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Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

One mixing bowl full of cheesy artichokey goodness, poured into a dish and baked: this is the perfect easy appetizer for a night in! Or in our case, maybe dinner after a full day in the kitchen, and there are no regrets. Spinach artichoke dip is one of those dishes that shows up on every appetizer menu but you can make it better & healthier at home.

More than anything this makes me so nostalgic for wine nights when I lived with my best friends. Set this whole big dish down with a bowl of tortilla chips, pop open a couple bottles of wine, and put on a movie that we’ll talk the whole way through. We’ll eat the entire thing over a few hours and call it a meal and be completely satisfied.

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

We began cooking for the wedding this weekend and I am beyond excited – less than four weeks away! The five-day menu is all of our favorite foods, some fancy but mostly not, picked for being easy to prep ahead of time. We’re starting with things like pork green chile and marinara that are just as good after being frozen.

But here’s where I completely lost it… we have a standard apartment fridge/freezer that is always packed full. Even if I did have the self-restraint to completely empty it out, it’s definitely not big enough to prep five days’ worth of food for a dozen people.

So I maybe went on craigslist and bought a little chest freezer for wedding food. Whoops.

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip

Too far? Mmmmm probably, yeah. But also totally awesome and already packed a third full, and if this is where I lose it during wedding cooking, we’re doing okay.

After hours of the stovetop + oven + crockpot all bubbling at once with every possible kitchen surface covered with ingredients and chopping boards… we needed this. Alongside a skillet of mussels and fresh baguette slices, this is the simplest no-fuss dinner that’s rewardingly comforting.

Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts, diced
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t. salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and pour into an 8”x8” baking dish.
  3. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until edges are bubbling. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 1 cup

Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 1165mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 17g

Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 8mg 45%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



1 thought on “Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  • One can never have too many heArtichokes….Trader Joe has the best canned ones for the money, and I always add more than called for. Yum. A wedding freezer is perfect for you and Kirk!! oh, and guests.

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