Make this classic spinach dip and score big at your next bowl game tailgate or New Year’s Eve party! An easy to make, savory dip with an unexpected crunch.
What do you normally do for New Year’s Eve? After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties and travel, my hubby and I have always spent New Year’s Eve at home. When the kids were little, we’d put them to bed and watch Dick Clark count down the ball drop in Times Square and then be in bed ourselves by 12:30. Now that my kids are all teens, they stay up well past that, but I still just can’t do it! Yeah, I know. We are party animals! 😉
Honestly, as an enthusiastic gardener, I am more excited to watch the Rose Parade coverage on HGTV on New Year’s Day now!
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But, since New Year’s Eve is a fun party time, we do have our favorite menu every year. We heat up pizza rolls and bagel bites. And, of course, I make this spinach dip, too.
It is so easy to make and I love how it’s creamy from the mayonnaise and sour cream, but also has the unexpected crunch of water chestnuts. I also love the fact that you make it the day before and let it marinate, so it’s one less thing you have to rush around doing. So even if you do go out to a party, (you party animal you!), it is easy to prepare ahead and take along. I usually serve it with Triscuits or tortilla chips. Delicious!
So, here is the super easy way to make classic spinach dip.
(And mine is a teeny bit healthier because I use light mayo and sour cream.) Hey, every little bit helps after eating all those Christmas goodies all week. 🙂
10 oz. box frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
16 oz. sour cream (I use light)
1 cup mayonnaise (I use light)
8 oz. can diced water chestnuts, drained
1.4 oz. pkg. Knorr vegetable recipe mix
Run hot water over the frozen spinach in a colander, until thawed.
Squeeze out water.
Put spinach in deep bowl. Add mayo and sour cream.
Pour in the vegetable mix.
Mix to combine.
Drain the water chestnuts.
Add to the mixture.
Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least several hours (but I think overnight works best).
This classic spinach dip is always a party hit and is so easy to make, so why not give it a try this year? And if you have leftovers, load up a plate and join me in watching the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day! 🙂
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Do you have any special dish you serve each year for New Year’s? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Happy New Year 2017!
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