach dip! This looks SO good an I love the little cast iron pans πŸ™‚

  20. 20

    A) omg yes. all over this.

    B) that pitcher in the background with copper at the bottom? Dead.

    C) Hi. xoxo.

  21. 21

    This dip looks delicious!! Perfect for fall football parties. Love the idea of putting a Mexi-twist on a typical spinach dip!

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