I like to keep things simple, whether it’s summer entertaining a holiday gathering, or One of my favorite dips to make for any occasion is spinach dip. It’s easy to make, and you can lighten it up by using light or fat free ingredients if you’re trying to keep things on the healthy side. The dip will still be loaded with flavor.
This spinach dip recipe is easy to make ahead, and throw in the fridge, then pull it out when it’s time to entertain. I like to make the dip the night before, then assemble it in a bread bowl right before it’s time to serve. That way the flavors of the dip have time to meld together, and if you’re using a bread bowl it doesn’t have time to get soggy before you serve it.
You can also just tear up all the bread around a serving bowl on a serving platter or serve the dip with your favorite crackers.
Here’s one of my favorite quick and easy spinach dip recipes. Give it a try at your next party, and let me know what you think.
- 1 box frozen spinach, thaw and drain before using
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 packet of your favorite onion soup mix (many use Knorr)
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, then chill the mixture for several hours before serving to let the flavors blend together. You can even make this dip a day or two ahead of time and store it in a bowl in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.
When you’re ready to serve your spinach dip, pull it out of the fridge and scoop it into a hollowed out bread bowl. Place the pieces of bread you removed around the bowl for guests to use for dipping.
You can use several different types of bread for the bowl, from pumpernickel, to sourdough, beer bread, or rye. Look in the deli or your local bakery, or bake your own.
So you don’t need to cook the spinach? I’ve made a similar recipe, but cooked the spinach first.
Sharon~ If you use frozen spinach it’s already cooked, so you won’t need to cook it. If you use fresh spinach you would need to cook it. Great question!