This is my dad's recipe. The entire family loves it! A flavorful spinach mixture fills a tasty bread bowl. Your family will love it, too.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.

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  • Remove top and interior of sourdough bread. Fill with mayonnaise mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

682 calories; 13.3 g protein; 53.2 g carbohydrates; 48.3 mg cholesterol; 1183.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Very, very good. I also used the whole box of spinach. For those of you who tried onion soup & didn't like it, try leek. It's milder. Knorr's makes it, and it's usually in the same place where you find onion soup, ramen, etc. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2009
I followed the directions to the letter and used the Knorr Leek Soup Mix. The water chestnuts gave it a nice crunch however all I tasted was onion dip. Served in a nice bread bowl too ( 4.00 for a bowl). I don't remember this tasting this much like a traditional onion dip. Nobody ate it at my party. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Very, very good. I also used the whole box of spinach. For those of you who tried onion soup & didn't like it, try leek. It's milder. Knorr's makes it, and it's usually in the same place where you find onion soup, ramen, etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
this is an easy and wonderful recipe and I hae been using it for years. It is often ruined by newcomers as they use whipped dressing (Miracle Whip type) instead of MAYONNAISE (Hellman's type). Makes a big difference -- use mayo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
I printed this recipe ages ago, but never had the need for the dip until recently. BOY am I glad I made it! I have now taken it to two parties and have been asked for the recipe by so many people. They are surprised at how easy it is. The leek soup mix is the key ingredient, and tastes so much better than the vegetable (IMHO). I used a full 10 oz. package of spinach (it needs it for texture), and I doubled the recipe. It works best if you squeeze as much liquid out of the spinach as you can. If not it could turn out too runny. Overall, it's quick, easy, delicious, and will become a staple in my entertaining! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
I made this recipe for a job that I was catering and multiplied the recipe times three. But doing it just for one it just as good. This got rave reviews. I used only 3/4 cup mayonnaise and the whole package of spinach. I usually let the spinach thaw completely and then wring it out in a kitchen towel. The leek soup mix is the key to it. It taste so much better then the Knorr Vegetable soup mix. I would definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
This dip is excellent! I got many compliments that it was indeed the best spinach dip they ever had. I did make some substitutions though. Instead of the leek soup mix,I used: 1 large (or 2 small) garlic cloves, minced 1/4 onion, chopped fine approx. 1 1/4 Tablespoons Janes Original Mixed-Up Salt (or to taste) Also, I used an entire 10 ounce package of frozen spinach. I think it needs the extra spinach to have some in every bite. It turned out fantastic. Several people even asked me for the recipe. This will definitely be filed in my 'Quick Party Dips' section. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
This is a winner every time. I use light versions of everything I can and it always turns out awesome. I find that veggie soup and leek soup are interchangeable and both are always a hit with the "grazers". I also serve triscuits (or you might try any other sturdy large-ish crackers you like) to use when the bread is gone. I've also added chunky chopped artichokes to the recipe instead of the water chestnuts with good success. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This recipe is so easy - and the taste is amazing!! I used a whole package of spinach instead of the half a package and divided the dip between a loaf of sourdough and a loaf of pumpernickel. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
Great base recipe, but neeeeds these changes to be 5-star (for my taste buds anyway) I prefer a thick, spinachy (if you will) dip as opposed to a mayo taste. I used 2 1/4 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup mayo, a 250g tub of herb & garlic cream cheese (softened), 3 packages (900g) spinach (be sure to fully defrost and squeeze ALL the water out), added about 6 cloves raw garlic (I love garlic.. it gives it all the flavor), a small diced red pepper, a small diced onion (sauteed them both a little first) and used a pack of Knoors cream of leek dry soup. I also almost doubled the water chestnuts. It was so creamy and full of health with all the extra veggies! Also used low-fat everything.... it was delicious and easy!! Served with sourdough and baked garlic pita slices, it didn't last long. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
This was a very good spinach dip but you really need the whole box of spinach. I have always made the spinach dip on the back of the Knorr Vegatable soup mix box and it is very good also. I really can't decide which is better. They are very similar and both very good. My 5 year old ate this one right up and it was devoured at a party last night. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2009
I followed the directions to the letter and used the Knorr Leek Soup Mix. The water chestnuts gave it a nice crunch however all I tasted was onion dip. Served in a nice bread bowl too ( 4.00 for a bowl). I don't remember this tasting this much like a traditional onion dip. Nobody ate it at my party. Read More
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