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hot & skinny spinach dip

finally, huh!  let me keep it real… i made this dip last week and i was tryin to be cool and different and i used 2% sharp cheddar. i thought the sharp flavor would be an excellent way to change up the recipe a lil.  it tasted ok (and we ate it ALL), but it just didn’t look right.  also, 2% cheese just does not melt like i need it to!  soooo,  i went back to the store and got some white cheese.  pepperjack to be exact.  it made a world of difference in flavor and texture.   anyway,  thank you for being so patient- here it is.

hot & skinny spinach dip

the stuff:

  • 1 10 oz bag frozen spinach
  • 1 med shallot, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 wedges laughing cow garlic & herb cheese
  • 2 wedges laughing cow cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese, shredded (or mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup pepperjack to top
  • tony c’s & pepper to taste

do this:

yes, that did say tomatoes up there!  when i add tomatoes to my homemade guacamole it makes it super creamy.  same concept- it makes a difference.  turn your oven on 350 deg. now.  microwave your spinach on high for about 5 min then drain/squeeze all the water out.  don’t forget to drain your tomatoes too- you don’t need the excess liquid.  chop up the shallots and onion and throw them into a med heated pan.  after they become translucent (2-3 min) throw in the spinach and tomatoes; toss.

time for the best part…CHEESE.  use the back of your spoon to smash and break up the wedges and go ahead and incorporate the greek yogurt too.

then, add in your cup of pepperjack and parmigiano reggiano.

once everything is all mixed and melted, transport the dip to your baking pan.  spray it with no-stick cooking spray first, then top it with that remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.

 15 minutes later,

bubbly, melty CHEESE and lots of it.

i am not even a chip person but these multigrain tostitos are so addicting.  my aunt had them @ her Easter party and they were perfect for this dip.  use your favorite or try these.

you can keep this snack super skinny and use veggies for dipping instead, no doubt.

le

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  1. Leah it’s Kasa, Amala is my middle name I like to use it time to time! But I LOVED the dip and so did my cubemate at work. I’m forwarding the recipe to her as we speak! I looked at two grocery stores and we don’t have the Parmiagiano Reggiano cheese so I subed with an Italian blend, but it was SOOOOO good! How many cals do you think is in a serving or 1/2 a cup?

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    • hey Kasa!!! i actually have the nutritional stats written down somewhere- will find and post for ya ASAP. low cal and still creamy as ever! I’m THRILLED you liked it:)

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      • thanks for your patience, Amala! i split my pan into 6 servings even though i could have very well eaten the entire thing at once 😉 this is what i calcualated: (using on 1/2 cup of pepper jack, btw)

        133 calories
        6 g fat
        6 carbs
        2 g fiber
        3 g sugar
        11 g protein

        gotta love that greek yogurt- protein powerrrrr!

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