Monday Makings: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Late Post Alert. I’m well aware that the Fourth of July was more than a week ago (Was it really? Time flies..), but I’m just now getting around to sharing with you what I made for our family’s annual July 4th BBQ. I’m so proud of myself for making this! Every time I talk about it I get giddy.

I have become a HUGE fan of spinach and artichoke dip. I mean I crave it. So when this BBQ came around, I offered to bring a healthier version of the dip so that we can still enjoy it without worrying too much about the excess calories. I made Hungry Girl’s Crazy-Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip and it was delicious!

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Hungry Girl Spinach and Artichoke Dip

When I cook, I tend to get in the zone. I find that the hardest part of cooking is timing everything just right, so I try to focus on getting everything prepped and ready to go prior to starting. Since I don’t clean until after the dish/meal is complete, my kitchen looks like a cyclone hit it! Man, I had cheese, artichoke and spinach everywhere. Luna rather enjoyed it, though….

Anyways, the dip was a huge success. The recipe says you can serve it cold, but honestly, spinach and artichoke dip is best served hot, so I went the extra step and baked it for 30 minutes.

The cayenne pepper gives the dip a little extra somethin’-somethin’ when you bite into, too. I loved it and so did everyone else.

Hope you enjoy!

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4 comments

    1. Those look amazing! I definitely need to try those soon. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Yummy artichoke dip = win
    Half the calories of regular dip = MEGA WIN!

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

    1. Definitely, and the boys couldn’t even tell it was a “healthier” version. You know it’s good when that happens. 😛 Thanks for stopping by.

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