Appetizers

White Bean Avacado Dip

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If you are looking for a healthy dip to please your crowd, this dip is perfect! I love the combination of avocado and beans and the fact that you can whip this up in no time at all. This is my husbands favorite avocado dip, which means we just have to make sure he leaves a little for the rest of us! -Robin

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4 large avocados
1 can white beans drained
4 cloves garlic, minced (I use minced onion in a jar, 2 tsps. equals 4 cloves)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. lemon pepper
salt to taste
(For added kick we added my sons favorite seasoning, 1-2 tsp. Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoing) Optional
I use a food processor and just throw everything in and blend to the desired consistency. If not using a food processor just mash the avocados and beans together and blend in the seasonings. Serve with...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
491

Sodium
116mg
4% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
21g
43% DV

Carbs
82g
27% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV

Just like your favorite decadent spinach and artichoke dip, this cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is rich, creamy, and full of garlicky flavor! With three different types of cheese, pasta, chicken, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Alfredo sauce, and a buttery Parmesan breadcrumb topping, this dish is an easy dinner that tastes like a special restaurant meal. Serve the casserole with a simple green salad and a side of garlic bread for the ultimate family supper!

4 oz dry penne pasta
15 oz jar Alfredo sauce
8 oz cream cheese
2 t minced garlic
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t grated lemon zest ( plus 1 T lemon juice )
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c cooked shredded chicken
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts ( 14 ounces each )
2 c fresh baby spinach
1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
1 T salted butter
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish (such as 11 x 7-inch or deep 8-inch or 9-inch square); set aside.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water, according to...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
807

Sodium
843mg
35% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
53g
107% DV

Carbs
43g
14% DV

Fiber
17g
70% DV