While you’re keeping your spending on the lighter side, you may want to do the same with your menu. Here’s a great recipe for spinach artichoke dip—a favorite around our house—but lightened up. This lighter version is courtesy of Litehouse Foods.
Light Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 (14-oz) can artichoke hearts, coarsely chopped
- 1 (10-oz) box frozen spinach, thawed
- 4 oz softened Neufchatel cheese
- ⅓ cup fat-free sour cream
- ½ cup OPA Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
- ½ cup fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Use your hands to squeeze every bit of liquid out of the spinach that you possibly can.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl setting aside ¼ cup of the parmesan cheese.
Pour into a 1 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve with crackers and tortilla chips!
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