This healthy spinach artichoke dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Made with light cream cheese and Greek yoghurt, it’s a lightened up version of everyone’s favourite easy appetiser. Creamy, savoury, and super addictive, you’ll be coming back for more!
Spinach artichoke dip is always amazing, let’s be honest.
But you know what makes it even more amazing? A fresh, homemade version that comes out of the oven warm and oozes with cheesy goodness.
Yes, it sounds indulgent. And yes, it tastes indulgent too. But thanks to a few simple swaps this version of the classic spinach artichoke dip is a little bit healthier, without sacrificing taste. Truly one of the best dip recipes out there, this hot spinach artichoke dip will become one of your favourite dishes to serve on game day, at your next party or as a healthy appetiser anytime you feel like making something special.
What Makes This Dip Healthier?
A few clever swaps for traditional dip ingredients help to lighten up this recipe.
- Cream cheese: This recipe uses reduced-fat cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese to make a cheesy dip that's a little bit lighter.
- Greek yoghurt: Instead of sour cream, regular mayo, or light mayo, which are usually found in this dish, this recipe utilises Greek yoghurt, a lighter option that has the same creamy texture but is is low fat and packed with protein.
A few other ingredients bring this creamy dip together:
- Jarred artichoke hearts: Choose jarred artichokes that are canned/jarred in either water or olive oil. To amp up the flavour, go for artichokes that have been marinated with different herbs and spices.
- Frozen spinach: Easier, cheaper and more convenient than fresh spinach, frozen spinach makes this recipe a breeze.
- Parmesan and pecorino cheese blend: We used a blend of parmesan and pecorino to deepen the flavour, but you can use regular parmesan instead if you prefer.
- Garlic: Garlic is one of those fresh ingredients that adds extra zing to any dish, and this healthier dip is no exception. If you don't have garlic on hand, you can substitute it for 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Italian spices: Italian spices add a bit of extra flavour. Use any Italian spice blend you can find, or make your own by mixing any combination of dried oregano, basil, thyme and marjoram.
- Red pepper flakes: For extra heat, add a few red pepper flakes. If you don't like spice, feel free to omit.
The Perfect Party Dish
Be it an Easter brunch, friend’s birthday, a summer picnic, the big game or your next holiday party you simply can’t go wrong by bringing this dish. Creamy, cheesy, and super addictive, it’s a universal crowd-pleaser. If you want to make something that your friends will rave over — this is it. Not only is it secretly healthy, but it also blows grocery store dips out of the water.
Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to prepare!
Simply mix everything in a bowl, bake it, and serve warm with your choice of chips, crackers or veggies.
You can make this recipe vegan, but it will require a few tweaks. Choose vegan cream cheese, vegan yoghurt, and vegan parmesan — then simply make everything else the same way. We haven’t tried it, so can’t vouch for the taste, but as long as you get good-tasting substitutes, we're sure that it’ll be delicious!
This dip is best eaten straight out of the oven! Serve it warm alongside some chips or crackers for a truly delightful dip experience. If you don’t finish it all at once (a rare occasion, in our experience), the dip will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days. Ensure that the dip is kept in an airtight container, allowing it to come to room temperature before eating.
This dip tastes amazing when served with some crispy, salty pita chips. It’s also great with plain crackers or tortilla chips. This dip also delicious smothered on a bit of baguette or crusty bread. Yum!
For a light option, serve the baked spinach artichoke dip with your favourite veggies: baby carrots, mini bell peppers and cucumber sticks would all taste great with this.
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