This Cold Spinach Feta Dip is perfect for parties, potlucks, and neighborhood barbecues! This easy appetizer is packed with flavor and goes wonderfully with a platter of veggies, crackers, pita chips, or pretzels. You can make this ahead of time and pop it in the fridge until it is time for the party so it is low stress. Also, since it is a no bake cold dip recipe, it really only takes about 15 minutes from grabbing the ingredients from the fridge to popping it back in to chill. So delicious. So easy!
Cold Spinach Feta Dip Recipe
I get recipe inspiration in a lot of places. This one came from a long time ago… I am talking pre-kids kinda long time ago. I was headed on a girls trip with some sweet friends from church and I was the self appointed head of snacks. I stopped at one of my favorite places, Central Market, and scanned the aisles. I ended up with a cart full of deliciousness, but the one that won our hearts that weekend was the cold spinach feta dip!
I have no idea if they still make this stuff since we long since moved away and I sadly don’t get to roam the aisles (or hoard their fresh mozzarella) anymore, but I do still dream about this dip!
The Cold Spinach Feta dip was simple flavors that just came together perfectly for a delicious dip full of fresh flavors. I have done my best to serve the memory justice with this little recreation. With so many years between me and the Central Market dip, I have no idea how close this actually is, but I do know that it is also really crazy delicious and we can make this disappear pretty quickly at any get together around here!
How to serve Cold Spinach Feta Dip
This recipe is, of course, best served cold. I like to keep it in the refrigerator right up until it is time to set it out. The dip can be served in a bowl, or you can shape it more like a cheese ball once it is chilled. I usually just keep it simple and put it in a bowl though!
This dip is really great and can be served with a variety of options. Here are some of my favorites:
- Veggies- Serve it on a platter with lots of veggies. Fresh crunchy veggies that can hold up while dipping work best. I suggest carrots, celery, cucumber slices, pepper slices, etc.
- Crackers- This works really well with any crackers but I especially like it with heartier seeded crackers
- Pita Chips- You can do classic or flavored
- Pretzels- Make sure and get ones that will work well for dipping and don’t break easily.
You can put it with a few of these or all of them. I love to arrange it on a big board or platter with everything arranged around it for a great presentation. If you have another idea for a great thing to pair it with, I would love for you to leave me a comment so I can try it out!
How to make Cold Spinach Feta Dip
This Cold Spinach Feta Dip is super simple to throw together. I am going to leave a few notes for you here just to answer any questions that may come up while making this recipe. You can find a full, printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Cold Spinach Feta Dip Ingredients
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened- I use original Philadelphia Cream Cheese. You can also use light or neufchatel cheese if you prefer. Make sure that you soften it so that the flavors combine well, or if you don’t have time, I recommend using an electric mixer instead of hand mixing.
- 8 oz frozen chopped spinach- I highly recommend using chopped so that the spinach isn’t too stringy and is more “bite sized” in the dip.
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled- Again, I just use the regular feta cheese. You could substitute low fat, but I really prefer the regular stuff here for the rich flavor it adds. Since there is only 1/2 cup it gives you a ton of flavor with just a small amount.
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg- This is the “secret ingredient.” This tiny bit of nutmeg really brings the flavors together in the most wonderful way! Don’t leave it out!
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)- This will enhance the flavor and add just the tiniest kick. It really doesn’t make it spicy, however if you are sensitive to it, feel free to leave it out.
Cold Spinach Feta Dip FAQ’s
Q: Do I have to chill the Spinach Feta Dip?
A: While it is pretty good once you mix it up, the flavor will intensify once it is chilled so I do recommend it! It will also allow it to firm up some too.
Q: Can I make this into a cheese ball?
A: Yes! After you chill it you should be able to shape it as desired.
Q: Can I make this dip thinner?
A: You can mix in 2-4 tablespoons of milk in step 2 if you prefer to have a less firm dip.
Q: Is this dip gluten free?
A: Yes! This dip is naturally gluten free! Make sure to pay attention to what you serve it with as not all crackers or pretzels will be gluten free.
Q: Is this dip low carb?
A: Yes! This dip is naturally very low carb and perfect for diets like Keto! It makes a great appetizer or snack for low carb diets. Make sure that your chosen items you are serving it with are also low carb.
I really hope that you enjoy this much as my friends and I do! It has become a staple on our party table, especially when it comes to girls night!
If you do get a chance to try it, I would love it if you let me know! You can leave me a comment below, or if you post a picture on Instagram, make sure to tag me @easyfamilyrecipes so that I can see what you are cooking up! It makes my day to see others enjoying the recipes that I share!
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Cold Spinach Feta Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 8 oz frozen chopped spinach
- 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
- Thaw the spinach and wring as much of the water from it as possible.
- In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese with the garlic powder, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper and mix until combined. Stir in the feta cheese, then mix in the spinach.
- Chill for 1 hour minimum, or until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!