Lightened Up Artichoke Dip - A Mama Blessed WW Recipes (2024)

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This Lightened Up Artichoke Dip is amazing!

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One of my all time favorite dips to indulge in is artichoke dip.

I love its warm, gooey, cheesy goodness.

It’s always a winner when I take it to parties and it’s so easy to put together and doesn’t take a lot of time to make.

Since I’m following the Weight Watchers Freestyle™ program, I’ve been looking for a lightened up version of this recipe.

My co-worker came through for me and gave me the recipe she has used for years.

She said the parmesan cheese adds a special taste to it and I agree.

This dip is definitely more Weight Watchers™ friendly than the fat and calorie laden version I usually make and I know you’ll enjoy it!

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My friend makes the most amazing artichoke dip.

I hadn’t tasted artichokes or artichoke dip until I was 23.

Yes, 23!

I didn’t know what I was missing out on!

She made the dip for a gathering we had during Christmastime.

I remember being cautious trying it out for the first time, but man oh man, her dip was delicious!

She uses full fat ingredients and lots of mayonnaise and cheese.

Her recipe is definitely not Weight Watchers™ friendly.

This Lightened Up Artichoke dip recipe is (obviously) only 1 point for a 1/4 cup.

For only 1 point I get my craving met!

I think this dip is just as delicious if not more delicious than it’s fatty cousin.

I like to dip anything low points value in it, but my favorite is celery and carrots.

Of course I like to dip big hunks of warm, fresh bread in this dip, but…not point friendly.

So instead, try something like I have like different vegetables or even low fat pita chips.

Let’s be real.

I could eat this with a spoon.

All day long.

It’s THAT good.

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I like to whip this up and then keep it in my small slow cooker all day.

It’s easy access for whomever would like to nibble.

My family begs me to bring this dip to gatherings, and here’s something funny…they don’t know it’s a healthier recipe!

One thing I have noticed is that if I leave it in my crock pot too long and it gets too hot, it will burn easily on the bottom.

I just keep an eye on it and I turn it off for a few minutes every now and then throughout the day.

The crock pot will keep it warm, but by turning it off for a little bit here and there, it helps keep it from burning.

This dip re-heats well and it’s even delicious chilled, fresh out of the refrigerator.

You could use this dip for other things, such as a topping for meats or even toss it with pasta.

The possibilities really are endless.

The next time I make the sun-dried tomato and artichoke tortellini, I’ll definitely substitute this dip for some of the sauce and see how it works.

I’m sure it will be lovely.

Let me know how you’ve used this Lightened Up Artichoke Dip and how you like it!

Lightened Up Artichoke Dip

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped green onion
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 (15 oz) cans of this ingredient
1 (8 oz) package of fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz) container of fat free sour cream

Directions:

In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add onion and red bell pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes or until softened.
Add the garlic, sauté an extra minute.
Put the onion, peppers and garlic mixture in the slow cooker.
Add in the parmesan cheese and the rest of the ingredients.
Stir until mixed well.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until all cheese is melted. Stir occasionally.

Yield: 20 servings – 1/4 cup each

WW Personal Points™ = 1 Point per serving

***For the most accurate point count, go to the recipe builder in your WW app and enter this recipe. The Personal Points™ program is individualized, so the points could vary for you.***

Blue Plan = 2 Points per Serving
Green Plan = 2 Points per Serving
Purple Plan = 2 Points per Serving

Yield: 20

Lightened Up Artichoke Dip

This low point artichoke dip will be a hit and not end up on your hips!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Additional Time 5 minutes

Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup green chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (this is my favorite cheese)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 (15 oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (I like bigger chunks)
  • 1 (8 oz) package of fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8oz) container of reduced fat sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add onion and red bell pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes or until softened.
    Add the garlic, sauté an extra minute.
    Put the onion, peppers and garlic mixture in the slow cooker.
    Add in the parmesan cheese and the rest of the ingredients.
    Stir until mixed well.
    Cover and cook on low for 2 hours or until all cheese is melted. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 175mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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Happy dipping!

Carissa

Lightened Up Artichoke Dip - A Mama Blessed WW Recipes (2024)

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