Spinach Dip in a Pumpernickel Bowl for #SundaySupper – The Foodie Patootie

Spinach Dip in a Pumpernickel Bowl for #SundaySupper

For any get together with family or friends, I always offer to bring something to share. We’ve gotten to the point where I no longer ask what I can bring because the answer is always the same: Spinach Dip. This super simple spinach dip recipe was probably found in a book many years ago by my mom, who I got the recipe from. I can imagine a cookbook with no pictures and yellowed pages (my favorite kind of cookbook sometimes), or maybe she acquired the recipe from the back of a package of food. Both of these are entirely possible, and maybe when reading this she can clarify.

Spinach Dip 2

The theme for #SundaySupper this week is April Showers, celebration showers that you would normally bring your dish to. Not only do I bring spinach dip for simple nights with girlfriends and our favorite wines, but I bring spinach dip to baby showers, bridal showers, celebrations for new jobs and promotions, and more. I’m asked for this recipe more than any other and I’m happy to pass it on. Once those same friends and family members make this Spinach Dip at another celebration they go to, they are then sought after for the recipe. Simplicity is sometimes the most important key. Enjoy.

Spinach Dip


1 10 oz package of frozen chopped spinach
1 .4 oz package of dry Ranch dressing seasoning
8 oz jar of mayo
8 oz container of sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp onion powder

1 lb unsliced pumpernickel loaf (optional)
Sociable crackers (optional, but the best option- trust me)


Defrost spinach and squeeze all water out. Combine spinach with all other ingredients.


And there you go, it’s that simple. The lemon juice and onion powder are just estimates and can be done to taste. (Unless baking, my family never uses exact measurements.) I serve my spinach dip in a pumpernickel bowl that comes unsliced from the bakery. I slice it in half, serve the dip in one half and tear apart the other half for dipping. Serve with my favorite crackers, Sociables, and you’re all set.

Now let’s celebrate the other food bloggers of Sunday Supper and check out what they are serving up on their sites:

Starters, Appetizers & Snacks

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Main Dishes


Cookies, Brownies & Dessert Bars

  • Lemon Sandwich Cookies with Pink Lemon Curd from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
  • Chocolate Covered Macaroons from Gotta Get Baked
  • Pastel Pizzelles from Growing Up Gabel
  • Chocolate-Balsamic Macaroons from Foxes Love Lemons
  • Raspberry Lemonade Thumbprint Cookies from In The Kitchen With KP
  • Baklava Crisps from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
  • No Bake Cranberry Almond Chocolate Coconut Bars from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
  • Fudgy Carob Brownies from Pies and Plots
  • Pistachio Biscotti from Curious Cuisiniere

Sweet Treats

Drink Recipes

  • Slushy Mango Mojito from The Urban Mrs.
  • Pretty in Pink Punch from Noshing With The Nolands
  • Pink Lemonade from Peanut Butter and Peppers

79 Responses to “Spinach Dip in a Pumpernickel Bowl for #SundaySupper”

  1. Liz — April 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Oh, my. I had forgotten about this old favorite recipe!!! I first had it in nursing school decades ago and have loved it ever since. Perfect shower dip!!!!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

      I’m glad I could bring back some memories! 😉

  2. Hezzi-D — April 21, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Who doesn’t like spinach dip? I’m glad you didn’t use the packet of mix because our store is often out of it and then I get so mad because I want to make a spinach dip and don’t have the mix! This recipe will allow me to make it without the package, thank you!

    • Hezzi-D — April 21st, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      Just to clarify, I ALWAYS have a packet of ranch around the house..I was talking about the actual spinach dip packet never being available in my store 🙂

      • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

        Hahaha, I got you. I promise- this dip is so much better than any you’d find in the store!

  3. Diana @GourmetDrizzles — April 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I adore spinach dip, and can’t wait to try this awesome version! Thanks for sharing this recipe 😉

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

      Thank you, Diana! I hope you love it!

  4. Shannon @VillageGirlBlog — April 21, 2013 at 9:25 am

    This is always a hit with my family. Yum!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

      How could it not be, right?? 😉

  5. Heather @girlichef — April 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I love a good spinach dip! And in a bread bowl, even better. This is a great addition to any get-together.

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

      I’ve tried the spinach dips that you find in the deli at the supermarket and have yet to find one I love as much as this recipe. The Sociable crackers and bread pair well!

  6. Jen @JuanitasCocina — April 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Mmmmmmm, I’m a dip hoverer. People would have to fight me for a spot to get to this dip!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

      People fight over the bowl once the dip is gone, lol. My friends turn into animals for it.

  7. Bea — April 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Oh yes, please 🙂 I adore spinach dip – it is so delicious! Thank you for sharing! ~ Bea @ The Not So Cheesy Kitchen

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

      Thank you, Bea!

  8. Anne @ Webicurean — April 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I love the idea of serving the spinach dip in pumpernickel! It’s funny how now matter how many other fancy things we prepare spinach dip is the one everyone loves and requests!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

      People are so ravenous for this dish. I think being simple is so necessary sometimes.

  9. Conni @FoodieArmyWife — April 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    YUM!! Pumpernickel is my favorite bread and it goes SO well with creamy dips 🙂

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:35 pm

      Agreed, agreed, agreed! I could really eat pumpernickel with almost anything.

  10. Tara — April 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    My hubby loves spinach dip!! You can never go wrong with that. It would be gobbled down at any party!!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

      For sure! When I go to parties, people have started eating the bowl once the dip is gone.

  11. Katie — April 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Mmm! I could definitely go for some of that dip right about now. Sounds awesome!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

      🙂 I ate some for breakfast…hehe

  12. Kerry — April 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    NOM! This is always such a crowd pleaser. I didn’t realize how simple the recipe is…I will have to make it myself instead of buying it from Publix!

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

      Definitely! I buy everything Publix brand except for the packet of ranch (Hidden Valley there) and it comes out great!

  13. Susan — April 21, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Spinach dip is so hard to resist and in my favorite type of bread too.

    • Jennifer — April 21st, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

      Mmm, who doesn’t love Pumpernickel, right??

  14. Megan — April 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    This is one of my favorite items to bring to a party! LOVE the pumpernickel bowl.

    • Jennifer — April 22nd, 2013 @ 8:51 am

      Pumpernickel is one of my all-time favorite breads!!

  15. Courtney @ Neighborfood — April 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love this dip! Someone has brought it to our church potlucks before and it’s always devoured. Thanks for reminding me of this great and simple appetizer!

    • Jennifer — April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

      Thanks, Courtney! Maybe you can bring it to your next church potluck!

  16. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — April 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Oh yes, this is such a classic! But believe it or not, when I first met my husband, I had never heard of serving dip in pumpernickel bowls! It was something his mom made for parties, and when he told me about it, I thought it was C-R-A-Z-Y. But oh yeah, then I tried it. Not at all crazy 🙂

    • Jennifer — April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

      Only crazy when you eat all the dip and leave none for anyone else like I do. Oh wait…

  17. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — April 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    There was a time when me and my friend would always order spinach dip with nachos whenever we went out. This recipe sounds amazing! Bridal and baby showers are very american, and are maybe starting to happen in the last few years here in argentina. We all got married or had kids at least 10 years ago, so all we did were bachelorette parties!

    • Jennifer — April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

      Really?? That’s so interesting that showers are American- I had no idea. Us crazy Americans, always coming up with something, lol.

  18. Renee — April 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    You can always find me parked by the spinach dip. I usually see it in sourdough bowl but I like yours in pumpernickel. Yum!

    • Jennifer — April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      Mmm, I’m sure sourdough is great too!

  19. Nancy @ gottagetbaked — April 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I ALWAYS attack the spinach dip at any party I go to. Yours looks delicious – so creamy and full of spinach (all that green means it’s healthy, right? 😉 Very cool putting it in a pumpernickel bowl instead of the ol’ sourdough.

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:32 am

      Nancy, you and me both! It’s a wonder this dip makes it to the party at all…

  20. The Ninja Baker — April 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful family recipe, Jennifer. It’s a keeper!

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      Thank you, so are your cupcakes!

  21. Camille — April 22, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Oh my, this takes me back! I haven’t had spinach dip in a pumpernickel bread in ages! It looks delicious and a great idea for a shower!

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      Camille, you clearly have to have spinach dip and pumpernickel again! 🙂

  22. Cindys Recipes and Writings — April 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I love dip in bread bowls. I do a spinach dip version off the knorr veggie pack every Thanksgiving!

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      Oh interesting! I’d love to see what you do with it!

  23. Melanie — April 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Looks wonderful. Perfect for a shower!

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 10:30 am

      Thanks, Melanie!

  24. Lane @ Supper for a Steal — April 23, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Yes! Now I have the recipe for this. Yum I can’t wait to make it, since the last time I had it which I think was at Becca’s for the blogger get together

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

      Oh yeah that’s right!! That was so long ago!!

  25. What a creative serving idea, I love pumpernickel bread.

    • Jennifer — April 23rd, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

      Love pumpernickel bread so much! 🙂

  26. Leslie — April 27, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Ahh, I love a good (and simple Spinach dip). This one looks especially tasty. Also, I know all too well about those old cookbooks of our mothers’ time that are now torn, stained and have not a single picture! Love an old classic recipe.

  27. Jennifer Saarinen — February 15, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I’ve had this so many times at a number of gatherings but never made it myself. It’s soooo delicious! One of my favourites for sure. I’ll have to make it next time we have company. Hope I don’t eat most of it myself. LOL

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:30 am

      I have a secret that my friends don’t really know. I eat the bowl when everyone is done. 😉


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