This spinach dip is made with Greek yogurt! It’s just as creamy and delicious as you’d expect but with less fat and more protein. It comes together in just a few minutes so it’s perfect for a party!

Spinach dip in a bowl with chips and peppers

When I was a vegan, the two things I missed were Greek yogurt and cheese. I could do without milk and eggs, but those 6 months without dairy left me loving cheese even more than before. Still, I’d never been a big spinach dip person. I typically avoided those creamy dips knowing they could run you hundreds of calories for a few spoonfuls.

How to Make Healthy Spinach Dip

Using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream is a great way to make spinach dip a little healthier. You can also use Greek yogurt cream cheese, instead of regular cream cheese which has more protein and less fat than traditional cream cheese. It’s an easy way to make this spinach dip healthier!

spinach dip

This recipe comes together really quickly! Just sautee your spinach for a few minutes until it’s wilted.

spinach in a pay

Combine the spinach with the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and cheese.

greek yogurt dip

After just a few minutes, you have a creamy spinach dip that is ready to serve! You could also pop it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Then just reheat it before serving!

spinach dip on a plate with chips and peppers

I made this for my sister in law’s baby shower on Saturday and every bit got eaten, so I think that’s a good sign.

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Spinach dip in a bowl with chips and peppers

[Skinny] Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 12 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This skinny spinach dip is made with Greek yogurt! It’s just as creamy and delicious as you’d expect but with less fat and more protein. It comes together in just a few minutes so it’s perfect for a party!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 oz low-fat cream cheese or Greek yogurt cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add the spinach to a large skillet and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the spinach has wilted.
  2. Let the spinach cool slightly then transfer to a paper towel and wring out the excess water.
  3. Place the spinach on a cutting board and roughly chop.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and greek yogurt until combined.
  5. Stir in the cheddar, parmesan, garlic powder, & salt, and mix well.
  6. Stir in the spinach.
  7. Just before serving, microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until heated all the way through.

Notes

This dip can be made up to two days in advance. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. Just before serving, heat in the microwave or oven until heated through.

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What to Serve with Spinach Dip

There are plenty of things to serve with this spinach dip! Tortilla chips are a delicious option, but if you want healthier choices, here are a few ideas:

  • Bell pepper slices
  • Baked tortilla chips
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole wheat pita chips

spinach dip in a bowl

For a different party recipe, try these easy antipasto skewers! They’re a great make-ahead appetizer!

antipasto skewers on a plate

What’s your favorite type of dip?

This recipe was originally published in November 2014. Updated September 2018.