Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip

by jerseygirl on October 17, 2010 · 9 comments

Yes, it’s football season! And Phillies baseball playoffs! Yippee! You see, if I didn’t like sports, I would be a football, baseball and hockey season widow. Luckily I like to watch. But most of all, I really like to make snacks for the big games. So on many weekends, you will find our family in front of the TV watching our favorite teams. When hubby and son start yelling at the TV, I know it’s time to check on the snacks. We love this spinach and artichoke dip and I like to lighten up anything I possibly can. You will find various versions of this recipe but this is the one I frequently use. Enjoy! Come back later this week to hear more about the Iowa Cornucopia Tour I participated in.

Lightened Up Spinach Artichoke Dip

1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup low fat or non fat sour cream
1 cup shredded (part skim) Italian(or pizza) cheese blend
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
dash of cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Place in an ovenproof casserole dish. Bake for about 25 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and golden on the top. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with chips, veggies or crackers.

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LDH October 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

A yummy recipe for cheering on our Phillies 🙂

The Japanese Redneck October 18, 2010 at 10:39 am

A good looking dip to go with the game!

Leslie October 18, 2010 at 11:52 am

I love your light version of the classic!

Katerina October 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm

This would go great with pita bread. Mmm, I can almost taste it.

Julie October 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I love this kind of dip…and I love that you lightened it up.

Jen_from_NJ October 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Great dip! I could go for some right now!

Ginny October 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't have any followers from New Jersey! Your food looks so good, and do-able for busy people! I must confess that I have already printed out one of your recipes!! I plan to make it very soon.

Jamie October 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I love spinach dip and it's a must for watching all those sports on tv. Good thing to lighten it up also.

Chef Fresco October 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Hey thanks for this recipe! I love spinach artichoke so much, but hate how bad it is for you!

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