Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

Today, we’re exploring the delightful world of creamy, flavorful dips with the ever-popular Knorr Spinach Dip recipe. Growing up, spinach dip was nearly a food group in my family. Dips in general. My grandmother made everything from spinach dip to queso to chopped liver. (She liked to experiment with different cuisines, and we loved it!) 

creamy korr spinach dip with side of chips

As an experienced home cook, myself, who loves cooking party dips, I can assure you that this classic crowd-pleaser combines the goodness of spinach and the crunch of water chestnuts, indulgent creaminess of mayonnaise and sour cream, and the perfect blend of seasonings found in Knorr Vegetable recipe mix to create an irresistible appetizer. 

I love making this dip for awards shows and have even made a delicious vegan version! Don’t believe me? We’ll cover everything from the classic recipe in this post to substitutions that run the gamut.

What You’ll Need for Spinach Dip

Frozen chopped spinach. Use any brand of frozen spinach you’d like. Just make sure it’s chopped, or chop it yourself. Here’s a great article about the best frozen spinach on the market.

Sour cream. Go for the full-fat kind. It will be the tastiest. If you are watching your calorie intake, however, you can use low-fat or even fat-free. You could also use half sour cream and half Greek yogurt. We cover additional substitutions below. 

Mayo. Any brand of mayonnaise will work in this recipe. I’m old school and use Hellman’s. But if you’re brand loyal, use what you like.  

Knorr vegetable recipe mix. This is the most crucial ingredient to the recipe for apparent reasons. It can be used to enhance the flavor of various dishes, such as soups, dips, and casseroles. The main ingredients include dehydrated vegetables such as carrots, onions, tomatoes, celery root, leeks, cabbage, peas, potatoes, etc. It also contains a variety of spices, such as garlic powder and turmeric.

Green onions. Make sure to slice your green onions thinly. If you don’t have them in your refrigerator, plenty of green onion substitutes exist.

How to Make Knorr Spinach Dip

With a short prep time and minimal total time needed, this easy spinach dip recipe will quickly become your go-to party dip. Serve it alongside other apps like buffalo chicken dip, air fryer jalapeno poppers, waffle fries, for a delicious spread.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Chill time: 2 hours

Total time: 2 hrs, 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz) sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 packet Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
  • 1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained and chopped finely
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly

Instructions

  1. Defrost your spinach and squeeze any excess liquid out with either paper towels or in a kitchen towel.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the frozen chopped spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, and Knorr Vegetable recipe mix. Stir the mixture with a spatula until well mixed.
  3. Next, fold in the chopped water chestnuts and sliced green onions. Mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the dip.
  4. Finally, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. This will allow the dip to thicken.
  5. Before serving, give the dip a good stir and transfer it to a serving bowl. Surround the bowl with your choice of dippers, such as veggies, crackers, chips, or bread and enjoy!
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Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

This Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe is a no-fail and delicious appetizer that's easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe, spinach dip, spinach dip recipe
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz frozen spinach chopped
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 packet Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
  • 8 oz water chestnuts drained and diced
  • 3 green onions sliced thinly

Instructions

  • Defrost your spinach and squeeze any excess liquid out with either paper towels or in a kitchen towel.
    frozen spinach
  • In a large bowl, combine the frozen chopped spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, and Knorr Vegetable recipe mix. Stir the mixture with a spatula until well-mixed.
  • Next, fold in the chopped water chestnuts and sliced green onions. Mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the dip.
  • Finally, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. This will allow the dip to thicken.
  • Before serving, give the dip a good stir and transfer it to a serving bowl. Surround the bowl with your choice of dippers, such as veggies, crackers, chips, or bread, and enjoy!
    creamy korr spinach dip with side of chips

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2286IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Variations and Substitutions for Your Spinach Dip

Let’s be honest, we don’t always have everything we need on-hand for a last-minute recipe. (Or in my case, I often forget ingredients. It’s a thing I do.) Or, maybe your bestie is coming over and doesn’t eat dairy, or is keto, or gluten-free or only eats dairy on Tuesdays in June. You get the picture.  

Below are a few common substitutions that will let you make this dip while still allowing it to be just as delicious as the original. This Knorr Spinach Dip recipe can be easily customized with a few simple substitutions.

Instead of spinach. If you’re looking to switch up the green element in this dip, consider using alternatives such as chopped kale, Swiss chard, or even finely chopped broccoli. Each of these options offers a unique texture and flavor profile while still keeping the dip vibrant and colorful.

Instead of mayonnaise. For a lighter or egg-free alternative to mayonnaise, you can substitute with nonfat plain Greek yogurt. (You can also use one of our many recommendations we have for Greek yogurt substitutes.)

This option provides a similar creamy texture while adding a tangy flavor and boosting the amount of protein in your dip. Another option is to use a vegan mayonnaise to maintain the same richness without using egg-based products.

Instead of sour cream. If you’re looking for a non-dairy substitute for sour cream, you can use a dairy-free yogurt (a coconut or almond-based yogurt would work well) to achieve a similar tangy flavor and creamy texture. Alternatively, you can use a vegan sour cream product. My favorite swap? Using a pureed silken tofu. It’s both a lactose-free option and will also boost the protein. 

Instead of water chestnuts. It’s funny, because I actually have a can of water chestnuts in my pantry right  now. But I never have before. So if you’re like me, you probably don’t (typically) have them on-hand. So if you don’t have them, or you can’t find them in your local grocery store, there are a variety of other options to try. 

Try using diced jicama, sliced almonds, or chopped celery, or my personal favorite, radishes! They all provide that satisfying crunch without affecting the overall flavor profile too much.

At the end of the day, there are tons of substitutions available to you for a delicious Knorr spinach dip, get creative!

Tips for the Creamiest Spinach Dip

Drain that spinach. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the thawed frozen spinach before adding it to your mixture to avoid a watery dip.

Go for full-fat mayo and sour cream. Opt for full-fat mayonnaise and sour cream for the creamiest and richest spinach dip. 

Mix, mix, mix. Use a sturdy spoon or an electric mixer on low speed to combine the spinach, mayonnaise, sour cream, and Knorr vegetable soup mix. Mixing thoroughly ensures a smooth and consistent texture. But don’t over mix! It’s a balancing act.

Add cheese. Add a few tablespoons of quality grated parmesan cheese. It gives the dip an extra bite and a tad of umami. 

Get creative with additions. Get creative with what you add to your dip. Here are a few of my favorites: bacon bits, leftover shrimp, or smoked corn, removed from the cob, of course.

What to Serve with Spinach Dip

  • Bread. Serve your spinach dip in a bread bowl by hollowing out a round loaf of bread, like sourdough, and filling it with the dip. Use the removed bread pieces or crostini for dipping.
  • Crackers. Pair your Knorr spinach dip with buttery Ritz crackers, wheat thins, or flavored crackers like garlic and herb.
  • Vegetables. Offer an array of fresh, crunchy vegetables such as baby carrots, celery sticks, cucumber rounds, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli.
  • Pretzels or chips. Salty pretzels, tortilla chips, potato chips, or pita chips can complement the creamy spinach dip.
  • Waffle fries. Because of the shape, waffle fries are a great option to serve alongside this dip. They’re also one of those gluten-free options that gluten-eaters won’t mind. (You know who you are.)

Spinach Dip FAQs 

How long does Knorr spinach dip last in the fridge? 

Stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container, your dip should last 3-4 days. It will last up to a few months if you are freezing it. But freezing this dip is not recommended because it will alter the texture. 

Can I use artichokes hearts instead of water chestnuts in spinach dip? 

Yes, feel free to substitute with artichokes or other ingredients like roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes. One note, however, water chestnuts provide a satisfying crunch to this dip. Artichokes won’t provide the same texture element as water chestnuts, so I recommend adding a few finely diced radishes as well. 

Can I freeze Knorr spinach dip?

Yes you can freeze Knorr spinach dip. However, the texture most likely will change. To help with this, add shredded sharp cheddar! The dip will take on a whole new texture and you’ll forget the creaminess of the pre-frozen version.

There are so many delicious dip recipes out there. But when it comes to cold dips, this classic Knorr spinach dip recipe is the perfect go-to appetizer for any party or gathering. With its creamy texture and savory flavor, it’s sure to please even the pickiest of guests. 

The next time you’re in need of a crowd-pleasing appetizer, give this tried-and-true spinach dip recipe a whirl. 

Remember, the key to a successful appetizer is to personalize it to suit your taste buds and those of your guests.

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