Gluten-Free Baked Spinach Ricotta Dip

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This Baked Spinach Ricotta Dip is a modern version of the classic hot spinach dip. The creamy hot dip is made with fresh spinach, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, spices and Parmesan cheese.

What I love about this spinach ricotta dip, is the creaminess without the extra calories.

Most dips are made with mayonnaise, cream and heavy cheeses. I believe that you can get the same results with ricotta cheese, and extra seasoning. This hot dip is definitely better for the waistline

quick and easy spinach ricotta dip

If you have company coming and you are busy preparing a delicious meal, setting the table and making sure everything is just perfect, you have less time for appetizers. And let us be honest, typically hot appetizers take almost as much time as the main course.


baked spinach ricotta dip in a bowl with crackers and snow peas


the details…

For this hot dip you will need only ten minutes hands on, and you can make the dip in advance. Once your guests arrive, just pop it in the oven for 15 minutes or so. What takes most of the time is the fresh spinach.

You will need about five minutes to get the fresh spinach ready. Fresh spinach, not frozen makes all the difference in flavour. I find frozen spinach has is watery and tasteless.

So, back to the recipe. First, you have to wilt the spinach and then roughly chop it. Once this is done mix everything together and place it in an oven-proof serving dish. At this point, you can refrigerate the dip.

When ready, bake the dip until hot and bubbling. Keep in mind that if you are going to bake the dip later, allow extra minutes for baking. That is it! The one thing I must stress, for best results, use a good quality ricotta cheese. Done!

Serve the dip hot with gluten-free crackers, corn chips or fresh veggies. I take a big spoon and eat the dip as is because it’s that good!

Or, I spread it over a toast and enjoy it as a light meal. But, that’s me I just adore this hot dip! Another quick appetizer I often make are the Grain-Free Keto Cheese Chips


  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil plus some for topping
  • 8 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups good quality ricotta cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
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  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Using a large non-stick pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add spinach and cook briefly until just wilted. About 1 minute. Cool slightly and roughly chop
  • Using a large bowl, combine ricotta, spinach, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, salt, black pepper, nutmeg and half the Parmesan cheese
  • Transfer mixture into a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly
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    4 Responses to Gluten-Free Baked Spinach Ricotta Dip

    • Meyka December 31, 2020

      Absolutely delicious!

      • Kristina January 1, 2021

        thank you!

    • Celeste July 21, 2021

      I brought this to a 4th of July party & EVERYONE loved it! It was a huge hit & so easy to make!! I’m adding this to my party dishes!!

      • Kristina July 30, 2021

        thank you Celeste!

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