World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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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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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!
    155 of 156 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
    66 of 66 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!
    44 of 45 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!
    40 of 40 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
    40 of 55 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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