I’ll be honest. One of my favorite appetizers is hot spinach artichoke dip with pita chips. Sadly, the family fav restaurant which served my favorite version of the dip went out of business some time ago. I have an awesome recipe but it’s time and labor intensive. So, when I came across this one, I thought to myself, “Self, we need to try this one of these days.” Myself agreed, though we haven’t gotten around to it yet. Still, I wanted to share because I have a character who is all about the easy-cheesy!
Total Time: 30 Min.
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
Healthy Living! Enjoy the richness and flavor of your favorite appetizer, this Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip with Cheese! This easy spinach artichoke dip is warm and gooey for dipping.
What You Need
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
3/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3/4 cup KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350°F.
2 – Combine ingredients.
3 – Spoon into 9-inch quiche dish or pie plate.
4 – Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Tip 1 – Special Extra: Substitute 1 env. (0.7 oz.) GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing Mix for the garlic powder.
Tip 2 – Awesome Spinach and Mushroom Dip: Substitute 1 cup chopped mushrooms for the artichokes.
Tip 3 – Makeover – How We Did It: This made-over version of the popular artichoke dip uses 3/4 cup KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise instead of regular KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise, and a blend of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses instead of the 2 cups mozzarella used in the original recipe. These simple tweaks save over 50 calories and 5.5g of fat per serving when compared to the traditional artichoke dip.
Tip 4 – Serving Suggestion: Serve with cut-up fresh vegetables and/or your favorite crackers.
Want all the nutritional details? CLICK HERE. This is a perfect recipe for busy a busy arson investigtor who chose to become a Nightrider old lady. She doesn’t tell the guys that its the healthy version but the other old ladies thank Leigh Duncan for it! Leigh, of course, belongs to Smoke Jenner, who’s something of a club nomad. He’s also an arsonist. Yeah, y’all read that right. The arsonist and the arson investigator. What can possibly go wrong?!? 😏 If you haven’t read their story yet, you can hook up with Leigh and Smoke in NIGHT FIRE by clicking on either the title or the cover. Clicking takes you to page with links to all the stores where this book is available!
What about y’all? Do you like healthy alternatives for favorite recipes or are you “old skool” and just want cooks to leave well enough alone? 😉