Easy Chilled Spinach Dip
Appetizers, Diabetic-Friendly

Easy Make-Ahead Chilled Spinach Dip


Some recipes are so simple, yet are always a hit at potlucks, parties, and picnics. This longtime traditional spinach dip is one of those. My sister-in-law has been bringing this to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every other family get-together for as long as I can remember. And the whole family wolfs it down fast (it’s been eaten up, sometimes, before I even get out there). The one or two times she hasn’t made it over the years, everybody asked about it.

I love that this simple appetizer can be made ahead of time, even the night before, and kept chilled until ready to serve. It goes great with any of your favorite dippers: vegetables (if you’re watching fat or carbs), chunks or slices of bread, crackers, or chips. If you want to fancy it up, serve it in a sourdough bread bowl.

Easy Chilled Spinach Dip
I have since switched to using regular mayo instead of fat-free, due to my diabetes. The fat-free version is too high in sugar and carbs for a diabetic, or anyone following a low carb plan. If you don’t need to worry about carbs, use fat-free mayo and sour cream to cut down on the fat grams. I don’t notice any difference in taste between regular, reduced fat, or fat-free variations.
Easy Chilled Spinach Dip
Combine all ingredients.
Easy Chilled Spinach Dip
Chill at least 2 hours.

Easy Party-Favorite Chilled Spinach Dip
Carbs: 5g per serving. Weight Watchers: 3 PointsPlus per serving. Bread bowl and dippers are extra.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 32
  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
  • 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
  • 3 green onions, chopped (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours.
  2. Serve with your favorite dippers: Vegetables, bread bites, crackers, chips, etc.
Yields: 4 cups (64 Tbsp) of dip. Serving size: 2 Tbsp. Nutritional info is calculated using regular sour cream, regular mayonnaise, water chestnuts, and green onions.



  1. Kathleen Royter

    Add chopped crisp bacon, chopped almond, drained and chopped artichokes. Also sliced mushroom, grated Swiss cheese, parmesean. Jazz it up!

  2. Christine Dudley

    How many days can I make spinach dip in advance

  3. Arketa Fairley

    Very good- substituted carrots for water chestnuts- thanks for the recipe!!!

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