8 ounces cream cheese 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon freshly grated Romano cheese 1 tablespoon very finely chopped red bell pepper 1 green onion (scallion) white and green finely chopped 1/2 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1/2 cup grated medium Cheddar cheese 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix first 4 ingredients with hand or stand mixer on medium until softened and well mixed.
Add next two ingredients and mix on med-low until just incorporated.
Add spinach and mix on low until just incorporated.
Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and sprinkling cayenne on top to taste. Top with cheddar. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 - 7 minutes before serving. Serve with fried or baked pita wedges and tortilla chips (nachos).
At Kelsey's this is served with deep fried pita wedges. I found that oven baked (400 degrees F for 5 minutes) were just as popular and substantially less fatty. For either you MUST use Greek style pitas as they are far softer and more substantial than regular pitas. Greek style pita have little or no pocket in them.
Valerie's Review REVIEW: November 21, 2013 The recipe says it serves four people but trust me when I tell you to double it because when you taste it you'll wish you had made more! It's a great blend of flavors from the different cheeses and the texture is perfectly creamy.
Guest Foodie January 30, 2015 COMMENT: My daughter-in-law will love this. I can't wait to make it for her!
Joyful July 26, 2014 REVIEW:
The best I have had or I mean maded
Anonymous July 4, 2014 REVIEW:
Kelseys 4 Cheese Spinach Dip is truly delicious, and easy to make. This would be a nice appetizer or a popular party snack. Spread on pizza for an unusual twist instead of other pizza sauce.
Member since: Feb 13, 2001
Lizelle June 27, 2014 REVIEW:
Please your guests with this delicious dip that works beautifully with cocktails or a buffet. Kelsey's 4 Cheese dip is rich and full flavored, without being overly fatty. It tastes like you worked for hours, but it goes together quickly and bakes in as little as 15 minutes. Your guests are likely to ask you for the recipe.
Charlie2710 June 27, 2014 COMMENT: how much is half a bag of spinach?
Maddie February 5, 2014 REVIEW:
Best dip I've ever had!
Guest Foodie February 2, 2014 REVIEW:
this is always my requested item to bring for Superbowl....and the platter I bring it in always leaves clean!...nuff said?
Guest Foodie December 2, 2013 REVIEW:
I just made this last night for my family and wow, it feels like we ordered it from Kelsey's.
I recommend this recipe for anyone that wants to make a cheese spinach dip.
Member since: Aug 11, 2001
kelly12 October 28, 2013 REVIEW:
This is my favorite dip. The balance of the different cheeses is perfect. It's rich but not so rich that you regret eating it. I use jarred diced pimiento instead of the red bell pepper (I hate to cut up a pepper just for a tablespoon) but that's the only change I make.
Guest Foodie October 23, 2013 REVIEW:
Love this dip!
Guest98765 June 19, 2013 REVIEW:
A crowd pleaser;I am always asked for the recipe. It is very delicious.
Kedgar January 2, 2013 REVIEW:
My husband and kids love this when we go to Kelsey's so it's a real treat to make it a home. Is there anyway I can pin this to pinterest??
Mandy December 26, 2012 REVIEW:
ABSOLUTELY amazing!! The best dip I've ever made. I make it year after year and have never had such rave reviews. I don't like regular cold spinach dip but this stuff is incredible. I always serve with baked Greek style pitas and sometimes crackers, tortilla chips, etc..
Miche November 5, 2012 REVIEW:
Ashley May 19, 2011 REVIEW:
This is absolutely one of my most favorite things! I always crave it! I found the most delicious way to make it.. I always do a double batch, but I don't use a whole package of spinach I just take a little chunk out of it because I find it makes it too overpowering, and then I make sure that I HEAP up the Red peppers on the tbsp's. and I add a glob of sour cream to it because it keeps it from stiffening up too much as it starts to cool. MMMM Now I'm hungry for some! :P
steph.d October 9, 2010 REVIEW:
My boyfriend and I gobbled this up! I plan on making it again just not adding as much chopped spinach and using marble cheese instead of just cheddar.
Guest Foodie March 10, 2010 REVIEW:
I get asked the recipe everytime I make this mmm :)
Megs September 6, 2009 REVIEW:
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sooooo good......it is my fall back recipe when we are doing potlucks....i always make a double batch and if it doesnt get eaten(which it always does) I happily take the left overs home.....mmmmmmm its exactly what kelsey's tastes like....
vmouse August 31, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this dip tonight and it was quite yummy. This is my first time making any sort of dip like this myself but we always order it when we go out to eat. I found it pretty easy to make and I didn't even make much of a mess in the kitchen doing it. Now that I have experimented with my family, I hope that I can impress some friends next time we get together.
staffmem* July 29, 2009 REVIEW:
Glad everyone has lots of positive things to say about the spin-dip, its one of our most popular and, in my opinion, yummiest things on the menu! :)
Guest Foodie May 9, 2009 REVIEW:
I've made this many many times now and when ever a group of us from work get together for dinner.....this is my now mandatory contribution.....sooooooo good......mmmmmmmm droooollll....
Jess January 6, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this recipe for a party once and now people always want me to bring it! I am keeping the recipe a secret though! haha. Great recipe thanks for posting.
Member since: Jan 2, 2009
fireguy_1000 January 2, 2009 REVIEW:
The secret ingredient you are missing is the melindas hot sauce that Kelseys puts in theirs. It gives the dip a unique spicy flavour. Looks like a great recipe too though. Great work
Guest Foodie December 3, 2008 REVIEW:
I made this for company one evening, it was thoroughly enjoyed. It was very easy to make and it truly did turn out just like Kelsey's dip. I served this with toasted pita chips and tortilla chips. mmmmm
Mel October 18, 2008 REVIEW:
Yummy, even better than Kelseys and you can make the portion size you want! Im addicted!
Member since: Mar 8, 2008
theramomof2 March 8, 2008 REVIEW:
I noticed that the onions in are red onion so maybe adding a bit of both?
NightStar December 10, 2007 REVIEW:
I made this just this past weekend and nearly fainted with happiness! It turned out just like the restaurants! I was to happy!
sabby December 2, 2007 REVIEW:
My boyfriend loves this dip and orders it everytime we go to Kelseys. We can hardly tell the difference between the two. I double the recipe and put the extra batch into an oven/freezer safe dish and freeze it for another time. Just unthaw and bake when ready to use. Turns out great.
Greg June 5, 2007 COMMENT: Does anyone know what Kelsey's serves as the chips with this dip?
aliladybug March 24, 2007 REVIEW:
I have made this SO many times and it is so great! It tastes just like Kelsey's and I have requests for it all the time.
And so easy to make too!
Callie February 15, 2007 REVIEW:
This recipe was great! The only thing that I changed was adding 1/3 cup of Alfredo sauce. ( I asked in Kelsey's once and they told me there was Alfredo in theirs) There are never any leftovers when I serve this.Thanks for the recipe!!
Crys November 21, 2006 REVIEW:
This recipe is actually better than the original. I add a slice of finely chopped red onion as well. Every time I bring it to a party, I get multiple requests for the recipe. I serve it with Scoops or sliced baguette.
Katia May 1, 2006 REVIEW:
HOLY MOTHER OF PEARL! This is amazing! It just came out of the oven 20 minutes ago, and it's already gone! My sister and I devoured it! I didn't have any garlic powder or Romano cheese, so I left them out. However, I mixed in some mozzarella cheese with the cheddar. Then I ripped up some pita bread and coated them with a little olive oil, garlic and salt and baked them until they turned crunchy. I think I'm going to make some more tomorrow! Even my dad loves it, and he isn't easily impressed! I LOVE THIS SOOOOO MUCH! And I am lactose-intolerant so I will be using a lot of Lactaid pills to eat this! haha
THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS AWESOME RECIPE!
happy cook March 25, 2006 COMMENT: I've made this dip several times and it is always a crowd pleaser. There are never any left overs.!!
SweetShuga January 21, 2006 REVIEW:
This recipe is absolutely perfect. I have made countless spinach and cheese dip recipes trying to find one that would slightly resemble that of Kelsey's, but never had any luck until now. It tastes EXACTLY like the dip at Kelsey's. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Schmidt January 9, 2006 REVIEW:
Awesome! Everyone asks me for this recipe. We serve it with Costco's pita chips.
Member since: Oct 5, 2005
heavenlybubbles October 5, 2005 REVIEW:
This recipe tastes just like the real thing! Very very good. You won't have any complaints.
Member since: Apr 11, 2005
Kayleigh April 11, 2005 REVIEW:
You have no idea how long I have searched for this. My husband and I often go to Kelsey's just to eat this..especially while I was pregnant!!!I have gotten my whole family addicted and am so excitied to try and make it myself. However I do feel terrible for Kelsey's we "use" to spend a fortune in there. Oh well.
Member since: Sep 24, 2004
summergirl September 24, 2004 REVIEW:
This recipe is AWESOME...I love Kelsey version and order it often when ever we go but this is ten times better, and less expensive.My family just loves this recipe..I usually double the batch and serve with nachos...This makes a great appetizer to any gathering...and so TASTY....
Member since: Nov 18, 2003
frametiff22 November 18, 2003 REVIEW:
I don't even know how to put words into the description of this...wait I've got it...orgasmic! Ha Ha! I have only tried this dip at the restaurant, and now that I've found the recipe I can't wait to try it myself. It is amazing and mouth watering. It's suppose to serve four, but my girl friend and I cleared an entire thing by ourselves. Good...no GREAT STUFF!
Member since: Aug 30, 2003
alisionia August 30, 2003 REVIEW:
This dip is my 16 year old daughter's favourite treat. It was very easy to make and she told me she could not tell the difference from the real thing. I doubled the recipe and it turned out great. I know this will a recipe I will make often!
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