Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

This Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe is the classic version you know and love! Cold and creamy, it’s so easy to make and tastes even better than you remember. 

When was the last time you had Knorr Spinach Dip?

If you were me, it would have been about 10 years ago at a birthday party in Wisconsin. Your aunt would have made it and brought it along, and you would have briefly considered commandeering the bowl and hiding in a closet somewhere to eat it all yourself.

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Knorr makes the best packet dip mix I’ve ever had, and really the only one that is a contender on my shopping list.

And this Knorr Spinach Dip recipe will taste even better than you remember!

Start with a creamy base of mayonnaise and sour cream, them mix in chopped water chestnuts (optional but delicious), scallions, and the Knorr packet.

While that blends for a few minutes, get your spinach ready. If it’s frozen, defrost it in the microwave. Drain out any excess water, then squeeze it in a clean kitchen towel, wringing out as much liquid as possible (while holding it over your kitchen sink).

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How Much Fresh Spinach is 10 oz Frozen?

To substitute fresh spinach for the frozen spinach, use a pound of fresh spinach leaves. Place the spinach in a large dry skillet with 1/4 cup water and cook it down (basically steaming it). Then, transfer it to a clean kitchen towel and squeeze it dry.

I like it serve it in a bread bowl with lots of fresh veggies on the side or with lots of toasted baguette slices.

5 from 19 votes

Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

This Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe is the classic version you know and love! Cold and creamy, it's so easy to make and tastes even better than you remember. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dip, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 168kcal
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts drained and chopped
  • 3 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 (1.4 ounce) packet Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach cooked and squeezed dry
  • Bread chunks and fresh vegetables for serving
  • In a large bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, water chestnuts, scallions, and Knorr mix. Stir to combine. 
  • Stir in spinach, using a spoon or spatula to break up and distribute any clumps of spinach. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with bread and fresh vegetables.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Knorr.
To substitute fresh spinach for the frozen, use a pound of fresh spinach leaves. Steam in a large dry skillet with 1/4 cup water and toss until wilted. Squeeze dry in a clean kitchen towel and proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal

 

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  1. Tina J Ensley

    I agree this is the best spinach dip ever! Growing up in West Michigan this is the only spinach dip we knew. To this day if someone comes to a get together with a store bought substitute we all know!5 stars

  2. Patty Edwards

    I don’t cook the spinach. I thaw it, drain it and put it in the mixture and refrigerate for 2 hrs. Everyone loves it!!! I bet it is good with artichoke hearts!!!!5 stars

  3. Patty

    I do not come the spinach. I thaw it out, squeeze it and put it in the mixture. My cousins mother in law cooked the spinach and she said it was horrible, not like mine. She loves mine!

  4. Lola

    Thank you! It’s available at my local Crate and Barrel. Perfect platter for spinach dip. (^.^)/

  5. Lola

    I like your white round platter. May I ask where you got it?

    1. meggan

      Hi Lola, thank you! It’s from Crate and Barrel, the Mercer collection.
      I think this is it: https://www.crateandbarrel.com/mercer-serving-bowl/s237267
      Thank you again! Good luck. -Meggan

  6. Ellie G.

    I use about 1/2 pkg of wither Knorr Cream of Leek or Cream of Vegetable soup mix, and substitute Greek yoghurt for the sour cream, and people tell me it’s the best spinach dip they’ve ever had.5 stars

  7. Linda

    I love this spinach dip! But I substitute 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt,, instead of mayo! Never any left over!!5 stars

  8. Kathy

    I dream of this stuff! I take the bread removed from the sourdough bowl and toss it in garlic butter & lightly toast it to dip into the well, DIP! I BRUSH THE BREAD BOWL with garlic butter too. The when everyone leaves, I pull it out and & enjoy it myself after clean up. Self indulgent? Why, YES!🤶5 stars

    1. pam

      thanks for that idea!5 stars

  9. Kay Kelley

    I have used the VEGETABLE SOUP MIX for many years, in making spinach dip, and am very disappointed that they keep messing with the formula to the mix, now called Vegetable Recipe Mix, and is missing the original main ingredients that made it so good!!! PLEASE, MAKE IT ORIGINAL AGAIN, AND LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!5 stars

  10. Pat

    is doing vegetable mix the same I could only find the spring mix in a 0.9oz if so how many packets wld I use

    1. meggan

      Hi Pat, it’s not the same but it might still be good (I haven’t tried it so I don’t know). I would say just use 1 packet. Is there a dip recipe on the package? Maybe you can follow that? It sounds like it would still be great! Good luck. Thanks – Meggan

  11. Pat

    Is the spring vegetable mix the same (it only came in 0.09oz) If so how many packets

  12. tom

    I’ve been using this recipe for years! Best recipe ever!! I use a food processor with fresh spinach. Turns it a nice minty green color. :)5 stars

    1. Cheryl

      Did you cook the fresh spinach first?

    2. meggan

      Hi Cheryl, yes I did. I just threw it in the microwave with a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover tightly and microwave until starting to wilt, about 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on your microwave. Squeeze it dry in a clean kitchen towel. I hope this helps! Thanks – Meggan

    3. Meggan

      Wow, thank you so much Tom! I’m glad you like it! :D -Meggan

  13. Kim

    I like this Spinach Dip  recipe  But I  add some cream cheese to it 😁

  14. Denise

    Sometimes it’s by the gravy mixes!

  15. Tamara Silverthorne

    Would knorr onion soup mix too? Or would it throw the flavour off too much

    1. meggan

      Hi Tamara, when are you going to make this? I might have time to test it and let you know. If I test it tomorrow and report back, is that soon enough? -Meggan

  16. Carrie Bonhage

    This is the Knorr re ipe I use too, but I add chopped marinated artichoke hearts and a little bit of Ranxh seasoning packet to taste. Spoo yummy!5 stars

  17. Barbara Navarro

    Can you prepare the hot spinach version a day in advance?

  18. Izzy

    Can this be made with frozen WHOLE spinach? My store was all out of chopped

    1. meggan

      Yes! I would just chop it. If you have a food processor, throw it in there when it’s thawed. Pulse it a few times. Or, you can chop it by hand too, no problem. Thanks!

  19. Takia Raneri

    For a healthy twist use Chobani Nonfat Great Yogurt instead of Sour Cream & Light mayonnaise.

  20. Marcy

    Can you freeze the spinach dip??5 stars

    1. meggan

      Good question! While you could, I think the sour cream and/or mayonnaise would become watery and/or separate. So I don’t really recommend it. I think you’d ultimately be disappointed with the result! But great question.

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