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Healthy Spinach Dip in a casserole dish

Healthier Spinach Dip - Two Ways

Add this healthy spinach dip to your game day spread. With whipped cottage cheese and plenty of garlic for flavor and spice, this lightened up spinach dip makes a satisfying snack or appetizer.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy spinach dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 (1/4 cup servings)
Calories 49kcal
Author Marisa Moore, RDN


  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen cut leaf spinach thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves fresh garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • coarse salt to taste
  • tortillas chips, fresh red pepper sticks for serving
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper (garnish)

Warm Spinach Dip

  • all ingredients above
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Blend cottage cheese with the onion, garlic, pepper and olive oil in a blender  until smooth. 
  • Pour cheese mixture into a medium mixing bowl. Add the spinach. Stir in the spinach until well combine. Add to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped red bell peppers if desired. 
  • Serve with tortilla chips or fresh red bell pepper strips for scooping.


For a warm dip: Add the dip to a small, heat safe casserole dish. Top with ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Broil on high 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.


Calories: 49kcal