This Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a lightened up copycat version of Joey's restaurant. 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 (@ 4 WW points per ⅓ cup)
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!
🌡️StoringFridge: Store this dip in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do NOT freeze it!Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for about 45 seconds-2 minutes (depending on your microwave) or reheat on stovetop on low heat, while stirring frequently, until warmed through.👪 Serving sizeThis recipe is 8 servings and they are decent sized servings (about ⅓ of a cup). I've seen some other recipes out there that are WW friendly, but claim to feed 15 people (for the same amount of dip) Get real people?! Who out there actually considers a couple of tablespoons a serving? Oh and compared to the original, it's so much lower! According to My Fitness Pal the original Joey's Restaurant (Canada) Spinach and Artichoke dip is 1000 calories for 1 bowl with chips!So if you're looking for healthy artichoke and spinach dip recipes, then you'll love this one!💭 Top tipIf you have leftover dip, then be sure to try this "Spinach artichoke twice baked potatoes" I happened to have both leftover baked potatoes and leftover healthy spinach and artichoke dip, so this was perfect (and delicious)!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the potato flesh into a large mixing bowl. Mash with a potato masher or fork. Add the leftover dip. Divide the mixture evenly and spoon it back into the potato shells. Sprinkle with a little Monterey Jack cheese (or you could use another type of cheese, if you prefer.)
Cook the potatoes in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm.
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📋 Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.33 cup)
Calories 120Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Vitamin A 4590IU92%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.