My Favorite Spinach Dip

December 31st, 2008 by katie

Quick, before the New Year’s dieting begins, I want to give you a quick easy spinach dip recipe. This is my favorite basic spinach dip combo-feel free to tweak it by adding whatever spices or other veggies you like.

Spinach Dip

makes 3 cups, prep 10 min
  • 1 16 oz bag frozen, cut leaf spinach
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • seasonings
  1. Place frozen spinach in a strainer and run under cool water to quickly thaw.
  2. Dump thawed spinach onto a clean dish towel, bring up the sides and twist over the sink until the liquid drain from the dish towel. Twist tighter and tighter until you get as much liquid as possible.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth. Stir in spinach and any seasonings.
  4. Chill before serving.

For the seasonings you can add a veggie soup mix packet or salt, pepper and garlic powder or dill. I have always used the soup mix in the past but I’m not sure it really adds much flavor-wise as it is mostly salt. I like to add a generous amount of salt and cracked pepper, a teaspoon of garlic and a few pinches of dill and mustard.

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6 Responses

  1. noble pig

    Yum! Dieting….what dieting? We’re food bloggers! Ha-Ha!

  2. My First Kitchen

    I agree with Noble Pig. Dieting should not be allowed. 🙂 The dip looks great! I’ve always used cream cheese and mayo, but I bet the sour cream adds a really nice sourness (go figure) that cuts the fat. Nice and simple! Love that!

  3. sponge cake bob

    sounds nice.. if it were me I’d add a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of nutmeg..
    keep on dippin

  4. foodlibrarian

    I’ve been looking for a spinach dip and there it is! Thank you – this is perfect and looks delicious!

    Happy New Year!

  5. jancd

    Katie, I made your spinach dip along with a caramelized onion dip from Carolyn at served them at our game night at church tonight. Both were quickly devoured. Thanks for your great recipes. Jancd

  6. sweetbird

    You’re ruining my weight loss regiment with all this yummy goodness…

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