Lightened Spinach Dip
  • Cooking Time: 15 min
  • Preparation Time: 10-15 min
  • 2 (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • ½ cup tub-style light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. 1. Remove large stems from spinach; rinse with cold water. Drain. Place a large Dutch oven over medium heat; add spinach. Cover and cook 7 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring after 2 minutes. Place spinach in a colander; drain well, pressing spinach with the back of a spoon to remove as much moisture as possible.
  2. 2. Coat pan with cooking spray, and place over medium heat until hot. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Combine flour, salt, and nutmeg; add to pan, stirring well. Cook 30 seconds. Add milk and cheese, stirring with a whisk; cook until thick (about 2 minutes), stirring constantly. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
  3. 3. Spoon dip into an oven-proof serving dish. Sprinkle with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese. Heat in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and dip is bubbly, about 15 minutes.
I found this a while ago on the internet (when I printed the recipe, the address didn't print) and we have enjoyed it so I thought I would share. I hope you enjoy it too.