Spinach Artichoke Dip
Lightened-up, yet just as creamy, cheesy, and irresistible as the classic recipe, this Spinach Artichoke Recipe is an easy appetizer that everyone loves.
reduced fat cream cheese
plain non-fat Greek yogurt
full-fat or reduced-fat
defrosted and drained
drained and chopped
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
shredded Mozzarella Cheese
crushed red pepper flakes
fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 1-quart baking dish.
Defrost frozen spinach in microwave or overnight in the refrigerator. Place defrosted spinach in cheesecloth or clean kitchen towel and squeeze out excess moisture over the sink.
Drain a 10-ounce jar of artichoke hearts and chop well, measure out ½ cup of artichokes to use for the dip.
In a large mixing bowl cream the cream cheese, sour cream, and yogurt together until creamy and smooth.
Add the spinach, artichokes, cheese, salt, lemon juice, garlic cloves, and red pepper flakes to the cream cheese mixture and mix together until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until warmed through and slightly browned on the top.
Serve with veggies, tortilla chips or pita chips.
Spinach Artichoke Dip will last for 3-4 days in the fridge.
Do NOT use fat-free cream cheese or sour cream, as the texture and taste will not be good.
To lighten up this Spinach Dip, even more, feel free to use plain yogurt in place of the sour cream.
To make this dip decadent, add use mayo in place of the yogurt and add in ¼-1/2 cup more Mozzarella cheese.
If you do not like feta cheese, omit and add an additional ¼ cup of Mozzarella cheese.
Do not use jarred lemon juice as the flavor will not be the same.
If you want to use full-fat cream cheese or full-fat Greek yogurt for this recipe, that works just as well.
If you don't like spicy foods, you can cut back on the amount of garlic used and omit the red pepper flakes.
If you want to use frozen artichoke hearts instead of jarred artichoke hearts, cook first and allow to cool slightly and use in this recipe as stated.
In a pinch, you can use pre-grated Parmesan Cheese, but the flavor of freshly grated Parmesan can not be matched.
Spinach Artichoke Dip https://amindfullmom.com/skinny-spinach-artichoke-dip/ August 31, 2020