RSS Feed

Perfect Party Spinach Dip

Happy Friday! This is the happiest Friday in a while, because I’m finally feeling like I’m kicking this monster of a cold in the butt. And getting over this cold means I’m getting my appetite back– hallelujah! With the Superbowl in a week (Go Broncos!), I’ll be making this spinach dip that’s perfect for any gathering or party and for me stuffing my face.

I found this recipe on AllRecipes a while back, in a time where I was not a spinach dip fan. Yes friends, such a time existed, and it was quite recently. Remember how I keep talking about this housewarming party Shaylyn and I threw back in June (see here and here)? Well that was the event that changed me into a spinach dip lover. Well, a lover of my spinach dip.

20140124-125416.jpg

Needing a party-friendly recipe, I decided quickly look up spinach dip, since apparently everyone loves it. I made it, along with a bunch of other things, and went on shoving everything in my closet and under my bed cleaning up the house before party time.

20140124-125422.jpgWhen party time came, everyone was straight raving about this dip I’d made. I decided to try it while there was still some left. I was so glad I had! It was so tasty that I ended up eating a lot. And then, when it was all gone, people were asking me for my recipe. I admitted guiltily that I had only picked a random spinach dip recipe off of a recipe site and that this was the first time I’d made spinach dip.

20140124-125448.jpg

Since that ridiculously hot June afternoon, I’ve made this fabulous dip for many events, each time altering it a bit, but not by much. Here’s how I make Perfect Party Spinach Dip:

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of frozen spinach thawed and excess water squeezed out (10 oz.-16 oz. depending on what’s available and how much spinach you like in your dip. I like  lot.)
  • 1 16 oz. container of sour cream (get the regular full fat version– no one is judging you and it tastes better)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (see my note about sour cream..)
  • 1 4 oz. can of sliced water chestnuts (whole will work, but you have to chop more)
  • 1 packet of leek soup mix
  • 2 sourdough baguettes or 1 large loaf (you can do a whole round, but I feel like a lot of bread gets wasted)

Directions

  1. Chop up your water chestnuts into the smallest chunks possible (unless you’re okay with weird chunks in your dip).
  2. Mix with all other ingredients until well combined. Serve with sourdough baguette or a larger loaf cut into bite-sized squares. Stuff your face.

20140124-125459.jpg

What I love about this recipe is that you can make it the night (or even two nights) before, and the flavor only gets better. I’ve made this for work parties, Thanksgiving this past year, and smaller get togethers. It’s always a hit! I know this Perfect Party Spinach Dip will be a huge hit at whatever Superbowl party I attend this year. Enjoy!

20140124-125533.jpg

Advertisements

About In Natalie's Shoes

I’m a twenty-something food fanatic. By day, I’m working for a non-profit, by night I’m dreaming of becoming a domestic goddess, creating adorable crafts to gift and engineering delicious home cooked meals for the fabulous dinner parties I’ll one day throw. I love to travel, locally, regionally… heck, even internationally, I don’t discriminate too much when it comes to a new destination. I am a little obsessed with taking photos of the food I eat, whether I make it or pay to eat it. It is my firm belief that a girl can never have enough purses or too many shoes. I plan to fill this lovely little blog with my adventures in food, travel, and craftiness. I hope you enjoy!

2 responses »

  1. Pingback: Your Guide to Holiday Eating | In Natalie's Shoes

  2. Pingback: Let Me Upgrade You: Milky Way Rice Krispies Treats | In Natalie's Shoes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: