There are about a thousand recipes on the Internet for cheesy spinach dips. In fact, I posted about Spinach Artichoke Dip just last year. But I have to confess that most times, these dips all taste the same to me. What I like about this recipe is that it uses ‘real food’ cottage cheese and sour cream, rather than cream cheese.
Last week I made the mistake of spoiling my dinner with a dip, so this week I planned dinner to be an appetizer plate. The dip was great with both crackers and carrot sticks, and fulfilled my craving for a fun and cheesy meal.
Cheesy Spinach Dip
1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1 c. low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 c. low-fat sour cream
1/4 c. + 1 T freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
1 T whole wheat flour
Mix spinach, cottage cheese, sour cream, 1/4 c. Parmesan, cheddar cheese, and whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Season well with black pepper. Top with remaining 1 T Parmesan. Pour into an 8″ pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.