Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spinach Artichoke Dip

To die for, I'm telling you! So good!

The original recipe came from a Pampered Chef mini-book. I've changed a few things, to reduce the fat and calories. Here are the ingredients:

~10 oz. frozen cut spinach, thawed and drained (you can do this in the microwave)
~2 6oz. jars of marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
~1/2 cup Miracle Whip Light salad dressing (original recipe is mayonnaise)
~1/2 cup light sour cream (original recipe is regular sour cream)
~3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (NOT the powdered stuff in a can!!)
~2 tsp. minced garlic (the kind in a jar, soooo much easier than peeling and chopping cloves of garlic, which is what the original recipe called for)

Combine ingredients and bake in an 8x8 baking dish at 375 for 20 to 25 min, or nuke it in the microwave for 5 to 5-1/2 min until everything the cheese is melted and bubbly. I also posted this, with more detail and pics at my recipe blog - Becky's Kitchen Creations.

Per 1 oz./28g serving, approximately 1 Tablespoon:
50 calories, 3.1g fat, 3.3 carbs, 1.5g protein

Yeah, it's not exactly lowfat or cheap on the calories, but it's a pretty good party staple, so I thought I'd share.

1 comment:

  1. That does sound awfully tasty. I bet it would be good on little endive leaves or boston lettuce leaves too. {Most of the calories are probably in the crackers!}