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Hot spinach-artichoke dip

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
42 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
18
Difficulty
Easy
A well-loved classic, this rich, creamy, veggie-packed version of spinach-artichoke dip is sure to become a favorite. It is crucial to squeeze out the excess water in the spinach so that the final dip is not too liquidy. The water chestnuts add a nice crunch, but if they’re not your thing, just add in more artichokes. This hot dip is great with classic dippers like carrot and celery sticks, or you can serve it with crackers or tortilla chips. If you want the dip to be more browned on top, broil it for 2 to 3 minutes or until it is to your liking.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Regular butter

1 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), finely chopped

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Chopped frozen spinach

10 oz, thawed, drained and squeezed dry

Canned water chestnut(s)

8 oz, sliced, drained and coarsely chopped

Canned artichoke hearts without oil

14 oz, quartered, drained and coarsely chopped

Neufchâtel cheese

8 oz, (reduced-fat cream cheese)

Reduced-fat sour cream

8 oz

50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

4 oz, shredded (1 cup)

Hot pepper sauce

1 tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 1 1/2-quart casserole or 11x7-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add spinach, water chestnuts, and artichoke hearts; cook 2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese, sour cream, 1/2 cup Cheddar, the pepper sauce, salt, and black pepper, stirring until cheese melts.
  3. Spoon dip mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Serving size: 1/4 cup