Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Feta Dip Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Yield: 4-6 people

Ingredients

2 bunches fresh spinach or 10 ounces frozen spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pita chips or sliced veggies, for serving
Special equipment:
3- to 4-quart slow cooker (see Recipe Note)

Directions

1 Prep the spinach: If you are using fresh spinach (my preference), trim off any long stems and add the spinach to a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and cook until spinach is completely cooked down, and all the liquid has cooked off.
If you are using frozen spinach, thaw it completely in the microwave, then press the spinach between bunches of paper towels to press out as much liquid as possible. Add the thawed spinach to a skillet with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. The spinach won’t wilt like fresh spinach, but it’s good to season it anyway and cook off any extra water.
Spinach in a bowl for spinach feta dip in the crockpotWilted spinach for crockpot spinach feta dip
2 Add ingredients to a slow cooker: Combine the cream cheese, feta cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, and cooked spinach in a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 60 minutes, then turn to low for 30 minutes more, stirring a few times to make sure the dip is cooking evenly.
Mix spinach and feta for slow cooker spinach feta dip
3 Keep warm until serving: Turn to the Warm setting to keep the dip warm until serving. If dip separates slightly, stir it well to recombine.
Serve the dip with pita chips or sliced veggies.

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