Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 6 hr 30 min
  • Total: 7 hr
  • Servings: 20–25
Rated 4.6/5 based on 15 customer reviews
Recipe courtesy of Tonia from The Gunny Sack on behalf of Hidden Valley

Ingredients (15)

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 lb. ground hot Italian sausage
  • 4 cups loosely packed chopped spinach
  • ½ cup chopped red bell peppers
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup shredded provolone
  • 1 (14 oz.) can petite artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (about 1 cup chopped)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic, about 2 cloves

Steps (9)

  • Step 1
    First make the mashed cauliflower by removing the leaves, cutting away any brown spots, trimming the stem to be flush with the bottom of the cauliflower head, cutting into medium size pieces and placing in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Step 2
    Add two tablespoons of water to the cauliflower pieces. Cover and cook in microwave on high for 5–7 minutes, until tender.
  • Step 3
    Move to a food processor, add 2 tbsp. butter and process until smooth. Use 1½ cups of the mashed cauliflower for this dip and place the rest in the fridge for another use.
  • Step 4
    Next, brown the sausage. Drain and set aside.
  • Step 5
    Use the same pan to wilt the spinach without washing it. Put the spinach in the pan and cook over medium heat until wilted. Move the spinach to a strainer, over the sink or a bowl, and press on it with a paper towel to squeeze out the excess moisture. Set aside.
  • Step 6
    Using the same pan, sauté the chopped red peppers with ½ tbsp. butter for 5 minutes, until softened. Peppers will continue to soften in the slow cooker. Set aside.
  • Step 7
    Beat the softened cream cheese. Add the mayonnaise and beat until combined.
  • Step 8
    Add 1½ cups mashed cauliflower, cooked sausage, wilted spinach, sautéed red peppers, mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, chopped artichoke hearts, basil, Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix, and garlic. Mix well.
  • Step 9
    Spread in a greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours until it is heated through and the cheese is melted.

    If you want a milder flavor, you can substitute a different type of sausage for the hot Italian. Try a plain or cheddar bratwurst for less heat and you’ll still create a tasty treat for all!

  • For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.


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Ratings & Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very good Very good everyone in house liked it. Will make again
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Munchie Food I have made this dip several times for the football get together. It is liked by all and my dish comes home empty!
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this was a perfect finger food dish for out party big hit with the littles
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great dip! One of the most successful party dips I've made. I used spicy chorizo for the sausage to add a bit of a kick.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy So good whole family loved it! Easy to make and great value!
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious! This dip is so good! I used mild Italian sausage instead of the hot. Everybody loved it!
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great App the prefect appetizer for guests, Will definitely make again for family
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow Cooked Spinach Artichoke Dip a great dip.takes awhile but well worth the wait.outstand taste
Date published: 2019-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprise delicious, thought the cully was a weird filler but gave the dip a nice texture and body in a healthy way
Date published: 2018-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Make - Party Hit This was easy to make, and got rave reviews at a potluck.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super tasty! I used a box of frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry in kitchen towel. Fantastic dip!!
Date published: 2017-03-23
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