Spinach Artichoke DipSubmitted by: KAHLGREN
IntroductionYou don't lose much flavor AND you get lots of iron from the spinach!!! You don't lose much flavor AND you get lots of iron from the spinach!!!
4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, slightly packed (4 oz)
1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (NeufchÃ¢tel), softened
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
Baguette slices, if desired
Assorted raw vegetables, if desired.
2. Place spinach in 2-quart microwavable casserole; add 1/4 cup water. Cover; microwave on High 2 minutes. Drain well, pressing spinach with paper towels to remove excess liquid. Chop spinach.
3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with spoon until smooth. Beat in mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, the milk, garlic and basil until well blended. Stir in spinach and artichokes. Spread evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon cheese.
4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with baguette slices or raw vegetables.
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KAHLGREN.