Artichoke Dip


I have a fun announcement for you today.  I am excited to now be a part of the Cooking Light Blogger’s Connection!  I have always been a big fan of their magazine, so it was a huge honor when they asked me to be a part of this group.  You can click on the little badge to your right, and it will take you to their page with a little blurb about me (don’t mind the unflattering picture), and you can see the other bloggers who are in this group.  Seriously, not sure how they found me, when you look at who else is in the group, but I will take it :)

So, what does this means to you?  Not a whole lot.  I share Cooking Light recipes fairly frequently anyway, but now you will get at least 2 a month.  The first one is this Artichoke Dip.  We made this for New Year’s Day, along with a few other appetizers for watching all of the bowl games.  And by all, I really do mean all that were on that day.  My husband, 7 year old, and Dad are all huge football fans, it doesn’t really matter who is playing.  My mom and I were lucky to have escaped for a little while to go shopping.

This dip is a warm dip that is great with crackers, but veggies would also be great to pair it with.  My husband actually made this dip.  It was my birthday, and he was nice enough to help out as much as he could.  He mixed everything together, in under 10 minutes, at about 8:00 am.  We put it in the fridge, and then just warmed it in the oven when it was time to serve.  It was creamy, and a great guilt free snack to have.  This would be a perfect one to have for the Super Bowl!

Artichoke Dip

Yields 6

A guilt free warm artichoke dip

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tbls fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 12 oz artichoke hearts


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 3 cup baking dish (I used a loaf pan) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Add the garlic and green onions to a food processor. Process until garlic is chopped. Add the Parmesan cheese, mayo, cream cheese, lemon juice, and red pepper. Process until it is almost smooth. Add artichoke hearts, and process until they are roughly chopped. Pour mixture into your baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.


Adapted from Cooking Light






  1. Since I did (like a lot of people, I know) put on a few pounds over the holidays, I’m looking even harder for lighter recipes. Glad you’ll be a tester I trust!

  2. Congrats on Cooking Light! That’s awesome :)

    The dip sounds wonderful. I actually don’t cook with artichokes that often…and I’m not sure why since I do like them! Maybe this recipe will bring me back into the artichoke-making world :)

  3. Congrats! That’s such exciting news! This dip looks incredible! I love artichoke dip and I love all the great flavors you add to this recipe! :)

  4. Congrats!!! Cooking Light rocks! (so does this dip!)

  5. I love this dip, in fact, this is the recipe I always follow! (I usually sub Greek yogurt for the mayo). Congrats on the Blogger’s Connection!

  6. Yay, congrats!! I love being part of the Blogger’s Connection! Like you I was already making CL’s recipes so why not?? The dip sounds amazing, great football food :)

  7. Congrats! That is an amazing opportunity, and I must say, I am a tad jealous 😉 I LOVE Cooking Light – their recipes are awesome, so it is truly an honor!

  8. Congrats on the CL network! This dip looks so creamy and like the perfect Super Bowl snack!

  9. Congrats on the Cooking Light group!!!!
    Love your light artichoke dip;-)

  10. This artichoke dip sounds delicious. I wouldn’t feel as guilty about eating it. 😉 and congrats on the Cooking Light group, that’s awesome!!

  11. Congratulations!!! The dip looks fantastic! I love these kind of dips!

  12. This is one of my favorites! I love this lighter version :)

  13. Congrats! How exciting!
    Love this dip! I’m all about artichoke dips!

  14. Congrats on cooking light! This artichoke dip looks fabulous! Yum!

  15. I adore this dip and a lightened up version is even better! Congrats on your new gig, Erin!!!

  16. yum! this is a perfect football dip to make. it’s so easy and lightened up is wonderful for the waistline 😉 congrats on your cooking light gig!! xo

  17. Congratulations on the new Blogger Connection – that’s awesome! And this dip? Look SO amazing – YUM!

  18. What a fun group! Loving this dish and reduced calories – perfect!!!

  19. Love artichoke dip and how you made it healthier, perfect for the new year.

  20. Congrats on your new adventure with Cooking Light. It sounds so cool. :) I love a good dip and this one fits the bill. :)

  21. Good for you Erin!! This dip looks great! I love artichoke dip, and this lghtened up version is even better!

  22. Would it be wrong if I just ate this with a spoon?

  23. Congratulations Erin! Great looking dip!

  24. Congratulation of being a part of Cooking Light’s blogger connection! I don’t know how you find the time to do all these wonderful posts! Because of that, you deserve your blog’s success. All your recipes and ideas are never dull, always inspirational. This artichoke dip is one of those long-forgotten retro party dish that deserves the spotlight once again. Food, much like fashion, cycles in and out of style. Dips are ‘in’ again!

  25. Congrats on the Cooking Light connection–that is awesome! Love this artichoke dip, too. :)


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