This update of a holiday entertaining classic delivers all of the rich flavor with far less of the usual fat. Serve with pita crisps or toasted slices of French bread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 1998

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Place artichoke hearts in the center of a clean kitchen towel; gather up the ends and twist firmly to extract all the moisture.

  • Combine the artichokes, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon zest and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Spread the mixture in an even layer in a small ovenproof gratin dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese and bake until the top is golden, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

69 calories; 3.4 g total fat; 1.4 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 243 mg sodium. 126 mg potassium; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.5 g protein; 101 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 35 mcg folate; 79 mg calcium; 19 mg magnesium;