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Spinach Dip (reduced fat)

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Why I Love This Recipe

We all know spinach is a power food. It's full of potassium, calcium, Vitamin C, and Bs, and loads of fiber. Plus it makes a killer dip, if you watch the fat and sodium connect of the additions. This is a creamy, delicious dip that is also lower in fat than traditional recipes, but without losing any of the flavor.

Modified from Everyday Food recipe

Ingredients You'll Need

2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for baking dish
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 cup skim milk
6 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese
3-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3-4 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
3/4 cup reduced fat shredded mozzarella
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Whole wheat pita crisps for serving


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.

Add to drained spinach in a bowl and set aside.

In the same pot, warm milk over high heat.

Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes.

Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 1/4 cup mozzarella; stir to combine.

Season with salt and pepper.

Pour into a lightly oiled 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.

Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve hot with accompaniments, as desired.

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