Monday, February 20, 2012

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This dip is so, so good. I wish you could get a bite through the computer screen! Seriously. The best part is, for a creamy, rich dip it's a healthy, lightened up version! It even uses Greek yogurt. There are so many things Greek Yogurt can be used for. It makes a great dip or spread, without all the calories. We had this dip last week with BLT's. It makes quite a bit-a casserole dish full. Really-too much for our family but we eat leftovers anyway so it worked out fine. This would be such a great party treat! You could also eat this with pretzels or a baguette.
*Brett and I ate more than the 1/4 cup serving. It's so easy to totally ignore serving sizes, especially if you're hungry and in a hurry (we are usually both!). Watching serving sizes is such an easy way to help your eating habits though! Just takes a few seconds to read and measure. :)
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 73.3 • Fat: 4.4 g • Carb: 3.4 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Protein: 5.2 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 244.7 g

  • 13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 3 3/4 cups.  
*This was pretty "oniony" tasting. So for people like my sis who aren't a big fan-you should use less of the shallots than the recommended amount.
*I used a pepper blend from T. J. Maxx we got for Christmas. It also has red pepper flakes in it so it made the dip a bit spicy. We liked it that way! You could easily add some red pepper to your dip as well.
Happy Eating!
Sara :)

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