This Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a lightened up copycat version of Joey's restaurant made on the stovetop. Using frozen spinach, low-fat parmesan and Monterey jack cheese, non-fat Greek yogurt and sour cream (no cream cheese and no mayo), it's a delicious Weight Watchers friendly dip at a fraction of the calories.
In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, with onion, garlic and salt, Cook and stir until the onions become translucent and softened, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add flour and whisk until the flour is fully incorporated.
Over low heat, whisk in the milk, one third at a time, making sure the mixture (roux) is smooth before adding the remainder. Once all of the milk has been added, keep whisking to ensure a smooth creamy texture.
Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Remove pot from the heat, add remaining ingredients, mix gently but thoroughly.
Return to element and heat over low until warmed through.
I love to grate a little lemon zest on it for color and for a bit of zing!
Serve with warm tortilla chips, cracker and/or veggies. Enjoy!
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