Welcome Emily from Is This Really My Life?  Emily is an amazing cook…and so fun to be around!  We love the recipes and ideas she shares on her blog.  This dip looks delicious!


Hi! This is Emily from is this REALLY my life? Before I share with you one of our family’s favorite holiday traditions, I must thank the Crafting Chicks for giving me the opportunity to guest post on their awesome site. Though our family tradition of spinach dip in a sourdough bread bowl is far from crafty, it’s sure to become one of your family’s favorite holiday tradition (if it isn’t already).

Knorr classic spinach dip recipe

I make this spinach dip—and yes, it’s the classic Knorr spinach dip—every year, sometimes two and three times depending on how many family parties we hit. Even though it’s one of the easiest appetizers to make, people absolutely love it. And when they ask for the recipe, they’re kind of floored it’s from the back of the Knorr vegetable recipe mix.

I think our family’s love of this spinach dip are the result of a few minor adjustments, all of which are optional.

Optional only if you don’t want anyone asking you for the recipe.

I highly recommend serving it in a sourdough bread bowl be it round or square. Serve it with the bread you remove from the bowl and your favorite veggies, crackers or tortilla chips.

Classic Spinach Dip


  • 1 (12-oz) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, rinsed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (16-oz.) container light sour cream
  • 1 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 sourdough bread bowl


  1. Combine all ingredients and chill overnight.
  2. Cut out center of bread bowl and remove extra bread. Fill with spinach dip.
  3. Cut or tear extra bread into bite-size pieces for dipping. Serve dip with sliced baguettes (sourdough or multigrain), pita crackers, tortilla chips (white, yellow or blue corn), sliced vegetables (carrots, bell peppers) or butter crackers.

On that note, another family favorite (though it can be considered a tradition only if making them at least once a month constitutes one) are these old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies.

Old-fashioned iced oatmeal cookies

But I need to warn you—these cookies are as addictive as crack, perhaps even more so. Plan on eating at least half the batch before your family even knows you’ve baked them.


  1. Spinach dip is definitely a holiday party staple and I love that you use the Knorr mix too!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me!

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