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Do you have a St. Patrick’s Day parade where you live? Here in Baton Rouge it is a great neighborhood parade that turns into a pretty big deal. And if you live on or near the route you better have a few snacks, like this amazing Spinach Artichoke Dip, as you are sure to have some parade revelers as guests. Solve your party food, appetizer, and finger food needs!

BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe!

My quick, popular version of Spinach Artichoke Dip is really hard to beat, try it if you doubt me. What’s different?  Well, start with a creamy white sauce and the combination of creamy, rich Brie with Parmesan makes an unbeatable flavor plus the recipe is trim and terrific!! No guilt with this recipe so enjoy your greens for St. Paddy’s Day or March is National Nutrition Month!  Serve with pita chips or vegetables, like red pepper squares, cucumber rounds and carrots.

Spinach Artichoke Dip Doubles as a Veggie

Have extra Spinach Artichoke dip, just serve with your next meal as a creamy spinach side.  Did you know this fabulous dip also freezes? I love when I have extra dip because I freeze in a zip-lock freezer-friendly plastic bag to pull out when I have the munchies.

Spinach Artichoke Dip from Holly Clegg’s Trim & Terrific Gulf Coast Favorites

Makes 20 (1/4-cup) servings

1 onion, chopped
1/3 cup  all-purpose flour
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (10-ounce) boxes frozen  chopped spinach, thawed and drained
4 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed and cubed
1/3 cup grated  Parmesan cheese
1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
Dash cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion until tender. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, heating until bubbly and thickened.

2. Add garlic, spinach, Brie, and Parmesan cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in artichokes, cayenne and season to taste.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 54 Calories from fat 34% Fat 2g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 7mg Sodium 125mg Carbohydrate 5g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 4g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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