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Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe Improved

Just imagine the Knorr spinach dip recipe improved by adding one ingredient. This cold dip is simple and quick to put together. Great for feeding a crowd too.

I don’t know about you, but I love spinach dip. It’s one of my favorite party snacks. But the store-bought stuff can be expensive. Years ago, I decided to try making my own spinach dip, and I was surprised at how easy it was. Plus, I could customize it to my liking.

I’m always looking for ways to change up recipes, and this Knorr spinach dip is no exception. I’ve found that adding cream cheese really enhances the flavor. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy party appetizer, give this dip a try. We do love the original spinach dip too.

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Whip up this Yummy Appetizer in Minutes

Spinach Dip Recipe Served with Crackers
Spinach Dip Recipe Served with Crackers

It is hard to have just one cracker with the spinach dip. This is very addicting.

Serving Suggestions for This Spinach Dip

Today, the family ate the dip with club crackers. However, this pairs great with many things such as chips.

Use a circular rye bread. Take out the center of the rye bread and use it as a bowl for the spinach dip. Then take the bread pieces that were in the middle and place those around the outside of the bread bowl so people can dip that in the delicious dip.

This spinach dip tastes wonderful with a wide variety of fresh vegetables:

  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Pea Pods
  • Radishes
  • Green Onions
Cold Dip Mixed and Ready for Serving
Cold Dip Mixed and Ready for Serving

Knorr’s Famous Spinach Dip Recipe

It is delicious and I have been making it for years.

The recipe is printed right on the Vegetable Recipe Mix Packet. However, I add a secret ingredient to make it a bit thicker and creamier. To me without the addition of this ingredient, the dip is just a bit too salty for me. Therefore, I have added one ingredient that has made all the difference for my family.

What is the Secret Ingredient Improvement?

Cream Cheese has made all the difference. If you have never made this easy cold spinach dip recipe, I urge you to give it a try.

Spinach Dip in Serving Bowl
Spinach Dip in Serving Bowl

Recipe Hints

Using the frozen chopped spinach makes this recipe super quick and easy to make.

Drain the Liquid from the Spinach

First thaw the spinach. Then make sure to squeeze out the excess water. if this is not done, the recipe will be little soupy. However, getting the water out of spinach can be a messy task. I have experimented with this and here is my go-to trick now. I use a colander with many holes. Lay paper towels in the bottom. Add the spinach and use another paper towel to push on the spinach. Normally, I will get 1/3 of a cup of liquid. The water will drain away and clean up is a breeze. I show you in the photo below.

Draining Liquid out of Spinach
Draining Liquid out of Spinach

Softening the Cream Cheese

This recipe can easily be mixed by hand if the cream cheese is softened first. I take the cream cheese and microwave it for 1 minute on power level 40. Then cream the cheese before adding the other ingredients. The end result will be a creamier spinach dip as the cheese will be well incorporated

Creaming the Cream Cheese
Creaming the Cream Cheese
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Knorr Spinach Dip Recipe Improved

Learn the secret to improve this beloved spinach dip.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, Cream Cheese, recipe, snack, spinach
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 118kcal

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  • 1 10 oz. Box Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • 1 16 oz. Container Sour Cream Greek Yogurt can be substituted
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Package Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
  • 2 8 oz. Packages Cream Cheese

text ingredients


  • Squeeze the water out of the spinach and set aside to continue draining out the liquid.
  • In a mixing bowl, soften and Cream the cream cheese. Then add the sour cream, mayonnaise, and Knorr Vegetable recipe mix. Stir to incorporate.
    Cold Spinach Dip Ingredients
  • Once mixed, add the spinach and stir to incorporate.
    Adding Spinach to the Dip
  • Chill about 2 hours. Serve with crackers, chips, or vegetables.

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The nutritional values are for 1 cup of the dip.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Thursday 21st of November 2019

I have made this dip a few times now and will be making it again over the holidays for sure.


Friday 22nd of November 2019

Yes, this recipe is on our list for sure.

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