Baked Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy, nutritious, and delicious, this Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip is made with Greek yogurt, fresh spinach, canned artichokes, and a mix of cheeses. It’s higher in protein than traditional spinach dip and only takes 30 minutes to make. Serve it warm with crackers, veggies, pita chips or baguette. This recipe is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
One thing about me is that I love a good dip. Shareable dips are one of my family’s favourite appetizers to order when we go out to eat.
And as much as I love eating at restaurants, I also love creating delicious appetizer recipes with a nutritious twist. Like my Creamy High Protein French Onion Dip, or my Healthy 7-Layer Bean Dip.
Thanks to the use of Greek yogurt, this Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip is another great example of a super tasty appetizer that also offers nutrition benefits. Let’s dig in!
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients:
Inspired by my Healthy Kale & Artichoke Dip, this Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip is made with simple and fresh ingredients.
To make it recipe, you’ll need:
- Greek yogurt
- Light cream cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- White cheddar cheese
- Baby spinach
- Canned artichokes (hearts or quarters)
- Lemon zest
- Lemon juice
- Salt & pepper
Nutrition Benefits of This Recipe:
As a Registered Dietitian, I like to consider the nutrition benefits that our food can offer us. Most spinach and artichoke dip recipes call for ingredients like sour cream or mayonnaise. While totally okay to enjoy, these ingredients tend to be lower in protein and higher in saturated fat.
Using Greek yogurt in the spinach dip adds protein, which will help to make you feel more full and satisfied. It also adds important nutrients like calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.
I don’t recommend swapping regular yogurt for the Greek yogurt in this recipe, because Greek yogurt adds a creamier consistency. There are also some nutritional differences between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt.
Lastly, when you enjoy this spinach artichoke dip recipe, you’re also eating your vegetables! This recipe is loaded with 3 cups of spinach and an entire can of artichoke hearts, and both are rich in vitamin C and sources of iron.
How to Make Spinach Artichoke Dip with Greek Yogurt:
This Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Greek Yogurt is super simple to make. And it only takes around 30 minutes! First, mix together the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, parmesan, lemon juice, zest, garlic, salt and pepper.
Then fold in the chopped spinach, artichoke hearts, and white cheddar cheese. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe baking dish and bake at 425F for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let cool for 5-10 minutes, and then serve it while it’s still warm!
Simple yet beautiful white baking dishes that can be used in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher!
What to Serve with Healthy Spinach and Artichoke Dip:
- Pita chips
- Tortilla chips
- Sliced fresh vegetables (like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips)
- Toasted baguette
- Warmed pita bread
Prep and Storage Tips:
Can You Make Spinach & Artichoke Dip Ahead of Time?
While I do find that the dip is best served immediately, you can cover it and store in the fridge for serving the next day. Then, just reheat (either in the oven or microwave) prior to serving.
How to Store Leftovers:
You can store leftovers of this dip covered in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
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Baked Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 0%, 2%, or full-fat
- 6 oz. light cream cheese, (3/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, about 1 small lemon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 14 oz. canned artichokes, chopped (approx. 1 cup)
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 3 tbsp white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 Oven-safe baking dish
- Preheat oven to 425F. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, greek yogurt, parmesan, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Fold in chopped artichoke hearts, kale and white cheddar cheese. Transfer mixture to an oven-safe baking dish
- Bake at 425F for 20 minutes. Allow dip to cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm with pita, tortilla chips, veggies, and more.