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Hot Artichoke Cheese Dip!!

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This is a fantastic dip! It was in the September 2008 issue of Cooking Light magazine, and it’s a keeper! They serve it with toasted baguette slices, I used Hint of Salt Triscuits and it was divine! Just like the full fat version, this is tasty as can be, and make no mistake, this isn’t super light, just a bit lighter!

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Hot Artichoke-Cheese Dip

Cooking Light – September 2008

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 tablespoons dip and 2 baguette slices)

Ingredients

2 garlic cloves (I didn’t use garlic)

1 green onion, cut into pieces

1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided (I used regular Parmesan)

1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise (I used Canola Mayo)

1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

12 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and drained (the package I bought was 10oz and it was fine)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Place garlic and onion in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano and next 4 ingredients (through pepper); process until almost smooth. Add artichoke hearts; pulse until artichoke hearts are coarsely chopped. Spoon mixture into a 3-cup gratin dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Serve hot with baguette, that I have heated in the oven and sliced fairly thin.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 126, Fat: 3.4g, Protein: 5.1g, Carbohydrate: 20.8g, Fiber: 2.3g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Iron: 1.1mg, Sodium: 334mg, Calcium: 59mg

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