Cheesy, creamy spinach artichoke dip, so easy to make in a crockpot or slow cooker, and lightened-up with Greek yogurt in place of the mayo and sour cream. This will be a huge hit for game day snacking or your next party!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already over!? I’ve realized that part of the reason I sometimes take awhile to get full swing into the Christmas spirit is that it’s a little bittersweet to say goodbye to fall. Fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember, and it seems like it vanishes so fast, before we’re surrounded by ALL the twinkly lights. Thanksgiving, in particular, involves so much prep, and then is over in a flash.
It’s always a little odd to celebrate Thanksgiving overseas, since it’s just an ordinary Thursday here, but the past two years we’ve gotten together with friends for the full-on traditional American feast. Lucky for us (me!), this means I’m only responsible for two things — dessert (my favorite), and an appetizer!
Last year I brought these stuffed mushrooms, which I could inhale any day. But variety is the spice of life, so I wanted to bring the ultimate crowd-pleaser this year – spinach artichoke dip! Not your stand-by calorie bomb, though. This skinny version won rave reviews; no one could believe it was lightened-up! Plus, it was SO easy for me to prep, since the crockpot does all the work!
Just toss all the ingredients into the bowl. (Do your future self a favor and lightly mist it with cooking spray first!):
Give everything a good stir to combine:
And let the crockpot take it from there! Two hours on high and the creamiest, cheesiest spinach artichoke dip will be ready to go.
A couple of things make this skinny crockpot spinach artichoke dip stand out:
- Fresh spinach. Personally, I find it way easier to buy and chop up some fresh spinach, rather than dealing with thawing, draining, and pressing all the extra water out of the frozen stuff. Plus, I think you can really taste the difference!
- Greek yogurt in place of traditional mayo and/or sour cream. All the creaminess, lots of protein, way fewer calories!
- Heaps of Mozzarella and Parmesan. No explanation required!
OK, so spinach artichoke dip might not be the most photogenic food on the planet, but I think we can all agree you don’t need to win any beauty competitions when you taste this good!
More Tasty Dips, Snacks, and Appetizers:
- White Bean Sun-Dried Tomato Dip (my personal favorite!)
- Roasted Garlic Sage Pumpkin Hummus
- Crunchy Homemade Honey Mustard Pretzels (dangerously addictive!)
- Turkey Gouda Party Rolls With Honey Mustard (your friends and family will INHALE these)
I can’t wait to make this dip again for parties, tailgating, the Superbowl, game night, you name it. I hope you & yours love it as much as we did. Enjoy! ♥
Skinny Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Yield 6-8 servings
As creamy, cheesy, and delicious as the original, this skinny crockpot spinach artichoke dip is lightened up with Greek yogurt and so easy to make!
- 10 ounces (about 300 grams) fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 (13.75 ounce or 400 grams) can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) brick low-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
- 1 small white onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon roasted red pepper flakes
- Lightly mist the inside of your crockpot or slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of the crockpot and stir to combine.
- Cook on high for 2 hours, until the cheese has melted and the dip is completely warmed through. Stir well to combine and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Serve warm with chips, crostini, crackers, veggies, or any dipping vehicle you like.
This could also be cooked on low for 3-4 hours, if that suits your schedule.
This can also be made and transferred to the serving dish, then rewarmed for 5 minutes in the oven, if, say, you needed to transport it to a friend's house or potluck but didn't want to cart the crockpot with you.
Serving Size 1/8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe (just barely) adapted from Gimme Some Oven.
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