Easy Spinach Dip

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This Spinach Dip Recipe is a go-to easy appetizer or party dip that absolutely everyone loves!

A creamy base is mixed with frozen spinach, water chestnuts, and green onions for the perfect party mixture. Serve this spinach dip cold with chips, crackers, or garlic crostini, or use a loaf (or small rolls) as a bowl!

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A Quick Dip Recipe

  • This is a version of the Knorr spinach dip which is famous for good reason.
  • As much as I love a good hot Spinach Artichoke Dip, this cold spinach dip is easy to make ahead (no heating is required).
  • It is so fast to make; simply stir and refrigerate.
  • This recipe is versatile, add artichokes, jalapenos, or even diced red peppers.

ingredients for spinach dip


  • Creamy Base: I start with mayonnaise (low fat is fine too) and sour cream. Swap out the sour cream with Greek yogurt to lighten it up a bit.
  • 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).

No Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix? No Problem!

Substitute with onion soup mix, ranch seasoning mix,  or even a tablespoon or so of bouillon with your favorite herbs. Add a little bit of finely diced red bell pepper and a bit of shredded carrot.

spinach dip ingredients in a bowl

How To Make Spinach Dip

This is not a baked spinach dip, it’s served cold and often in a “bread bowl” and it’s best made ahead of time.

For this recipe, you’ll simply need to mix the ingredients together (per the recipe below). They’ll need to sit for a couple of hours for the flavors to blend and to allow the ingredients in the soup mix to rehydrate.

To Serve: 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)!

For a party, use small dinner rolls and hollow them out for individual spinach dip bowls. This is also great served with crackers, tortilla chips, bread, or veggies as dippers too!

spinach dip in a bread bowl

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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Did you make this Spinach Dip? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

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5 from 21 votes
Review Recipe

Spinach Dip Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
A simple creamy spinach dip recipe, perfect for any party!


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

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  • Defrost spinach overnight in the fridge or in the microwave. Squeeze dry.
  • Chop water chestnuts and combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving
  • Serve with bread, crackers or vegetables for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 174, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 412mg, Potassium: 153mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2290IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 0.6mg

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

Keyword best spinach dip, how to make spinach dip, spinach dip, spinach dip recipe
Course Appetizer, Dip, Party Food
Cuisine American
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  1. This is one of my favorite holiday recipes! So good with some fresh pumpernickel! Thank you for sharing such great recipes.5 stars

    1. 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. It’s a classic recipe that we love!

  2. I’m making this dip right now and I forgot to buy the green onions. Is there anything else I could use to replace them or will it be ok without them?

  3. Very easy to put together and yummy. If you forget to defrost spinach or need dip same day, put frozen package of spinach in cold water to thaw. Recommend this recipe.5 stars

  4. Everyone loved it!
    All my recipe books are packed since we’re moving, so I had to try a new one. This will make my recipe book now, to replace the other one.
    I used greek yogurt and celery for crunch.
    Thanks!5 stars

  5. It’s fine to substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream if you want, but there is definitely a difference in taste that’s very noticeable.

  6. I love knowing that I can freeze it. My granddaughter and I are the only ones that Love spinach dip. Won’t have to toss it anymore.

  7. Holly, I’ve been switching water chestnuts for Jicama in dips and salad recipes for years. I prefer the fresh flavor more. ☺

  8. 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).