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Low-Fat Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip: Reduced-Guilt Version

If you love artichoke dip but don't love the calories and fat that come with the traditional recipe, then try this lightened-up version. A few quick swaps is all it takes to lower fat, sodium, and calories.

Artichoke dip

See below to start this creamy recipe.

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

Low-Fat Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

1 8-ounce package reduced fat Neufchatel cream cheese
1/2 cup light canola or safflower mayonnaise
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, or to taste
3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
2 cups loosely packed spinach (optional)
1 small onion, diced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and garlic in a food processor. Purée until combined.
  2. Add mozzarella cheese, black pepper, and cayenne, pulsing just until combined.
  3. Add artichoke hearts and spinach. Pulse again just until combined. Transfer mixture to a bowl, and stir in the onion.
  4. Bake in a 9-inch square glass baking dish for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbly and browned. Serve immediately.

Serves 16.

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