I made a most delicious Low Fat Spinach Artichoke Dip today. I like it so much, it’s a must-share! I actually spread some on a flattened whole wheat pita topped with a little extra cheese and broiled for a quite low fat personal pizza for lunch also—but didn’t photograph it. Trust me—it was so good!
Low Fat Spinach Artichoke Dip, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
9 ounces fresh spinach, stem removed and cut into pieces
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can small artichoke hearts, chopped
½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
¼ cup light sour cream
¼ cup grated low fat mozzarella cheese
¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated (a little extra for sprinkling on top, too)
2-3 dashes of Tobasco sauce (optional)
8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
A few shakes of dried oregano and basil (optional)
Saute the spinach (with a little salt and pepper) for just a minute or two until it starts to wilt in a large nonstick skillet with one tablespoon EVOO. Add the minced garlic for just 30 seconds to a minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
In the meantime, combine the yogurt, sour cream and cream cheese. Add the mozzarella, parmesan cheese, Tobasco and dried oregano and basil (if using). You can also add another shake or two of salt and pepper if desired. Stir in the now cooled spinach and the artichokes. Put the mixture in a glass/Pyrex baking dish (I used one that is 8 ½ x 6 ½ inches). Sprinkle with a little extra mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly. Put the oven on broil and move the dish to the top rack and broil for 3-5 minutes with the oven door open and watching, so it doesn’t burn. Let cool enough to serve with crackers or fresh cut up vegetables.
And then Kevin came home from work and asked about the dip and I told him it’s low fat and so good. He said, “Someday you can make some that isn’t low fat and just think how good it would really be then,” and I won by telling him, “Yes, and then WE wouldn’t be low fat!” I like when something is still really good, but you can have more of it rather than “splurge” with a whopping crackerful and that’s it. Just saying.