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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 66.2
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.3 mg
  • Sodium: 193.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip



Introduction

This is seriously the world's best spinach and artichoke dip! It's creamy and fairly low fat. I use low fat cream cheese, but you could use fat free. This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it! This can also become a decadent pasta sauce. (As a sauce, it makes 10 servings. You might need to thin it a bit with cooking water from the pasta.) This is seriously the world's best spinach and artichoke dip! It's creamy and fairly low fat. I use low fat cream cheese, but you could use fat free. This slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it! This can also become a decadent pasta sauce. (As a sauce, it makes 10 servings. You might need to thin it a bit with cooking water from the pasta.)
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    1 package frozen spinach
    1 bag frozen artichokes
    2 packages light cream cheese
    1 T lemon juice
    1 small onion, minced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1/3 c parmesan cheese
    1/2 t red-pepper flakes
    1/2 t oregano
    salt, pepper to taste
    nonstick cooking spray
    (Optional garnishes: minced red bell pepper or chopped tomatoes)

Directions

Spray a medium pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add garlic and onions and cook over medium heat until they're translucent, about five minutes.
Put thawed and drained frozen spinach* in food processor and pulse a few times to chop. Add artichokes and pulse a few more times. The mixture should be chunky. Add spinach and artichokes to pot, along with cream cheese, oregano, red pepper and lemon juice. Heat until bubbly, then add parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Garnish with chopped red bell pepper or chopped tomatoes. (Calories not included.)
Makes 20 servings of about 2 Tablespoons.
Serve with vegetables or baked chips.

*Don't worry about getting the spinach completely dry. The extra moisture will help thin the dip.

Number of Servings: 20

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SP_STEPF.






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  • Very Good
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This dip is good!! I made the dip using fat free cream cheese and took out the artichokes. It tastes just like the "normal" spinach dip that has alot of calories but this has much less!!!! Thanks - 4/11/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Tastes great! So good it's hard to stop eating it....which is actually bad, b/c the fat adds up quick! - 3/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this tonight for the Superbowl....this recipe is awesome! I actually love the little spicy kick that the red pepper flakes gives it. I put this in my "Little Dipper" crock pot to keep warm for a couple hours too, still tasted great! - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I thought I made a good artichole dip but the cream cheese just adds a whole nother yummy level, Very good! - 4/7/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great it filled me up and i was actually very tasty i recomend it highly!!!! - 3/18/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was soooo good. I took it to a get-together this past weekend and everyone loved it!! Will defintely make this again. - 4/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is actually a healthy recipe, especially with the lo fat cheese - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really yummy!
    One thing...maybe I missed it somewhere but it says it makes 20 servings but how much is considered one serving? A tablespoon? 1/4 cup? I don't see that anywhere. - 6/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this dip but wasn't able to fine a good receipe.
    Tried this one and OMG, it was really good.
    Thank you for this receipe. - 6/8/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    While it sounds great, like the ones I have had before, with 20 servings, it seems like a dip that isn't a good thing to have around. - 4/24/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great recipe. my family loved it. - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was aesome. Everybody loved it. Thanks so much. - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yes it was good - 6/19/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sounds great, have to try it... :-) Thanks for sharing. - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I know this recipe it's good because I know these ingredients really go together well. I am making it tomorrow - 6/15/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent! - 6/11/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am so excited to try this as a pasta dish :) Thanks for the great idea :) - 6/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good that I'm going to e-mail it to my daughter. We both love this dish. - 6/4/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love spinach dip!!!! can't wait to try this recipe. - 5/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love spinach in anything and this is delicious! I will make this many times. - 5/19/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Definitely trying this one! - 5/18/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was easy and fun to make. I chose to pick apart the spinach and artichokes. Way too cream-cheesy for me. Maybe can substitute some sour cream? Maybe cause I didn't add parm? I chose to put it on top. - 5/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. I'll have to make it. Thank you. - 5/5/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It sounds yummy as a treat. - 4/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 4/15/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great dip - 4/11/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful - Can't wait to try it. - 4/10/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 4/9/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've always wanted to make this at home, I love it in restaurants, I'm physcked to try it! - 4/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really delicious ! I will definitely be making this - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super appetizer!! - 4/5/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Look great, can't wait to try it. - 3/31/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am going to run out, buy the ingredients and make this! Sounds yummy! - 3/30/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i wonder if you could sub the cream cheese with fat free sour cream or plain greek yogurt? or silken tofu? thanks for the lighter recipe! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am taking this to church social tonight. - 3/29/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good - I'm trying it this weekend! - 3/13/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great recipe. I am going to try it soon. - 3/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yumm, but to be more Atkins friendly I would change the cream cheese. - 2/9/09

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  • sounds gooh - 4/16/12

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  • Fantastic, but I used 1 pack of light cream cheese instead. You could also sub 1/2 cup of pureed white beans to thin it out. - 1/24/12

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  • would love to make this, however i am very finite person and when it says "one package" or "one bag" i need exact sizes! please respond!! i would love to make this!!! - 5/11/11

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  • Made this today. Not crazy about it-it was just ok for me. I will make again in a few days/weeks and maybe adjust some things. - 3/20/11

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  • this sounds yummy, have got to try it. S-A is one of my favs. - 2/4/11

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  • I added an extra 10 oz. package of spinach and my family loved it! I also used drained marinated artichokes from a can because I couldn't find frozen artichokes. DELICIOUS! - 12/26/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome! Had to pull myself away from it! - 7/1/10

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  • Made with fat free cream cheese and it was still delicious. Very creamy and good. My husband couldn't stop eating! It's a hit! - 12/31/09

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  • I'm so glad to have found this recipe just in time for the holidays. Sounds great and I can't wait to try it. - 11/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OH AM MAKING THIS TONIGHT,APPLEBEE HAS THE SAME THING,DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CHIP THAT GOES WITH IT MMMM - 9/18/09

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  • Excellent! - 7/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds delish; can't wait to try it - 7/16/09

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  • yummy! - 7/15/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful. Can't wait to try it. sw - 6/24/09

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