Serve this fan- tastic warm, creamy dip at your Super Bowl Party – it’s a crowd pleaser!
By: Jodie Shield, RDN
Hey football fans! Beer isn’t the only thing that needs to taste great and be less filling. Get your SuperBowl party started and serve my warm, creamy spinach and artichoke dip. I’ve lighted up this classic appetizer by using just the right blend of reduced-fat cream cheese and adding extra spinach and artichokes. What really makes this dip a winner? It’s so easy to make! Simply toss everything together and bake it in the oven for thirty minutes. To avoid high-cal penalties, make sure you serve it with the perfect chip like baked whole grain pita crisps, falafel chips, or even celery sticks. Some other great appetizers you’ll want to try are my Roasted Pepper and Goat Cheese Dip, Classic Hummus, Guacamole, and Black Bean Dip. And if you’re watching the big game at your favorite sports bar, be sure to check out my tips for eating healthy pub grub. Let the game begin! Besides the food, what’s your favorite part about the Super Bowl: the game, the half-time show, or the commercials?
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cooking Time = 30 minutes
½ (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Drain spinach and squeeze dry.
- Combine spinach, mozzarella cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke hearts, cream cheese, cayenne pepper, and salt if using, in large bowl; mix well.
- Spoon mixture into 1-quart baking dish.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
Nutritional Information per Serving (1/4 cup):
97 calories, 5 grams protein, 4.5 grams carbohydrate, 6.5 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 21 milligrams cholesterol, 2 grams fiber, 192 milligrams sodium