Who says eating healthy has to be a death sentence? There are so many ways to enjoy chips and dip and still keep that waistline in tact. For a cheesy dip like this one, small adjustments go a long way. Whenever I want to lighten-up cheese and other dairy ingredients I go for reduced-fat options. I also substitute sour cream for Greek yogurt. This not only lowers the calorie and fat count, it boosts the protein. Greek yogurt is great for cooking. It also makes a great substitute for buttermilk and whipping cream.
Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Dip
warm gooey jalapeno bacon cheddar dip with smoked cheddar, parmesan, cream cheese, white wine, and crunchy bacon
- 4 slices uncured bacon cooked and crumbled
- 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1 cup smoked cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers chopped
- 2 cups plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp parsley chopped
- 2 tbsp green onions chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a skillet with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Add the jalapeños. Cook until soft.
Add the wine to the pan and stir.
Add the remaining ingredients (using only half of the bacon). Reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the cream cheese and shredded cheese have melted.
Spray a baking or casserole dish with cooking spray. Add the mixture to the dish.
Sprinkle the remaining crumbled bacon over the top.
Bake for 22-25 minutes until the cheese begins to bubble.
Cool before serving.
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