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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 73.9
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.3 mg
  • Sodium: 156.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Introduction

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 slimmed down version of your favorite dip is easy to make--and it's light enough for you to load up on it!
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    10 ounces Fresh Express Baby Spinach, steamed
    1 bag (14 ounces) frozen artichokes
    2 (8 ounce) 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)

Tips

You can make this dip in a slow cooker if desired. Saute the onions and garlic, then transfer to the slow cooker and continue with the recipe. Heat on low for four hours, stirring often and thinning with skim milk if necessary.

Fat-free cream cheese lacks the satisfying creaminess you crave in this recipe. Do not use 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.)
If you don't like artichokes, leave them out and add another bag of spinach.


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 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.






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  • Incredible!
    140 of 141 people found this review helpful
    This was fabulous! I saw that someone used a crockpot, so that is what I did. I didn't saute' onion or garlic - just tossed all ingredients into the crockpot. High for 1 hour and low for 2. Next time I'll add some water chestnuts for crunch. Used 2 sm jars artichokes drained. yummy! - 1/6/09

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  • Very Good
    58 of 58 people found this review helpful
    Great! Made with a can of artichoke hearts (no frozen available), 1 block FF and 1 block light cream cheese, added 2 tbs light sour cream to thin. Eating right now with baby carrots, and hubby is eating with tortilla chips. We are both having seconds! - 2/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    40 of 41 people found this review helpful
    really good! Made it with pasta and baked in the oven like lasagna. I used extra sour cream to thin it out. - 1/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 36 people found this review helpful
    Very good. I made it in a slow cooker with fresh spinach. I also only made half a batch and added a 1/4 cup of fat free sour cream to help it get creamier. Great flavor! This will definitely be a dip I use again! - 2/7/10

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  • Very Good
    35 of 48 people found this review helpful
    I have made this for years. Mine as fewer calories. I always use fat free cream cheese or a mix of fat free cream cheese & fat free Ricotta. I also use less parmesan and mix it with
    some shredded low fat sharp cheddar. Try it, you might like it. - 8/11/09

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  • 29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    WOW I used Greek yogurt in it and it was sooooooooooooooooooooooo good thanks - 2/12/10

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I decided to make this recipe for a game night with the girls. I served it with carrots and celery sticks and everyone loved it, they could hardly believe it was so good for them. I used 2 pkg FF cream cheese and canned artichoke hearts. - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    oh how great. I didn't have any articokes so I just double up the spinach. The guys loved it.. Thanks for sharing!!! - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    OH MY this is great. I took it to a get together last night and it says 20 serving HA it was almost gone and there were only 6 of us. I added water chestnuts and it was just wonderful. - 8/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Great...Used 1/2 the cream cheese and a mix of fresh and frozen spinach and served over 4 c macaroni I cooked. Next time will use 3 c. macaroni. So yummy!
    - 2/3/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Quick, easy and delicious. I like that. To make it a little creamier I added 1/2 cup lowfat sour cream instead of the full 2 pks of cream cheese. Everyone loved it! - 1/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Love it! Made it with double spinach and two cans artichoke hearts and only one block of neufchatel cream cheese in crockpot. Added some skim milk too. Terrific...and I really think healthy. Thank you Sparkpeople! - 7/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome and even better the next day warmed up as a snack! Easy and delicious! - 7/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time and everyone loves it! My girls like it the next day spread on flat or pita bread and baked. - 12/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    My family could not tell the difference between this and the old "killer" version - thanks for the great recipe. - 1/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my husband and I for dinner with chicken and pasta! It was sooooo yummy. I will be making it again for sure!! - 1/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I used a 16 oz. bag of frozen chopped spinach and increased the oregano to 2 t. Excellent! - 8/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Great stuff! I did make it with fat free cream cheese and it was great! Thanks for sharing!;) - 2/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I love this dip chunky and don't like cream cheese that much, so I cut the amount in half and put in a tablespoon of light mayo to help smooth it out. Delicious! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I cooked this for some friends one night and they couldn't stop eating it! The only problem is that I wasn't sure of the measurements used in the recipe, so I used one can of artichoke hearts, 2 4 oz cream cheeses. I didn't use the red pepper and it was still good. Great recipe!!!!!! - 1/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Whoa Baby I'd say this is "World's Best!" I made it for the first time yesterday and it was gone in a flash! Everyone at the get together wanted the recipe! I used 1 pckg of Fat Free CC and 1 pkge of light - next time I'll try both FF. I also used canned artichoke hearts. - 1/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I love this. I used it as an appetizer with pita chips. I used rinsed marinated artichoke hearts and FF cream cheese, put it in a crock pot, it was very popular. - 12/29/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! And SOO SO SO easy to make. I also used one bar of low fat cream cheese and one of fat free and is still tastes good. I've been taking a few servings for lunches with carrots and crackers. - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It makes a lot, but it's sooooooooooooooooooo good! - 6/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Definitely worth repeating! - 1/5/09

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