Pressure Cooker Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip

If you own a pressure cooker and haven't used it to make a pressure cooker dip recipe, it's time to change that! This spinach dip recipe gets distinct Mediterranean flavor from Greek yogurt, kalamata olives, and feta cheese.

Pressure Cooker Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Bring To Pressure Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
5 cups


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 10 ounce fresh arugula or spinach

  • 8 ounce fresh spinach

  • 1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • cup sliced pitted Kalamata olives

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 oz.)

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • Pita chips, multigrain snack chips, and/or assorted vegetable dippers


  1. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker use the saute setting to cook and stir garlic in hot oil 1 minute. Gradually add arugula and spinach; cook and stir until greens wilt. For a stove-top cooker, cook directly in the pot over medium heat. Drain well; cool slightly. Press out any excess liquid from greens.

  2. Using kitchen scissors, snip the greens into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl combine greens, the next five ingredients (through pepper), 3/4 cup of the feta, and 1/3 cup of the green onions. Transfer to a 1 1/2-qt. round ceramic or glass baking dish.

  3. Place steam rack in pot. Add 2 cups water to pot. Cut three double-thick 18x3-inch heavy foil strips. Crisscross strips and place dish on top of crisscross. Use strips to place dish on the steam rack. Lock lid in place.

  4. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 10 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady pressure. Cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, release pressure quickly. Open lid carefully. Use foil strips to lift dish out of pot. Stir. Sprinkle with remaining feta and green onions. Serve with pita chips and/or vegetables.


Two 10-oz. pkg. frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained, can be used in place of the fresh greens.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Folate, total 20.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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