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Campfire Spinach Dip Recipe

Campfire spinach dip cooked over a crackling campfire, blending fresh spinach, creamy cheese, and a hint of smoky flavor for the perfect outdoor snack.

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate.

This simple campfire spinach dip recipe is perfect for camping! Simply wrap the ingredients in a foil packet to create an easy camping meal.

We love this campfire spinach dip recipe!  Today I have teamed up with a wonderful group of bloggers to bring you the Ultimate List of Camping Ideas.

 If you love camping then this is the post for you!  Be sure to scroll down to the end for links to ALL of our awesome camping posts. 

Camping does not have to be all hot dogs and hamburgers as seen with the campfire spinach dip recipe we’re sharing today.  We like to include a few of our family favorites when we head out into the great outdoors.  This Campfire Spinach Dip is sure to become one of yours!

Served with a sliced baguette of french bread it makes the perfect lunch or light dinner.  Creating a tin foil packet to encase the dip in makes cooking and clean up a breeze!

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate.

I often add this classic recipe to our menu plan when we are camping for a week or longer.  It’s a nice break from the traditional camping fare. Spinach dip is one of our favorite appetizers for game day and is a crowd pleaser!

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Our Camp Cooking Essentials

  • Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over the open fire super easy.  Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!  Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
  • Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
  • These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing!  Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.  Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
  • We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!
Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate.

We use tinfoil packets in a lot of our camping meals!  Like these tinfoil packet loaded campfire potatoes, tinfoil packet hobo meatloaf, tinfoil packet cheesy fries, tinfoil packet loaded cauliflower and tinfoil packet nacho dip recipes.

How to make Campfire Spinach Dip

1. Purchase sour cream, cream cheese, shredded parmesan cheese and frozen spinach. 

Campfire Spinach Dip ingredients on a wood table.

Optional Ingredients

  • fresh spinach
  • knorr vegetable soup mix
  • bacon
  • cloves of garlic
  • mozzarella cheese
  • green onions
  • artichoke hearts
  • water chestnuts
  • garlic powder
  • greek yogurt
  • red peppers
  • different types of cheese

The possibilities are clearly endless in making a creamy dip!

Spinach dip filling mixed in a clear glass bowl.

2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a container that can easily be packed to take camping.  I like to do this prep work before we travel so that most of the mess is left and cleaned up at home.  

The flavours especially blend well together when combined and allowed to rest in the refrigerator for four to six hours.

Campfire Spinach Dip filling on a sheet of aluminum foil.

3. Create a tin foil packet by layering two pieces of aluminum foil and placing the dip mixture in the center.  A few layers of foil will help to protect the dip from burning and the packet from tearing open. Tip: you can also make this hot spinach dip in a baking dish and cook it over medium heat.

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet.

4. Roll up the ends of the foil and bake in the campfire {near the hot coals but not in the fire} for 20-25 minutes or until warm and bubbly.

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate.

5. Carefully unwrap the packet and serve in a bread bowl, with a sliced baguette or tortilla chips.

Tips for Camping Meal Preparation

  • Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible.  Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier.  Trust me on this one!
  • Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
  • Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
  • Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy.  These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire DipLoaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
  • Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate.

This dip can be kept close to the fire and reheated to stay warm and melty.  There are so many ways to alter this recipe to suit your family!  We love to add bacon bits.  I think that artichoke hearts would be a yummy addition too.

Meeting friends or family during your trip?  Treat them to this delicious Campfire Spinach Dip and you are sure to WOW them!  Okay that sounds cheesy but it’s true. LOL

This recipe is actually a spin off of one of our favorite holiday appetizers, this Four Ingredient Baked Spinach Dip recipe.

Campfire Spinach Dip in a foil packet surrounded by slices of baguette on a white plate with a hand holding a slice of bread with dip.

Seriously, so good! 

I would love for you to check out my new blog, Campfire Foodie, where I’m sharing ALL of the camping recipes!!

If you love this easy campfire spinach dip recipe, please give it a five star review and help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest so that others can enjoy it too!

Campfire Spinach Dip Tinfoil Packet Recipe

Campfire Spinach Dip Camping Recipe

This simple campfire spinach dip recipe is perfect for camping! Simply wrap the ingredients in a tinfoil packet to create an easy camping meal.
4.23 from 61 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 250ml sour cream
  • 250 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped frozen spinach (drained)
  • 1 packet vegetable soup mix optional

Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a container that can easily be packed to take camping.
  • Create a tin foil packet by layering two pieces of aluminum foil and placing the dip mixture in the center.
  • Roll up the ends of the foil and bake in the campfire (near the hot coals but not in the fire) for 20-25 minutes or until warm and bubbly.
  • Carefully unwrap the packet and serve with bread for dipping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 335mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

You have got to check these out…

Campfire Spinach Dip and the Ultimate List of Camping Ideas

Printable Camping Checklist from Kim @ 733

What to Pack for Camping from Kellie @ Nest of Posies

Homemade Fire Starters from Randi @ Dukes and Duchesses

Camping Survival Kit from Emily @ the Benson Street

Camping Charades from Kara @ the Joys of Boys

Beaded Mason Jar Lantern from Amy @ One Artsy Mama

Outdoor Camping Kitchen from Angie @ Echoes of Laughter

Blackberry Cobbler from Ginger @ Ginger Snap Crafts

Tin Foil Packet Recipes from Camille @ Growing Up Gabel

Best Pie Iron Recipes from Emily @ Nap Time Creations

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oh that looks so good.. camping or not ;o) Pinned! Thanks for organizing this hop! Emily

It looks so delicious Heather! My family would love this! Happy Mother’s Day and have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

What a great idea! I’m always looking for more “grown up” food to cook over the campfire and this is definitely it!

This is making me hungry! I am in charge of our family reunion this year and this will be perfect for our night of outdoor cooking. Yum!

How delicious is this!

I am going to try this recipe this weekend but put it in a disposable pie plate covered in foil instead of making a bowl out of foil.

This looks awesome! What a great idea for camping… How many days do you think it would be okay for in the cooler before heating it up?

Do you know how many this serves?

Thanks for this marvellous post.

Made this last on our last camping trip. Rave reviews from all including young kids.
I added a can of diced water chestnuts and two garlic cloves. Made at the campsite and didn’t have a bowl to pre-mix it together. Chopped up the cream cheese and threw it and all other ingredients into a foil pie tin, cooked over fire grate 20 minutes, removed and stirred. Will make this over and over again!

Made this recipe twice this month already, so good!! Thank you for creating!

Love live live this dip. So do my family!

Hi! I am prepping my meals for my upcoming camping trip and was wondering if this good to freeze as we won’t have access to refrigeration and I’m freezing all my meals prior so they last in the cooler.