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Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

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This Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. Flavor packed Mexican flavors sure to please!
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican themed recipes.  I had so much fun developing this fun appetizer with a Mexican spin.

All of my favorite flavors wrapped up into one fabulous hot dip.

Hope you enjoy!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Here’s your line up of ingredients.  You’ll need Old El Paso Taco Seasoning and Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

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

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

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

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Pour in the taco seasoning.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Add your diced green chilies.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Cheese please!!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Give a good mix to combine.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Transfer dip to cast iron skillets.

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

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

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip


Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip

Mexican Taco Baked Spinach DipPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 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.

Makes 8 Servings

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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 🙂

  3. 3

    All over this!! LOVE those flavours!

  4. 4

    Right up my alley, Jenny!! I’m totally craving this now 😉

  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 🙂

  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

    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 🙂

  20. 20
    Cory says:

    You will get better at cooking day after day when you read some good cooking books!

  21. 21

    A) omg yes. all over this.

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

    C) Hi. xoxo.

  22. 22

    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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