Speckled Trout Spinach Dip

Appetizers. Is there anything more American? Spinach dip, sliders, chicken bites, etc. This Speckled Trout Spinach Dip will be an appetizer you’ll be wanting for years to come!

I love spinach dip! The spinach helps me pretend like I’m being healthy, while filling my face with gobs of cheesy goodness 🤤.

I’ve been trying to think of appetizers with wild game twists, with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend. I had my Asian Duck Sliders earlier this week and I thought a dip would be another perfect app.

Speckled trout is a very mild white fish. It lends itself to whatever seasoning you’re using. I went with a standard blackened seasoning, and it was stellar. This doesn’t require speckled trout, but I would stick with another white fish, or even shellfish like a crab or lobster, if you are feeling especially fancy 😂.

This makes a nice sized tray of dip, but don’t worry, it will get eaten lol. Overall, my family was very happy with the recipe, and I hope you will ENJOY it as much as they did.

If you have any more Super Bowl recipe ideas let me know, and if you make this Speckled Trout Spinach Dip let me know how it goes!!

Speckled Trout Spinach Dip

A fun way to show off your fishing skills at any party!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Dip
Keyword: American, Appetizer, Dip, Fish, Spinach, Trout
Servings: 8 people
Author: Sophie May


  • 6 filets speckled trout or any white fish
  • 20 oz frozen and thawed chopped spinach
  • 2 T unsalted butter
  • blackened seasoning liberally seasoned over the fish
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 T minced shallot
  • 1/4 C 2% milk
  • 16 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • mozzarella to top
  • parmesan to top
  • tortilla chips or whatever you would like to serve with it


  • Using a strainer, squeeze out any excess water in the thawed frozen spinach
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add salt, pepper, garlic and shallot. Cook until some garlic and shallot pieces are slightly browned.
  • Add spinach and stir butter mixture into the spinach well.
  • Add cream cheese, milk and sour cream. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat grill to medium with a grill tray.
  • Season fish filets LIBERALLY. This seasoning will give a lot of extra spice to the dip so be generous.
  • Cook fish for 2 minutes on each side or until white all the way through (If the filets are thin they will cook through very quick).
  • Shred the fish and combine it in with the spinach in the saucepan. Stir well.
  • In a casserole dish, spread the dip out. Top with mozzarella and shredded parmesan (if desired) and broil on high until the cheese is melted and reached desired brown-ness.
  • Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and ENJOY!

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