Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Courtesy of Cooking Light

Best Appetizer. This warm, creamy, cheesy dip appears frequently at staff gatherings. People make it time and again because it's tasty and a snap to prepare. Assemble up to two days ahead, and bake just before serving. --Recipe by Krista Ackerbloom Montgomery (September 2000)

Yield: 5 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup dip and about 6 chips)

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 (13.5-ounce) package baked tortilla chips (about 16 cups)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, sour cream, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and next 6 ingredients (through spinach) in a large bowl; stir until well blended. Spoon mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 148 (30% from fat)
Fat: 5g (sat 2.9g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.5g)
Protein: 7.7g
Carbohydrate: 18.3g
Fiber: 1.5g
Cholesterol: 17mg
Iron: 0.6mg
Sodium: 318mg
Calcium: 164mg
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1 comment:

Kelli said...

Oh Girl! I love this stuff! And I can't wait to have some. No, I'm not going to cheat on my diet, but as soon as I can I will fix myself some (in a tiny bowl) and enjoy! :) Thanks for sharing!

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