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Chorizo Cheese Dip with Spinach

This Spinach Chorizo Dip is a perfect addition to your Easy Football Food Ideas for Game Day! Packed with spinach, spicy chorizo, and three types of cheese, this creamy dip is sure to be a hit at your party or anytime you need to satisfy that comfort food craving.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chorizo cheese dip, chorizo cheese spinach dip, chorizo dip, Easy Football Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 410kcal
Author Tara Margetson

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 ounces Mexican chorizo fresh, removed from casing
  • 2 cups baby spinach fresh, roughly chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 ounces mozzarella cheese low-moisture, shredded
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, drizzle olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Crumble in the fresh chorizo and cook, stirring often and breaking up with a spoon into small pieces, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped spinach and cook just until wilted. Remove from heat, drain any excess fat and water, and allow to cool.
  • Set aside about ½ cup of the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, remaining cheddar and mozzarella, and mayonnaise until smooth. Mix in the cooled chorizo spinach mixture, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the mixture to one larger or multiple individual oven-safe baking dishes. Top evenly with the set-aside cheese.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden,25-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with toasted bread, crackers, or tortilla chips.

Notes

  • Not a fan of mayonnaise or want something slightly lighter? The mayonnaise can easily be substituted in equal parts for sour cream.
  • I normally loves fresh mozzarella, but you want to use the low-moisture brick variety here. The less moisture added to the dip, the better.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing in the rest of the ingredients. It will help everything blend more consistently.
  • After cooking the chorizo and spinach, be sure to drain any excess fat and water before adding to the cheese mixture.
  • I divided the dip among individual oven-safe serving bowls, but feel free to transfer everything to a single, larger baking dish for easy sharing.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 222mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1700IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 0.9mg