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Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe

Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe

No one will ever suspect that this creamy party classic is lower in fat than the much loved original. The combination of artichoke hearts, spinach and Parmesan cheese gives it great flavor. —Michelle Wentz of Fort Polk, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Assorted reduced-fat melba toast or pita chips


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir onion until tender. Add spinach; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream cheese and sour cream. Add artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Transfer to an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with melba toast or pita chips. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 71 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 254923
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"I usually serve this as a vegetable dish with dinner when we have guests. It is always a success and the only way one of our close friends will eat spinach. He always has more than one helping. It is really one of our favorite side dishes and goes great with steak, salmon or roast beef or just about anything. The only low fat items I use are sour cream and neufatel cheese. I did add 1/2 cup each of green onion and celery cooked in 4 or 5 strips of bacon."

erinalina User ID: 6731900 240110
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I've made this as written, and it's wonderful. Now when I make it, I sub greek yogurt for the sour cream and nobody can tell the difference. Sometimes I add a can of green chilies and/or jalapenos for a little kick."

bylaw User ID: 797340 217587
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"I have been making this for a long time. It is a favorite."

quietgardens User ID: 3582707 216748
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Hardly noticed it was a healthy version! Makes a ton, so bring a hungry bunch!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 136535
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"The bowl is empty after every event I've taken this to. I bake it in the oven though, not the microwave."

Allison_Suer User ID: 7505549 53184
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I didn't use the lowfat version of anything. This recipe was very green tasting, not overpowered by cheese. I would have liked a creamier taste."

nancymcf User ID: 5846378 122417
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I made this for a company carry in. I also put it in over at 375 for about 20 min. It was gobbled up quickly."

carrey248 User ID: 5925211 54155
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"I made this for a family dinner party, and they dubbed it "boomerang dip" because you keep coming back for more. haha! It is really good. I will definitely make it again."

dccookin User ID: 7162688 132598
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I love, love, love this recipe! It's delicious as an appetizer with pita chips and then as a toast topper the next morning."

cbybee User ID: 3897502 83007
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"Very good! I put it in the oven for about 20 min. At 375 insteadt of putting it in the microwave. Just till it was a little brown on top and bubbling."

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 36844
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"Made this for a lunch at work. Very easy to prepare and everyone loved it. No one knew that it was a lighter version of the dip."

DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 83001
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Fantastic! Will make again for sure."

MnJsMom1421 User ID: 5834193 41606
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I've been looking for a good Spinach and Artichoke Dip and this was Perfect! Super Easy and Super Tasty! Will make again!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 136534
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Okay, I'm giving 5 stars because this looks great. But, I've made this the same way, but without the red pepper, cheddar cheese, or onion. I simply use one jar of drained (and squeeze in a paper towel if you don't want the extra oil) marinated artichoke hearts, instead of water packed. People literally will eat this with a spoon when I make it, and skip the crackers! But, this recipe is really nice, because of the other additions."

mamamerg User ID: 1706794 122275
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"I have made this numerous times for family functions and I always come home with an empty container! I also place the finished product in a 3 qt. slow-cooker on low to keep it warm and I serve it with either wheat thins or scoops tortilla chips. DELICIOUS!"

JeffLaura2001 User ID: 5606486 45231
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"Made this for a potluck. Everyone talked about how yummy it was. They were shocked it was low fat/low cal."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 89254
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"I've been making this recipe for years and love it. Even our young boys like it! I like the kick of red pepper flake as well, it can be adjusted to personal taste. This recipe is one of my go-to recipes."

ashleysara23 User ID: 5836170 45221
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Amazing!!! As good or better than restaurant spin dip!!!"

Jellybean User ID: 119091 83000
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"This is a great dip! I ate it with pita chips. A great low fat snack."

kirvfam User ID: 2094084 54151
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Love it!!!! We serve with bagel slices from the bakery and it goes soooo fast!!"

cajeanjean User ID: 1063593 120450
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"This was a big hit! I used light cream cheese instead of the fat free. I might use 2 tins of artichokes in the future and maybe use 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 Parmesan to up the taste a bit, but very yummy. A great low calorie snack."

karenna72 User ID: 5184723 136533
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"Super easy and a huge hit at girls night! We ate the whole bowl, yummy!!"

cholsinger98 User ID: 188164 60586
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Everyone loves this dip! They don't even realize it is a healthier version!"

jillbalkema User ID: 3614030 36843
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010


mvashley1 User ID: 2959310 45212
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"Made this for my family's Christmas get together and it was a hit! I'll keep this recipe to make again. We ate it with the 2 sided crackers....the ones with pretzel on one side and cracker on the other. Also good with wheat thins."

Dreax5 User ID: 3890841 53183
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

"I didnt really like this at all. Didnt taste like any of the spinach artichoke dips I've had before. I ended up not even serving it and just threw it away."

momofjsj3 User ID: 3393093 36837
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"I just got done making this for the first time. I tasted it and couldnt believe how delicious it is. Definitely the tastiest artichoke dip I ever made!"

shelldero User ID: 4175608 82999
Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"I was given this recipe by a friend in Louisiana, and brought it back to TX with me. Now I cannot attend a function without bringing it, or I am in BIG TROUBLE!! The only difference is that I saute a couple of minced pods of fresh garlic with the onion. Yummy and lite compared to most."

October13 User ID: 3434485 65934
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"I have made several of these dips and this recipe is by far the best! Everyone loved this!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.