Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Copycat Recipe | THM: S

Sometimes, when Brad and I go on a date, we choose two appetizers to share between us instead of having an entree each. It’s usually cheaper, and it’s a great option if we’re not feeling very hungry.

If we go to Kelsey’s, Brad almost always orders their spinach dip with pita chips. Last week, I shared it with him and we mulled over how to re-create their recipe so we could enjoy it at home. It obviously contained spinach, cheese, and tomatoes, and I was pretty sure I could detect nutmeg and garlic, so that’s where I started.

After a couple alterations, this recipe is final result and we both think it tastes incredibly close to the real thing! It’s a low-carb, sugar-free THM S. I made low-carb chips to use as dippers out of low-carb tortillas and baked them until crunchy. To keep yourself in S territory, limit your chip serving to 10-12 chips (approx. 1 1/2 low carb tortillas), and pile on the dip! You could also use pepper or cucumber slices as dippers, too.

Yield: 8 servings

Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Copycat Recipe | THM: S

Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Copycat Recipe | THM: S

This warm, creamy, flavorful spinach dip tastes just like Kelsey's infamous appetizer! Delicious as a THM S with low-carb oven-baked chips or served with pepper and cucumber slices.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon until medium crisp and set aside. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan. Saute onions in bacon grease until clear. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, salt, nutmeg, and pepper; cook and stir smooth. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Serve immediately, or, store in the refrigerator and reheat, covered, when needed.
  2. To make low-carb dipping chips, use a pizza cutter to slice 4-6 low-carb wraps into 8 pieces each each. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle on a little salt. Bake for 6 minutes. Flip chips with tongs, and bake for 6 more minutes or until they begin turning golden.

Notes

To keep this appetizer in an S setting, limit yourself to 10-12 chips, and pile on the dip! If you still want more, enjoy the dip with sliced green pepper or cucumber slices.

5 thoughts on “Kelsey’s Spinach Dip Copycat Recipe | THM: S”

  1. So I am trying to wrap my brain around 1 package of bacon! 🙂 How big of a package do you use? This looks absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

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