Warm Cheesy Spinach Dip with Bacon

This cheesy spinach dip with bacon recipe makes the perfect party appetizer or game day snack. It’s easy to make and it’s a low carb dip, too!

Oh my gosh, it’s really happening!  My favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers played a nail-biter of a game to win over the Dallas Cowboys, so we’re headed to Seattle next week for a chance to take home the conference championship!

Honestly, if you had told me 10 years ago that I would be this excited about watching a football game, I would have laughed myself senseless. Sure, I’ve watched football for as far back as I can remember, but until I met Brian, I really didn’t understand the rules well enough to completely follow a game. I was more excited about the game day food than I was the game.
Oh… wait.  I guess some things never change because I’m still excited about the game day food. How could I not be excited about a warm cheesy dip like spinach dip with bacon?!

WARM CHEESY SPINACH DIP WITH BACON - This is the best spinach dip recipe I've ever made! Probably because it's lower in fat and low carb, too! - from ItsYummi.com

Because the Super Bowl is coming up after our division win next week (did you see what I did just now?  Optimism for the win, gang!), I wanted to find a quick and easy snack recipe to make.

Yes, I do remember that I posted a recipe last week that has cheese and bacon in it. But hello, this dip has warm cheese and bacon! Is it wrong that I love it so much??

WARM CHEESY SPINACH DIP WITH BACON - This is the best spinach dip recipe I've ever made! Probably because it's lower in fat and low carb, too! - from ItsYummi.com

WARM CHEESY SPINACH DIP WITH BACON - This is the best spinach dip recipe I've ever made! Probably because it's lower in fat and low carb, too! - from ItsYummi.com

After looking over a few of the recipes on my appetizers board on Pinterest, I decided on this Cheesy Spinach Dip with Bacon.

If loving warm, ooey, gooey cheese, healthy spinach, and crispy bits of bacon is wrong, then I don’t ever want to be right!

WARM CHEESY SPINACH DIP WITH BACON - This is the best spinach dip recipe I've ever made! Probably because it's lower in fat and low carb, too! - from ItsYummi.com

Warm Cheesy Spinach Dip with Bacon

Chopped spinach, salty bacon and three types of cheese come together to make this delicious hot dip recipe! To keep the fat and calorie content down, substitute plain Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 243 kcal


  • 6 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled. Reserve 1/3 of bacon for garnish
  • 8 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed
  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or similar flavor
  • 3 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 small shallot peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Heat oven to 400 F.
  • Drain the thawed spinach in a colander. In a food processor or by hand, combine the cream cheese, garlic, and shallots. Add the shredded cheeses, mustard and spices. Mix in the spinach and finally 2/3 of the crumbled bacon
  • Pour mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish or 8×8 inch square baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until browned and bubbling.
  • Sprinkle with reserved crumbled bacon.


Serving: 3tbspCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 11gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 416mgPotassium: 193mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3135IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 255mgIron: 0.8mg
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Clams Casino Dip

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  1. Congrats on the win yesterday, Becca…but don’t you mean conference championship? Hehe…either way, there’s only 4 teams left and someone will win 2 games. 🙂 Speaking of winning, can we talk about this dip? I love me some spinach dip, and in fact I ate it all weekend here…but yours has bacon in it. Therefore you win. Bacon makes everything better!!

    1. Oh my crap… I need to learn to finish up my posts when I’m not so giddy, Dave! Thanks for the heads up 😉

    1. It’s an amazing dip, Stephanie, and you’re probably right on the mark about the 5 minute “shelf life” 🙂

  2. Uhm, did someone say bacon?! That’s all I need to know. This dip sounds fantastic! I make a spinach artichoke dip and know I’m wondering why oh why I’ve never added bacon to it!! Great idea!

  3. Yum! This sounds so amazing!! I don’t really get football and I don’t think I ever will, but I do enjoy the food. This dip alone is good enough to put up with the football nonsense.

    1. A few years ago, I was right there with ya, Amanda! I guess the Packer’s green and gold just sort of oozed into me 😉

  4. So – have you ever looked at a food photo and had those little glands in the back of your mouth light up and start (painfully) squirting drool all over? Yup – that’s happening now! Cheesy spinach dip is pretty amazeballs – but with bacon – hotdiggitydog!

    1. Oh my freakin’ word, Shashi! Your comment just made me LOL so loudly, I scared my cat out of a deep slumber. Three cheers for you, my best blog comment of the year recipient!

    1. Now that you mention it, Stacy, YES… spinach IS a vegetable, so let’s eat this dip every day. It’s good for us after all!

  5. This looks delicious! I love dips like this! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays…sending lots of foodie love your way, and sharing on my Facebook page today! 🙂

  6. Oh my word! Amazing. This is a winner 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Fridays!! This delicious goodness has been selected as one of our featured food posts. You can see it, and grab your button, Thursday Jan 29 after 2pm MST at brittalafont.com. Already pinned it!!

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