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Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips


This spinach dip packs a little heat with the addition of fresh jalapeños and cumin. It's gooey, it's melty, it's perfect for dipping crispy pita chips. Enjoy!

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  • 2 cups (8-ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 pita breads (6-inches each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Meanwhile, cut each pita bread into eight wedges. Place in two 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch baking pans. Combine the butter, lemon-pepper, cumin and garlic salt; brush over pita wedges.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp. Serve with spinach spread.

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