Spinach & Artichoke Dip – Low fat!

I love spinach and artichoke dip, but I really want to stay on a healthy eating plan.  I decided to give it a try using as little fat as possible.  What I came up with was pretty darned good too!! My family devoured it!

Here’s how it scored –  Based on a 1/4 cup serving (and let’s be real, we don’t eat one or two tablespoons – even 1/4 is a modest serving).  I compared it to the recipe from Alton Brown and the New York times, both of which used more ingredients and didn’t taste much different!

.                                     The Lazy G                    Alton Brown                    NY Times

Calories                            67                                      132                                 217

Total Fat                          3.5                                       12                                   20

What you need:

  • 1   14oz can of artichokes (in water)
  • 1 cup cooked spinach
  • 1 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Do it:

Put everything into a food processor

and process until it’s all smooth.

Add the salt and pepper to taste and place in an oven proof casserole dish.

Bake in a 350 degree, preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until it’s bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Serve hot (or cold)

Note – this can be made ahead and reheated in the microwave!

 

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