Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip Recipe
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Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip Recipe

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A colorful array of vegetables served with this delicious dip added more appealing finger food at the teddy bear theme party. A nice accompaniment to the sandwich, this popular appetizer would be a welcome snack just about anytime. -Susan Schuller, Brainerd, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (1.7 ounces) vegetable soup mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 99 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream and soup mix. Stir in spinach and water chestnuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Bear's Picnic Veggie Dip in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Easy and so good"

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"Fabulous! This was so easy and so yummy. We served at a birthday party and a few guests asked for the recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"My family and I loved this! We served it with pita bread. It tasted much better after being in the fridge overnight."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"This one's the best! Great in bread bowl. Water chestnuts are optional.

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I make this all the time, but I add 3 green onions. Also, if it is too thick, add more sour cream. I serve it with cubes of sour dough bread. Delicious!"

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