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Knorr Spinach Dip

This Knorr spinach dip is what easy entertaining is all about! A thick creamy dip that comes together in minutes, is loaded with flavor and gets better the longer it sits. Served in a beautiful bread bowl, and you’ve got a simple yet impressive appetizer dip!

spinach dip inside of bread on board
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An Easy Cold Spinach Dip

You won’t find an easier dip to make than this cold spinach dip recipe! It’s a no-bake dip served chilled, which means no turning on the oven and just a bit of chill time! This dip is thick, creamy, and cheesy, and perfect for dipping chips, pretzels, bread, crackers, and veggie sticks!

It’s an easy party dip to throw together as a simple starter for company, and it’s even more impressive when served in a bread bowl. Make it as part of an array of appetizers for game day or a movie night and watch how quickly it disappears!

spinach in collander

How to Make a Homemade Cold Spinach Dip

  1. Cook the spinach according to package directions and squeeze out excess water.
  2. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, and chopped spinach along with all other ingredients into a medium bowl. Mix to combine and season to taste.
  3. Place in the fridge to chill for a minimum of 1 hour.

To Serve

Hollow out a round loaf of bread, cutting a large circle around the top of the bread. I prefer to use French bread because of its thin crispy crust and soft crumb, but you use what you like. Remove the inner bread pieces and place them on the platter. Use them for dipping. Pour dip into hollowed-out loaf just before serving.

Tips for Success

  • Fresh or frozen spinach. Whether you’re using fresh or frozen (freezer section by the veggies), cooked spinach produces a lot of water. Make sure to drain it!
  • Squeeze out the water. Make sure to squeeze out as much water from the spinach as you can. Adding watery spinach to your dip will create a watery dip! You want to keep it as thick and creamy as possible. Use a cheesecloth or paper towel for easy draining.
  • Water chestnuts. They are generally found in the Asian food section. They add a nice light, crispy textural component to the dip but can be omitted if preferred.
  • A different seasoning mix. If you can’t get your hands on Knorr vegetable mix, substitute for a dry package of leek soup mix or a ranch seasoning packet. Both are great.
  • No mayo? No problem! Replace it with cream cheese instead.

Turn it into a Spinach and Artichoke Dip!

Take it up a notch and stir in a can of drained and chopped artichokes. If you’d like, you can also sprinkle in freshly grated parmesan cheese.

spinach dip in bread bowl

Favorite Dippers

A classic cold spinach dip is one of the easiest appetizers to prepare. It’s made with simple ingredients and pairs well with so many things! See below for some of our favorite ways to enjoy it.

Make Ahead

This dip needs to be chilled at least 1 hour before serving. The longer it sits the better the flavors marry, so even making it the night before is a great idea. Keep covered with plastic wrap in the fridge and bring it out just before serving.

Storing Tips

Any unused dip can be kept in the fridge for up to 1 week. Store in an airtight container.

dipping bread into spinach dip

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Knorr Spinach Dip

5 from 3 votes
Author: Jamielyn Nye
This Knorr spinach dip is what easy entertaining is all about! A thick creamy dip that comes together in minutes, is loaded with flavor and gets better the longer it sits.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 8


  • 8 ounces frozen spinach , cooked and well drained (see note)
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1.8 ounce packet Knorr Vegetable Mix
  • 8 ounces water chestnuts , drained and chopped (optional)
  • 2 to 4 green onions , sliced thin
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • sourdough or bread bowl , for serving (optional)

For servings: baguette (sliced), carrots and celery


    • Cook spinach according to package directions on the stove. Allow to cool and squeeze it dry in a cheese cloth or paper towel. 
      spinach in collander
    • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix until smooth. Season to taste. Refrigerate for 1 hour (up to overnight) to allow the flavors to come out.
      mixing mayo in glass bowl
    • When ready to serve, hallow out the center of the bread bowl by cutting a large circle along the top of the bread.
      bread bowl on cutting board
    • Remove the bread from the center and slice into smaller pieces to use for dipping.
      sliced bread on cutting board
    • Place dip inside of the bread bowl when you're ready to serve.
      spinach dip inside of bread on board


    Frozen spinach: You’ll find this packaged in the freezer section near the vegetables. You could also use a pound of fresh spinach. 
    Water chestnuts: These are found in the Asian food section, however can be omitted if preferred.
    Knorr Vegetable mix: If you cannot find this, you can also substitute for a package or dry leek soup mix or a ranch seasoning packet. 
    Additions: If you want to take the dip up a notch, mix in a can of drained and chopped artichokes. You could also add in some freshly grated parmesan cheese.
    Storage: Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 


    Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3726IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American

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