Sep 12, 2011

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip



Bring this hot spinach and artichoke dip to your next football party, no one will know it's light!

Football season is here! I usually like to make my Skinny Buffalo Wings, along with one of my many meatball recipes such as Swedish Meatballs, Southwest Turkey Meatballs, or Asian Turkey Meatballs. I also have tons of fabulous Skinny Dip options for your to bring to your next football party!

This is easy to prepare ahead of time, then throw it in the oven when you are ready to eat. I served this with Pretzel Crisps, but baked chips would also be great.


Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts

Calories: 73.3 • Fat: 4.4 g • Carb: 3.4 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Protein: 5.2 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 244.7 g

Ingredients:
  • 13.75 oz artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • olive oil spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 3 3/4 cups.  

111 comments :

  1. This looks so good. I will definitely be making this recipe!

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  2. WOW that looks so good!! Artichoke dip is one of my favorite things but I haven't had it in forever because it is usually so loaded with calories. I'm trying this version for sure!!

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  3. OMG, spinach artichoke dip is one of my faves...

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  4. OMG one of my *all time* favorite dips... will be using this for the next football party :)

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  5. I absolutely love spinach and artichoke dip!! Thanks for sharing this recipe ... I can't wait to try it!

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  6. Gina, you are my hero!!!! I love spinach artichoke dip more than anything! So excited to try a lightened up version :)

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  7. This looks great! Any substitue for the freel yogurt? We have some lactose sensitive people in our family That could probably handle the cheese but not yogurt. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. There are equally good soy yogurts, as well as lactose free yogurt made by the same folks that make the lactose free milk.

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    2. Yogurt has low, to almost no, lactose because the bacteria have broken them down to simpler sugars. If they can tolerate cheese then they should be able to tolerate yogurt and if not likely the lactose is not the culprit.

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  8. We love this recipe, but we kick it up a bit w/some tabasco, which also makes it yummy!

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  9. Hope you all enjoy! If you like it hot I bet chopped jalapeño would be good in there!

    In place of the yogurt for lactose intolerant, I would replace it with more mayo but this wwill increase the points and fat.

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  10. I love artichoke spinach dip! If I was going to be home this weekend I would be making it. I will before the end of the month for sure, though!

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  11. I am so impressed that you made a light version of spinach artichoke dip!

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  12. This looks so GOOD and warm ... apparently, it's too cold in the office right now! haha.

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  13. Erin- it doesn't taste light!

    Liz- I hate that! lol

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  14. Yummo! Can't wait to make this for upcoming parties! It looks DELISH...

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  15. This looks amazing! I love spinach and artichoke dip. Making it healthy.. even better!

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  16. I was just wondering last night as I sat screaming at my TV whether or not you would have any light tailgate/party foods on here and popped in to have a peek this morning and I see this delicious looking artichoke dip (which is exactly the recipe I was hoping to find!) Go team!

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  17. How would it work to serve this in a crock pot? Thanks for all the delish recipes!

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  18. Can I use fresh baby spinach? I have a last minute potluck tomorrow and this sounds great, but I only have fresh baby spinach in the big pack from Costco.

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    1. lightly steam the fresh spinach first for about 5 min. in a steamer pan over hot water, then allow to drain before adding to remaining ingredients, & it will probably taste even better, cuz of fresher ingredients.

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    2. I always make spinach dip with fresh spinach, and I like it very much.

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  19. Thanks for making one of my favorite FOODS light! Love it!

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  20. Oh yum! I love this dip and I'm excited to make your lighter version. Thanks!

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  21. I love artichoke-spinach dip! You have saved my life! And my thighs!

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  22. Looks yummy. I always make mine with Neufchatel cheese, will have to try it with Greek yogurt next time!

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  23. This might be a silly question but would this be good cold? I would love to take it to a tailgate on Saturday but we will be outside and I won't have access to an oven...thanks for all the great recipes!

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  24. Piglet- a crockpot would be great!

    Kimberly- If you cook the baby spinach, sure why not!

    Natalie- I think this is better hot. I do have a recipe for cold spinach dip on here, I suggestaking that and adding some artichokes.

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  25. This looks just as delicious as the high fat/cream cheese filled version that I usually make! Saving this recipe for the next time I have people over!

    - Maggie

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  26. I love the idea of using fat free Greek yogurt for this! I just found fat free Greek yogurt last weekend and couldn't love it more. It's so thick and creamy. Great work with this! I'm so happy I found your blog, I've really enjoyed your recipes over the past couple days :)

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  27. mmmm I have made this with cream cheese etc...the full fat version and love it....love the idea of greek yogurt my new food find! I do use roasted garlic though...great addition!

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  28. Everyone's favourite around here; love this recipe with healthier version.
    Rita

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  29. Does this mean I can eat the whole bowl?? :)

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  30. This is the perfect recipe! It doesn't get much better than this!

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  31. WOW! YUM YUM!! That looks soooooo good!

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  32. Artichoke dip is one of my favorite things but I haven't had it in forever because it is usually so loaded with calories. I'm trying this version for sure!!

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  33. I'm so excited to try this! I love eating spinach dip at restaurants like Chili's and Applebees but I'm sure that this will be not only healthier but also tastier. Thanks!

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  34. I have a big problem with Mayo. Is there anything I could substitute instead?

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  35. Just made some last night for lunch today to share with my friends...just tasted it - YUM!!!

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  36. Made this today--it is DELICIOUS! Made no changes.

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  37. You're the master of reducing and lightening things up, Gina! This looks great. Thanks for sharing.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  38. Looks so good! I was actually looking Saturday on this site for this dip for the game on Sunday. This Sunday it is! Thanks <3

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  40. I love you for making a spinach and artichoke dip that doesn't have cream cheese in it! I love the stuff, but my boyfriend won't touch it. Thank you! This one will definitely be front and center at our next party!

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  41. JJ, in place of mayo use more yogurt.

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  42. Gina -- can you give me an option to replace the Parm Regg? I love it, don't get me wrong, but it's SO expensive at our local grocery store.

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  43. Pecorino Romano is my second choice and less expensive. Enjoy!

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  44. Love this alternative to the fattening version that I make all the time.

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  45. Gina, I just had to tell you that I made this recipe for my husbands dental school cooking competition last week and we won the appetizer round! I added some milk and a little extra parm. and moz. cheese so that it could be kept in the crock pot instead of baked and it was a hit..obviously :)(they will never know it was a skinny recipe!) Thanks for all the great recipes!

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  46. I made this tonight and it was delicious! I made the full recipe but only baked half of it, since it was just my husband and I. Do you think the rest could be frozen? If I do freeze it, should I bake it first?

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  47. This was AMAZING. I used sour cream instead of greek yogurt (even though it increased calories and fat) and served with a baguette. Was the perfect afternoon football snack.

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  48. I made this last night and was a winner. Everyone wants the recipe!

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  49. This made a great appetizer for our Thanksgiving. I only baked 1/2 of it for just the two of us. This morning, I turned 1/4 cup of it into baked eggs florentine for only 4 points! It was heavenly!

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  50. I love this recipe! I tried it yesterday and it was seriously the best thing to eat while watching a football game. I'm going to blog about it tonight and have a link to your post soon!

    http://justrainbowsandbutterflys.blogspot.com/

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  51. do you think you can put this in a crock pot to take it to a party and keep it warm?

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  52. Made this last night- crazy good! I loved the texture- very fluffy and creamy. Will DEFINITELY make again.

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  53. I had some baby spinach in the fridge that was getting ready to hit it's expiration date, even though this one calls for frozen spinach, I decided to give it a whirl. I tossed the entire fridge bag of spinach in the bowl and since I was in a hurry, I didn't even cook it first. After combining everything, I put it in the oven. for the first 15 minutes of cooking I did pull it every 5 min. or so in order to stir to compensate for how much the spinach cooks down.
    In the end I still had an absolutely delightful dip that was SO good!! I am guessing it turned out a little looser than if I had followed exactly but the taste was still all there. Thanks for another great one Gina!!

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  54. I made this for a couple of parties I recently attended and it was yummo!

    :)

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  55. I'm making this dip for my sisters shower tomorrow and all they have is a microwave. I was going to bake it ahead of time and then put it in the microwave to heat it up. Would this be ok to do?

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  56. Remarkable! I love this recipe so much! I made it yesterday with my mom and we both loved the taste. Thanks!! We will be making this again on my dad’s birthday. Hope he likes it! We also tried the recipes at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com and the outcome turned what we imagined, the cuisines are mouth-watering. Take time to glance those sites for more interesting recipes.

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  57. I made this for New Year's Eve and it was a big hit! Thanks for the recipes! When my friends ask, I love to say it's a skinnytaste recipe!

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  58. Gina i do not eat mayonnaise.. What can i substitute for the mayonnaise without increasing calories?

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  59. Kimmie Cakes3/11/12, 7:08 PM

    Wow! I have tried several "regular" recipes for spinach artichoke dip and have never been satisfied. Who would have thought a lighter version was what I needed! Thanks so much!

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  60. This recipe is incredible. I never make any other versions since I found it. Thank you so much!

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  61. If I have fresh artichokes, how could I use those in this recipe?

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  62. I made this for Eastern since I dislike mayo so much I doubled fat free Greek yogurt and I hate to say it was not good at all. sadly you really need the mayo to keep it creamy. It came out more like curd. is there anything else that can be used to make it a little more creamier?

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  63. You don't taste the mayo, I wouldn't skip it.

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  65. I'm making this recipe for work tomorrow & I can't wait to try it! Your recipes never disappoint!

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  66. I made this a couple of months ago and it was fantastic. I couldn't stop eating it. Thankfully, I wasn't on a diet of any kind. Now that I am, I think I'll be halving the recipe for the hubs and I so we don't overdo it. It was that good. Mouth-watering right now.

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  67. I made this for a party and had some left over. So I saved it and used it the next day as the stuffing with your Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Mozzarella recipe. DELICIOUS!

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  68. Made it tonight. Fabulous! I had a double serving with some whole wheat pita chips and a side of shrimp cocktail for dinner, and am completely happy.

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  69. I bought shredded parmesan cheese instead of Parmigiano Reggiano will it still taste good?

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  70. Made this tonight with pecorino romano instead of parmigiano reggiano (it was what I had). It was delicious!

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  71. I made this tonight with parmesan cheese... tasted great! Will make again. Thanks Gina!

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  72. So so yummy! everyone loved it and it is so addicting! Definitely saving this recipe!

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  73. Made this tonight - sooo good and addictive! I might try using fresh spinach next time but this was awesome! Just as good, if not better than what I've had in restaurants.

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  74. This is a great recipe. My family absolutely loved it! Thanks!

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  75. This was such a hit last night while we watched the Pats vs. Broncos! My boyfriend said next time I should double the recipe!
    I have made so many of your recipes and they have all been delicious! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

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  76. I have been looking for a greek yogurt spinach and artichoke recipe. I discovered you on Pinterest and have pinned about 100 recipes of yours, LOL!!

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  77. Buffie Sloat10/25/12, 9:22 PM

    Wow! We are enjoying this while watching the world series! It is delicious! Eating it with bagel chips. I probably should be having it with carrots and celery, maybe next time! But it tastes so good! I will make this again soon!

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  78. I like to substitute crushed up Triscuits instead of bread crumbs when I can, and it worked wonderfully as the topping for this fabulous dip. Thank you!!

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  79. Made this last Sunday for the football game and it was a huge hit! Great recipe, thanks for posting! Will definitely be making this again :).

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  80. Is this crockpot friendly? What would be the cook time and the setting?

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  81. I just served this tonight for some friends and it was great!!! Definitely a lot of flavor without feeling as heavy as full fat spinach-artichoke dip. Everyone at the party kept asking when I can make it again--thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  82. Made this dip last night, very quick & easy to make, absolutely delicious!

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  83. I have made this dish twice for different events and went home with an empty dish both times! This is becoming a staple!

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  84. This is, I believe, the 4th recipe of yours I've given a go and I am, yet again, amazed at how good it is. You have enlightened me to the truth that delicious, hearty food CAN be made using healthful ingredients and without ridiculously high calorie counts. I am so very thankful to have stumbled upon your site (thanks, Pinterest!) and truly look forward to each new recipe I try. Thank you for putting your food out there for all of us to enjoy. I will rave about you to anyone who'll listen!

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  85. OMG, I am eating it raw waiting for my oven to preheat and it is awesome already! I also rolled it up in chicken breasts. Can't wait to eat tonight. YUM!!!!

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  86. I made this over the weekend and it was so yummy! Tasted just like the full-fat version. The only change I made was, I used a 10-oz can of artichoke hearts (not 13.5 oz) packed in oil, not water, since that's all the store had. Definitely making it for the Superbowl! Thanks for another great recipe.

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  87. Made this dip for a pot luck last night and it was a hit! I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out delicious:) Pretty sure no one knew it was low fat! I did not add any additional salt or pepper and there was plenty of taste to it

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  88. How well would this work in a crockpot? Would I need to modify anything?

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    1. Did you try this in the crock pot? I am thinking about making it for Thanksgiving but would love to do it in the crock! Thanks!

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  89. Could I substitute 1/3 fat cream cheese for the light mayo? I cannot stand mayo, or knowing it is in my dip!

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  90. Oh my goodness! I made this last night and my family loved it! Spin dip is my all time favorite snack and this skinny version was perfect!!

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  91. Made this yesterday to take to a Super Bowl Party and everybody LOVED it, including myself. Served it with RF Wheat thins, and it was so yummy!! Didn't feel guilty about eating it and you did not miss the heavy cream cheese. Another winner...thanks

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  92. I have made this a few times and making again today. Just wanted to let you know how good it is and thank you for all of your wonderful recipes. Have not been disappointed ever :)

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  93. Can you substitute sour cream for mayo? Thanks!

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  94. Is the Parmigiano Reggiano grated? or chopped up? Be specific. I want to make this :)

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  95. Sounds lovely but if you found this from the vegetarian section please know any parmesan cheese is not vegetarian - all use lamb rennet.

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  96. How long would you cook this recipe if you double the ingredients?

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  97. I made this last night for my family's New Year's Eve party. It was a hit! Delicious!

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  98. Do you think I could freeze this? I made it a day ahead and now my party was canceled. Thanks!

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  99. I made this last night for company and followed the directions as written. It was so good! I like it much better than the packaged kind I usually buy and it's pretty easy to make, too. Thank you so much for posting this!

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  100. I made this last night for a small get-together, and everyone loved it! I don't have a food processor yet, so I kind of pulverized the artichoke/shallot/garlic... but it still turned out great. My future sis-in-law said that a friend of hers before had used yogurt instead of cream cheese and it was awful... when I told her this used yogurt, she was pleasantly surprised!! Thank you :)

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  101. This looks so good. I will try your recipe. Thanks for shaing

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  102. I have made this twice now for parties. Everyone loves it and no one has any idea it is light. Thanks so much for this and all your recipes.

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  103. What about low fat cream cheese? Does that make it healthy?

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  104. Has anyone made this without the mayo? would something like fat free sour cream work in it's place? curious if there is a work around.

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