Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

spinachdip 550 x 413 Lighter Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

I love a good dip.  Heck, I love appetizers, and have to admit – sometimes, I don’t see the need for a main course.  One of my favorite dips is Spinach & Artichoke dip, but it can be so heavy and bad for you.   This version is much lighter in calories, yet still has a rich and satisfying taste and texture.  One of the secrets is Progresso Recipe Starters

 Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • 1  Can Progresso Garlic Recipe Starter
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1  Small onion, chopped fine
  • 2  Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  10 oz frozen spinach
  • 1  Can Artichoke hearts, drained.  I used a package of frozen ones. 
  • ¼  Cup flour
  • ¾  Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ tsp. Chili Flakes
  • Seasoned Salt and Pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a large pan.  Add onion and garlic, cooking until soft.  

In the meantime, put the flour, cheese and Chili Flakes in a bowl, mixing well.  Add half of the Garlic Recipe starter and mix until smooth.  Then stir in the rest until smooth.

After the onion is cooked, add the spinach, cook until hot throughout.  Add the artichokes and heat through.  Dump in the Garlic Starter/cheese mixture, cooking until thick.  Season to taste.

I served mine in a hollowed out bread bowl.  You may serve warm or at room temperature.

Disclosure:  The products and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.

About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.


  1. Yum! I'll have to try this! I love Progresso recipe starters and use them quite frequently in my week night meals but I never thought to use this flavor in an appetizer.

  2. There is one restaurant that we go to for the SOLE purpose of getting the spinach and artichoke dip. I am so making this later! Thanks!


  3. I'm drooling, and it's not fair that you're making me drool at 11:56pm!!! I'm pinning this so I can make it this week. My hubby doesn't care for this kind of stuff much, but me and my mom go crazy over spinach and artichoke anything! Thanks for this!

  4. This is something I could make for the family – I don't care for Spinach but it's so pretty and I know they'll love it. Thanks for the recipe!

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