Ho, ho, ho! Delivering all of the creamy texture and rich taste with just 1/2 of the usual calories (and just 2 Smart Points!!). This wonderful dip is gooey and rich – but now only in taste! A perennial favorite at both restaurants and holiday parties, hot artichoke and spinach dips are king, but the fat and calories are nothing to celebrate.
With all the veggie goodness, but only 1/2 of the usual calories, this guaranteed delectable dip is the perfect addition to any holiday gathering. Place it in the oven just before your guests arrive to serve it while still nice and warm. Your holiday guests are sure to thank you!!
Makes 10 servings
1/3 cup light-tub-style cream cheese
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup light sour cream
1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup white onion, finely diced
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped or 1 (14-ounce) can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10-ounce) package chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, and black pepper. Mix in the onion, 1/2 cup Parmesan, artichoke hearts, and spinach until well combined.
3. Spread the dip mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan over the top of the dip and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the dip is hot. Serve warm.
Or Try This: To make Hot Artichoke Crab Dip, substitute 1 cup lump crab meat for spinach (decreases carbohydrate content by 1.5 grams and increases protein content by 1.5).
Nutrition Information Per Serving: (1/4 cup)
Calories 100 : Carbohydrate 5g (Sugars 1g) : Total Fat 5g (Sat Fat 1g) : Protein 5g : Fiber 1g : Cholesterol 10mg : Sodium 290 mg
Food Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Lean Meat, 1 Fat : Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2
Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 2 Smart Points = 2