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Classic Spinach Dip Recipe

Classic Spinach Dip Recipe

In Stafford, Texas, Joyce Fogleman requests: “Everywhere I take this dip, I’m asked for the recipe. I don’t make it at home because I’m afraid that’s all I’d eat the entire day. I’d love a downsized version I could make at home.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2/3 cup sliced water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable soup mix
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine spinach and water. Cover and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds or until wilted; drain. Cool slightly and squeeze dry.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the water chestnuts, sour cream, mayonnaise, soup mix, onion and spinach. Chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (prepared with reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat mayonnaise; calculated without crackers) equals 83 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.