Dutch Oven Campfire Spinach Dip

This awesome Dutch oven campfire spinach dip is one of our family’s favorite appetizers. Caution: This is one of those appetizer campfire recipes that may ruin dinner appetites! It is so yummy, it’s hard to stop eating it!

Grab some crusty bread or crackers and scoop up this cheesy goodness! Cooking outdoors doesn’t mean you have to skip the fun stuff when you have our easy camping recipes! 

Campfire Spinach Dip by CampingForFoodies features a golden brown, hot cheesy spinach artichoke dip in a black cast iron Dutch oven on a wooden picnic table with crackers on a blue camping plate in the background.
Campfire Spinach Dip by CampingForFoodies

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Appetizer

Because this appetizer is hot, cheesy and comforting, it is one of our favorite winter camping recipes to serve at potluck parties.


Prep Ahead vs On-Site

Camp Cooking Tip: The easiest way to make this yummy appetizer at the campsite is to mix all of the ingredients at home and transport the dip to the campsite in a leak-proof container.

Then, you just spread it into your camping Dutch oven when you are ready to bake it.

On the other hand, it is simple enough to just assemble everything at your camping site so it really just depends on your personal preference.

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Recipe Steps

Step 1. Start your campfire or charcoal briquettes.

Camp Cooking Tip: When you are baking with coals from a campfire, you need to start the fire early enough so you have coals at the time you are ready to begin baking.

If you want to use charcoal briquettes, you will have a little easier job of timing when the briquettes will be ready for baking.

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Step 2. Pre-heat your camp Dutch oven to 375 degrees. Pre-heat 10-inch camp Dutch oven to 375 degrees (23 total briquettes = 16 top/7 bottom). If you are using a different oven size, check our Dutch oven temperature chart to see how many coals you need.

Step 3. Prep your ingredients. There is not much prep work for this easy campfire spinach dip. You just need to chop some artichoke hearts and garlic.

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Step 4. Mix the ingredients and spread in pre-heated camp Dutch oven.

Step 5. Bake till heated through and slightly browned on top.

Serving Options: You can serve this spinach dip with crusty bread or crackers. Use GF products and this recipe is a great gluten free camping food option.


Scaling Servings

Hot dips are easy camping meals for large groups because one pot feeds a ton of people as an appetizer. If this is the only appetizer you have on the table, it will feed about 8 adults. If you need to scale it up to feed more people, make a second batch and bake them in two different ovens.


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Campfire Spinach Dip by CampingForFoodies features a golden brown, hot cheesy spinach artichoke dip in a black cast iron Dutch oven on a wooden picnic table with crackers on a blue camping plate in the background.

Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Camping Recipe

Kim Hanna
Camping For Foodies Appetizer Camping Recipes: Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Camping Recipe
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Serving options: Crusty French baguette and crackers

Instructions
 

  • Completely thaw the spinach and squeeze out all of the moisture.
  • In a bowl, mix the spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, mayonnaise, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • NOTE: If you are preparing this dip at home and just baking it at the campsite, after the ingredients are mixed, refrigerate them in a sealable container for transport. Then, allow the dip to get to room temperature before baking at the campsite or allow additional time for the dip to be heated through.
  • Pre-heat 10-inch camp Dutch oven to 375 degrees (23 total briquettes = 16 top/7 bottom).
  • Evenly spread the mixed ingredients in bottom of Dutch oven.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until heated through and slightly browned, approximately 40 minutes (see note below).
  • Serve it with crusty French baguette slices and crackers.

Notes

Camp Cooking Tip: Weather conditions and altitude will determine total baking time but this Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Camping Recipe should be done in approximately 40 minutes. You will probably notice the dip bubbling and hot but it will have a pale color so, at that time, take some coals from under your Dutch oven and move them to the lid to get the pretty browned top you want.
Camp Cooking Tip: You can use a 12-inch Dutch oven for baking this cheesy spinach artichoke dip but you may have to adjust the baking time a bit. I don’t recommend using a Deep Dutch oven (the kind for soups and stews) if you want to have an appetizing looking browned top. The heat is just too far from the food when trying to brown anything in a camp Dutch oven designed for simmering and stewing your culinary campfire creations!
Here are a few more useful links:
Dutch Oven Temperature Chart https://www.campingforfoodies.com/dutch-oven-temperature-chart/
Camping For Foodies Recipes List https://www.campingforfoodies.com/camping-recipes-list/
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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4281IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 160mgIron: 1mg
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