Healthified Spinach Dip with Artichokes

50% less fat • 50% less sat fat • 36% fewer calories than the original recipe. Make a dip that boasts more spinach for an extra punch of vitamins.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

4
cups lightly packed fresh baby spinach leaves (4 oz)
1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/4
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
4
tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
Baguette slices, if desired
Assorted raw vegetables, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 1-quart shallow glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
  • 2 Place spinach in 2-quart microwavable casserole; add 1/4 cup water. Cover; microwave on High 2 minutes. Drain well, pressing spinach with paper towels to remove excess liquid. Chop spinach.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese with spoon until smooth. Beat in mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, the milk, garlic and basil until well blended. Stir in spinach and artichokes. Spread evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon cheese.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with baguette slices or raw vegetables.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

A 9-oz box of Green Giant® frozen spinach can be used in place of the fresh spinach. Cook as directed on box and drain well, pressing spinach with paper towels to remove excess liquid.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.