Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This spinach and artichoke dip was inspired by my desire to replicate Panera Bread's Turkey Artichoke Panini.  In doing so, I could have purchased an artichoke spread in the store, or I could make my own.  Soo...here we have an awesome Spinach and Artichoke dip.  It's easy to make, totally delicious, and made as healthy as you can get it.  It's also really versatile.  It makes for a great game day snack served with fresh vegetables, pita chips, bread pieces, or tortilla chips.  You can also serve it as a sauce over cooked pasta, or as a spread for sandwiches, like my Turkey Artichoke Panini.

Ingredients:
1 Jar (6-8 oz) Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Drained and Chopped
1/2 (10-15 oz) Bag (or Box) Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed and Drained
1 (8 oz) Package Light or Non-fat Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Grated Italian Blend Cheese (Romano/Parmesan/Asiago/Provolone)
1/2 Cup Light or Non-Fat Sour Cream
2 tsp. Minced Onion
2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Directions:
1.  Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine all ingredients into crockpot.
2.  Turn to low and heat for 30-60 minutes, or until hot.

Serve and Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. My pleasure. Spinach is a go-to for me, too, and it's refreshing to have some intriguing new recipes.

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