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This Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe is a cinch to throw together and a proven winner. Bring this cool creamy classic to your next gathering and you will be an instant potluck hero!

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I’m not sure if potlucks are popular everywhere, but in the circles I grew up in, they were a regular part of life. Church functions, family reunions, Super Bowl parties, even some cookouts were done in traditional potluck style, with guests each contributing a dish. It’s the perfect solution to feed a crowd. Plus, it gives everyone a veritable feast without putting all the work on a single host.

I’m so thankful that even today the potluck is a big part of my life. We have one at least once a month (more in the summertime) and they are one of my favorite things.

I love getting to sample dozens of different foods, and potlucks help me get a taste for other people’s cooking. It is so exciting to get a peek into other people’s kitchens; seeing which recipes are their go-to, tried and true staples. So for a foodie snoop like me, potlucks are a dream come true.

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A Potluck Classic

One of those potluck favorites is this easy cold spinach dip recipe. It surfaced at many different potlucks and church functions over the years and each time I was smitten. I found myself hanging around the table dipping hunk after hunk of bread into this cool, creamy concoction.

After several occasions of overstaying my welcome at the bread bowl, I finally decided to ask for the recipe. I was shocked when my friend told me it was the recipe on the back of the Knorr vegetable dip mix and that it was the easiest thing ever.

I’m always skeptical of recipes that come on the back of packaging, but this one did not disappoint. It’s extremely simple, takes only 10 minutes to prep, and yields a flavorful dip that’s irresistible with both bread and vegetables. You’ve got to love a spinach dip recipe that is basically fail proof, and always a hit with a crowd.

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How to Serve Knorr Spinach Dip

Serving this spinach dip in a bread bowl is the typical method. Just be sure to choose a sturdy bread with a decent crust that will contain the dip well, and with a texture that will hold up to dipping. (*maybe even double-dipping if you are the monster at the party that can’t resist defiling the dip for the rest of us).

I prefer a sourdough loaf for this recipe because they’re easy to find in the store. For you aspiring bakers, if you want to earn some extra credit, try baking this sourdough bread recipe from Girl vs Dough.

I also recommend serving this Knorr spinach dip recipe in a pumpernickel loaf. The dark color and bold flavor of pumpernickel bread is a nice contrast to the cool dip.

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could even bake my cast iron skillet bread and add this Knorr spinach dip afterward, for a showstopper dip presentation that really departs from the norm.

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What Goes Good With Spinach Dip?

Aside from the usual bread bowl + bread chunks, cold spinach dip goes great with these other dippable items:

  • Fresh Vegetables (sliced peppers, raw broccoli, carrot sticks, etc…)
  • Flatbreads like Pita or Naan
  • Pita Chips or Pretzel Chips
  • Melba Toast
  • Hearty Crackers (like Triscuits or Wheat Thins)

How Long Does Spinach Dip Last In the Fridge?

3-4 days. Cold spinach dip can be refrigerated in a sealed container, or covered in plastic wrap or foil. If you made your spinach dip in a bread bowl, the bread will get soggy and stale the longer it sits. The sour cream in your dip will tend to separate and get watery in the refrigerator, so most any spinach dip recipe is best enjoyed fresh.

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How Do You Thicken Spinach Dip?

If your spinach dip is watery, thin, or separated:

  1. Give it a good stir.
  2. Then add a bit more cream cheese (or even some finely shredded cheese) to bring it back to life.
  3. As a last resort, you can mix in a small amount of cornstarch (½ tsp at a time).

Can You Freeze Spinach Dip?

Not recommended. Both sour cream and cream cheese are finicky about freezing temperature, and won’t retain their textures once thawed. The freezing/defrosting process also squashes the crispness of any vegetables in your spinach dip recipe.

You want the potluck-going public to be singing your praises, so remember the old Dutch saying that “fresht is besht.”

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Hiding In Plain Sight

However you choose to serve and arrange this Knorr Recipes spinach dip, it certainly is fun to watch people congregate around it. Even more amusing is the surprised reactions you get when you tell your friends that your “secret dip recipe” is right there on the back of the Knorr Vegetable Dip Mix packet!

Be sure to rate this recipe below, and share your potluck tales in the comments.

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Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 12 ounce bag frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used olive oil mayo)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 packet Knorr vegetable recipe mix
  • 3 chopped green onions
  • 1 large round sourdough or pumpernickel loaf


  1. Cook the spinach in the microwave or stove top, according to package directions. Drain the spinach, then use paper towels to squeeze out any excess moisture.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the drained spinach, mayo, sour cream, vegetable mix, and green onions. Stir until well combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, use a knife to cut out the center of the loaf of bread, leaving about a half inch around the sides and the bottom. Spoon the dip into the center of the loaf, then cut the remaining bread into cubes for dipping. This dip is also great with cut veggies.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 12Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 80Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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Recipe adapted from Knorr

For more great Dip recipes, check out this Hot Crab Dip with Peppadew Peppers, my Baked Jalapeno Artichoke 7 Layer Dip, or my Ultra Smooth Homemade Hummus Recipe!

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How long does uncooked spinach dip last in the fridge? ›

You can refrigerate spinach dip in a sealed container for 3-4 days. Always trust your sniffer–if it smells off, toss it!

What to pair with spinach dip? ›

You can serve Spinach Dip with crudité, pita chips, homemade tortilla chips (my personal favorite) or any type of crackers.

Can I freeze spinach dip? ›

Freezing and thawing spinach dip will change its texture a bit. If you would still like to freeze it, ladle the spinach dip into freezer-safe bags, squeeze out the excess air, and freeze flat for up to three months.

Can raw spinach go bad? ›

The shelf life of spinach is typically 5-7 days but can be as long as 14 days if it's stored the right way. Consider where you're getting your spinach from.

Can spinach dip go bad? ›

The date printed on the container is an “unopened” date - meaning the dip will stay fresh if unopened until that date. Once the dip container has been opened, we recommend consuming the dip within about 10-14 days for optimum flavor and freshness and follow the “refrigerate after opening” instructions on the label.

What ingredients for spinach dip? ›

This easy spinach dip is made with spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, ranch powder, and water chestnuts. This cold spinach dip is made with only 5 ingredients and is always a hit at parties! I am one of those at bridal or baby showers with a heaping plate full of spinach dip.

Why is my dip watery? ›

Dips can turn watery if food, such as chips or vegetables like carrots and celery, is being dipped directly into the container and then refrigerated and re-opened for later use. Did this answer your question?

What should not be mixed with spinach? ›

BAD COMBO #2: Spinach and Dairy Products

If you're on a vegetarian diet or are a menopausal woman or just want to make sure you're absorbing calcium well, you'll want to avoid mixing dairy with oxalate-dense foods like spinach, beets, collards, leeks and parsley.

What are the best chips to eat with spinach dip? ›

Tortilla chips, salted potato chips, and Ruffles are all great options for dippers for spinach dip. We also enjoy these homemade versions!

Can you use fresh spinach instead of frozen in spinach dip? ›

I've been making spinach dip for years, but using fresh baby spinach in place of frozen, chopped spinach makes all the difference! If you've got a few extra moments, I highly recommend using fresh.

Why do you put frozen spinach in spinach dip? ›

Frozen spinach can be subbed in pretty much any place you'd normally be cooking raw spinach. And since raw spinach is watery, you'll probably need to cook it down anyway—otherwise, it'll release its water and change the texture and flavor of your finished dish.

Is it necessary to cook frozen spinach for spinach dip? ›

Just microwave enough to defrost. Frozen spinach is cooked. So, yeah, thaw it out and use it in your spinach dip.

How long does uncooked spinach artichoke dip last in the fridge? ›

Prepare Artichoke Spinach Dip according to directions up to baking. Cover prepared dip with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, remove foil and bake Artichoke Spinach Dip in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

How long does uncooked artichoke dip last in the fridge? ›

A store-bought unopened container of artichoke dip usually can last up to about two weeks past the 'best by' date printed on the package if kept in the refrigerator. Once opened, it's best to consume it within five to seven days.

How long do homemade dips last in fridge? ›

Store Dips Properly:

Keep refrigerated at all times to slow bacterial growth. Consume within the recommended time frame, usually 3-5 days for homemade dips.

Does frozen spinach have to be cooked for dip? ›

I've used the microwave to defrost frozen spinach also, not getting it too hot. Just microwave enough to defrost. Frozen spinach is cooked. So, yeah, thaw it out and use it in your spinach dip.

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