This week’s post is by Christine Luken.
It’s that time of year! Yes, Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. While the guys are taking bets on the game and making sure there’s enough beer for the party, most of the ladies are in the kitchen, strategizing their Super Bowl Party menu. Whether you’re into the actual football game or not (I’m more of a UFC girl than an NFL fan,) winning snacks are what set apart an amazing Super Bowl party from an average one. So, after huddling with some of my food blogger friends, I’ve assembled a championship lineup of awesome appetizers people will be talking about long after the game is over!
First up is my Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip! It’s a healthier take on the usual spinach and artichoke dip recipes, plus it’s packed with protein to tackle your hunger. Sometimes my husband requests it for dinner!
Chicken, Artichoke & Spinach Dip
1 12-ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 10-ounce box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 5-ounce cans of chicken breast meat, drained and shredded
½ cup of reduced-fat cream cheese
¾ cup of reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup of low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Pita chips or tortilla chips for dipping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make sure that spinach is thoroughly drained of excess water. (I do this by putting it in a colander and pressing paper towels down on it to remove as much water as possible.) Mix all ingredients (except chips) until well blended in a bowl. Spread into a small oven-safe baking dish. Bake about 20 minutes, or until the top begins to turn golden and bubble. Serve warm with chips. (If you are unable to find marinated artichoke hearts, you can use a can of artichokes drained, and add a tablespoon or two of Italian dressing.)
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The good news is that it’s not hard to make.