Thursday, June 28, 2012

Healthier Spinach Artichoke Dip

I'm bringing this wonderful dip to a party this weekend. I make it frequently and everyone loves it. It's healthier than many other versions (which often have mayonaise). And, it only takes about 15 min to make. I think I originally got the recipe here:

Spinach Artichoke Dip


  • 15oz can artichoke heart (chopped)
  • 3/4 cups frozen chopped spinach (use more if fresh)
  • 8oz cream cheese (I usually use low fat or fat free)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste (I don't usually add any salt, and just a bit of pepper)
  • bread or crackers


  1. Boil chopped artichoke heart and spinach until tender (~10min).
  2. Microwave cream cheese on high for 1 min.
  3. Drain spinach and artichoke and add to cream cheese. Stir.
  4. Mix in parmesan cheese.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  6. Serve hot. Great with crackers or toasted bread.


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