Creamy Spinach Dip


Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
about 2 1/2 cups


  • 1 small shallot, peeled

  • 1 5-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel)

  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 6 ounces baby spinach

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Pulse shallot and water chestnuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and pulse until just combined. Add spinach and chives and pulse until incorporated.

    Creamy Spinach Dip


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

50 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 50
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 1766IU 35%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 38mcg 9%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 152mg 3%

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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