This post is sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
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.
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.
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.
Ingredients needed to make Ranch Spinach Dip
- 1 – 10-oz. package frozen spinach chopped, thawed, well drained
- 1 – 16-oz. container sour cream
- 1 – 8-oz. can water chestnuts drained and chopped
- Bread and assorted veggies for dipping
Find the full recipe for Ranch Spinach Dip HERE.
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.
My next tip is to use the Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Shaker. Why keep buying ranch seasoning packets when you can just buy a shaker to add ranch to all your favorite recipes. The seasoning shaker is so convenient and makes it so easy to add flavor to all of our favorite weeknight meals and snacks. Just add a few tablespoons of ranch seasoning from the shaker to all of your favorite meals for a zesty, flavorful recipe your entire family will love.
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.
Ways to Use Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Shaker
And, just a friendly tip – Any recipe that calls for a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch can be replaced with 3 tablespoons of ranch seasoning from the Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Shaker.
What are your favorite ranch flavored snacks, appetizers and weeknight meals?