Baked Artichoke Dip

Baked Artichoke Dip is a delicious and easy recipe for a warm dip. It takes only (40) minutes total time to prepare and cook. Key ingredients: frozen artichoke hearts, cream cheese, green onions, tomato and Parmesan cheese. This is an easy, cheesy and creamy dip recipe. A good option for a family event, holiday or TV game-day crowds. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. It makes (8) servings. Baked Artichoke Dip will be loved by all of your baked-artichoke-dipfamily, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano leaves
1/2 tsp Rosemary leaves, finely crushed
1/2 tsp thyme leaves, crushed
1 (8 oz) pkg. frozen artichoke hearts,
thawed, coarsley chopped

1 (3 oz) bar Neufchâtel cheese,
1/3 less fat than cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp sliced green onion
2 tbsp chopped tomato

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix garlic powder, oregano, rosemary and thyme together in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Place artichoke hearts in a food processor; cover. Process until finely chopped. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and the spice mixture; cover. Process until well mixed. Spread mixture evenly into a (9 inch) pie plate.

4. Bake 15 minutes or until mixture is heated through and edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with green onion and tomato. Serve with pita wedges or assorted crackers, as desired.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons per serving.

Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 0

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 95, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 223mg, Sugars: 0g, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g

Original recipe and image from: McCormick & Company, Inc. http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Appetizer/Mediterranean-Spiced-Artichoke-Bake

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