Texas Pepper Jelly Crockpot spinach dip in a bowl with bread

Simple and Spicy Hot Crockpot Spinach Dip

Winter snacks should be hot – hot with heat and hot with peppers! Hot winter snacks warm us up all the way through our bodies.

What better time to make a delicious snack than for the Superbowl! 

This means it is once again time for the trusty crockpot.

What’s the benefit of having a crockpot?

We are fans of football, especially the Superbowl, and of the crockpot.

Why do we enjoy the crockpot? Because most food served at a party, whether it is for football or just for a family gathering, is served cold or chilled. A crockpot makes it easy to keep your dish nice and hot.

Also, creating a dish in a crockpot is usually very simple. Most of them are dump, stir, turn on, and go about your day. What can be better than that? Okay, maybe an air-fryer, but air-fryers are for quick meals and dishes…we are talking about quick prep dishes, with time for the ingredients to meld together.

Is Crockpot Spinach Dip a good Superbowl recipe?

We have lots of crockpot recipes here at Texas Pepper Jelly. Delicious and nutritious recipes. This one for spicy hot spinach dip is no exception. It will make all your football fans cheer!


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  • 1 box (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (do not substitute Miracle Whip)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Apple Habanero Pepper Jelly
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped apples (peeled) (applesauce works, too)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (if you use canned, drain thoroughly!)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced white onion

What to do:

Combine all ingredients in your crockpot and mix well. Cover, and set to “low.”

Go to work, if it’s morning. Go to bed, if it’s night. Let the mixture cook in the crockpot for 8-10 hours. Turn the crockpot off. Don’t stir the ingredients, let “set” for an hour or two.

You can leave in the crockpot and keep it on warm while your guests enjoy it. Or you can pour into a decorative serving bowl, surround with breadsticks, chips, raw veggies, whatever your family or guests like best to dip. Stand back.

Flavor bonus: If you have any extra parmesan cheese put a thin layer on top before serving for added cheesy flavor.

Don’t count on any leftovers. There never are any around the TPJ offices. The hungry mouths clean up every bite of this dip in one get-together. If you want some for yourself, you may want to spoon some out before offering it to others; otherwise, you may get tackled if you to try to dip.

While your spinach dip is cooking, you can create another one of our great recipes. Turn those traditional Deviled Eggs around and give them the devilish kick they deserve with our Pomegranate Cranberry Habanero Rib Candy™!

TPJ Crockpot spinach dip recipe

Hot Crockpot Spinach Dip

Crockpot cooking is usually very simple because most recipes are the dump, stir, turn on, and go about your day style. What can be better than that?
Crockpot recipes like this one are quick-prep dishes but slow-cook time. The slow cook gives the ingredients time to get happy together.
If you like crockpot recipes we have a bunch here at Texas Pepper Jelly. Delicious and nutritious recipes.
This one for spicy hot spinach dip is no exception. It will make all your foodie fans cheer, especially your football fans! Take it from us, this is a great Superbowl crockpot recipe!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings
Calories 255 kcal


  • Crockpot
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Colander or strainer
  • Crockpot cooking bag
  • Silicone spatula


  • 1 box frozen spinach thawed and thoroughly drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Texas Pepper Jelly Apple Habanero
  • ¼ cup finely chopped apples (peeled) applesauce works as well
  • 2 tsbp garlic powder
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes you can use canned - drain completely!
  • ¼ cup finely diced white onion


  • If you have the cooking bags, place the slow-cooker (crockpot) cooking bag into the crockpot per the product instructions. If not, go to the next step.
  • Put all ingredients into your crockpot. Cover.
  • Turn crockpot on low.
  • Cook for 8 hours, stirring every few hours.
  • Turn off and let the dip rest for an hour to set up.
  • Serve in the crockpot by turning on warm.
  • You can also serve in a decorative dish or in a bread bowl.

Bread Bowl Instructions

  • If serving in a bread bowl, use a hard-crusted bowl-shaped style of bread. You can make your own by using a recipe like this one from Tastes Better From Scratch, or buy one at your local grocery store.
  • Cut the center out and tear the cut-out portion into bite-sized pieces for dipping. Don't cut too far down into the bowl as the dip will leak out and make your bread pieces soggy.
  • Pour the hot spinach dip into the bowl until it gets to the rim. Serve.


We like to add a little extra parmesan cheese to the top of our spinach dip no matter how we are serving it to the guests.
The nutritional values are based on an outside independent nutrition recipe analyzer tool through WP Recipe Maker


Sodium: 294mgCalcium: 145mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 3491IUSugar: 12gFiber: 1gPotassium: 169mgCholesterol: 20mgCalories: 255kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 21gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 13gIron: 1mg
Keyword crockpot, crockpot recipe, party food, pepper jelly, simple recipe, spicy, spinach, superbowl
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