Ranch Spinach Dip

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This Ranch Spinach Dip is a delicious appetizer that comes together quickly and is made ahead of time making it the perfect recipe for parties, get-togethers, and barbecues.

Ranch Spinach Dip Appetizer

What’s better than an easy appetizer?  A delicious appetizer that’s easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients.  And, let me just tell you – this Ranch Spinach Dip has everything you’re looking for in an appetizer.  Not only is it easy to make with 5 ingredients but it’s best when you make it ahead of time.  Now that’s a win-win in my recipe book.

Ranch Spinach Dip - An easy, make-ahead appetizer that's full of flavor!

This is my go-to summer appetizer for so many reasons.  I love that there is no baking required and no need to turn on the oven during these hot summer months.  Just mix, chill, and serve.  This is the perfect recipe for all your parties this summer and all year long.

I also like to whip up a big bowl of Ranch Spinach Dip and have it on hand so we can all snack on it during the week after school and while I’m cooking dinner.

Ranch Seasoning with vegetables and bread

Ingredients needed to make Ranch Spinach Dip

  • Frozen spinach chopped, thawed, well drained
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt – I like to do half sour cream and half Greek yogurt
  • Water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning
  • Bread and assorted veggies for dipping
Ranch Spinach Dip in bread bowl with vegetables.

Tips for making Ranch Spinach Dip

The most important tip is to make sure the spinach is thawed and drained completely of excess water. I recommend either letting your frozen spinach thaw out completely or microwave it for 1-2 minutes to soften the spinach and melt any ice chips that have formed. Once the spinach is thawed, use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out all the moisture.

And, just a friendly tip – Any recipe that calls for a packet of Ranch dressing mix can be replaced with 3 tablespoons of ranch seasoning from the larger Ranch seasoning shakers.

Now you’re ready to whip up this amazing Ranch Spinach Dip. I will warn you – this dip will go fast so you might want to double the recipe.

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Ranch Spinach Dip

This Ranch Spinach Dip is a delicious appetizer that comes together quickly and is made ahead of time making it the perfect recipe for parties, get-togethers, and barbecues.

  • Author: Kara


  • 1 container (16 ounces) sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix or 3 tablespoons Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 round loaf French bread, vegetables, and/or crackers for dipping


  1. In a large bowl, mix sour cream (or Greek yogurt) together with Ranch seasoning until well-blended.  Slowly stir in spinach and water chestnuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  2. If serving in bread bowl, cut the top off the bread, remove center and cut into cubes. Fill bread bowl with dip. Serve with cubed bread and vegetables
  3. If not using a bread bowl, add dip to serving bowl and serve with vegetables, bread, and/or crackers.

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