Healthier Spinach-Cheese Dip

toasted bread dipped into spinach-cheese dip
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Prep Time:
25 min prep time


  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 12 lemon, juiced
  • 13 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 13 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Blanch spinach in a large pan of salted, boiling water for 1 minute. Drain spinach. When spinach is cool enough to handle, place it in a clean dish towel and wring to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Add spinach to a food processor along with yogurt and lemon juice. Blend until almost smooth.
  3. Transfer spinach mixture to a saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add cheeses, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat until cheeses melt.
  4. Serve immediately with baked tortilla chips, crackers, and raw sliced veggies.


In this reduced-fat version of spinach dip, a blend of Greek yogurt and lemon juice replaces the mayonnaise that’s typically called for. A combination of Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses adds extra flavor.

Nutrition Info

99 Calories, 8 g Protein, 4 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 6 g Total fat (4 g sat), 248 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin K, ★★★★ Vitamin A, ★★★ Folate, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), C, D, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B6, E, Iron, Magnesium