This ever so dippable recipe for Pepper Jack Spinach Dip with Bacon is packed with flavor. Filled with spinach, onion, seasonings, smoky crumbled bacon and plenty of shredded pepper jack cheese, it just never disappoints.
Pepper Jack Spinach Dip with Bacon Recipe
There are few events where appetizers aren’t involved, even if it’s just a simple casual dinner with friends. I think appetizers set the tone for the meal, and they’re a terrific way to keep people entertained while everyone arrives. When making this pepper jack spinach dip with bacon it’s important to remove as much moisture as possible from the thawed spinach or it could cause the filling to breakdown. You can use a kitchen towel to remove the excess water from the spinach if needed, and you’ll be good to go. Serve this Southern style spinach dip as a holiday snack or game day snacks, it’s always a hit.
How to Make the Best Spinach Dip with Bacon
- When making this pepper jack spinach dip with bacon it’s important to remove as much moisture as possible from the thawed spinach. If not, it could cause the filling to breakdown.
- What’s the best way to remove the liquid from frozen spinach? You can use a kitchen towel to remove the excess water from the spinach if needed, or paper towels. When using paper towels, double them over and repeat the process with dry paper towels until the liquid has been removed. The beauty of paper towels is, they can be tossed when you’re done for easy clean-up.
- If you’re serving both vegetarians and carnivores, consider making a double batch and leaving the bacon out of one to suit everyone’s taste.
- Can I use a different flavor of cheese? Of course, this recipe is flexible and the cheese can easily be adapted using the same amount.
- Can I omit the bacon? If you’re serving both vegetarians and carnivores, consider making a double batch and leaving the bacon out of one to cater to everyone’s taste.
- Can I add artichokes to spinach dip? If you’d like to make a classic checkout my recipe for Italian Spinach Artichoke Dip here.
- You can fully assemble this scratch made spinach dip one day in advance and pop it into the refrigerator to chill. Doing so, you’ll have it ready to bake when just before serving hot from the oven.
- You can serve this easy spinach dip recipe with a variety of dippers. I recommend serving it with pita chips, crackers, Frito scoops or tortilla chips and it’s usually one of the first appetizers to go.
- When can I serve it? Serve this as a holiday snack, small bite appetizer, for entertaining friends at a back yard barbecue or for part of your game day munchies it’s always a hit.
- You may also like to try this gooey Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Bread via The View from Great Island.
More Easy Dip Recipes to Make
- Easy Dill Pickle Dip.
- Million Dollar Dip is filled with bacon, toasted almonds and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Baked Three Cheesesteak Dip is a riff on classic cheesesteaks with plenty of gooey cheese to go around.
- Baked Mexican Fiesta Dip is ready for dipping with vegetables or tortilla chips.
- Cheesy Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is a classic that everyone loves.
- Light and fresh Cucumber Dill Dip.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Pepper Jack Spinach Dip with Bacon
- 1 16 oz package chopped frozen baby spinach thawed
- 1 8 oz container garden vegetable cream cheese softened
- 1 cup real mayonnaise
- 1 cup heavy cream or half & half
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 green onion chopped
- 5 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil the bottom and sides of an 8-inch cast iron skillet or similar. Set aside.
- Thaw the spinach and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible.
- In a medium size bowl, use a mixer to whip together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, heavy cream, garlic salt, onion powder and black pepper. Whip until creamy and combined around 1-2 minutes.
- By hand mix in the spinach, green onion, bacon and 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Pour into the skillet.
- Top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
- Serve with pita crisps, tortilla chips or crackers for dipping.