Traditional Artichoke Spinach Dip

For a slightly different flavor, try sprinkling a bit of low-fat mozzarella cheese on the dip instead of the bread crumbs.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 box (9 oz.) frozen artichokes, thawed and drained
  • 8 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 1½-quart casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook until fragrant and pale golden, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the garlic to cool.
  • Pulse the cooled garlic, ricotta cheese, thyme, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until creamy.
  • Add the artichokes, spinach, Parmesan, and salt; pulse again, but do not over blend.
  • Transfer the artichoke mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Bake the dip until it is hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 box (9 oz.) frozen artichokes, thawed and drained
  • 8 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 1½-quart casserole dish lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the garlic and cook until fragrant and pale golden, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and allow the garlic to cool.
  • Pulse the cooled garlic, ricotta cheese, thyme, lemon zest, and cayenne pepper in a food processor until creamy.
  • Add the artichokes, spinach, Parmesan, and salt; pulse again, but do not over blend.
  • Transfer the artichoke mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Bake the dip until it is hot and bubbly, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories220
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol35mg
Sodium730mg
Total Carbohydrate11g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars1g
Protein16g