This knorr spinach dip recipe is the easy spinach dip recipe that used to be printed on the back of the knorr vegetable soup mix packet.
A packet of Knorr vegetable mix combined with sour cream, mayonnaise, minced fresh water chestnuts, chopped spinach and chopped scallions to make one of my favorite spinach dips ever! This is perfect for those who want a no cream cheese party dip.
- ✨ Here is why this Knorr spinach dip recipe is easy to make:
- 🥫 Classic Spinach Dip Ingredients needed:
- 📝 Recipe Ingredient Notes:
- 🔄 Substitutions And Variations
- 🔪 How to make your knorr spinach dip recipe
- 📷 Easy Knorr Spinach Dip Appetizer, photo instructions
- ❄️ Storage Tips
- 🍽️ Serving Suggestions
- 🥖 How to prep a bread bowl:
- 📝 Recipe FAQs, answers and tips:
- 👩🍳 Chef Tip
- Dips & Salsas Recipes
- Knorr Spinach Dip
- 👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
✨ Here is why this Knorr spinach dip recipe is easy to make:
- Simple ingredients make for a delicious vegetable spinach dip.
- Would I be showing my age if I called this a 'vintage recipe'?
- One bite and everyone is asking for this recipe!
🥫 Classic Spinach Dip Ingredients needed:
Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the recipe at the bottom for quantities.
📝 Recipe Ingredient Notes:
- Knorr vegetable soup mix - the dry knorr vegetable recipe mix is the base of this amazing easy dip. Don't be fooled, the recipe is not on the back of the packet anymore.
- Spinach - I take help from frozen spinach for this recipe. Frozen chopped spinach is one of the best values in the grocery store, ounce for ounce and will quickly thaw.
- Fresh Water Chestnuts - canned fresh water chestnuts are found in Chinese recipes but work so well in this recipe. They have a mild if not absent flavor but offer a delightful juicy crunch to this dip. Be sure to drain and chop them if you can only find whole.
- Mayonnaise - When the mayonnaise percentage in a recipe is as high as it is as in this recipe, about 50%, you want to use full fat or high-quality mayo.
- Sour Cream - Same with the type of sour cream you use in this recipe. Use a full-fat sour cream for a full flavor profile.
🔄 Substitutions And Variations
- Fresh Spinach - if you can't find frozen spinach at the grocery store, use a pound of baby spinach in place of the 10-ounce block of frozen. Be sure to chop the spinach finely before steaming it down.
- Artichoke Hearts - add another layer of flavor and crunch, dice up a drained can of artichoke hearts, and add it when you mix in the chopped spinach.
- Green Onions - finely chop 2-3 green onions, green parts, and the white parts, and add them to the dip.
- Greek Yogurt - swap out the sour cream for greek yogurt.
🔪 How to make your knorr spinach dip recipe
- Chop the fresh water chestnuts, cook and drain the spinach.
- In a large bowl combine all the dip ingredients, stirring to combine completely.
- Chill in the refrigerator in a closed container for a minimum of 2 hours, overnight is preferred.
- Stir the dip before serving in a hollowed-out bread bowl with bread cubes and vegetable crudites.
📷 Easy Knorr Spinach Dip Appetizer, photo instructions
- Dice the fresh water chestnuts into small pieces.
2. Cook the frozen spinach in the microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through. Using a paper towel, and a mesh strainer, press the excess moisture out. Discard the excess water.
3. Finely chop the cooked spinach.
4. Add the spinach and the rest of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
5. Using a silicone scraper or wooden spoon, stir all the ingredients until combined. Be sure to stir all the ingredients together and are thoroughly distributed throughout.
6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is preferred.
❄️ Storage Tips
Store the leftover knorrs spinach dip in a closed, airtight container in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours before you are ready to serve. If the dip looks 'wet' or the dried vegetables look like they are in a puddle, that is because they are just rehydrating. Give the dip a quick stir and you are all set to serve the best dip ever!
🍽️ Serving Suggestions
My mom always served the Knorr vegetable dip in a bread bowl. Back in the day, she had to special order it from the bakery manager at the grocery store. Thankfully, they are more readily available these days.
My favorite type of bread bowl to serve the dip in is the pumpernickel flavor. It pairs perfectly with this creamy dip. But pumpernickel boules are only available in my area during the winter holiday season.
Carrot sticks, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, zucchini sticks and other fresh vegetables as well as toasted crostinis or crackers are other items to serve when I make this dip. But I love the classic bread.
🥖 How to prep a bread bowl:
- Using a serrated bread knife cut out the top and remove the inside of the round loaf.
2. Pull out the inside of the bread, and slice off the excess of the top.
3. Break up the bread into bites sized pieces.
4. Fill the hollowed-out round loaf of bread with the dip and surround it with the inner bread pieces, veggie sticks or other dippers.
📝 Recipe FAQs, answers and tips:
If the dip looks 'wet' or the dried vegetables look like they are in a puddle, that is because they are just rehydrating. Give the dip a quick stir and you are all set to serve.
👩🍳 Chef Tip
I love bread cubes with this dip! I purchase a second bread bowl and cube it up so there is enough bread to dip into this dip.
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Knorr Spinach Dip
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- 1 10 ounce frozen spinach (thawed, cooked, excess moisture drained)
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
- 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts (drained and chopped)
- 3 green onions (chopped (optional))
- Dice the fresh water chestnuts into small pieces.1 8 ounce can water chestnuts
- Cook the frozen spinach in the microwave for 2 minutes or until heated through. Using a paper towel, and a mesh strainer, press the excess moisture out. Discard the excess liquid.1 10 ounce frozen spinach
- Finely chop the cooked spinach.
- Add all the ingredients to a large bowl.1 10 ounce frozen spinach, 16 ounces sour cream, 1 cup Mayonnaise, 1 packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix, 3 green onions, 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts
- Using a silicone scraper or wooden spoon, stir all the ingredients until combined. Be sure all the ingredients are thoroughly distributed throughout.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. Overnight is preferred.
How to prep a bread bowl:
- Using a serrated bread knife cut out the top and remove the inside of the bread bowl.
- Pull out the inside of the bread, and slice off the excess of the top.
- Break up the bread into bites sized pieces.
- Fill the hollowed-out bread bowl with the dip and surround it with the bread cubes.
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 13 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.