Meggers Spinach DipSubmitted by: BABYLUVMONKEY
IntroductionMeghans Makeover of a party favorite and this Cranderful Cranbabe knows how to cook. Meghans Makeover of a party favorite and this Cranderful Cranbabe knows how to cook.
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 10-ounce packages frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 8-ounce package fat-free cream cheese
1 8-ounce carton light sour cream
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup reduced-fat jack cheese, shredded
*Replacing butter with nonstick cooking spray cuts 41 calories and 5 grams of fat.
*Using fat-free cream cheese instead of full-fat saves 29 calories and 4 fat grams.
*Using light sour cream saves 10 calories and 2 fat grams.
*Replacing regular jack cheese with reduced-fat jack cheese cuts 26 calories and 2 fat grams
Lightly coat a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Cook and stir onion over medium heat until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach. Cook until thoroughly heated, 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat; add cream cheese. Stir until melted and smooth. Stir in sour cream, Parmesan cheese and artichokes. Remove from heat. Season with red and black pepper and salt, if desired. Transfer to a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Top with jack cheese and heat in the microwave until cheese melts. Serve warm with reduced-fat crackers or chips of your choice.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BABYLUVMONKEY.