Warm Spinach Dip Recipe

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Warm Spinach Dip Recipe
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Warm Spinach Dip Recipe

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“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.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Warm Spinach Dip in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p52

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 64 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 259mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

  • 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
  1. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Warm Spinach Dip in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p52

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 225140
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"This dish got great reviews from my guests. I used garlic powder instead of fresh, and added a little more cream cheese than called for."

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wanna-B-cook User ID: 4848168 89051
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"PHE-NO-ME-NAL!!!!! First time making spinach dip and this recipe was OH so simple and it tasted GREAT!"

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swtp User ID: 2684614 120265
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2009

"I have had a similar dish to this, but I added 1 8oz. can of chopped water chestnuts-what a difference!"

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