Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Artichoke Tarts -- WW Friendly!

I don't know about you all but I am so over holiday ham, cheese balls, cookies, and pies.
I have been eating veggies, fruits, and protein the past few days.
I've also been trolling blogs and websites for yummy healthy recipes.
So if you have any suggestions send them my way!

In the spirit of healthy eating I thought I would share one holiday recipe with you that is actually Weight Watcher friendly!
My good friend Karen brought them to our Open House and later sent the recipe.
They were a HUGE hit!
I personally have yet to make them but am thinking they might be on our menu for Friday night.
She says they're super easy!!

Enjoy and report back if you do make them and let me know what you think!
Thanks again to my friend Karen for sharing her WW recipe!!

Artichoke Tarts
Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Cooking spray
16 wonton wrapper(s)
1/4 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp sweet red pepper(s), chopped
7 oz canned artichoke hearts, without oil, drained and chopped
1/4 cup(s) parsley, fresh, sprigs

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 16-hole miniature muffin pan with cooking spray.
Gently press 1 wonton wrapper into each muffin hole, allowing ends to extend above cups.
(I form each one over the end of a wide handled spoon before setting it into the muffin pan--helps prevent tearing)
Coat edges of wrappers with cooking spray and set aside.
Combine cheeses, cayenne pepper and mustard in a medium bowl; mix well.
Stir in red pepper and artichoke hearts; spoon about 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture into each muffin cup.
Bake until cheese mixture is set and edges of wrappers are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Garnish with parsley and serve.
Yields 2 tarts per serving.


Ashley said...

Those look delicious!! I will have to make these!

Annie said...

Those look great! I'm posting a pad thai recipe on Friday that uses brown noodles. It was good!

Jo said...

They look yummy!
This is just in time as I take the plunge into diet world. I too have eaten enough for a small army this holiday season ... ugh!


starnes family said...

Yum. The insides looked a bit like a dip I often make, but your list is a tad different. These are cute, too!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Those look super yummy!

sandy toe

Anonymous said...

Um, these were damn good at your party. Thanks for sharing.

donatelli98 said...

Right there with you about trying to eat healthy now ... I ate way too much over the holidays ...

erica said...

These look so good! I am definitely making them this weekend. xo

Deviled Megs said...

These look TASTY -- thank you for sharing the recipe!!

Nikki said...

Cute! I'm off grains again though...perhaps I could just eat the filling.

carolyn said...

I thought these looked yummy in your party post....glad you included the recipe!!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

those look sooo delicious. im not sure they would be ww friendly after i ate 100 of them :)