Easy vegan spinach dip is perfect for parties and gatherings. This creamy, flavorful dip is a tasty appetizer that everyone loves. Serve it with tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.
Appetizers are so fun, aren’t they? When we used to eat out at restaurants more frequently, appetizers were my favorite thing on the menu.
My very favorite dip from before I went dairy free was a hot cheesy spinach dip. It was creamy, salty, and delicious. I knew I needed to find a way to recreate this tasty dip and make it allergy friendly.
This vegan spinach dip is easy to make in just one pan. Before you know it, you will have a hot, cheesy, veggie filled, spinach dip. It’s creamy, colorful, and such a crowd pleaser!
- Vegan Cheese – I used the Daiya Jalapeno Havarti Style Block. This block has a lot of flavor – it’s spicy and delicious. If you don’t want the dip to be on the spicy side, you will want to use a different cheese.
- Frozen Spinach – Frozen spinach is a good choice here because it’s already rinsed and finely chopped.
- Non-Dairy Milk – I recommend using a neutral tasting non-dairy milk for best results. Unsweetened coconut milk or rice milk would work well. If you can have soy or tree nuts, soy milk or almond milk would also work.
Choosing Vegan Cheese
There are so many vegan cheese substitutes available these days. I chose the block style cheese from Daiya. Daiya is a brand that works for our family’s allergies. If you have a different cheese that works for you, feel free to try it!
Using the block cheese means that you need to cut it into small chunks, and it does take a little longer to melt, but I find that the flavor of this cheese is worth the extra work. If you have some vegan cheese shreds you like, feel free to use them if you prefer.
Step by Step Instructions
- Cook the chopped pepper in the olive oil until it starts to soften.
- Add the spinach and cook until it starts to thaw, then add the non-dairy milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Add the cubes of vegan cheese, and stir until it melts. This may take awhile depending on the type of vegan cheese you are using.
- Pour the dip into a serving dish and top with chopped red pepper. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.
Store leftover spinach dip in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 4 days.
I don’t recommend freezing this dip. Freezing and then reheating the dip may result in a watery texture.
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Quick and Easy Vegan Spinach Dip.
You have to try this creamy and cheesy spinach dip – it's easy to make and perfect for your next party.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
- 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 14 ounces Daiya jalapeno havarti cheese cut into small cubes
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 ¼ cup non-dairy milk I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage
- more red bell pepper for garnish
- tortilla chips
In a large pot, cook the chopped red pepper in the olive oil over medium heat. Once the pepper is soft, add the spinach, and stir until it starts to thaw.
Add the non-dairy milk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and cook until heated through.
Add the cubed Daiya cheese, and stir constantly until melted and creamy. This may take a while, but the cheese will melt.
Pour the dip into a serving dish and top with more chopped red pepper.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Store leftover dip in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 4 days.
I recommend using a neutral tasting non-dairy milk for best results. Coconut milk or rice milk are good choices.
This is one of my favorite things to eat at a party.
Do you think I could make this in advance and freeze then reheat later for a party?
I think the texture would be altered if you freeze it.
What’s football? Ha ha. This was an appetizer with tonight’s dinner, and it’s delicious! Daiya’s havarti is an outrageous indulgence, which makes this a pretty darn painless way to eat our daily greens as a special treat. Thanks for the recipe!
This was awesome!! I toasted little slices of sourdough bread and it was great to dip as well as chips. Will definitely make again, thanks!!
Yay! So glad you liked it, thanks for letting me know!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
This looks and sounds so healthy and delicious! And your red pepper garnish turns it into such a pretty dish!
Thank you, Sonali!
this looks fabulous! I love spinach dip, but it can be pretty unhealthy! Glad your version and way healthier! yum!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
I’m not a sports person either. At all. If I go to a game party, I’m strictly there for the food and company. This spinach dip sounds delicious! Love that it is vegan!
Elizabeth @ Enjoy Every Bite
I love love love spinach dip and this looks like a much healthier version than anything store bought!
Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
This sounds really fabulous. I am planning to make this (with dairy cheese) but I know it’ll turn out just as yummy instead of the Daiya cheese!
I’m not super into watching sports, either, but I do enjoy watching the Super Bowl with friends, because: appetizers and alcohol. Your dip looks fantastic and I love how healthful it is! I’d be hovering around that bowl all day long!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Spinach dips are my absolute favorite! I love how easy this is to throw together. Sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
I’m not really into the football either, but the FOOD that comes with the deal? I can get on board with that. ;) This spinach dip looks absolutely perfect! Love how hot and cheesy it looks!
There is no Daiya Havarti cheese available in my area. What could I substitute that is vegan?
Choose a brand of vegan cheese that is available near you that you like the taste of and that melts well. There are a lot of options available, depending on what stores are near you.