February 27, 2012

Knorr Classic Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt

The original version of this dip is one of my all-time favorite dips ever.  It is irresistible.  I usually only let myself eat it a few times a year, because let's face it, it's not very good for you.  Luckily I found this recipe.  I seriously think this version with Greek yogurt tastes JUST LIKE the regular version.  I promise you will not miss the sour cream.  It is so good.

I have been experimenting with plain, non-fat yogurt A LOT lately.  I have been using it in place of sour cream in things like enchiladas, banana bread, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffinsmy go-to cake mix recipeBanana Cream Pie CupcakesBanana Streusel Bundt CakeGooey (with less) butter cakeGrilled Pimento Sandwich and so on and so on.  So far, I have loved it in every single thing I have tried it in, but especially in cakes.  Just think of how many calories you can save.  Have you ever read the back of the sour cream container?  Well don't, because it might scare you.

I have tried both regular non-fat plain yogurt and Greek non-fat plain yogurt.  The regular kind is cheaper, but it seems to be a little more runnier and the Greek kind is a little thicker and seems less watery.  The regular kind has worked fine for me in cakes, but as far as this dip, I would make sure to get the Greek kind.  
Classic Spinach Dip with Greek Yogurt
adapted from: Knorr
(Printable Recipe)

1 pkg. (10 oz.) fresh spinach, washed
     dried and chopped
16 oz. non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
1 c. light Mayonnaise
1 pkg. Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained
     and finely chopped, opt.
3 green onions, chopped, opt.

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl.  Chill for at least an hour.  Serve with your favorite dippers (vegetables, crackers or torn bread).  Makes 4 cups of dip.

Jenn's Notes: My favorite way to eat this is with torn pieces of French bread.  All Greek yogurt is not fat-free.  I accidentally bought one that was not, but it still had less than half the amount of fat as sour cream.  


  1. Isn't Greek yogurt the best? I love using it in place of sour cream in everything from dips to baked goods. I can't wait to try this recipe and repurpose it yet again!

  2. I'm so thankful for Greek Yogurt. I use it everyday.... and it's such a good sub for sour cream! What a great recipe - can't wait to try it.


  3. You can drain regular yogurt to remove some of the whey and get an equal to Greek yogurt.

  4. You can drain regular yogurt to remove some of the whey and get an equal to Greek yogurt.

    1. That is good to know - thanks for the great tip! - Jenn

  5. I have a Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe that calls for sour cream. After seeing this, I'm thinking I will go the Greek Yogurt route. Also to use it in my Tastefully Simple dips. Those call for mayo and sour cream. Can I still use Greek yogurt?

    1. - Carrie - I really think you'll love Greek Yogurt! I was so happy to find such a great substitute for sour cream, because it really is so much healthier. I recently tried yogurt in my Honeybun Cake and it tasted the exact same to me - so it will be great in your coffee cake! I also think it will taste great in your Tastefully Simple dips, because it is thick like sour cream and it has a slight tang to it like sour cream! You would still add the Mayo, but just do the yogurt instead of sour cream! Let me know how you like it. - Jenn

  6. Sounds amazing! I love the spinach dip too, so a healthy improvement is welcome. We like it with Hawaiian bread, mmmmmmmmm.

  7. Yum! Spinach dip is my, hands down, favorite. Love it! I grew up eating it with Pumpernickle bread, but I also really like it with French. I have just recently started using Greek yogurt in a few things, and I am intrigued now to try it with this. Thanks for the tip!

    And now I'm off to spend some time browsing all of your recipes. I see a few on your sidebar that have my mouth watering!

    (Visiting from Feature Yourself Friday)

  8. We absolutely love this dip! Thanks for sharing. We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

  9. I love Greek yogurt and I love spinach. I love this dip, it is my favorite. but haven't made with Greek yogurt. Right now I'm on a diet and this really fits the bill. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  10. Can you get rid of the mayo all together??

    1. I have never tried it. It will change the flavor a little and it might not be as thick, depending on which Greek yogurt you use. If you try it let me know how it works.


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