classic spinach dip

Classic Knorr Spinach Dip

December 16, 2019 8 Comments

This crowd pleasing classic knorr spinach dip will become an instant staple at every party.

Classic Knorr Spinach Dip

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Chances are that you’ve had this classic knorr spinach dip at some point in your life.

I only say that because it’s a super popular party dip.

And it makes total sense that it would be since it’s a make ahead appetizer served cold.

knorr vegetable recipe mix packet

Those are two huge things I look for in a recipe that I plan on serving to a crowd.

I feel like once people started making this spinach dip the recipe spread like wild fire.

Ive personally made it for pretty much every get together that I’ve ever had. People just love it! 

knorr spinach dip packet

I’ve given this recipe out so many times that I lost track but the truth is that it’s not even my recipe in the first place.

Its right on the back of the Knorr Vegetable Mix packet.

Sometimes the best things are right under our noses the whole time and we didn’t even know it. Just like this gem of a recipe.

knorr spinach dip bread bowl

I do deviate from the recipe a bit. If I can be completely honest, I feel like this is the way it’s meant to be eaten.

Kind of a bold statement, I know, but I’m sticking to it.

This classic knorr spinach dip will be a family favorite and party staple in your home for sure.

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I Why I love this dip

filling the spinach dip into the bread bowl
  • Its so easy to make
  • I love a make ahead appetizer. It’s one last thing I have to worry about when I’m having a party.
  • It’s served cold/ room temperature. Another great reason this works for parties. You don’t need to try to keep it hot. It’s great right out of the fridge.
  • It’s addictively delicious and I mean that in the best way possible.

My changes to the packet directions

I don’t add the water chestnuts or the sliced green onions. I feel like it throws the texture off.

The dip is so smooth and creamy without those two things. I find it’s so much better in general without them.

knorr spinach dip packet instructions

I also let this sit in the fridge for a day or even two.

The dry soup packet really needs time to bloom in there. This is one you do not want to rush.

How to lower the calories

First I need you to know that I have absolutely no idea how many calories are actually in this dip.

That said, I still know how you can reduce them a little bit if calories are something that you’re watching.

mayonnaise options

We’re are a few ideas:

  • Use low-fat mayonnaise
  • Try low-fat sour cream
  • Ditch the bread/bread bowl. Serve this in a scooped out bell pepper instead with veggies in the side.

Let’s Talk About The Bread Bowl

So you don’t really need to serve this in the bread now but it looks super cute that way.

If you’re not into that, just place it in a nice serving dish and of course that’s okay.

knorr vegetable dip in bread bowl

But I’d you are using bread here are my thoughts on it.

I really think that rye bread is the best for this but get whatever you want.

It’s best to suit your taste so whatever can be scooped out can be used here.

scooped out bread bowl

Keep all the bread you pulled out from the inside and serve it with the spinach dip.

I’d recommend still getting crackers though. The rye pieces go fast and there will be plenty of dip still left.

filling the bread bowl with spinach dip

Oh and don’t put the dip in the bread bowl too early. You have to keep it in its own bowl until it’s time to serve it. The bread can become soggy and that’s not good.

How to make this Knorr Spinach Dip its best

From making it so many times I have learned some do’s and don’ts on how to make this dip it’s best.

mixing the spinach into the mayonnaise and sour cream

First, is make sure to thaw and drain the spinach as best you can. Get it as dry as possible before adding it to the other ingredients.

Second, make the dip a day or two ahead. Give it a stir every once and a while in the fridge to really make sure the flavors blend together well. That dry soup packet needs extra time to bloom.

knorr vegetable soup packet opened

Don’t add it to the bread bowl too soon. The bread will get soggy if you do. Make sure to place the spinach dip inside the bread as close to the time you’re going to serve it.

Classic Knorr spinach dip ingredients:

classic knorr spinach dip ingredients
  • 1 packet of KNORR Vegetable Recipe Mix
  • 1c Mayonnaise
  • 1 (16oz) container of sour cream.
  • 1 package of frozen spinach
  • Rye bread (optional)
  • Crackers


First, thaw and drain the spinach very well. Try to drain as much moisture out as you can.

drained spinach

Next, add the mayonnaise to a large bowl.

Hellman's mayonnaise

Now add the sour cream.

sour cream

Then add the Knorr veggie mix packet

knorr spinach dip ingredients being added to a bowl

Now add the drained spinach.

the spinach being added to the other ingredients

Now stir everything together until it’s evenly combined.

mixing the spinach dip

Then cover the bowl and place it in the fridge over night. Feel free to take it our once or twice to give it a nice big stir to really get everything blended together.

putting the dip in the fridge

Take it out of the fridge when it’s read to be served and stir it together one final time.

mixing the spinach dip

Then carve a hole out of the top of the bread and scoop out the center.

scooped out bread bowl

Save the scooped out inside to serve along side the dip.

a piece of rye bread

Now fill the bread bowl with the knorr spinach dip.

adding spinach dip to the rye bread bowl

Lastly, serve the dip cold or room temperature and enjoy.

Classic Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe Video

Classic Knorr Spinach Dip

This is the classic Knorr spinach dip that's served in a bread bowl and is always a hit at every party.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread bowl dip, cold spinach dip, knorr spinach dip, spinach dip


  • 1 1.4oz Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 16oz Sour Cream
  • 1 10oz Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained very well
  • 1 large Rye Bread Bowl


  • In a medium sized bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the rye bread.
  • Mix everything together until its very well combined
  • Cover it and place it in the fridge overnight. Let the dry soup packet bloom in the wet ingredients.
  • Stir the spinach dip every once and a while in the fridge to make sure everything blends together well.
  • When its ready to be served, cut off the top of the bread and scoop the inside out. Keep the inside of the bread to eat with the dip.
  • Add the spinach dip into the bread bowl. Serve with crackers and the inside of the bread that was scooped out. This can be served cold or room temp.

Tara Ippolito

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Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

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Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • KnRsDad December 16, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    This is an absolute staple at all my family gatherings. I love that you use an oval bread bowl!!

    Tip – put an oversized piece of saran wrap over your bread bowl opening. Stuff dip as usual, trimming plastic once fully filled. The plastic cling keeps the bowl dry so that you can eventually tear the bowl into pieces to get the last of the dip. Takes about an hour or so with my big ass family, lol.

    • Al Dente Diva December 16, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Hahaha that an amazing tip! I have to try that for sure. Anymore food tips and I might have to make you an admin on this account lol

      • KnRsDad December 16, 2019 at 4:21 pm

        I volunteer as taste tester tribute!!!! 🙂

  • 1 Man, 3 Hearts December 16, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    My favorite ever!!! 🤗💙

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