Spanakopita Dip – Cheesy Spinach Dip

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Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 40 min Total Time: 50 mins
Servings 6
  • 400 grams Spinach leafs
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion Diced
  • 120 grams Chopped Corriander (Or 1 Cup)
  • 4 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 300 grams Cream Cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 200 grams Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 250 grams Mozzarella Cheese Shreded
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and sauté the onion for about 7 minutes until golden and translucent. 

  2. Add the garlic to the pan and sauté for a few more minutes. Be mindful that the garlic only becomes lightly golden and doesn't burn. 

  3. Add the spinach in handfuls and allow to slightly wilt and reduce in size before adding more to the pan. Continue this process until all the spinach has been added to the pan. 

  4. While still on medium to high heat add the chopped corrinader and keep mixing to dry up as much of the liquid as possible without it burning and sticking to the pan. 

  5. After about 10-15 minutes or as soon as there is no runny liquid in the pan, add the wilted mixture to a large bowl and mix in each cheese one by one followed by the black pepper and chilli flakes. 

  6. Once fully combined, add the mixture to a baking dish, add more shredded mozzarella on top and bake in the oven on 180c for 30 minutes or until the top is golden. 

  7. Serve while hot and enjoy. 

  • I have tried this recipe with different brands of cream cheese and most have made this dish very watery. The best cheese that I used was Philadelphia as it was slightly drier than others. 
  • When sautéing the spinach ensure that it sautéed for a little longer to ensure that water from the spinach is drier than usual as this can also make the  dip watery. 
  • Do not add salt when cooking this recipe as feta is already salty. 
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