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If you need a good appetizer that fits into your new lifestyle, whip up this Keto Spinach Dip! It’s super easy, uses few ingredients, and you’ll never guess it’s good for you.

Chock full of flavorful and juicy chicken, cream cheese, and gooey mozzarella. 

A tray of food, with Cheese

This spinach dip is a touch different than most keto spinach dips because it includes chicken. I did this because it made the appetizer an option for a main meal too!

I know, it’s not keto spinach artichoke dip, but adding in artichokes is a great option and easy to do if desired!

I actually had this as a main meal and used the chaffle base of this Jalapeno Popper Keto Chaffle as my bread! 

If I use this as a keto main dish, I like to serve sides such as Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms or Keto Nacho Chips.

Of course, there are a ton of sides that would work well. Think sandwich sides and any of them would be great as long as they’re keto-friendly.

Anyways, let’s get to the good part - making this dip!

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How to Make Keto Spinach Dip

  1. Prep - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a small casserole dish.
  2. Make the dip - In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the spinach and half of the cheese, and mix well. Fold in the spinach.
  3. Bake - Spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve - Serve immediately and enjoy!
A piece of food, with Spinach and Chicken

Tips and Variations

  • Storage - Store this keto spinach dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I do not suggest freezing this dip as it doesn’t come out with a very good texture afterwards. Do not leave this dip out for extended periods of time. Chicken is bad about gaining bacteria quickly when left out.
  • Reheating - Reheat in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish. If the mixture is a little dry, try placing a moist paper towel over the top when heating.
  • Make it spicy - If you would like your dip spicy, you can top with a drizzle of hot sauce. You can also add 2 teaspoons of crushed red peppers or some pickled/fresh jalapenos to the mixture before baking. I wouldn’t add more than ¼ a cup to the mixture of jalapenos. 
  • Use room temp cream cheese - Using chilled cream cheese will make it impossible to mix the ingredients together thoroughly. You’ll end up smashing a lot of the ingredients more than mixing them, which won’t result in a very nice dip.
  • Use leftover chicken - As with a lot of my recipes, this spinach dip is great for using leftover chicken such as rotisserie or baked chicken.
  • Add artichoke - As mentioned, you can add half a can of artichokes if desired. Just be sure to drain them before adding. You don’t want them making the dip watery. 
A dish filled with keto spinach dip

Common Questions About Keto Spinach Dip

Can You Use Fresh Spinach Instead of Frozen in Spinach Dip?

For this recipe, I use fresh spinach because I prefer it to frozen. However, I bake the dip for a bit after assembling it, which helps wilt the spinach to make it more edible in a dip.

If your dip isn’t heated enough after assembling it, you’ll want to use frozen. It’s not fun to pull an uncooked spinach leaf out of a dip and try to eat it. It definitely doesn’t taste right and makes for an awkward experience. 

Does Freezing Spinach Kill Nutrients?

Thankfully, freezing fresh spinach won’t kill its nutrients. Sometimes, cooking spinach can take away some of the ingredients. However, spinach is so packed with nutrients that you’re still getting plenty no matter how you prepare it.

I enjoy freezing spinach so I don’t have to worry about it going bad before I use it. Freezing spinach will wilt it a bit, so if you’re needing your spinach looking pretty, don’t freeze it.

Please feel free to share your experience in the comments below if you decide to make this delicious Keto Spinach Dip! 

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Keto Spinach Chicken Dip

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 24 Ounces Cooked Chicken, shredded
  • 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Directions:

A Bowl of spinach dip ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients, except spinach and half of the cheese, in a large bowl and mix well.

A bowl of salad on a plate, with Spinach

Add the spinach to the bowl and fold it in.

A close up of food, with Spinach dip and Casserole

Place the mixture in a greased 2-2.5-quart casserole dish, and spread evenly. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and bubbling.

A close up of food on a tray, with Chicken and Spinach dip

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A piece of food, with Spinach and Chicken

Keto Spinach Dip

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

If you need a good appetizer that fits into your new lifestyle, whip up this Keto Spinach Dip! It’s super easy, uses few ingredients, and you’ll never guess it’s good for you. Chock full of flavorful and juicy chicken, cream cheese, and gooey mozzarella.

Ingredients

  • 24 Ounces Cooked Chicken, shredded
  • 2 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Combine all ingredients, except spinach and half of the cheese, in a large bowl and mix well.
    3. Add the spinach to the bowl and fold it in.
    4. Place the mixture in a greased 2-2.5-quart casserole dish, and spread evenly.
    5. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and bubbling.

Notes

Storage - Store this keto spinach dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I do not suggest freezing this dip as it doesn’t come out with a very good texture afterwards. Do not leave this dip out for extended periods of time. Chicken is bad about gaining bacteria quickly when left out.
Reheating - Reheat in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish. If the mixture is a little dry, try placing a moist paper towel over the top when heating.
Make it spicy - If you would like your dip spicy, you can top with a drizzle of hot sauce. You can also add 2 teaspoons of crushed red peppers or some pickled/fresh jalapenos to the mixture before baking. I wouldn’t add more than ¼ a cup to the mixture of jalapenos.
Use room temp cream cheese - Using chilled cream cheese will make it impossible to mix the ingredients together thoroughly. You’ll end up smashing a lot of the ingredients more than mixing them, which won’t result in a very nice dip.
Use leftover chicken - As with a lot of my recipes, this spinach dip is great for using leftover chicken such as rotisserie or baked chicken.
Add artichoke - As mentioned, you can add half a can of artichokes if desired. Just be sure to drain them before adding. You don’t want them making the dip watery.

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