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Spicy South of the Border Spinach Cheese Dip


"Good 'n' spicy. Not your typical spinach dip recipe. No artichokes, here! Serve this tasty treat with tortilla chips."
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45 m servings 524 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Calories:
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 44.4 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 118 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 704 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Saute onion in skillet over medium heat in oil until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and chiles, let cook 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in spinach, cheese, cream cheese, half and half, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon mixture into shallow baking dish like a 9 inch quiche dish or pie plate.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the dip is bubbly and the top is light brown, about 35 minutes.

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I searched out this recipe and made it for a friend of mine who's pregnant and craving spicy spinach dip without artichokes. Unfortunately, she may have to wait for the second batch...this is R...

Most helpful critical review

We actually preferred this without cooking it but cooked, it's only fair, at best. I may half the spinach next time.

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I searched out this recipe and made it for a friend of mine who's pregnant and craving spicy spinach dip without artichokes. Unfortunately, she may have to wait for the second batch...this is R...

This dip received rave reviews from my boyfriend and his other Monday Night Football watching friends. I did make some suggested substitutions by other reviewers and others to try and make this...

Great recipe - I make it all the time. I use 1 can of chiles and 1 can of spicy Rotel (drained) instead of tomatoes. I use a full cup of half n half - otherwise the dip is too thick.

This was good, everyone seemed to enjoy it. It was not really spicy, though. A little time consuming, but had good flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

I made this over Thanksgiving with a few variations. Instead of a regular onion, I sauteed one bunch of chopped green onions with a tiny bit of butter/margarine. To save time, I used canned ...

I have made this dip exactly as directed and it's a little bland but still very good. I now skip the can of green chili's but use Rotel and add garlic, chili powder, cumin and a jalepeno if I h...

Very good although I changed a few things. I did not have regular spinache so I used a box of frozen creamed spinache then reduced the milk to 1/2 cup. Also added some red pepper and cajun seaso...

This dip is yummy and great with nachos or crackers. The recipe is easy to follow and there are no "crazy" ingredients that are hard to find. Highly reccommended; takes awhile to prepare bu...

I've made this twice, once served hot and once cold, with great reviews both times! I've served it with chips AND bread. The first time I made it, I used fresh spinach - much more time consum...