This healthy baked spinach artichoke dip is so easy to make and delicious too! Made with creamy greek yogurt, savory melted mozzarella, and a pop of salty parmesan, this dip will have you going back for more.
This Spinach artichokes dip is not only keto-friendly and gluten-free but also adds a healthy little dose of vegetables to your daily diet.
Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
I am all about healthy and easy appetizers. A few of my favorites:
And my latest obsession? A good and healthy spinach and artichoke dip
This recipe will satisfy your spinach artichoke dip craving every time, and without the extra pound of cream cheese to consume.
It’s also the perfect recipe for any holiday, family gathering, potluck, party…
You name it. It’s perfect for anything!
What Makes This Spinach Artichoke Dip Healthy?
Traditionally, spinach artichoke dip is made with a lot of high-fat dairies such as cream cheese and a variety of shredded cheeses that make the rich, creamy, cheesy dip that you know and love.
While I did include some shredded cheeses in this recipe, I swapped out the cream cheese with plain greek yogurt to help cut out some fat and amp up the protein content.
Since the greek yogurt is thick, you still end up with a dip that’s just as thick and creamy as if you used cream cheese.
There are also a lot of health benefits to greek yogurt.
Additionally, it makes this recipe is keto- friendly, so it’s a perfect option for a low carb snack.
Now, the best part?
You get to sneak in vegetables for the kids!
Health Benefits of Dairy
I know dairy can be a bit controversial when it comes to health.
Everyone is different. Some people don’t tolerate it well so they avoid it, and understandably so.
On the other hand, dairy contains lots of healthy nutrients such as calcium (good for your bones!), potassium, vitamin D and of course protein!
I have always consumed dairy in greek yogurt, cheese, etc. Especially, now I am pregnant with with a little one on the way.
Dairy has become an important part of my daily intake of protein, good bacteria, and calcium.
Ingredients for Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Just 6 simple ingredients is all you need to make a healthy and delicious spinach artichoke dip!
1. Greek Yogurt
You could use 2% or full fat greek yogurt here.
2. Mozzarella Cheese
you can buy shredded mozzarella but I recommend buying a full block of it and shredding it fresh for this recipe.
When you buy already shredded cheeses they often contain anti-caking agents to keep the shreds from sticking together.
3. Parmesan Cheese
Just like the mozzarella, I recommend buying a block of cheese and grating it fresh.
4, Canned Artichoke
Artichokes are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, and folate.
5. Baby Spinach
Either Frozen or fresh spinach will work for this recipe.
Baby spinach is a bit more tender than regular spinach so it works nicely in this dip. Regular spinach is more fibrous and thus a bit chewier.
6. Salt & Pepper
This is totally up to your personal preference.
Keep in mind that the cheeses will add a bit of saltiness and canned artichokes often contain sodium as well.
How to Make Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip
This dip comes together in about 30-40 minutes total; 30 minutes of it is bake time.
First, if you are using fresh baby spinach, lightly sauté it before mixing with the other ingredients.
If you are using frozen baby spinach just make sure to drain and squeeze out the excess water first.
Then, mix together the baby spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded parmesan, greek yogurt, artichokes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
Once everything is thoroughly combined, place the mixture into an oven-safe dish and put it into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 F.
Little cast iron skillets make a great presentation for this!
Optional: broil the dip for 3 minutes at the end to create a nice golden brown crust on top.
How to Serve Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
This dip goes well with just about anything.
You could easily eat it with some fresh crisp veggies to keep it low carb and gluten-free or you could pair it with some chips or crackers too!
Pita chips are one of my favorites for dips since they are thicker and can hold up to the weight of the dip.
If you’re feeling fancy, you can toast some slices of baguette to serve along side the dip for a major crowd pleaser.
Another great way to serve this dip is to add it on top of grilled chicken.
Just place it on top of the chicken the same as you would any other kind of sauce; trust me on this one. It’s to die for.
How to Store Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
This artichoke dip can last up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
You can also freeze it too! Let it thaw on the counter or use the microwave it to defrost before eating.
If using a cast iron skillet, let the dip cool completely, then transfer to another container to put in the fridge.
To reheat, place the dip in a pan on top of the stove and stir consistently until the dip is warmed throughout.
What’s your favorite way to eat spinach artichoke dip? Leave a comment below!
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- 1 1/2 cup greek yogurt (full fat or 2%)
- 1 can artichoke (drained)
- 1 cup shredded mozerella
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 4 cup baby spinach (fresh)*
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Salt Pepper to taste **
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- If using fresh baby spinach, lightly saute it with a little bit of cooking oil. . If using frozen spinach, thaw and drain the liquid from the spinach using a paper towel or cheesecloth.
- In a large bowl, mix together the baby spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded parmesan, greek yogurt, artichokes, salt, and pepper with a spatula.
- Transfer mixture into a greased baking dish (I used an 8-inch cast-iron skillet).
- Bake 30 - 35 minutes, then broil 2 -3 minutes in the end to add a nice golden brown color.
- Serve with your favorite bread, chips, and veggies. Enjoy!
*Spinach will shrink down to roughly 1 cup. If using frozen spinach, measure with the thawed out spinach
** I personally don't think it needs much additional salt and pepper. Add a touch depending on your preference.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g
The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.