If you’re looking for the perfect appetizer recipe then look no further because these veggie cups with spinach dip are simple and fast to throw together making them perfect for any occasion.
When making appetizers it’s super easy to go for savory or fried foods but you can never have too many vegetables which is what makes these veggies cups with dip such a huge hit. A nice break from the fattier and heavier foods and instead you get a nice bite of fresh and light veggies with a veggie spinach dip in every bite.
An Easy Spinach Dip Recipe For The Beginner
If you’ve never made homemade spinach dip before let me tell you you’ve been missing out! This quick and easy spinach dip recipe is as simple as mixing together a few ingredients and calling it done. Once you make your own spinach dip at home, you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought stuff.
While I can’t take all of the credit for this recipe I will take credit for taking this Knorr spinach dip recipe and making it convenient and portable for parties and serving. With the little serving cups, you don’t have to worry about a lot of the germ and mess issues that can come from shared bowls at parties, which is just another great bonus to these cute veggie cups!
Classic Spinach Dip Ingredients
–Spinach: You will need 1 10-ounce sized package of frozen chopped spinach that has been cooked, cooled, and squeezed dry. You don’t want that excess liquid to thin down your dip!
–Sour cream: Use one 16 ounce container of sour cream or for a slightly healthier option use nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead.
–Mayo: You will need 1 cup of light mayo to help get this dip nice and creamy.
–Knorr vegetable mix: Use a package of Knorr Vegetable recipe mix to help give us more color and flavor throughout the dip.
–Water chestnuts: For added crunch, you can use 1 8-ounce can of drained and chopped water chestnuts. this is optional and can be omitted if desired.
–Green onions: Another optional ingredient is adding in 3 chopped green onions to your dip. they look good as a garnish and they taste great with the veggies and flavors we have going on in every bite.
How to Make Veggie Cups with Spinach Dip
To make this dip simply take the spinach, sour cream, mayo, knorr veggie packet, water chestnuts, and green onions (if using) and combine well in a large bowl until nice and creamy smooth.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it into the fridge for 2 or more hours before using it to help the dip thicken.
Assemble and Serve
Divide the dip into small serving-sized cups (I bought mine from Dollar Tree) and add in a variety of fresh-cut mixed veggies like celery, carrots, and bell peppers. Chips also work really well with this dip so keep some of those close by. I wouldn’t recommend adding them to the veggie cups because prolonged exposure to the dip will make the chips turn soggy.
Serve to everyone.
EASY APPETIZER! VEGGIE CUPS W/ SPINACH DIP
- 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
- 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream or nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup light mayo
- 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
- 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
- 3 green onions chopped (optional)
- To make this dip simply take the spinach, sour cream, mayo, knorr veggie packet, water chestnuts, and green onions (if using) and combine well in a large bowl until nice and creamy smooth.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it into the fridge for 2 or more hours before using it to help the dip thicken.
Assemble and Serve
- Divide the dip into small serving-sized cups (I bought mine from Dollar Tree) and add in a variety of fresh-cut mixed veggies like celery, carrots, and bell peppers. Chips also work really well with this dip so keep some of those close by. I wouldn’t recommend adding them to the veggie cups because prolonged exposure to the dip will make the chips turn soggy.
Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen for spinach dip?
Yes, if desired you can use 1 1/2 pounds of fresh spinach leaves instead of frozen. I recommend sauteeing them in a large skillet on the stove until wilted and then allowing them to cool before using.
How long can you keep homemade spinach dip?
Homemade spinach dip will last about 3-4 days at home in the fridge in an airtight container in the fridge. I do not recommend freezing this dip as it may separate as it thaws.
Can I add artichokes to this spinach dip recipe?
You can use a can or jar of marinated artichoke hearts that have been well-drained and chopped into small pieces. The flavor of this dip will change as a result but it should still be delicious. Add in as much or as little as you want to get it to your desired tastes. I recommend adding it in after the dip has been combined (just before chilling) so that you can taste and adjust the dip as you slowly incorporate the artichoke hearts.
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These veggie cups with spinach dip are a perfect appetizer recipe for any party or occasion. Serve them up to family and friends for a simple and fresh recipe that is sure to hit the spot!
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