Easy Spinach Dip

Easy Spinach Dip is the ultimate party dip! Creamy dip in 5 minutes with spinach, water chestnuts, sour cream, cream cheese, and Knorr mix.

Cheesy baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is one of the best (and easiest) Appetizer Recipes you’ll ever make! This cold party dip is just as amazing and perfect for every occasion from Super Bowl parties to New Year’s Eve.

Spimach Dip in bowl with sliced french bread for dipping

EASY SPINACH DIP

This is a slightly updated version of the classic recipe that’s been on Lipton and Knorr soup mix for ever. Knorr changed the name of its signature soup mix to Vegetable Recipe Mix, but it still has the same flavors you love for this popular easy Spinach Dip.

Easy Spinach Dip is a cold party dip that goes so well with crunchy fresh veggies like bell peppers and carrot sticks. Serve this amazing dip with tortilla chips and crackers or in a bread bowl with chunks of the bread to dip! If you need to know how to carve a bread bowl, there are instructions later in this post.

This Easy Spinach Dip recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients and it comes together in less than 5 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for the dip to chill for 2 hours, but it’s worth the extra time. The chilling time allows the seasonings from the soup mix to fully combine with the creamy dip and spinach.

This recipe uses fresh spinach steamed in the microwave so that it has very little liquid. If you want to use frozen spinach for your Easy Spinach Dip, make sure you thaw it first and drain it really well. You should give it a good squeeze, maybe with a paper towel, to get every bit of extra liquid out.

Easy Spinach Dip doesn’t have to just be for holidays or Super Bowl parties, you can serve it so many ways. Use it as a spread on Roast Beef or French Dip Sandwiches. Top Baked Chicken Breasts with a scoop of Spinach Dip about halfway through baking for an easy creamy spinach sauce.

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Spimach Dip in bowl

VARIATIONS ON EASY SPINACH DIP

  • Veggies: Give your Spinach Dip more crunch with red or green bell peppers or diced celery. You can add chopped up drained artichoke hearts for a cold Artichoke Dip.
  • Soup Mix: Instead of Knorr Vegetable Recipe, you can use leek soup mix. You could also use Ranch Dressing Mix or onion soup mix.
  • Spices: Add some kick to your Spinach Dip with red pepper flakes or make it extra garlicky with a few minced garlic cloves.
  • Meat: A cup of chopped crispy bacon, cooked baby shrimp, or finely diced ham (pulse a few times in a food processor) will give this dip even more flavor!
  • Cheese: Stir in a ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or a cup of shredded cheese like cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese. 
  • Lighter: Substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream and use a low fat or avocado oil mayonnaise instead of regular mayo.
  • Hot Spinach Dip: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add Spinach Dip to a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until hot. You can also serve warmed in a small slow cooker on low.

How to Cut a Bread Bowl

    • To make an easy bread bowl to serve your Spinach Dip, start with a large round loaf of french bread or sourdough bread. Cut a 1 to 2 inch round slice off the top of the bread. Hollow out the center of the round loaf using a serrated knife leaving about a 1 inch shell. Cut bread from center into bite sized chunks.

Easy Spinach Dip Pinwheels

      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      • Spread out a crescent dough sheet and spread 1 cup of Spinach Dip over dough, leaving a ¼ inch border on all sides.
      • Roll from long side into a tube. Refrigerate 10 minutes then slice into ½ inch rounds.
      • Place cut side down on baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.

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HOW TO STORE EASY SPINACH DIP

      • Serve: Serve Easy Spinach Dip chilled and don’t leave at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
      • Store: Covered in an airtight container, Spinach Dip will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
      • Freeze: You should not freeze Easy Spinach Dip because sour cream and mayonnaise separate when frozen. Thawing the dip will have an unpleasant consistency.

Spimach Dip in bowl with sliced french bread for dipping

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Easy Spinach Dip

Easy Spinach Dip is the ultimate party dip! Creamy dip in 5 minutes with spinach, water chestnuts, sour cream, cream cheese, and Knorr mix.
Yield 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 10 ounces fresh spinach (frozen, thawed and drained is okay too)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts , drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions , thinly sliced
  • 1.4 ounces Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix

Instructions

  • Rinse the spinach in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave it (covered with a wet paper towel) for 2 minutes.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients into the bowl until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (preferably longer) before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3805IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Spinach Dip

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This looks like a delicious dip! I really would like to save it, but ever since this site was updated, I can’t get the recipes to save. I have logged in, hit the save, when I go my saved recipes the new one is not there. Help! What am I doing wrong?

    1. I’ve heard this a couple of times. I’m looking into it and hopefully can get it fixed soon! Thank you for your patience!

  2. I tried to cut this recipe in half since it’s for two people. Never again ,it’s so good you will eat it all or somebody will be over. Love it with Hawaiian bread but didn’t hav any so I cut up pieces of hot dog buns?. Just a little pricey but less than the store and way,way better.

  3. I made this dip.It’s great. I think the cream cheese puts it over the top. All my people love it too. I make it a day early to let the vegetable packet melt in. The second time I made it I minced one garlic clove and one tablespoon of red onion

  4. This looks like such a wonderful dip and I love that it only takes five minutes to make and two hours to chill! Definitely going to be making it.

  5. I’ve made spinach dips numerous times before, but I’ve never thought of these variations. I love it! Such a great idea to add cheese in and to bake it. My, oh, my…it’s going to be AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks like such a great healthy and easy spinach dip! I have a friend coming over on the weekend so we will give it a try then, cheers for sharing.

  7. Such a killer recipe, I made it and was creamy and delicious. I definitely will make it again.