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Friday, December 7, 2012

{Spinach Dip} - Snacks for Christmas Eve

Growing up, my family always went to my granny's house for Christmas Eve.  There was a gift exchange and a potluck and a lot of family.  My Granny had 13 surviving children who all had children of there own, who had children of their own.  To say it was crowded is an understatement.

As our extended family began to implement their own Christmas Eve traditions and with the passing of my Granny, we now do our own thing as well.  Instead of a big meal, we have snacks or appetizers.  It varies year-to-year what we eat, except there is always Knorr's Spinach Dip.  ALWAYS.  We have learned to buy our Knorr's seasoning packet way before Christmas because it is sometimes hard to find.  Here's the recipe, which is found on the back of the packet.

Knorr's Spinach Dip (taken from the Knorr website)


  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach , cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
  • 1 cup Hellmann's® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
  • 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts (optional)
  • green onions


  • Combine all ingredients and chill about 2 hours. Serve with your favorite dippers to your favorite people.

We usually make a bread bowl and serve it with the bread pieces, carrots, cucumbers, celery and assorted crackers.

Knorr Spinach & Greek Yogurt Dip

Low-Fat Version:
While I was on Knorr's website, I found a version of the dip using plain greek yogurt and light mayo.  You simply replace the 16 oz container of sour cream with the yogurt and the regular mayo with the light.  That brings the fat content WAY down.  The regular version has 8 grams of fat per 2-Tbs serving (YIKES) and the greek yogurt version only has 1.5 grams of fat per 2-Tbs serving.  You can find the lightend recipe HERE.

If I try the light version, I'll let you know how it turns out.  If you try it, please come back and let me know in the comments.

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