Classic Recipe for Spinach Dip Served In a Bread Bowl, Quick & Easy Ready In Just A Few Minutes! Super fun made in a round pumpernickel loaf a favorite appetizer in the 1070s. Your guest will love the flavor and the memories.
Classic cold & creamy Knorr’s Soup Mix Spinach dip served in a bread bowl is a crowd pleaser that will be a hit at your next party. Super quick & easy to mix together, a never fail dip to serve a platter of veggies. Treat your guest with this bread bowl spinach dip and Caprese Mozzarella Basil Grape Tomato Skewers for the perfect start to any party.
Spinach dip made in a round pumpernickel loaf was the go-to appetizer in the 1970s. It was not a party without this cold creamy eye-catching appetizer. What makes it one of the easiest appetizers to bring to a party is that you can make the dip ahead of time and just assemble it when you arrive. The dip can be whipped up in just 10 minutes. The most complicated element to this recipe (which is sort of fun and not really complicated) is getting the water out of the frozen spinach.
How to Squeeze the Water From Frozen Spinach:
The Knorr Soup Mix is the one ingredient that makes this recipe so easy. The main veggie ingredient is Frozen Spinach. You can buy frozen spinach in many forms now, bags, microwavable bags, or even fresh ones that you have frozen.
We buy the huge plastic container of fresh spinach at Costco which we can not eat all before it starts to break down, so I always freeze half as soon as I bring it home. (perfect for cooking and smoothies) But the traditional frozen spinach comes in a box. It is just the right size and the spinach is chopped just perfect for dips.
Transfer the frozen spinach out of its package into a microwavable bowl. Microwave the frozen spinach just enough to have it not be frozen but not hot or cooked. You can also put the frozen package in the refrigerator overnight to thaw.
Placed a layer of paper towels in a Colander, layer the thawed spinach onto the paper towels in the Colander. With freshly washed hands (I had to add that as a mother of 3 but I know you already know this) pick up the paper towels with the spinach inside. If your paper towels are thin you may need to put them in several layers. Be sure to do this over the Colander.
Now with a firm grip and squeeze the water out of the spinach. Squeeze & squeeze & squeeze until there is not any water coming out of the paper towels. Your paper towel may tear, but that is why you are over the colander. Your spinach should be very dry and ready for making the dip.
How To Make The Bread Bowl:
If you are making a bread bowl around any holiday most bakery departments in the grocery store have a large quantity of the traditional round pumpernickel bread. Our store has one or two every week. But it may be best to check with the bakery department in your store to make sure they will have the traditional round loaf. If you are not a fan of the darker heavier bread you can also use any round loaf that is somewhat dense like a sourdough.
With a serrated long knife start about an inch from the edge of the loaf and cut out a circle in the middle. Be careful not to but through the bottom. Leave enough in the bottom so the dip does not leak through but make the hole deep enough for the whole recipe. Now you have the perfect bread bowl for your dip.
With the middle that you remove, cut into bite-size chunks to use for dipping. If I am having a large party I will buy a second loaf so I have enough for eating with the dip.
Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix: Cold Creamy Spinach dip perfect for dipping bread or veggies
- 1 large pumpernickel round bread loaf
- 1 Package of Knorr Vegetable Recipe mix packet
- 10 oz of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 16 oz of sour cream (can use 1/2 sour cream & 1/2 low-fat plain Greek yogurt)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 8 oz can of sliced water chestnuts, chopped small
- 3 long green onions, chopped
- Optional second loaf of bread for dipping
- Raw vegetables chopped for dipping
- optional crackers
- Defrost the spinach.
- Line a colander with several layers of paper towel. Put the spinach in the paper towels and over the colander squeeze all the water out until the spinach is very, very, dry.
- Mix the Vegetable Packet, spinach, sour cream mayonnaise, and the water chestnuts together until smooth and creamy.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Cut out the middle of the loaf of bread, making a hole in the middle to put the dip in.
- Cut the middle that you removed into bite-size pieces.
- Right before you are ready to serve, put the Spinach Dip in the middle of the bread bowl, and top with the chopped green onion.
- Serve the dip in a Sour Dough Round Bread Bowl
- Serve in a regular bowl (not as dramatic)
- Serve with cucumbers, carrots, red & green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower
- Serve with crackers
- This dip if not eaten with the bread or crackers is a great snack for a low carb or Keto diet.