Holiday Artichoke Spinach Dip Made Healthier

Thank you to Mezzetta for sponsoring today’s post and recipe.

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My family had many holiday recipes.   One of my favorites was always the artichoke spinach dip.  I have always loved it, but the traditional way is certainly not very healthy.  I made a recipe that still brings back those happy holiday memories, but saves on the calories and fat.  This recipe certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor though with the help of Mezzetta

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Healthier Artichoke Spinach Dip

2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup light sour cream 
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Romano cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 garlic cloves chopped
2 jars (6.5 ounce jars) Mezzetta Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained and chopped
1 (8-ounce) fat free cream cheese
1  5oz package fresh spinach, wilted 

If you like things a little spicy you can add some chopped Mezzetta Jalapeños or Mezzetta Hot Chili Peppers.

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1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Wilt spinach in a saute pan and drain liquid from the wilted spinach.

3. Combine 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella, sour cream, 2 tablespoons Romano cheese, black pepper, garlic, chopped artichoke hearts, cream cheese and spinach in a bowl.

4.  Put the mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and remaining Romano cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

5. Serve with crackers, bread, vegetables or tortilla chips.

I find that the Mezzetta Marinated Artichoke Hearts adds an extra element of flavors that makes this recipe still taste very decadent. Your guests would never know it is a healthier version.

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What is your favorite holiday recipe that brings back fond holiday memories? 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Alli | 6th Dec 14

    I love a good spinach artichoke dip and to find one that’s even healthier,score! Thanks bunches!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 6th Dec 14

      Enjoy! It is super yummy!!! 🙂

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