Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

by Heather on June 30, 2011

There’s one appetizer that, if all else fails, we WILL order at a restaurant:  spinach artichoke dip.

Hey, it’s what we do.  We look at other options and then go with the one that we know we’ll both love and consume way too much of.  What’s wrong with that?  Nothing.  Nothing at all.


However, I have to say that I’m a homemade spinach artichoke dip virgin.  Never made it, never even attempted it, unless you count the TGIFriday’s frozen appetizers or Lay’s jarred dip.  And I bet you guys aren’t going to count those, are ya?  I didn’t think so.


This dip has all of 4 ingredients and tastes heavenly.  Plus if you eat a little too much of it it’s OK – it’s healthier and therefore you can eat more.  Obviously that’s how the laws of nutrition and thermodynamics work.  Obviously.


  • 1 box frozen spinach, thawed and with the liquid squeezed out
  • 1 bag frozen artichokes, thawed and with the liquid drained away
  • 2 wheels of Laughing Cow Swiss cheese (you can do the light version here as well)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a food processor (or, if you like it chunky you can just mix in a bowl) process all of the ingredients together.  Spread into an oven-proof dish and bake for 20 minutes at 400 until the top is browned and bubbly.  Serve hot with crudite, pitas, or your favorite chips.  Devour.


I repeat:  DEVOUR.  :)

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