March 5, 2021

Recipe: Heart-Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

A healthier take on a classic party snack

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Spinach artichoke dip is typically loaded with excess calories and saturated fat. This recipe swaps ingredients high in saturated fat for healthier alternatives, making for a creamy, delicious and heart-healthy dip to enjoy any time with your favorite veggies.


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1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
1½ cup frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat spinach, artichokes and 1 cup of water until tender.
  2. Drain liquid from spinach and artichokes, removing excess moisture with paper towels.
  3. Microwave cream cheese for one minute in a small, microwave-safe bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Serve warm with choice of raw vegetables (e.g., carrots, broccoli, celery, radishes, jicama, kohlrabi, zucchini).

Nutrition information

Makes 22 servings
Per serving (2 tablespoons):

Calories: 35
Total fat: 1.5g
Saturated fat: 1g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Sodium: 140mg
Total carbohydrate: 3g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 2g


—Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute dietitians

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