Light, delicious and simple to make, this Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Dip is always a huge crowd pleaser! Make it even easier by preparing it the day before.
Things are finally starting to get back to how it used to be and we are taking some small baby steps back to what we remember as “normal life”.
I don’t know about you but I am more than ready to start entertaining and seeing my friends and family more often. This means we can enjoy (small) barbecues and get togethers which I am looking forward to.
This also means we have to share lots of fun, easy and healthy recipes, right?
I love this dip because you can easily make it ahead of time and then pop it in the oven right before you are ready to serve it. You guys know I like my recipes easy.
I also like to use simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local grocery store as well.
This dip contains super easy to get ingredients and most of which you may already have in the house. It’s cheesy and delicious and incredibly easy to prepare.
I told you it was easy!
I prepare this dip the night before I am serving it to save time. It really does make life so much easier.
And that’s what it’s about these days, right? Simplifying life and making even the smaller things that much easier.
Ok, back to this scumptious dip…
I estimated a serving to be approximately 1/4 cup, that sounds fair, right? That would make this whole serving bowl contain 12 servings (3 cups) but again, I am estimating here.
Trust me, this is one of those dips that you can eat half of the tray in one sitting so you have so be careful. That is exactly why I like to serve this with sliced vegetables or even my low carb crackers, just to lighten them up a bit.
I would imagine if you ate this with tortilla chips or something else that is high carb, it would be even more tempting to eat the whole bowl. So now they are a little more guilt free and healthy, just the way I like my appetizers.
And no need to worry about this dip staying out for too long, it is usually the first one finished. It’s a total crowd pleaser.
I could go to a gathering or party and just eat appetizers and be more than happy. I know there are many of you out there that would agree with me.
I like to always serve a bunch of appetizers in all different varieties (including some low carb ones for me) and then figure out what the main dish is going to be.
Unless it’s a formal holiday, I will always plan my appetizers first.
Who am I kidding? I will always start with the appetizers, even for a formal holiday.
Better yet, I plan a ton of appetizers and serve a simple main dish, something hat can easily be grilled. I like to enjoy my time with guests and not have to be cooking the whole time.
I have recently tried this with different cheeses because while I was preparing it I realized I didn’t have any more mozzarella. This happens more times than I would like to admit.
Anyway, I made it with a blend of Cheddar and Monterrey Jack and everyone loved it.
I would imagine any blend of hard cheese would be a tasty substitute for mozzarella if you needed to. Please let me know if you make this with substitutes and let me know what you think.
Of course I couldn’t taste it but everyone else said it was delicious. I know I keep saying it but this will definitely be on top of my list of recipes that I am making the second my sense of taste and smell come back.
My list just keeps getting longer and longer and longer. I will be eating everything in sight when this day comes…
There will be no judgement from me if you just want to grab a spoon or fork and dive right in. I totally get that.
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. You can easily devour this without anything to dip in here.
Just curious, I have received a bunch of emails from people who are just starting a low carb diet and reducing and/or eliminating sugar from their diet. If you are starting, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
I have a bunch of low carb, gluten free, grain free and sugar free recipes here and I also know of a lot more from fellow bloggers so reach out if you are looking for something special. I am always happy to help you.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 16 ounces frozen spinach, can also use same amount of fresh spinach*
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 shallots
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 10 ounces artichoke hearts
- 1 cup mozarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Chop onion, garlic cloves and shallot into small pieces (separate the green part of the shallot, set it aside).
- Sauté onion, garlic and shallots with olive oil at medium heat, until clear. Add the green part of the shallot and sauté for one more minute.
- Place all the ingredients in an oven-safe baking dish, except mozzarella cheese. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Add mozzarella cheese and combine it with the rest of the ingredients.
- Bake the dip for 15 to 20 minutes at 400F or until the cheese starts to bubble and is fully melted.
- Serve it immediately with some crackers or sliced vegetables.
- Keep leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
- *You can use fresh spinach instead of frozen, add it together with the green part of the shallot and sauté one minute or two until spinach is tender.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 7.5g||38%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||8%|
|Total Sugars 0.9g|
**4.6 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving
***Nutrition information not 100% accurate, nutrition information provided by werywellfit.com
I wanted to share some other healthy dips that I thought you might enjoy:
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip from The Clean Dish
Skinny Dill Veggie Dip from Rachel Cooks
Spinach Sun Dried Tomato Greek Yogurt Dip from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Crock pot Buffalo Chicken Dip from Fit Foodie Finds
Spicy Black Bean Dip from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Easy Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip from Food Faith Fitness
And for dessert…. I wanted to share some sweet dips that you might enjoy for dessert or even a snack:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthier Fruit Dip from Crazy for Crust
Skinny Vanilla Cheesecake Dip from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Healthy Chick Pea Cookie Dough Dip from Chocolate Covered Katie
Healthy Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
If you make this Low Carb Spinach Artichoke Dip or any of the other recipes I have shared with you, please come back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoy this! Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon!