First Friday in December! It’s that time of year for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
And what’s a Christmas gathering without food? To kick off the season, this First Friday Favorite will be shared on the blog as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Many, many people have asked for my WF (World’s Famous. At least it’s famous in my little world!) Spinach Dip recipe:
Ellen’s WF Spinach Dip
- Begin with a packet of Knorr Dry Vegetable recipe mix (1.4 oz). This will have the recipe for Spinach Dip on the back. You will also need a pen, to cross out original ingredients and write in my WF amounts.
- Thaw the spinach. The recipe calls for 1-10 oz. package. I used twice the amount, because I like my dip “spinach-y”. Lately, it’s been hard to find the regular box of frozen spinach. I’ve had to purchase a bag of spinach, and “guestimate”. If you have to do this, I wish you Bon Appetite! Which loosely translated, means “good luck with that!”
- Drain the spinach. I saw a neat trick on Food Network that made draining the spinach easy-peasy: Use a cloth and wring it out! Now, you don’t want just any old cloth, like a wash cloth, because you would have all sorts of lint in your dip. If you use a green lint-y cloth, I suppose it wouldn’t matter that much, but try to find something like cheese cloth or a barkeep cloth for glasses. Put the spinach in the cloth, and twist until drained.
- Combine spinach and Knorr mix. Add 8 oz. sour cream. The recipe calls for 16 oz., but cut that in half. You’ll make up for it in a bit. Mix with a fork to break up your ball of spinach.
- Add in 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (recipe calls for 1 cup, but you need to make up for the sour cream). Now, you can’t use that salad dressing stuff that looks like mayonnaise. You must use real mayo, like Blue Plate or Hellman’s! And if you feel guilty adding so much mayonnaise, get the kind that has Omega 3. At least you’ll be heart healthy!
- Optional: 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, chopped and drained; 3 green onions, chopped.
- Chill about 2 hours, then serve with Fritoes Scoops or Ritz crackers. Voila!
Click HERE for printable recipe card.
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
Until next week,
Linking up with these lovely writers:
Barbie Swihart – The Weekend Brew
Holley Gerth – Coffee for You Heart
Hazel Moon – Tell Me a True Story
Cathy Hooper says
Can’t wait to try this. Love the tip for squeezing out the water. Much better than using my strainer.
Hi Cathy! Thanks for stopping by. You will LOVE using the towels for the spinach – so easy! And I think the secret is more mayo. Enjoy! And Merry Charistmas to you!
Sabra Penley says
Ooh, sounds wonderful, Ellen. I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing. xoxo
Glad you dropped by Sabra! This is definitely a quick and easy recipe!
Diana Rockwell says
This sounds so good and I love spinach dip. I am your neighbor on the Weekend Brew. Blessings Diana
HI Diana, thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, it is delicious and so easy! Enjoy! Blessings, Ellen
This sounds delicious, Ellen! Thank you for sharing – blessings on your Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by June! I do hope you enjoy the dip!
Yum! My son lives spinach dip. I’m going to try the Ellen version next time. Looks delish!
It is! And oh, so easy! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!
Hazel Moon says
Thanks for sharing with us here at “Tell me a True Story.” I like your version of this spinach dip.
Hi Hazel! Thanks for stopping by. So enjoy your link up!
Mary Hill says
Wow, this looks so good and easy. thanks for sharing . Pinning to my recipes that I must try board.:)
So glad you stopped by Mary! Love the name of your blog! Blessings to you!