A Southwestern food fan asked us to bring home a taste of her restaurant favorite—a cheesy spinach dip from Cheddar's Casual Cafe. Our Test Kitchen came up with this flavor-packed facsimile that's sure to be a hit at your next party. —Country Woman Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
“I created this lighter version of a hot spinach dip after my husband and five kids raved about a similar appetizer at one of our favorite restaurants,” says Debbie Marrone of Warner Robins, Georgia. TIP: “It's great with tortilla chips, bagel chips or low-fat wheat crackers,” Debbie suggests.
This thick creamy mixture is easy to stir up and gets its fresh flavor from mushrooms, spinach and green onions. Serve it in the fun Easter Bunny bread (below) or in a bowl with a platter of crackers or crunchy vegetables.
“Baking the dip in the actual bread shell makes it a very attractive dish, and it's very easy to clean up. Every time I serve this, people can't believe how healthy and veggie-filled it is.” Ella Homel - Chicago, Illinois
"This tasty appetizer is similar to the version served in restaurants, but it has a fresh homemake flavor that keeps everyone dipping," remarks Cathy Carroll from Grayson, Louisiana. "It's a cheesy scrumptious snack that always results in recipe requests."
Makeover Spinach Artichoke Spread was a bubbling-hot success for our recipe revamp team. It boasts 60% less fat than the original recipe that Susanne Nonekowski sent from Oak Harbor, Ohio. It even has nearly half of the calories.