Easy Spinach Dip


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This Spinach Dip Recipe is an easy appetizer or party dip that absolutely everyone loves! A rich and creamy base is mixed with tender spinach leaves, water chestnuts and green onions for the perfect party mixture.

Serve this cold spinach dip with chips, crackers or garlic baguette or use a loaf of bread as a bowl!

Easy spinach dip served with bread

A Quick Dip Recipe

Spinach Dip has always been a favorite of mine, I could eat this stuff by the truckload! This version is pretty well known for good reason.

As much as I love a good hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, this cold spinach dip has been a staple on my party tables for as long as I can remember.  It is so fast to make and doesn’t require any cooking.

Simply stir and refrigerate.

What to Serve with Spinach Dip

This is not a baked spinach dip, it’s served cold and often in a “bread bowl” which is so good!

Simply select a loaf of crusty bread, hollow out the middle (save the bread in the middle) and fill it with the spinach dip before serving. Any of the bread that was in the  middle can be cubed for dipping (and of course as the dip is low, the bowl itself is perfect for tearing off pieces and dipping too)!

Spinach Dip is also great served with crackers, tortilla chips, bread or veggies as dippers too!

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How to Make Spinach Dip

  • Creamy Base: This dip is so easy to make! I start with mayonnaise but using light or low fat dressing or even miracle whip works perfectly in this recipe. When adding sour cream, I often replace it with no fat Greek yogurt and to be honest, you can’t tell the difference. I love to make spinach dip with Greek yogurt because it really cuts the calories and fat but nobody can tell the difference!
  • Spinach: This recipe uses frozen chopped spinach but you can replace frozen spinach with fresh spinach. Simply cook it down and squeeze it dry.
  • Add Ins: Water chestnuts add great crunch and texture to this spinach dip. If you don’t have them on hand, you can substitute diced celery or even bell peppers.
  • Seasoning: The quintessential seasoning for this dip is Knorr Vegetable Soup mix (Lipton makes one as well). It is the perfect seasoning and adds lots of color and flavor.

If you’d like to make this spinach dip without soup mix, you can add in your own seasonings and herbs! I’d suggest either a homemade ranch seasoning mix or garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt and pepper with finely diced red bell pepper and a bit of shredded carrot.

A bowl of easy spinach dip

Can You Freeze Spinach Dip

Yes, spinach dip can be frozen. While it’s usually fine, depending on the type (brand and low fat etc) of dressing you use plus the dairy, it can be a bit watery when defrosting. If that’s the case, line a colander with paper towel/cheese cloth and let it sit for a little bit to drain any liquid.

Leftover Spinach Dip is perfect to spread on sandwiches, make into a grilled cheese, add to creamy chicken casseroles or pasta sauces or to turn into a delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad!

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Spinach Dip Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
A simple creamy spinach dip recipe perfect for any party!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach 1 package
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or dressing low fat or regular
  • 2 cups sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 package dry vegetable soup mix 1.4 oz
  • 8 oz water chestnuts canned, drained
  • 3 green onions chopped

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Instructions

  1. Defrost spinach overnight in the fridge or in the microwave. Squeeze dry.

  2. Chop water chestnuts and combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

  3. Refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving

  4. Serve with bread, crackers or vegetables for dipping.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 174, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 412mg, Potassium: 153mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 45.8%, Vitamin C: 2.4%, Calcium: 6.2%, Iron: 3.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword bread bowl, cold, knorr, spinach dip
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Spinach Dip is an easy 5 minute recipe that everyone absolutely loves. This is the perfect game day appetizer recipe! #spendwithpennies #spinachdip #appetizer #appetizerrecipe #easyrecipe

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I thought the recipe originated on the back of the Knorr vegetable soup mix (dry packet). I usually cut up my thawed & strained spinach with kitchen shears ( just makes it less stringy).