Best Spinach Dip Ever


My dad's spinach dip recipe. The entire family loves this flavorful spinach mixture served in a tasty bread bowl. Your family will love it, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
1 bread bowl with dip

Spinach dip is the perfect party appetizer. Made with just five shortcut ingredients, this creamy and flavorful spinach dip recipe will quickly become a favorite among your friends and family.

How to Make Spinach Dip

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Spinach Dip Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this homemade spinach dip recipe:

· Sour cream and mayonnaise: This rich and creamy spinach dip starts with a blend of sour cream and mayo.
· Frozen spinach: You'll need a thawed and drained bag of frozen spinach.
· Water chestnuts: A can of drained and chopped water chestnuts add welcome texture. If you don't like water chestnuts, you can leave them out.
· Soup mix: A package of dry leek soup mix takes the flavor up a notch.
· Sourdough bread: For the bread bowl!

How Do You Make Spinach Dip?

Making homemade spinach dip couldn't be easier: Simply combine all the ingredients and stir until well-blended. Chill the mixture in the fridge overnight, then serve in a hollowed out bread bowl. Find the step-by-step recipe below.

Close up view of spinach dip in a bowl, with bread cubes and crackers on the side
Charlie Brown

Can You Make Spinach Dip Ahead of Time?

Yes! Spinach dip is a great make-ahead appetizer. Since it needs to chill in the fridge for at least six hours, it actually makes more sense to make it the day before you plan to serve it.

How to Store Spinach Dip

Place the spinach dip in a shallow, airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to two days. Do not let it sit at room temperature for more than two hours at a time.

spinach dip with tortilla chips

Can You Freeze Spinach Dip?

Freezing and thawing spinach dip will change its texture a bit. If you would still like to freeze it, ladle the spinach dip into freezer-safe bags, squeeze out the excess air, and freeze flat for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This was excellent .... best ever," according to Andrea. "I froze half and it was also wonderful a month later!"

"Hands down the BEST spinach dip I've ever had," raves Joanne. "I doubled the recipe for a big gathering and it was gone within a few hours with everyone asking for the recipe."

"Very good as written," says Naomie Moore. "I made two batches, one as-is and in the second I added in a bunch of fresh minced garlic. Both went over well."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 1 (1.8 ounce) package dry leek soup mix

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread


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

  2. Slice off the top of the sourdough round and pull out the soft interior, leaving a sturdy bread bowl. Fill with spinach mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.

    Close up view of spinach dip in a bowl, with bread cubes and crackers on the side
    Charlie Brown

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
47g Fat
53g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1183mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 336mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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