Cheesy Artichoke Dip by Jean Carper

Here’s an easy, lower-fat version of warm artichoke-cheese dip. In new research, artichoke hearts tested surprisingly high in antioxidant activity — even more per cup than strawberries. Garlic and chives are high in antioxidants, too, and fat-free cottage cheese helps keep the fat and calorie counts down.

Original recipe makes 4 – 1/2 cups


2 (8 ounce) packages frozen artichoke hearts
1 1/2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
4 ounces herbed goat cheese (chevre)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 cup chopped chives
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook artichokes according to package directions; chop roughly. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, mix all ingredients except artichokes and Parmesan cheese until smooth.
  4. Stir in artichokes. Pour mixture into a 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. If top hasn’t browned, put under broiler.
  6. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving (it may be watery when first removed from the oven). Serve with toasted whole-wheat pita chips.


Calories: 146 kcal
Carbohydrates: 9.5 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Fat: 7.7 g
Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 10.2 g
Sodium: 427 mg