Dip-ity Do Da
New Year’s Day is the day that many of us mark as our final day of unhealthy holiday eating and resolve to lose weight and get back into our high school jeans! These dip recipes are perfect for “the last supper”! They’re officially packed with naughty calories and all things yummy!
Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 (8-oz.) block pepper Jack cheese, shredded
- Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves
- Serve with: French bread cubes
Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheeses. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.
Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly. Garnish, if desired. Serve with French bread cubes.
Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Dip
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 (1-lb.) package hot ground pork sausage
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
- Serve with: Corn chip scoops, red bell pepper strips, pretzel rods
Preheat oven to 375°. Cook diced onion and next 2 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid has almost completely evaporated.
Add cream cheese, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until cream cheese is melted. Stir in spinach and salt, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Gently stir in beans. Pour mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with corn chip scoops, bell pepper strips, and pretzel rods.
recipes and images via Southern Living