Slow-Cooker Ham, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Everyone’s favorite party dip is served warm and stays warm until the last bite – thanks to the mighty slow cooker.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 6 cups packed spinach
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 pkg (8 oz each) plain brick-style cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 cans (14 oz each) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Add spinach, salt and pepper; sauté for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool completely; chop and set aside.
  2. In food processor, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon and lemon zest; pulse until smooth. Fold in artichoke hearts, ham, Asiago and Parmesan. Stir in spinach mixture, discarding any accumulated juices.
  3. Spread evenly into slow cooker. Heat on Low for about 2 hours or until heated through and gooey. Reduce heat to Warm. Serve with crackers for dipping.

Tip: To make ahead, prepare dip and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When serving, heat in the slow cooker.

Nutrition Information

Per 1/10 recipe (dip only)
Calories 400
Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 870mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
prep time
25 MIN
total time
2 HR 30 MIN