Sunday, February 5, 2012

SIDES: Warm, Spicy, Low-fat Spinach Dip

I love warm spinach dips, but they're typically very fattening.  The problem is most dips use heavy cheese or sour cream, which really up the ante on the fat-factor.  I made this dip for a family Super Bowl party and it was a hit.

Serving Size: 10-12

Ingredients:
  • 1 package frozen, chopped spinach (typically 14-16 oz)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne or red chili powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz low or non-fat cream cheese (1/2 a small tub)
  • 1 cup non-fat yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup shredded low or non-fat cheddar cheese 
Instructions
  • Heat garlic and spinach in a medium deep pan over medium heat
  • Let water cook out of cpinach
  • Add in all spices and stir thoroughly
  • Add in yogurt - cook until the yogurt's water content dries out a bit (3-5 minutes)
  • Add in cream cheese and stir throughly
  • Let mixture heat for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add in shredded cheese and stir thoroughly as the cheese melts
  • Let cool 
  • Enjoy with pita chips or wheat thins!

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