Weight Watchers Spinach and Artichoke Dip in a bread bowl

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 servings


This Skinny Spinach and Artichoke is my favorite appetizer, loaded with spinach, artichoke and water chestnuts. It’s the perfect for a party and can be prepared ahead of time if needed. It’s a slight variation on the original Weight Watcher Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip. 


  • 1 tablespoon butter (light if you have it)
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 ounces chopped frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 8 ounces canned water chestnuts, sliced, drained and chopped
  • 14 ounces canned artichoke hearts with oil, quartered, drained and chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (or 1/3 less-fat cream cheese)
  • 8 ounces light sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided (optional)
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 11 by 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the chopped onions and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until tender.
  3. Next add the drained spinach, chopped water chestnuts and artichokes and continue sautéing for about 5 minutes.
  4. Finally add the cream cheese, sour cream and half of the low-fat cheddar cheese and half of the shredded parmesan and stir until the cream cheese is melted and all the ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Pour the dip into the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese and parmesan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes. If the top is browning too much, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until the time is up.
  7. Serve warm with tortilla chips, sour dough bread or carrots and celery.
Nutrition Information:
1/4 cup
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Spinach Dip, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Weight Watcher Spinach Dip