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An image of the creamy spinach dip served in a bread bowl with pieces of bread and chips around it.

Creamy Spinach Dip

This creamy spinach dip is delicious, easy to make, and comes together quickly. If you are old enough, you will remember that old school onion dip that was really popular in the 70’s. This is a pretty great update with the addition of chopped spinach and cream cheese.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizers, easy spinach dip, spinach
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
cooling the spinach 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 193kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 10 ounces Frozen Chopped Spinach cooked to package directions, cooled, and squeezed dry
  • 16 ounces Sour Cream
  • 6 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 Envelope Onion Soup Mix like Lipton Recipe Secrets
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt we use kosher salt, plus a pinch or two if needed at the end
  • Chips vegetables, crackers, etc. for serving, optional
  • Round Bread Loaf to use as bread bowl optional


  • Cook the spinach using the package directions.
  • Cool the spinach quickly by spreading it out on a plate or pan, move it around to let the steam escape. Arrange it in a single layer and refrigerate until cold.
  • When the spinach is cold enough to handle squeeze out the liquid. Use a large piece of cheese cloth (or a clean kitchen towel), place the spinach in the center, and fold up the edges. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Rearrange it and continue squeezing until no more liquid comes out.
  • Add the spinach, sour cream, cream cheese, onion soup mix, black pepper, and a pinch of salt to a large bowl. Use a fork to mix the ingredients and a rubber (silicone) spatula to scrape down the sides. Stir until the spinach is distributed throughout, and the dip is super creamy.
  • Taste the creamy spinach dip and add salt, if needed. As a reference we did not add extra to ours.
  • Cover the dip with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir well before serving.


  • This dip was previously made without cooking the frozen spinach. However, cooking the spinach takes just a few minutes and it is recommended for food safety purposes. Follow the instructions on the package as they may vary.
  • See the top of the post for instructions (with pictures) on how to prepare a bread bowl if you want to serve the dip in one like we do here.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4794IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg