The Very Best Spinach Dip
Delicious and addicting spinach dip is a cool, creamy blend of sour cream, mayo, spinach and seasonings. This recipe is fresh, flavorful and irresistible! My family can’t get enough! Always a crowd-pleaser for potlucks, game day and holidays. Serve this cold dip with crackers, sliced cucumber, bell pepper slices or anything else your heart desires.
Best Spinach Dip Recipe
Today I’m sharing a classic dip recipe that we’ve probably all had at one time or another. And if you haven’t had it, well then you’re in for an amazing treat because this spinach dip recipe is a total crowd-pleaser. Bring it to a wedding or baby shower, your mom’s birthday celebration, game day parties, holiday get togethers, BBQs or even on the couch for a late night snack. Wherever you enjoy it, it’s going to be incredible!
My mom serves this spinach dip pretty much anytime we have a family gathering and we all go crazy for it! I wasn’t going to post the recipe, here, because it’s literally the recipe on the back of the Knorr vegetable mix seasoning packet. But you guys have to know about this recipe, so here we are.
This tasty spinach dip has tons of flavor and texture, but is made with simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Spinach. Use the frozen spinach that comes already cooked and is found in brick-shaped packages in the frozen veggie department of the grocery store. Make sure to thaw it out and then completely squeeze out the water from the spinach before mixing it into the dip.
- Sour cream. Adds an amazing creaminess and nice tang to the dip.
- Mayonnaise. Mayo balances out the sour cream and adds even more creaminess.
- Knorr vegetable recipe mix. A package of deliciousness that adds wonderful flavor without having to measure any spices! At one time this was labeled “soup mix” but the packaging changed.
- Water chestnuts. These have an ever-so-slight crunch to them and add great texture to the dip. You can usually find canned water chestnuts in the international aisle, typically with Asian products. Also, check the canned vegetable aisle.
- Green onions. They add a savory flavor and even more texture to the dip.
How to Make Spinach Dip
You’re going to love how easy this spinach dip is to whip up. Plus, it makes plenty of servings so it’s perfect for potlucks, holidays and game day! The full recipe is at the bottom of the post, but here’s a simple rundown of how to make the dip:
- Drain spinach. It is very important to thaw and then squeeze out all of the water from the spinach. You can wrap the spinach in a few layers of paper towels or a kitchen towel and wring out the liquid. You could also press it in a potato ricer to remove the liquid.
- Stir the ingredients together. In a large bowl, add the sour cream, mayonnaise, Knorr mix, water chestnuts and green onions. Stir well to combine. Stir in the spinach until fully combined.
- Cover and chill. Cover the dip and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Serve with your favorite crackers, chips and/or raw veggies. Or serve it in a bread bowl. Spoon the dip into a scooped-out round loaf of bread. Save the scooped out bread pieces to dip into the spinach dip.
Can I use fresh spinach in this recipe?
You can definitely use fresh spinach here in place of frozen. If doing so, steam it and blanch in ice water, then squeeze excess liquid and chop.
We love this classic recipe as-is, but feel free to experiment and add other ingredients into the mix.
- Artichokes. Mix in 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped, to the recipe.
- Seafood. Add in 4-8 ounces of crab meat or baby shrimp.
- Bacon. Stir in about 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon.
What to serve with spinach dip
This dip is perfect with literally everything. Here’s what I recommend:
- Potato chips
- Pita chips
- Raw veggies (carrot sticks, celery, bell pepper slices or cucumber slices)
- Crusty bread or serve it in a bread bowl
- you could even scoop some onto a wrap or sandwich! YUM.
Make it ahead of time
I recommend making this spinach dip recipe the night before serving. This allows time for all of the flavors to really come together and become extra delicious! Once you’ve made it, simply cover it and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it the next day. Before serving, give it a good stir.
How to store spinach dip
If you have any leftover dip, simply add it to a small airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. Spinach dip will stay good in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
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Spinach Dip Recipe
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry*
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 (1.4 ounce) packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
- 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 3 green onions, chopped + more for garnish, if desired
- crackers and fresh vegetables for serving
- It is very important to drain all of the water from the spinach. You can wrap the spinach in a few layers of paper towels or a kitchen towel and wring out the liquid. You could also press it in a potato ricer to remove the liquid. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the sour cream, mayonnaise, Knorr mix, water chestnuts and green onions. Stir well to combine. Stir in the spinach until fully combined.
- Cover dip and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers and fresh vegetables.