Dutch Oven Campfire Spinach Dip: Hot & Cheesy Appetizer!

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!

This awesome Dutch oven campfire spinach dip is one of our family’s favorite appetizers.

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! 

This Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Campfire Dutch Oven Appetizer Camping Recipe is one of our favorite camping recipes and easy campingforfoodies appetizers for outdoor cooking over campfires!

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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.

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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How To Make Dutch Oven Spinach Artichoke Dip

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.

If you find it a challenge to start your campfires, we want to help! Check out our Fire Starters Camping Enthusiasts Must Have post for tips and you’ll never have trouble starting your campfires again!

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.

I like using my Camping Flexible Cutting Mats for prepping food at the campsite. They come in 3 sizes for different tasks and easily curl to funnel food into bowls and pans. After you clean them, you can use the hole to hang the mats from hooks for storage! They are cute and functional!

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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.

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

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes


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


  1. Completely thaw the spinach and squeeze out all of the moisture.
  2. In a bowl, mix the spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, mayonnaise, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  3. 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.
  4. Pre-heat 10-inch camp Dutch oven to 375 degrees (23 total briquettes = 16 top/7 bottom).
  5. Evenly spread the mixed ingredients in bottom of Dutch oven.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees until heated through and slightly browned, approximately 40 minutes (see note below).
  7. Serve it with crusty French baguette slices and crackers.


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 Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g

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