Tuesday Treats: Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

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 350Ā°F.
2 – Combine ingredients.
3 – Spoon into 9-inch quiche dish or pie plate.
4 – Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Kitchen Tips
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?!? šŸ˜ 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? šŸ˜‰


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

  1. I totally love Night Fire! Smoke and Leigh are awesome.

    Yep, I also love me some spinach and artichoke dip. And this looks like a healthy alternative. But I’ve got to get myself in hand with the whole eating thing. If I made this, I’d eat the whole damn thing myself. (Like the last time I bought spinach and artichoke dip.) Ugh, I’m so bad. But food is sooo good. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      Hey, spinach is healthy! And it’s a low fat alternative. And artichokes are roughage. Right? So yeah, I’m gonna try this one, though I might fiddle and try Miracle Whip rather than plain mayo because we prefer it, and it might add a bit of flavor. I’ll let you know if I do and the results. šŸ™‚

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