Spinach & Artichoke Dip


A go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing, but with less calories and fat.

Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip
Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry

  • 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened

  • 6 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, grated and divided (about 1/4 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Combine sour cream, ground pepper, garlic, artichoke hearts, spinach and cream cheese in a large bowl, stirring until well-blended. Add 4 ounces (1 cup) mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; stir well. Spoon mixture into a broiler-safe 1 1/2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

  3. Preheat broiler to high (leave dish in oven). Broil dip for 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 22
Serving Size about 1/4 cup
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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