Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip
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Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip

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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.

Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip

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Ingredients

  • Sour Cream: Used to add more flavor to this dip. It has a 20% fat content. The cream is mixed with a lactic acid that creates that sour taste we all love! It also helps to thicken the cream.
  • Mayonnaise: Also known as “mayo.” A thick and creamy sour dressing made of eggs, oil, vinegar, or lemon juice.
  • Cream Cheese: Soft, creamy, mild-tasting cheese made with milk and cream. The perfect cheese to use when making this appetizer!
  • Water Chestnuts (diced): They offer a crisp and crunchy texture with a sweet and mild, yet nutty flavor to this delicious appetizer!
  • Green Onions: Green onions or “scallions” are typical names to describe a long, thin, tubular edible plant with an oniony flavor.
  • Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix: A savory mix of finely ground vegetables that when added to the sour cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese it creates the perfect base for this dip.
  • Spinach: A mild tasting leafy green that is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Bread Soup Bowl (for dipping and presentation): A sour dough or French bread soup bowl is perfect for presentation and the hollowed out inner bread chunks are used for dipping.
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Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip

Step One: Gather Ingredients

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!

Ingredients

Step Two: Soften Cream Cheese

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.

Cream Cheese

Step Three: Drain the Spinach

Drain the spinach, and then press down on the spinach to remove any excess moisture. You don’t want any water in the dip.

Drain the Spinach

Step Four: Combine Ingredients

Then add the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, and the dry soup mixture to the bowl of cream cheese, and mix well.

Easy To Make Spinach Dip

Step Five: Mix until Smooth

Mix until smooth.

Easy To Make Spinach Dip

Step Six: Add Chestnuts

Fold in the chopped chestnuts.

The Chestnuts Added

Finished Product

Today, I used an eight-inch loaf of French bread because it was cheaper than the round sourdough 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

Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip
Easy-To-Make Spinach Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Instructions
  1. Soften the cream cheese.

  2. Drain the spinach, and then press down on the spinach to remove any excess moisture.

  3. Then add the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, and the dry soup mixture to the bowl of cream cheese, and mix well.

  4. Add the chopped chestnuts, and mix until smooth.

  5. I used an eight-inch round loaf of French bread (for the "bowl") 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.

  6. Fill the "bread bowl" with the spinach dip

  7. This recipe is similar to the Knorr package.

How do I store this recipe after making it?

I recommend storing this dip in an airtight container. It will last, if properly stored in the fridge, for 3-5 days.

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
  • Sourdough baguettes
  • Crackers
  • 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?

Final Word

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

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love this. It’s one way I eat Spinach. I don’t care for cooked spinach at all. I like it in this dip and raw in a salad. I have gotten the small Hawaiian rolls, sliced them and toasted them for the dip. It’s all good.

    1. Hi Deborah, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I don’t care for cooked spinach either, salads and dip are my favs too! I need to try your idea with the Hawaiian rolls, I LOVE it! Linda

      1. I’ve only had the spinach dip in the Hawaiian roll. LOL A friend of my husband introduced me to the spinach dip. I reluctantly tried it. Then I had to get the recipe for it and made it quite a bit. I haven’t made it in a long time. It’s one of the few things that I use mayonnaise for. I don’t care for it at all.

  2. I don’t see the cream cheese listed in the ingredients list ? Help me with this observations please. I’ve looked it over 3 times……….duh….

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