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Sara’s guiltless artichoke dip

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Ingredients

  • 8 light garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese wedges
  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) artichokes packed in water, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon light sour cream, plus additional if necessary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Assorted vegetable sticks, pretzel chips, and/or cracker

Directions

Stir cheese wedges in medium microwavable bowl until smooth. Add artichokes, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon sour cream, lemon juice, and ground red pepper. Add additional sour cream, if necessary, to thin dip to desired consistency.

Microwave on high 1 minute; stir. Microwave at 30-second intervals until heated through, stirring after each interval.

Serve with assorted vegetable sticks, pretzel chips and/or crackers.

Yield: 2 cups. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 46, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 215 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


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