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

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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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 82kcal
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

  • 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.
  • Add the baby spinach to the food processor and pulse until it's broken and slightly blended.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve at room temperature with toast or crackers.
  • 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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Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.5mg