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Skinny Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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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!

A round serving dish filled with creamy, cheesy spinach artichoke dip.

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!):

Spinach, artichokes, mozzarella, cream cheese, chopped onion, and seasonings, all in the crockpot and ready to go for a skinny spinach artichoke dip.

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!

Skinny crockpot spinach artichoke dip, cooked in the crockpot and ready to serve.

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!

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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! ♥

A round serving dish filled with creamy, cheesy spinach artichoke dip.

A round serving dish filled with creamy, cheesy spinach artichoke dip.

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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 258

% 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.

Spinach artichoke dip, lightened up with Greek yogurt and made with zero effort in the crockpot!Click To Tweet

Recipe (just barely) adapted from Gimme Some Oven.  

Dipping a chip into a big serving dish of skinny crockpot spinach artichoke dip.

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    December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

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    November 27, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I ADORE this recipe! I am an ex-pat too, and Thanksgiving Day is always just another day, rather resentfully got through. One day I will remember to take it off! Anyway, I haven’t had artichoke spinach dip in aaages and certainly not from a crockpot. What a super idea, and you did an appetising job with a tough to snap food 🙂

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    Jamie | A Sassy Spoon
    November 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Love that you can make this dip in the slow cooker. So convenient and looks delicious!

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    Amy | The Cook Report
    November 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    This looks awesome, I love that it’s made in the slow cooker as well!

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    Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes
    November 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Well I hope you enjoyed your Thankgiving in Belgium. Love this dip and how easy it is to prepare.

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    November 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Absolutely LOVE a spinach and artichoke dip! Your version looks so faceplantworthy, can’t wait to give it a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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