spinach artichoke dip

Health(ier) Spinach Artichoke Dip

Today I bring you a healthier spinach artichoke dip that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating!

You know how everyone has that one signature dish? Okay, maybe some people I have more. But this is mine. I am requested to bring this to every family gathering.

The first time I had this spinach artichoke dip, I fell in love. I was at a party, put a small amount on my plate,and went to sit down. Then I tasted this dip. I’m pretty sure I stayed by the bowl of dip for the rest of the night and told everyone else that they should avoid the dip… And continued to devour it all by myself.

I’m not a huge spinach or artichoke fan, but together, in this dip? Perfection.

However, I often felt terrible about eating so much of this dip. The original recipe was filled with sour cream and mayo, which, while delicious, not good for you. So I tweaked a few of the ingredients and added yogurt as a replacement. You can’t even tell the difference and you won’t feel so bad about eating a gallon of it. :)

This dip is best served hot. So if it’s for an appetizer, you can easily heat it in the microwave and serve or if you are having a party, you can use one of those little dipper crock pots to keep it hot.

I like it best served with bread, however, I usually choose the easier route and serve it with chips. Those little multi grain scoops are my favorite.

 

Health(ier) Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

1 c thawed, chopped frozen spinach (I will usually do more, so if you like spinach, add extra)
1 can artichokes
8 oz cream cheese
½ c plain Greek yogurt
⅓ c grated Parmesan
½ tsp red pepper flakes (Do NOT skip this!)
¼ tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  • Drain artichokes and chop into smaller pieces.
  • Boil spinach and artichokes in water until tender and drain water.
  • Heat cream cheese in microwave for 1 min or until soft and melted.
  • Stir in rest of ingredients and serve hot.
  • Can be served with bread or chips/crackers.

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