My family has made this spinach dip for many years. It’s creamy with some cream cheese, chopped chestnuts, spinach, green onions, and some Knorr vegetable soup mix.
It also has some mayonnaise and sour cream. It’s typically served in a bread bowl, or at least that’s how my family serves it.
You can serve it with sliced baguettes, crackers, or vegetables. It’s so easy to make you will be making it for parties, football games, and neighborhood gatherings.
Oh, and don’t forget the holidays and all the get-togethers at that special time of year!
This recipe is a crowd-pleaser from the get-go. Be ready to hand out the recipe, most everyone loves the combination of items in this dip. It has been so fun to make the cheese balls and delicious dips the past couple of weeks. I hope you’ve taken the time to make them at your home, they are a real hit in my household.
And if you love sourdough bread, it’s the perfect baguette for this one.
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My Other Cheese Balls
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- Pimento Cheese Ball
- The Classic Bacon Cheese Ball
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Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip
Gathering the ingredients is my very favorite thing to do. Then I start to work doing my magic as I make the recipe. Life is so good!
You see the recipe has only one 8-ounce cream cheese listed. Well, I doubled this recipe so I’m ready for the upcoming holiday weekend since we’ll have more family and friends visiting. That’s why you see two cream cheese chunks softening right now.
Drain the spinach, and then press down on the spinach to remove any excess moisture. You don’t want any water in the dip.
Then add the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, and the dry soup mixture to the bowl of cream cheese, mix well.
Mix until smooth.
Fold in the chopped chestnuts.
I used an eight-inch loaf of French bread today because it was cheaper than the sourdough round loaf. It works okay, although I like the sturdier sourdough loaves.
You basically cut out the top on an angle, remove some of the bread inside the round loaf, and set it aside until it’s time to fill the loaf with the dip. It not only looks great, but you can eat the dip-soaked bread when the dip is gone.
Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip Recipe
- 16 -ounces sour cream
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1- 8-ounce cream cheese softened
- 1-8 ounce chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
- 1.4 -ounce package Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
- 1-10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- Bread chunks, or vegetables for dipping
Soften the cream cheese. Drain the spinach, and then press down on the spinach to remove any excess moisture. Then add the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, and the dry soup mixture to the bowl of cream cheese, mix well. Add the chopped chestnuts, and mix until smooth. I used an eight-inch round loaf of French bread today because it was cheaper than the sourdough round loaf. It works okay, although I like the sturdier sourdough loaves. You basically cut out the top on an angle, remove some of the bread inside the round loaf, and set it aside.
This recipe is similar to the Knorr package.
How do I store this recipe after making it?
Can I freeze it?
I haven’t frozen my dips. You could try it and see if it affects the texture. I like my dips fresh, whenever possible.
What can I serve with it?
- French bread baguettes
- Sour dough baguettes
- Crostini Sliced (see below)
What is Crostini?
I’m sure you have made these and weren’t aware of what they are called. You basically slice up the baguette loaf of bread into 1/2-inch slices, then brush the rounds with olive oil.
Now, preheat your oven to (400°F)=(204°C).
Place the slices on a cookie sheet and bake until they are slightly crisp on the edges or golden brown. You can buy them, but they are so cheap to make, I make them often.
Can I use a different dry soup mix?
Yes, you can, but it would change the flavor. Why not experiment, it makes food prep more of an adventure. I love new recipes.
Can I use low-fat mayonnaise?
I know people use low-fat mayonnaise, to me it tastes weird, but hey, why not save on some calories, right?
Can I use low-fat sour cream?
People use low-fat sour cream, I like the real stuff, but if you’re used to the flavor and texture, why not?
What about low-fat cream cheese?
Here again, if you use low-fat cream cheese, I bet you like the texture, so why not save on the calories?
Please let me know if you make a recipe like this easy-to-make spinach dip? Is it different, is it the same recipe? I love to hear from you. Please stay safe, and stay well. May God Bless this world, Linda