Looking for a healthier version of spinach artichoke dip? Look no further than this Baked Green Chile Spinach Artichoke Hummus Dip! All the classic flavors combined with green chiles, creamy hummus and plenty of melted cheese. This dip will be a total crowd pleaser at your next party!
Thanks to Blue Moose of Boulder for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.
Football season officially started this past weekend and I have to admit, I was pretty excited. I never used to get excited about football, but after moving to Denver and experiencing what it’s like to live in a state that loves their team, I couldn’t help but join in the frenzy.
I’m sure some of you are rolling your eyes and dread this part of the fall season, but I think there’s one thing that we can all agree on. Game Day Food. When it comes to food for the big game, the options are endless. It used to be considered a good spread if there were chips, a container of dip and if you were lucky, chicken wings. Gone are those days! Now people build those crazy snack stadiums. If you haven’t seen one, Google it. It’s pretty incredible the lengths people go to at football parties.
When it comes to game day food at our house, we generally don’t need to build a stadium and stuff it full of food. Usually I’m just making snacks for my husband and myself, although I’m hoping to throw at least one party this year. My husband always wants burgers, sometimes chicken wings and loves when I make macaroni salad (he’s got it bad for pasta).
I on the other hand am all about the dip, especially the hot, cheesy, baked dips! One of my favorites is spinach artichoke dip, but boy do the calories add up with as fast as I’m shoveling it in my face. Well, last week I solved that problem by replacing the mayonnaise and sour cream with Blue Moose of Boulder’s Green Chile Hummus and making this awesome Baked Green Chile Spinach Artichoke Hummus Dip!
If you’ve never tried Blue Moose of Boulder hummus you need to change that. Like the name suggests, they are located in Boulder, Colorado. I love buying and eating local products and take advantage of it whenever I can. They make their hummus in small batches using only natural ingredients and they never use any preservatives.
When you open a container of their hummus and dig in, you can immediately taste the freshness and in the case of the green chile version, those local Colorado green chiles as well! Being a green chile addict and because September is the prime month for fresh roasted green chiles, I knew I had to add them to this dip.
I bought a bag at my farmers’ market the other week and chopped up a couple to add to the dip. The addition of the fresh roasted green chiles combined with the green chile hummus took the flavor to a whole new level. Of course if you don’t have access to fresh roasted chiles, the canned will work just fine.
Along with the hummus and green chiles there are the traditional ingredients, spinach, artichoke hearts and cheese. Everything is mixed together then put in an oven safe baking dish. Top it with more cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly. I served mine with homemade baked pita chips seasoned with chili powder and sweet mini peppers, but feel free to just dig in with a spoon too!
- 16 ounces Blue Moose Green Chile Hummus
- 1/2 cup chopped canned artichokes, drained and patted dry
- 1/2 cup diced green chiles
- 2 cups chopped baby spinach
- 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, Monterey Jack may also be used or a combination
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In a large bowl stir together all of the ingredients, reserving 1/2 of a cup of shredded cheese, until combined. Pour the mixture into a greased 8x8 or similar size baking dish. Spread into an even layer and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
- Cover the baking dish loosely with foil and bake for 15 minutes then uncover and bake another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve immediately with pita chips or vegetables.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 10g