Classic Spinach Dip Recipe


  • 1 (10 oz.) package of chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed the life out of (drained)
  • 1 (16 oz.) container of sour cream
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 package of dry vegetable recipe (soup) mix *You can usually find this by the dry broth mixes, and dry onion soup mixes
  • 1 can of sliced water chestnuts – drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onion – optional
  • 1 Sour Dough bread bowl
  • Dipping Items – Extra bread – like French Bread – cubed


  1. Grab a big bowl and mix the first 6 ingredients
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour or up to 2 days ahead
  3. When you are ready to serve…Slice a big circle off of the top of the sourdough bread bowl
  4. Scoop the soft bread out and cube it (some people toast the bread, but we never did)
  5. If you want, you can save the top to place on the dip bowl – *that’s what my mom used to do
  6. When you’re ready, spoon the cold dip into the bread bowl
  7. Place the cubed bread, optional vegetables and/or crackers around the bread bowl


There is a video at the top of the post to help

Optional Added Ingredients:

  • Optional – carrots, sliced broccoli, sliced celery, etc…
  • Add optional ingredients at the same time you mix the first 6 and mix in