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Cheesy Artichoke DipCheesy Artichoke Dip


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Makes about 2½ cups, or 10 servings

Ingredients:

½ cup artichoke hearts (canned or frozen without oil)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
3—4 tablespoons grated parmesan or Romano cheese
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
A few drops of hot sauce, to taste
¼–½ cup diced pimentos or roasted red peppers



Method:

  1. In a blender or food processor, purée the cottage cheese; add mayonnaise, parmesan or Romano cheese and mustard and blend. Add artichokes and purée. Mix in the pimentos.
  2. Place in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and heat for 2 minutes. Remove cover carefully. Stir and heat for another 1 or 2 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Add hot sauce, additional cheese and salt as needed.
  3. The dip can be baked in a 325° oven for about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve the dip with raw vegetables such as bell peppers and cucumbers, or with crackers, pita chips or tortilla strips. Or make a wrap with a whole grain tortilla, some of the dip, shredded lettuce and assorted vegetables.

Optional:
Add minced green onion or chives
Add shredded crab or chopped baby clams



Nutrition at a Glance: (per ¼ cup serving)
Calories: 70
Total fat 3 g.
Saturated fat 0g.
Total Carbohydrate 4g.
Protein 4g.

 
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