Warm Broccoli Spinach Dip Recipe

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“A few added ingredients changed a traditional creamy spinach dip into something a little spicier and more exciting,” says Deborah Williams in Peoria, Arizona. “It’s always a hit when I take it to gatherings!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Tortilla chips or fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips or vegetables) equals 118 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise and milk until smooth. Stir in the artichokes, spinach, 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, broccoli, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a 9-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with tortilla chips or vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Warm Broccoli Spinach Dip in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p21

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips or vegetables) equals 118 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 358 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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