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Hot Spinach Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Romanian-Style Hot Spinach Dip made with only 5 main ingredients and served with a poached egg, a delicious and healthy recipe for every occasion. It can be served as a starter or even a nice brunch. Ready in less than 5 minutes, this dip is such a treat! This spinach has no cream cheese, and uses only milk.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: hot dip recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 300 g fresh spinach
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150 ml full-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic.

  2. Heat up the oil, add the onion, and fry until it softens.

  3. Add the garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds.

  4. If you use baby spinach, this can go in whole, just the ends trimmed, otherwise larger leaves can be chopped.

  5. Add the spinach and use a wooden spoon to mix until it wilts.

  6. Pour in half of the amount of milk, and leave it to bubble up for 1 minute.

  7. The remaining milk can be mixed with the flour and poured over the spinach.

  8. Simmer for 1 minute for the milk to thicken into a sauce.

  9. Remove from the heat and serve with a poached egg.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Spinach Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 1040mg30%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 14189IU284%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 255mg26%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.