White Bean Spinach Dip

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This popular holiday dip is perfect for entertaining and we’ve added a tasty, healthy twist with Michigan Beans.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked Michigan White Beans
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 6 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup part skim, shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whole grain baguette slices, pita chips or crackers for dipping

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add spinach and simmer until mixture is hot. Drain any liquid from the mixture and transfer to a large bowl. Set pot aside for step 3. 
  2. Add Michigan Beans to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add beans to spinach mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Pour milk into pot and return pot to medium heat; add cream cheese and stir until melted. Return spinach mixture and mozzarella cheese to the pot and stir to combine. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover and heat over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally. If dip is too thick, add a few tablespoons of milk. Serve warm with whole grain baguette slices, pita chips, or crackers.

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