Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Crock-Pot Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip.

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite recipes. Super easy and people are disappointed if it is not served at our parties! The morning of a party, I start this recipe by letting my crock-pot warm, then brown the onions in it, then add the rest of the ingredients in layers, then stir! By the party-time, it is warm and delicious.

Here is a link to the original recipe, which I have modified to make even easier, skinnier and crock-pot-able!


Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Small white onion, chopped 
  • 13.75 oz Reese Artichoke Hearts 6-8, 14-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) , drained & chopped
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt or cottage cheese 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Turn on Crock-Pot SCR300SS 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker to high, add olive oil.
  • Chop your onion, salt and pepper it, then put onion in Crock-Pot after oil has had a few minutes to warm.
  •  Let it brown, stir infrequently.
  • In an hour or so, stir onions then layer the drained/chopped artichokes & spinach on top, (add salt/pepper, don't stir).
  • In another hour or so, stir to mix ingredients and lower heat.
  • Then layer garlic, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, sour cream, parm cheese and top with mozz cheese (don't stir).
  • In another hour or so, stir it all together with an immersion blender; this will create a beautiful smooth texture.
  • Serve with fresh veggies or Stacy's Pita Chips or whatever snacks you have one hand. 
  • Enjoy!