Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe In A Bread Bowl

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!

Overhead view of spinach dip in a bread bowl surrounded by fresh sliced vegetables

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.

spinach dip in a bread bowl surrounded by fresh sliced vegetables

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.

spinach dip inside a bread bowl surrounded by fresh sliced vegetables

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.

spinach dip in a sourdough bread bowl surrounded by fresh sliced vegetables

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.

hand dipping a bread chunk into a bread bowl full of spinach dip surrounded by fresh sliced vegetables

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.”

overhead of a spinach dip bread bowl on a wooden serving tray with fresh veggies

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.

hand dipping a bread chunk into a bread bowl of spinach dip surrounded by fresh vegetables

Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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: 12 Serving 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!

19 Comments

  1. It says to thicken, “add a bit more cream cheese” but there is no cream cheese in the recipe to begin with 🤷🏼‍♀️

    1. Sorry about that! It should say a bit “of” not “more”. You’ll want softened cream cheese so it can incorporate.

  2. Does any one use the knorrs vegetable soup mix instead of the knorrs vegetable mix? Or is it the same thing? I can’t find the vegetable mix at any grocery store in Canada.

  3. I made this today for my hubby to take with him to a guys night. I added some finely chopped argula, added some Monterey Jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, and some of my sister in-laws home made garlic parmesan garlic seasoning. And it’s fantastic. I hade my hubby taste it and he loved it, so did my kids.

  4. Hi I made the dip but following the recipe I find it a bit salty(too tasty) how can I make it less salty?
    Do u suggest I use a little cornstarch and also find it too creamy. Would love any suggestions. Thank you.

  5. I love this spinach dip! I used a 16 oz bag of frozen spinach & just warmed it in the microwave without cooking it all the way. I wanted more texture to the spinach. I also used the olive oil mayo & added a chopped red pepper, about 6 oz shredded parmesan cheese, & 4 oz of bacon bits. It turned out so goooood! Everyone loved it & asked for the recipe!

  6. I’ve made this many years ago. But decided to make it for our hors devours for Christmas Eve. But the recipe I used added canned water chestnuts which added a little bit of great crisp cool delicate crunch. The water chestnuts made the dip.

  7. I love love spinach dip, but have never tried using fresh spinach.Sounds yummy! How is this done? How long do I cook the fresh spinach?

    1. I actually usually use frozen spinach, but you could cook spinach down and use that as well! It usually wilts in hot oil within 3-4 minutes.Make sure to drain it after sauteeing so the dip isn’t too watery or oily.

  8. It was the first time I made the spinach dip, it turned out amazing. The only thing I did different was I used fresh spinach. Everyone loved it.

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