Skinny Spinach Dip

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This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. It's healthy, easy and utterly delicious. Enjoy with bread, crackers and veggies.

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Skinny Spinach Dip

Super Bowl is next weekend! Whether you want to be the hostess with the mostest or the guest with the best [dish], this skinny spinach dip needs to make an appearance!

Dips are a must at any sports party, but most are packed with mayonnaise as the base ingredient or loaded with too much cheese or too much salt. Not this dip, my friends! This skinny spinach dip is rich, creamy and actually packed with protein thanks to our secret ingredient: cottage cheese!

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Why cottage cheese instead of sour cream? Check these numbers for a half cup serving of each:

  • Calories: 110 in cottage cheese vs. 222 in sour cream
  • Fat: 5 g in cottage cheese vs. 22 g in sour cream
  • Protein: 12.5 g in cottage cheese vs. 2.5 g in sour cream

Amazing huh?? And when it’s all blended, I don’t think you can even tell the difference. It’s just as creamy, just as tasty but so much more healthy!

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!

You can serve it cold in a cute bread bowl with fresh vegetables and pretzels like this:

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!

Or you can add some shredded mozzarella cheese on top, pop it in the oven until the cheese gets melted and golden and serve it with toast like this:

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!

I will take this skinny spinach dip either way! It’s so good and so good for you!

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!

This recipe is perfect for parties, and especially for game day snacks. For other great snacks to munch on, check out these stars:

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Skinny Spinach Dip recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. As compared to sour cream, cottage cheese has less fat and more protein making it a healthy substitute that doesn't sacrifice on the texture or the taste. This is a wonderful dip to serve with vegetables, toast or crackers!
Skinny Spinach Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Skinny Spinach Dip is a rich creamy dip that uses cottage cheese instead of sour cream. It's healthy, easy and utterly delicious. Enjoy with bread, crackers and veggies.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Dip, Spinach Dip
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 82 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese if serving warm (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the cream cheese, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic clove, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to taste in the bowl of a food processor and blend until very smooth, about 1 minute, scraping inside of the bowl as needed.
  2. Add the baby spinach to the food processor and pulse until it's broken and slightly blended.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve at room temperature with toast or crackers.
  4. If making a hot spinach dip, transfer to an oven-safe dish, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is hot and cheese and melted. Serve immediately with toast or crackers.

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Recipe Notes
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Spinach Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 412mg 17%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 30.4%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Amy
    January 29, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Love it

  • Reply
    Ali
    January 29, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Two thumbs up

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      January 29, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Thank you!

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