Monday, August 16, 2010

"Healthier" Spinach Artichoke Dip

So as I'm sitting here stuffing my face with my Spinach Artichoke dip I couldn't resist but to share the recipe with all of you guys. I know their are dozens out there, and probably alot like the one I make but you have to promise me yall will try it. You will make it and love it! Promise me, mmmkkayyy! Thanks! The better part about this one is that I make it a little healthier so I don't feel as guilty eating so much of it. I don't think you can even tell the difference, and I have received nothing but great compliments for it or people wanting the recipe. Every time I make this, sometimes I'll eat for my dinner, lunch, a snack and even for breakfast!

Ok, not really for breakfast, but I had to gross yall out a little bit for a second.  

We are some dip eating fools around here and I have several I need to share with all of you. So go to the store and get your ingredients and make this! Today! I insist! Here goes....

(Healthier) Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 10 oun. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 8 oun. fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. fat free sour cream (I have even used light plain yogurt when I was out of sour cream and it was also just as great!)
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning; I have a sick, twisted need for adding this to EVERYTHING I make. I warn you now. And this is the time my family is laughing at me as I write this because they know the relationship between "Tony" and I. You can also just use seasoned salt if you don't have "Tony"
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 (14 oun) can quartered artichoke hearts, chopped (I use the Reese brand)
  • 1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese, a little more for sprinkling on top.
       Preheat oven to 350. Add your spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, minced garlic, "Tony", ground pepper, artichokes, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and the parmesan cheese. Mix until all is blended well and spoon into a casserole dish (mine is an 11 x 7 so that it is a little thicker, but I have also used an 8 x 8 and 9 x 13, so whichever you prefer!). Top with the remaing mozzarella cheese and sprinkle a little more parmesan on top. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Yep, folks, that's it! Nothing to it!

I use tortilla chips or pita chips to dip this with, and for a little more heat because I love me some spice, you can either mix it in with the dip or on top, but my kiddos devour this too so I usually just scoop some out and put the flakes on top of mine. How much ever your little heart, or mouth, can stand.

Hope yall enjoy! Have a wonderful day and hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

This is linked up with Family Food Fridays



  1. Oh my goodness! Healthier means I can eat more of it, right? Because I would eat it for breakfast too!

  2. Haha yes that's the way I look at it anyways! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love yours!

  3. Yum, I love spinach dip. Thanks for lightening it up a bit.

  4. I could eat this all day! Thanks for linking up at Family Food Fridays, hope to see ya next week. :)


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