December 4, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip with Kettle Chips for the Holidays & Visa Card Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}

Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip with Kettle Chips for the Holidays


With the holiday season quickly approaching it is time to start thinking about party food which is why I am thrilled to be working with Kettle Brand Chips to share my favorite holiday dip recipe today! When I talk about party food this time of year I am thinking about all the fun dishes to serve when you open your home to friends and family in November and December. In my case, I usually focus on recipes that are festive but simple to pull together in advance. I also like to make things that can be paired with store bought food. For example, this awesome roasted red pepper and spinach dip is perfect for Christmas because it is a beautiful shade of light red with little green flecks and it tastes delicious when served with a variety of Kettle Brand Chips.

Like most good holiday dips, I love that this one can be made in advance. Since I am usually scrambling to get the house decorated at the last minute it is such a relief to have everything ready to go in the fridge when I need it. Right before guests arrive, I simply set out the dip in a decorative bowl surrounded by a variety of Kettle Brand Chips and place it on the table. I love to use Kettle Brand Chips with the dip because they are definitely the best made chips available at our local grocery store. They are made in small batches with all-natural ingredients and come in a variety of awesome flavors. Plus, they are large and sturdy enough to handle dips. There is nothing worse than chips that break IN the dip! That is one of my pet peeves.

With this dip I usually serve the Salt & Pepper Kettle Brand Chips because I like the extra kick from the pepper. The Sea Salt Kettle Brand Chips also taste delicious. And, if you think you’d like to try a third variety check out the selection available at your local store – they make over 30 flavors of chips and varieties including Reduced Fat, Bakes, Organic and TIAS! tortilla chips!! I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season full of lots of good food and cheer!

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Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Dip



1 bag Kettle Brand Chips
2 large red peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss with red pepper strips with the olive oil and salt and bake for 20 minutes, or until the peppers are soft and browned around the edges.
2. Place the peppers and spinach in a food processor and pulse into they are in very small pieces. Then scoop out a tablespoon for garnish and set aside.
3. Add the sour cream and yogurt to the processor and pulse again until the dip is smooth with little flecks of red and green. Taste for flavor and add in a pinch or two of kosher salt as needed.
4. Scoop the dip into a bowl and garnish with the chopped red peppers and spinach. Serve with Kettle Brand Chips!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This dip can be made up to two days in advance. Cover and store in the fridge.

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes cook time, 10 minutes prep time

Naptime Reviews

This festive dip is always a hit!

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151 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip with Kettle Chips for the Holidays & Visa Card Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}”

  1. Heather Hicks says:

    I love spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips!

  2. Pat says:

    I love to have flavored chips at parties, like the ones made by Food Should Taste Good!

    • Pat says:

      Oh geez! Apologies!! I haven’t had my morning coffee and didn’t remember that Kettle Chips was sponsoring this giveaway :-S

  3. Emilee says:

    I love herb dip made with either cream cheese or sour cream! You can add any herbs you want, and have it with basically any kind of chip or veggie!

  4. Meighan Daly says:

    i know this is silly, but french onion dip is my nostalgic favorite!

  5. Athena R says:

    I love layered Mexican dip and also hot corn dip…yum!

  6. Alaine says:

    I love Spinach Artichoke dip
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  7. I like french onion dip.

  8. Deanna G. says:

    My favorite is French Onion dip.

  9. vaishali says:

    My favorite is guacamole: 2 avocados, mashed; 1/4 red onion, minced; 1/2 tomato, finely chopped; 1 serrano pepper, minced; cilantro, finely chopped; lime juice; salt and pepper. Mix everything and eat with tortilla chips.

  10. I like spinach and artichoke dip

  11. Robin Goudy says:

    I have a recipe for a great spring onion and sour cream dip, very creamy and delicious!

  12. Sarah H.P. says:

    My mom makes a fabulous spinach and artichoke dip that she serves in a bread bowl! That is one of my favorites!

  13. Tiffany Winner says:

    i like the artichoke dip my aunt makes but i dont know the recipe

  14. Aibrean Ros says:

    I like making a Vidalia onion dip. It has only three ingredients: finely chopped onion, grated Swiss cheese, and some mayo to bind the two. Mix, place in a ramekin, and bake at around 350 degrees until the cheese melts. Serve with crackers.

  15. Ashley H says:

    I like my mom’s Mexican dip

  16. i like french onion dip
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  17. Marcia Moore says:

    Alton Brown’s spinach artichoke dip is the bomb.

  18. Tammy Schiff says:

    My favorite kind of dip is garlic cheese dip. My mom has a great recipe that she won’t share. 🙁

  19. karenmed409 says:

    My favorite is cream cheese-based hot dip with chopped tomatoes and chilis. The colors are perfect for the holidays and it is so warm and tasty.

  20. Karey says:

    I love edamame hummus with lentil chips – so very good!!!

  21. June L says:

    I Love Green Chili Dip

  22. Michelle says:

    I love good old=fashioned spinach dip at the holidays1

  23. sara says:

    I love the knorr spinach dip in a bread bowl.

  24. My favorite dip is cream cheese, mango chutney, cashews and coconut. It is amazing! You can eat it with crackers or tortilla chips. Or, for an awesome sandwich, mix in chopped turkey, chicken or even tuna.

  25. Sharon says:

    Homemade salsa with many different peppers and fresh cilantro.

  26. ladyloo says:

    I make a bacon dip that is super easy and always impresses people. Unfortunately, it is far, far from from healthy. I should try tackling the process of lightening it up.

  27. Stephanie says:

    This looks delicious! One of my favorite dips is pickle wrap dip. Yum!

  28. anne hill says:

    my favorite holiday dip is just the lays ranch mix in greek yogurt

  29. christopher sorel says:

    Pepperoni Pizza Dip

    adapted from The
    Cookaholic Wife

    Step 1: Preheat oven to 375. Combine the following ingredients in a
    mixing bowl: 4 ounces room-temperature reduced-fat cream cheese, 1/4 cup
    non-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayo, 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
    cheese, 1/2 cup parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste. Note: I used a
    rosemary-infused salt that I like. Stir well to combine all ingredients.

    Step 2: Spread the mixture evenly in a pie plate or shallow dish. Top with
    1 cup pizza sauce and 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella. Cut 8 slices turkey
    pepperoni into quarters and sprinkle evenly on top of the cheese. Finally,
    slice one green onion and sprinkle on top of cheese and pepperoni.

    Step 3: Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is
    melted and the dip is bubbly. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. You can
    serve this dip with toasted flatbread or pita chips. I had some frozen garlic
    toast in the freezer, so I toasted some of that the last 10 minutes that the
    dip baked.

  30. I love me some Taco dip!!

  31. Rochelle says:

    I like an onion dip with a potato chip. Thanks!

  32. Tracy R. says:

    I like dill dip with that brown bread that you can tear apart.

  33. Miranda says:

    I like cannelini dip – blend beans, olive oil and basil. Yummy!

  34. Kathie says:

    Have to say the classic onion dip is still a favorite with chips

  35. Michelle D says:

    Good ol’ hummus dip served with veggies and homemade pita bread!

  36. Angela M says:

    A warm spinach and artichoke dip with bread

  37. Linda Ancona says:

    my fave dip is hummus

  38. elisa says:

    White bean dip…healthy and yummy!

  39. Betsypt says:

    I love homemade lemon hummus

  40. Marita Perez says:

    Spinach artichoke dip!!

  41. Trish says:

    I like hummus, can’t wait to try this new dip; looks great!

  42. Jacqui says:

    I love 7 layer taco dip!!

  43. My favorites dips are Herb-Spinach Dip from Tastefully Simple, a tbsp of seasoning mix to a 1/2 cup of mayo am d 1/2 cup of sour cream (I use strained yogurt instead to save on fat and calories). Chill in the fridge for 1 hour and get your chips ready!

  44. Rondah s says:

    I love salsa and cheese dip

  45. Malissa W says:

    Definitely taco dip! Its so easy – layered from bottom to top: cream cheese, veggie refried beans, salsa, and cheese and in the oven for 15 at 400 degrees.

  46. ngoc n says:

    Does tuna tartare count? I love dipping chips or wonton crisps into a mix of ahi, avocado, browned shallots, fish sauce, sesame oil, lime, soy, ginger, and Sriracha.

  47. Robin Goudy says:

    I love homemade spring onion dip…

  48. Marjory Lynn says:

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and Black Olive Hummus. I just made those last Saturday for a Holiday get together. The peppers were from our garden and roasted, so good.

  49. Buffalo Chicken DIp with toasted rounds of bread…..Yummy but so bad for you!

  50. JessieC says:

    I like Hot Crab and Artichoke dip, favorite holiday recipe is
    Tuna-Apple Mini Melts
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  51. Rebecca Shockley says:

    I like Dried Beef and cream cheese dip and buttered oven baked pecans

  52. Christina C says:

    I love onion dip with chips! Mmmmm.

  53. EMILY says:

    This dip looks delish! I love Kettle Chips so I might have to borrow this recipe =) My favorite holiday dip is buffalo chicken dip….no particularly Christmasy but it’s always good, no matter when you serve it.

  54. I am a ranch woman. I love all ranch dips with everything.

  55. My “secret” dip is 1 tub sour cream + 1 packet Lipton’s Onion Soup mix 😉 I get compliments on it every time…

    This weekend I made my grandma’s famous curry dip though, straight outta the 50’s! Cream cheese, curry powder, Beau Monde, green onion…topped with mango chutney! Super delicious.

  56. Georgia says:

    I love a green onion dip with a cheddar chips.
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  57. Judy B says:

    Love your recipe. Love combo of red peppers & spinich in dip.

  58. judithv says:

    I am an onion dip person.

  59. Kathleen Conner says:

    I like hummus dips. It’s kind of a mind-trick, I guess–I feel like a healthy dip makes up for eating potato chips!

  60. john billiris says:

    I love French Onion dips–that goes with everything, from chips to carrots

  61. Wild Orchid says:

    I have simple tastes, lol, I like the Liption Onion soup dip with the recipe on the box.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  62. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite is french onion dip

  63. Madeline says:

    I love a recipe called Spinach and Artichoke dip. It’s warm and delicious!

  64. My favorite dip is hummus, store bought (Cooks Illustrated just rated Sabra the highest), or homemade, with crudites and healthy chips. My fav recipe for my own dip is a pineapple salsa mixed with cream cheese, add all the healthy chips and veggies for dipping. Yum!!!

  65. I posted the giveaway to my blog, along with the required disclosure – here’s the link!!!

  66. Kerry says:

    I love spinach artichoke dip – I wish I had a good recipe…just like to eat others:)

  67. carogonza says:

    To me there is nothing like a great spinach and artichoke dip

  68. Here is a Cranberry Dip recipe I plan on trying out come my next get-together. I love trying out new things with food, as food is such a pleasure in life.

  69. Amy Tong says:

    My favorite holiday dip is bacon and cheese hot dip!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  70. LAMusing says:

    I love Tzatsiki dip – yogurt, cukes, garlic… And chocolate dips for fruit!

  71. Debbie B says:

    my daughter makes a really good chicken enchilada dip!

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  72. Debbie B says:

    i tweeted here:

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  73. Marjory Lynn says:

    Buffalo Chicken Dip, it’s always a hit. Also beer and cheese pretzel dip.

  74. memoma says:

    I want to try the Zesty Ranch.

  75. laura ari says:

    I love to bring boneless chicken wing dip to parties.

  76. lynnsdisqus says:

    My favorite dip is spinach artichoke!

  77. Rebecca Shockley says:

    Chili Cheese dip
    Velveeta cheese Hormel Chili with beans
    we add milk- optional

  78. My favorite dip is spinach artichoke


  79. nanlara says:

    sounds like a good dip, but there aren’t too many i don’t like

  80. Julie says:

    My favorite dip is Bison Brand french onion dip
    thanks for the giveaway

  81. Nancy says:

    That recipe looks good. My favorite is seven layer dip.

  82. Debra Ford says:

    My favorite dip is a hot artichoke dip

  83. Debra Ford says:

    My favorite dip is a hot artichoke dip

  84. Maureen says:

    I love either a hot artichoke dip or my husband’s Southwestern Cheesecake dip.

  85. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I like so many dips (and your recipe is one of my favorites!) I like classic 7-layer dip, spinach dip, and hot crab & artichoke dip. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Lisa Garner says:

    I love Curry Dip for the Holiday season!
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  87. Lisa Garner says:

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  88. susitravl says:

    Boneless Buffalo Chicken Dip is so good!

  89. A Nash says:

    I love ranch dip! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  90. Christina Tong says:

    My favorite holiday dip is spinach, cheese and garlic dip. Thanks for this giveaway.


  91. Christina Tong says:

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  92. Tabathia B says:

    I like smooth and cheesy dip

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  93. Lee says:

    I love hot dips like artichoke & cheese dip.

  94. Betty Curran says:

    I have several favorites. I love the standard sour cream and onion, artichoke dip and one that my daughter makes with cream cheese and shrimp cocktail sauce.

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  95. Eugenie says:

    my favorite holiday dip is guacamole–rich but healthy.

  96. erica best says:

    i love french onion

  97. AngelaLilly says:

    my favorite dip is a nice fresh garlic hummus! I have my own recipe that I will share here:

    Creamy Hummus Dip


    3/4 cup water
    1/2 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
    6 garlic cloves, peeled (can use 3 tablespoons minced garlic but NO garlic powders)
    6 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 15 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained & rinsed


    Place 1st 3 ingredients in food processor and process until smooth.
    Add all remaining ingredients and process until smooth, scraping sides occasionally.
    Yields 4 cups.

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  98. AngelaLilly says:

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  99. cappytweet says:

    chili cheese dip
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  100. Jill H. says:

    My favorite dip is crab dip.

  101. Terry says:

    My favorite dip is spinach dip