Gluten-Free Baked Spinach Ricotta Dip

Published on Feb 22, 2015

  by   Kristina Stosek

13 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 6
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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 we love about this spinach ricotta dip is the creaminess without the extra calories.

Most dips are made with mayonnaise, cream and rich cheeses. However, I believe that you can get the same results with ricotta cheese and the right seasoning. This low-carb hot dip is undoubtedly better for the waistline!

spinach ricotta dip appetizer

If you have company coming and you are busy preparing a delicious meal, setting the table and making sure everything is 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


10-minute hot spinach ricotta dip recipe

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 preparing the fresh spinach.

Another hot pizza dip you may enjoy is our delicious keto hot pizza dip.


fresh spinach leaves


Spinach is a nutritionally packed leafy green plant. Spinach is rich in iron, vitamin C and E, potassium, magnesium and fiber. One cup of cooked spinach contains 4 grams of fiber. And the best part, 1 cup of spinach contains only 41 calories. 

fresh spinach is best for hot dips

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 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 and place it in an oven-proof serving dish. At this point, you can refrigerate the dip.


wilted spinach


When ready, bake the dip until hot and bubbling. Keep in mind, if you prepare the dip in advance and refrigerate it, allow extra time for cooking 

 That is it! The one thing I must stress is using a good quality ricotta cheese for the best results. If you are adventurous, make homemade ricotta. Done!

serving suggestions

Serve the dip hot with gluten-free crackerscorn chips or fresh veggies. I enjoy the ricotta dip as is. All I need is a big spoon because it’s that good! Or, I spread it over a gluten free toasted Multi-Seed Oat Bread  and enjoy as a light meal. 


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sounds yummy!


I bought an unsliced pumpernickel I know what I'm putting with it. YUM

Ronna Joy Klionsky

That was so easy and delicious!! Thank you for sharing this and so many GF recipes

Rebecca. R

love it, light and flavourful, and yet creamy spinach dip.


thank you Celeste!


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!!


thank you!


Absolutely delicious!

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