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Warm Spinach Dip

 Warm Spinach Dip
β€œI 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: β€œIt's great with tortilla chips, bagel chips or low-fat wheat crackers,” Debbie suggests.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted fresh vegetables


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 7-8
  • minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Serve warm
  • with vegetables. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables) equals 64 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.