This creamy Knorr Spinach Dip is a classic appetizer for any occasion! A party favorite, it’s great to make ahead of time and serve in a bread bowl with a variety of dipping options!
Why You Will Love Knorr Spinach Dip
- EASY – With just a few simple ingredients and a couple minutes of prep, this appetizer dip is a breeze to make!
- MAKE AHEAD – Make this a couple of hours ahead of time, or even the day before so you can spend time with your guests and not in the kitchen!
- GREAT FOR A CROWD – This recipe makes 10 servings and it’s easy to double. Put it out in a bread bowl with a variety of dipping options and let the guests serve themselves!
Homemade Spinach Dip
Just about any gathering you go to, it’s likely you’ll see this classic dip being served. It’s simple and easy and there are a couple different ways you can make it and serve it. For step-by-step instructions and some ideas to improvise this recipe, read below. But here is what you’ll need to get started:
- SPINACH – We usually use frozen chopped spinach. Just thaw it and dry it thoroughly.
- SOUR CREAM – For a lighter recipe, you can substitute with light sour cream. Or, for even less calories, use Plain Greek Yogurt.
- CREAM CHEESE – Use Reduced Fat Cream Cheese if needed.
- MAYONNAISE – This dressing gives the dip it’s creamy, tangy flavor. Again, you can use Low Fat Mayo, but be aware that the more fat you take away from this dip, the less flavor it may have.
- VEGETABLE SOUP MIX – Knorr Vegetable Mix is the star of this show! Lipton also makes a dry soup mix. But… really… you gotta use Knorr.. Right?
- GREEN ONIONS – Also called Scallions. These are optional, but we love to put them in for some added color and flavor.
- LARGE LOAF OF ITALIAN BREAD – This is also optional if you want to use it for bread bowl and dice up the remainder for dipping. There are also lots of other types of bread you can use as well: Rye, Pumpernickel, Sourdough or French Bread would all work.
Can You Use Fresh Spinach For Spinach Dip?
Yep! Instead of using Frozen Spinach, you can use fresh spinach. Either use baby spinach or regular spinach. But if you use regular leaves, you probably want to chop it up. Simply cook the spinach according to the directions. Then allow to cool, rinse and dry out the excess water completely until there is no liquid left.
What Can You Dip In Spinach Dip?
The awesome thing about Spinach Dip is that you really CAN dip just about anything into it. Some ideas would be:
- BAGEL CHIPS
- BELL PEPPERS (WE LIKE RED AND YELLOW)
- CORN CHIPS
- PITA CHIPS
- TORTILLA CHIPS
- BREAD CUBES
- BREAD STICKS
Freezing, Storage and Leftovers
Store leftovers in an airtight container, or wrap the bread bowl in plastic wrap (Saran Wrap). I wouldn’t leave this dip out at room temperature for more than two hours. I would shorten this time if it’s outside on a warm day. And try to keep it out of the direct sunlight.
You can freeze Spinach Dip. Just store in a freezer safe container and it will be good in your freezer for about 3-4 months. Thaw in the fridge.
Notes, Tips and FAQs
- CAN YOU MAKE SPINACH DIP AHEAD OF TIME?: Yes! In fact, you NEED to make this dip AT LEAST two hours ahead of time to let it chill in the fridge and have the flavors meld together. But this dip probably actually tastes best if you make it the day before.
- ADDITIONS: If you want to liven things up a bit, you can add Water Chestnuts, Artichoke hearts, Bacon Bits, Baby Shrimp, Mushrooms or Sun Dried Tomatoes.
- WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DRY SPINACH? – A lot of people use paper towels or dish towels to soak up the excess water. You can certainly do that, but you can also use a potato ricer or a fine mesh strainer. Just put the spinach in there and press down hard until the liquid is all gone.
We hope you enjoy this homemade Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe. We’d love to hear how it turns out for you in the comment section. Happy eating!
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Knorr Spinach Dip
- 10 ounces Baby Spinach chopped
- 1 16 ounce container sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 8 ounce package vegetable soup mix
- 3 green onions scallions, chopped (optional)
- 1 large Italian bread loaf
- Stir together the spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, soup mix, water chestnuts, and green onions until well combined. Cover and store the bowl in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
- While the dip is chilling, cut the center out of the bread loaf, making sure not to cut all the way through the loaf. Remove the middle of the loaf and cut the pieces into bite-sized cubes.
- When ready to serve, spoon the chilled dip into the bread bowl and serve with the bread cubes for dipping.