Cheddars Santa Fe Spinach Dip

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe is a wonderful restaurant. It does a good job of combining a moderate price and a delicious menu that everyone will love. One of my favorite appetizers there is the Santa Fe Spinach Dip. Now you can recreate this appetizer at home with this easy copycat recipe.
Homemade copycat Cheddars Santa Fe Spinach Dip in a white baking dish

Cheddar’s is a great value for the price. Menu items here range from chicken tenders, grilled chicken, and even steak. They have an extensive bar menu that will please any cocktail lovers. They have a wide range of appetizers.

The Santa Fe Dip features spinach and a four cheese blend that is irresistible. Best of all, this is an easy recipe to prepare. You will fall in love with this one. It is hard to resist this dip. It is served with cool and refreshing sour cream and salsa.

If you like artichoke and spinach dip, this will be an appetizer you will love. This can be easily prepared ahead of time and reheated when you have a party or special gathering. I like this dip because it isn’t too spicy, and it is perfect for a dip. They serve this dip with warmed tortilla chips. You could also serve this dip with carrot sticks and celery sticks.

You might wonder what makes this recipe so special, this creamy spinach dip is perfectly seasoned with onions, garlic, and a tiny bit of jalapeno pepper for a hint of spice. The four cheese blend adds the perfect amount of cheese flavor to go with this dip. This spinach dip is served with refreshing sour cream and salsa.

Homemade copycat Cheddars Santa Fe Spinach Dip in a white baking dish next to salsa, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

I hope you enjoy this easy to prepare recipe. If you enjoy this dip, you may like some of these appetizers:

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Homemade copycat Cheddars Santa Fe Spinach Dip in a white baking dish.

Cheddars Santa Fe Spinach Dip

You won't want to miss this recreation of Cheddars Sante Fe Spinach Dip.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheddrs Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 381kcal


  • 10 ounces frozen spinach thawed and drained
  • 1//2 cup finely diced white onion
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 4 ounces corn tortilla chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, onions, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and seasoned salt. Stir until well blended. Spread into a 1-quart casserole dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is nice and bubbly. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and warmed tortilla chips.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6520IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Maria

    This was fabulous..thank you for the recipe!! I made it for new year’s eve and all my guests loved it. I would like to know however if it is possible to prepare this in advance and freeze it so I can heat up whenever i have unexpected guests over

    • Stephanie

      I am honestly uncertain about freezing. I don’t tend to freeze anything. I think it would be fine in the refrigerator a day or two if you made it ahead of time.

    • Teresa Minnick

      Since spinach dip is available in the freezer section, as long as it is sealed and air tight,you should be able to freeze it

  2. Tiffany

    I’m just wondering how close this tastes like Cheddar’s?? I just ate my leftover spinach dip from there last night. Its the best I’ve ever had from any restaurant.

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