Lightened Up: Spinach Artichoke Dip

by Chrissy

Dip it, dip it good.

Feel free to get down with this lightened up spinach and artichoke dip.

We definitely did at my b-day party. There’s no shame in that. No shame at all.

 

Especially with those pesky New Year resolutions flying around, our daily diets are so vulnerable these days. So instead of starving your creamy cheesy dip craving, indulge in this lightened up version!

 

Let’s be honest, this recipe isn’t as healthy as a pile of steamed veggies or anything, but you won’t feel so guilty curbing the craving for real food! That’s fo sho.

It’s as easy as this:

Mix mayo, cream cheese, sour cream, Greek Yog

Add the chopped green onions

Mix together.

Then add the artichoke hearts

 

Then the sauteed spinach

Grease the baking dish and add the dip mixture.

Top with grated parm. (If you need to add more than we did, I won’t tell)


Bake and serve nice and hot with a toasty sliced baguette or cracker.

Truth be told, I could probably eat this by the spoonful, but so I don’t look like a cavewoman I’ll use some bread as the vehicle to shovel this tasty dip in my mouth.

 

Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip

Serves 10

Ingredients:

1/4 cup mayonnaise (made w/canola oil)

1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup light sour cream

6 oz light cream cheese

1 (12 oz) bag frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

3 cups fresh spinach, lightly sautéed in olive oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions:

Mix the mayonnaise,Greek yogurt, sour cream, and cream cheese together until blended. Add the chopped greed onions and the red pepper flakes and mix. Add the thawed artichoke hearts and mix. Slightly sauté the spinach and let cool for a few minutes before adding to the mixture. Transfer to a greased baking dish and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on the top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes, or until heated through and golden brown on top.

Serve hot with your favorite bread, crackers, or chips.

 

Love my DSLR! So much fun to play with. Also, these lilies are so pleasant to have around and I wanted to share them with you :) Have a fabulous start to the New Year! Be refreshed, renewed, and and blessed.

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Chrissy

 

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4 Comments to “Lightened Up: Spinach Artichoke Dip”

  1. Congrats on the new camera! I’m sure you’re already obsessed. I’ve barely set mine down since I bought it six years ago. I’m a sucker for spinach dip, so this sounds awesome. My friend always buys the frozen dip at Trader Joe’s, but your version would be much healthier and looks just as delicious! x

  2. Chrissy

    OOOO yea that TJ’s version is always a winner when you need something naughty, and quick!! I’ve had my camera for a couple months now and I just adore it.

  3. This looks amazing! I always use light sour cream in my dips and the addition of the Greek yogurt is a fantastic idea. Yum!

  4. This dip looks so delish. I’m hungry, and want it now! It took me a minute to figure out DSLR. I think it means Digital Single Lens Reflex (Camera). It took a super pic of that lily!