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I haven't made Spinach Dip in a long time. I noticed on both the package of frozen spinach and the recipe that it says to cook the spinach. I don't remember the recipe saying that last time I made it. Is it better with the spinach cooked? Or, did they find out frozen thawed spinach contained bacteria or something?

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Last updated: Feb. 3, 2013 8:54 am
Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 10:11 am
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Spinach Dip I

Submitted by: AUTUMN/FALL 
One of those classic recipes that melds dry soup mix with frozen spinach and a sour cream/mayonnaise base. 
Recommended by: Scotdog
Feb. 2, 2013 10:12 am
I'm making the recipe on the back of the Knorr packet.
Commented by: nanny129
Feb. 2, 2013 10:13 am
very strange- i don't know- but i have never cooked it either-- not at home and not at chili's:-)
Feb. 2, 2013 10:16 am
i've never cooked it....
Feb. 2, 2013 10:17 am
Scotdog - My favorite spinach dip. I have never cooked the spinach using this recipe.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:18 am
I should add that I use frozen spinach and nuke it to speed up the thawing.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:25 am
i always do it just like this- and ruin a new kitchen towel ringing out the spinach--i just throw it away - not worth trying to get all that green out-lol
Feb. 2, 2013 10:26 am
I make the same recipe off the Knorr package and I have never cooked the spinach. Just thaw and squeeze the water out.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:29 am
I keep one towel just for my squeezing...saves throwing one out every time!
Feb. 2, 2013 10:30 am
I used my potato ricer to squeeze all the water out last time, then hand squeeze, chop it up with a knife, throw it in and mix.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:35 am
Hmmm I'm the odd one out here. I have never made it with raw spinach I always steam mine or saute it lightly in a pan just till it wilts a bit. I had no idea that there are recipes that ask for raw. I like the texture of the steamed spinach much better that's why I steam/saute it any way.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:47 am
If I was using fresh spinach then yes I would cook it, but the frozen stuff is already blanched before freezing.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:51 am
Thanks everyone!
Feb. 2, 2013 11:02 am
I agree with Sassy
Feb. 2, 2013 11:04 am
I just googled and one person it was from a salmonella scare. That doesn't surprise anyone, I'm sure.
Feb. 2, 2013 3:43 pm
I too noticed last time I made it that it says to cook it. I never have though. Maybe I should and let it cool now that I see the salmonella thing. I would wonder if it would kill it when its frozen.
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Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts

Submitted by: WALNUT 
Water chestnuts add a delightful twist to this chilled spinach dip. Serve with wheat crackers or rye bread. I hope you will enjoy this. My family loves it! 
Recommended by: sassyoldlady
Feb. 2, 2013 10:29 am
This is the one I use(Not sure if this will come up right, think it may have been TOH recipe), never cooked the frozen spinach in any recipe I've used it in.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:41 am
I use this one too :)
Feb. 2, 2013 10:51 am
Yeah, this is the one on the back of the package.
Feb. 2, 2013 10:55 am
One of the reviewers says "squeeze out the spinach until it screams", lol!
Feb. 3, 2013 8:54 am
LOL! Thanks for the tip about the tea towel TwoSweetPickles. I found an all cotton one that is stained. It worked really, really well and can be bleached.
Commented by: misty
Feb. 2, 2013 2:13 pm
Could you use your salad spinner to get rid of the extra water; bet it would scream.... LOL
Feb. 3, 2013 8:54 am
LOL! I don't think it would work.
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