Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip Recipe
- 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.
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
"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."
"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."
"I have been making this for a long time. It is a favorite."
"Hardly noticed it was a healthy version! Makes a ton, so bring a hungry bunch!"
"The bowl is empty after every event I've taken this to. I bake it in the oven though, not the microwave."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I love, love, love this recipe! It's delicious as an appetizer with pita chips and then as a toast topper the next morning."
"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."
"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."
"Fantastic! Will make again for sure."
"I've been looking for a good Spinach and Artichoke Dip and this was Perfect! Super Easy and Super Tasty! Will make again!"
"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."
"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!"
"Made this for a potluck. Everyone talked about how yummy it was. They were shocked it was low fat/low cal."
"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."
"Amazing!!! As good or better than restaurant spin dip!!!"
"This is a great dip! I ate it with pita chips. A great low fat snack."
"Love it!!!! We serve with bagel slices from the bakery and it goes soooo fast!!"
"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."
"Super easy and a huge hit at girls night! We ate the whole bowl, yummy!!"
"Everyone loves this dip! They don't even realize it is a healthier version!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"I have made several of these dips and this recipe is by far the best! Everyone loved this!!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.