Low-Fat Spinach Artichoke Fries

Low-Fat Spinach Artichoke Fries

Have you figured out how much I love potatoes by now? What's not to love...they are a wonderful source of potassium, protein, healthy carbs and are basically a fat-free food. They are a wonderful anti-inflammatory food too, which has been especially important for my husband's arthritis. Oh, and did I mention they taste amazing?! They are so versatile and just make everything taste better.

When I posted my Low-fat Chili Cheese Fries last month, they became a popular recipe quickly. Everybody loved them and what's even better is how healthy they are!

As soon as they became a hit, I knew I wanted to create a twist on the classic spinach artichoke dip. Making this vegan over another platter of crispy fries turned out so delicious. This is another extremely, simple and fast meal that comes together in less than an hour and just 8 ingredients. Oh yeah.

These should be called fat-free and high in protein fries, because there is only 1 g fat in the entire recipe and over 19 g protein!! Plant-based protein is so underestimated! This is why I eat so many potatoes.

Hot, steaming batch of spinach artichoke mixture on top of hot, crispy, golden fries. Yes, please.

This tastes similar to traditional spinach artichoke dip with a slight, cheesy flavor thanks to nutritional yeast and a bit of worcestershire sauce. It is really delicious, but it does not taste like cheese though or as rich, so don't expect it to be. I wanted it to be a delicious meal without that heavy feeling. I used yukon gold potatoes for a more indulgent flavor. If you want a richer topping, then sub the water with a plant milk.

I hope you enjoy these and if you make them, I'd love to hear! It's always a wonderful thing to hear from my readers in the comment section below, especially when you make a recipe! So after you make it, leave feedback below! You can also tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 with hashtag #thevegan8, so I don't miss it! I love to see your pictures of my recipes!


3 servings

Low-Fat Spinach Artichoke Fries

Spinach artichoke dip becomes a delicious meal as fries! A twist on the classic dish is filling and extremely hearty because of potatoes. This comes together in under an hour and in just 8 ingredients.

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 7-8 medium yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedges (about 2 lbs)
  • 1/2 of a medium yellow onion, finely chopped (you will need a 1/2 cup packed chopped onion)
  • 1/2 cup water (use plant milk for a richer sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon vegan worcestershire sauce (I get mine at Whole Foods, use regular if not vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, separated
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper (optional, but gives a wonderful smoky,spicy kick)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • One 5 oz container fresh spinach (4 packed cups)
  • 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed well and patted dry
  • Note
  • I normally always add salt to my recipes. However, with this one I used worcestershire sauce, nutritional yeast and the briney flavor of the artichokes all gave plenty of a salty taste to the mixture, so I didn't feel it needed it. Also, the fries will be salted before baking, so I kept that in mind. I would wait to see if you want any salt after you have cooked the spinach artichoke mixture.

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 415 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Wash and cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch wedges. Spread out evenly on the lined pan. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until very golden brown.
  2. While the potatoes are baking, chop your onion and add to a large pan. Add the water (or plant milk), worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, only 1/8 teaspoon at this time of the black pepper and chipotle chile pepper (if using). Stir well and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down to medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes until tender and all of the water has evaporated.
  3. Add another 1/2 cup water, the other 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, nutritional yeast and spinach. Give it a good stir and bring back to a boil. Stir constantly for a couple of minutes until the spinach has cooked down.
  4. Give your artichokes a quick rough chop into smaller pieces and add to the pan just to heat through. Remove from the heat. Once the potatoes are done, serve the cooked spinach artichoke mixture over the fries immediately. Taste and add any hot sauce or salt if desired. I felt it didn't need salt because of the saltiness from the worsteshire sauce, nutritional yeast and briney flavor of the artichokes.
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35 Comments

  1. Yum! These look so good. Great way of getting protein and veg tied up in deliciousness
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Cindy!
  2. Ummm, spinach, artichokes and fries all in one plate! Yes please! Sounds delicious Brandi!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Sophia!
  3. Really nice combination. Love spinach artichoke dip and I think I would like this even better. Really nice with the potatoes. YUM!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      It was SO filling Suzanne, thanks to all those carbs and protein! Thank you!
  4. WHOA, that protein count is impressive. I must make this!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I knowwwwww right?!
  5. I don't eat artichokes nearly as much since going Vegan. Not sure why but this recipe is a good reason to get back into it. Chipotle Chili Pepper Optional? I don't think so, bring it on Girl!! ♥
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha! Thanks girl! Yes, I know, I LOVE chipotle chile pepper because I love a kick but I know a lot of people are sensitive or kiddos, but I agree, bring it on! xo
  6. This says DINNER to me! When Kel is traveling, this is exactly the kind of thing I would make for a simple, no-fuss, solo dinner. Inspired, girl!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awww thanks Annie! I agree....easy, quick and yum!
  7. Brandi - these fries look absolutely delicious! I love making oven baked fries and love the artichoke dip-sauce on top! Worcestershire sauce is amazing at giving that awesome, tangy, cheesy flavor! I think I might just have to make these for dinner tonight :) Pinned! And potatoes are a huge staple in our house! They are honestly the perfect food - and so comforting as well! I wish they didn't get such a bad rep in the media, I went for the longest time thinking they weren't that good for you! Hope your week is off to a good start :D
    • Just tried this tonight, Brandi! And my boyfriend and I absolutely love it (And he's not vegan - he couldn't get enough of it!)! We used frozen spinach (what we had on hand) and added in mushrooms and leeks for good measure :) It's an absolutely delicious dish and such a keeper! Thanks for the great recipe :)
      • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
        I'm so happy to hear that Ceara! Thank you so much for making them and sharing them on social media! So happy both of you loved them. xo
  8. I love anything with spinach and artichokes. On top of *fries?!* Yes please! Such a great alternative to chips and dip. What a creative idea, Brandi! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Meredith!! xo
  9. Oh man these sound good! We will definitely be trying these out soon.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Ashlee! Please come back here and let me know how they turn out!
  10. i love spinach-artichoke dip! this is such a great idea! yum!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Rachel!
  11. Hands down the best vegan recipe I have made this year! This is soooo good, I made this tonight for the second time this week :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wow Cindy, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback!! I'm so happy that it is the best you've made all year, what a compliment! Thanks for letting me know, I really appreciate it :)
  12. FRIES??? I'M IN! that's crazy how much protein you've packed in there....bravo!! One thing though, I have never tried artichoke before! Shame on me! I've been kind of afraid of it and haven't known where to start. Perhaps I'll start here!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wow, you've never tried artichoke before?! I grew up eating it and it is definitely one of my favorite foods. so delicious!!
  13. Oh Brandi, I’m drooling at this plate of deliciousness! I love potatoes. I love artichokes. I love creamy dishes. I love chipotle chili pepper. I absolutely love everything in this plate….fries are MY EVERYTHING.
  14. Seriously girl, artichokes + spinach + fries????? Woah. Three of my favorite things! What a great idea. I want to try so many of your recipes!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Aww thanks Melanie! It is really good and I hope you get to try it!!
  15. [...] For another delicious, healthy fry recipe, check out my Low-fat Spinach Artichoke Fries! [...]
  16. First and foremost, I want to say I LOVED these but have tons left over. Any recommendations for what to do with the leftovers besides making more fries?? I was hoping like a vegan quiche or frittata of sorts. Any ideas?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      I'm so glad you loved it Jenny!! I actually have used the leftovers as a topping for pizza and then just added a little bit of cashew cheese on top and then baked it! I haven't done a vegan quiche yet, but I think that sounds delicious too!
  17. OMG! Potatoes are one of my favorites. And I fell in love with artichokes only recently, so the love is still fresh and intense. I have to try this! I've pinned it for later. This looks soooo goood!
  18. Very delicious and tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us; Jesus Christ Bless! ;)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful, so glad you enjoyed it Chance, thank you so much for the feedback!
  19. I made these for my partner and I, and they were delicious! He said it's the best spinach artichoke dip he's ever had! :D Thanks for the recipe!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      So very happy to hear that Penny! Wow, awesome feedback! Thank you for sharing! Loved your pic on IG, too!

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