A healthy twist on the classic, this Gluten-Free and Vegetarian appetizer is a total crowd pleaser! Perfect for game day, any party or weekend get together, a holiday appetizer... or staying at home! It's made with mostly pantry items!
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy, Indulgent-tasting & Delish!
Update April 2020: While we won’t be having a large family celebration this Easter, it doesn’t meant we can’t enjoy some of our favorite appetizers! In fact, we are going to make a few for a fun dinner this weekend.
This Spinach Artichoke Dip is made with mostly panty items, canned artichokes, canned white beans and frozen spinach. A healthy twist on the classic, it is so good, no one ever believes the ingredient list! It is a fan favorite among extended family and friends!
Bonus: it’s easy to make and naturally gluten-free!
Whether we’re watching a football game, entertaining or need to bring an appetizer somewhere, this Spinach Artichoke Dip is one of my go to’s.
It’s a healthy twist on the classic and a huge hit every time!
In fact, it was just requested to join our Thanksgiving appetizers!
That’s how much everyone loves it!
It’s creamy, flavorful and tastes so indulgent no one ever guesses that the base is white beans (!) instead of cream cheese and sour cream.
Recipe from Cooking Light, it has only has 8 ingredients and is super easy to make.
All you need is white beans, artichoke hearts, spinach, mozzarella, mayo (canola, vegan, whatever kind you like), pecorino romano, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
The white beans work as the base in place of cream cheese and sour cream.
They are pureed with just 1/4 cup of canola or vegan mayo, 1/4 cup pecorino romano, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper for a really creamy, tasty base. Then mixed with artichoke hearts and spinach.
And topped with mozzarella and baked. That’s it!
It comes together in about 15 minutes and is baked for 20 minutes.
Served with your favorite gluten-free cracker, it is DELISH and the perfect appetizer for game day, any party or weekend get together or even a holiday.
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave me a comment if you try it.
A healthy twist on the classic, this dip is easy to make and a total crowd pleaser, making it a perfect snack or appetizer anytime! Recipe via Cooking Light, the dip is creamy, flavorful and tastes so indulgent that no one ever guesses the base is white beans!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
¼ cup grated pecorino Romano
¼ cup canola mayonnaise or Vegan mayo (I've made it both ways)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15oz can white beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
1 14oz can baby artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (the original recipe says to quarter them, we prefer to cut them into bite size pieces)
1 9oz or 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella or to taste (I have used more and less!)
Preheat oven to 350° and coat a 1 or 1½ quart glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
Place romano cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, minced garlic and white beans in a food processor, and process until smooth. Scrape down sides and process again to make sure it's really smooth.
Spoon bean mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in the artichokes and spinach.
Spoon entire mixture into prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle with mozzarella.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
Tips: Can be made ahead and heats up well. If making ahead, prepare mixture and spoon into the baking dish but do not yet top with mozzarella. Instead cover the baking dish and store in the refrigerator until ready to heat up. Remove from fridge and top with mozzarella when ready to cook and serve.
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