Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

This hot spinach dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer recipe. It’s a cheesy, flavor-packed Mexican dish that’s always a hit for any occasion!

chip dipped in hot spinach dip

 

Hot Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is such great party food! My Mexican 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!Be sure to follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration!

cooked spinach

Ingredients For Spinach Dip

  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • taco seasoning
  • diced green chilies
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh spinach leaves
  • minced garlic
  • shredded cheddar cheese

cream cheese and spinach in mixing bowl

 

How To Make Mexican Style Hot Spinach Dip

  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.

 

adding shredded cheese to mixing bowl

Add shredded cheese to mixing bowl. Give a good mix until combined.

spinach dip in baking dishes

Transfer dip to cast iron skillets.

cheese on top of spinach dip before baking

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

chip dipped in hot spinach dip

Tips For Making 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.

How To Serve Hot Spinach Dip

Serve this hot dip for any occasion where you are serving appetizers. Perfect for Holidays, game day eats, you name it! It’s best if served right after taken out of the oven.

How To Serve Leftovers

If there is any leftover spinach dip, store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Microwave servings as needed in a heat proof bowl.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

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!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • mixing bowl
  • cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 2 six inch cast iron skillets or one 12 inch skillet with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 301mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4005IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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21 Responses
  1. Kara @ K&R Adventures

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

  2. Rachel Cooks

    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 🙂

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    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!

  4. kita

    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.

  5. Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness

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

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