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Creamy Collard Dip

Makes: 12 to 14 servings
Serving size: 1/4cup Yield: 3-1/2 cups dip
Prep 25 mins Cook 15 mins Bake 350°F 10 mins
Creamy Collard Dip
Ingredients
  • 2  slices  bacon
  • 1  small  sweet onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1  medium  red sweet pepper, seeded and chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1  pound  fresh collard greens, trimmed and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1 8  ounce package  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cubed and softened
  • 2  ounces  reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2  cup  light sour cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  Cajun seasoning (optional)*
  •  Thin bread sticks or vegetable dippers, such as sweet pepper strips
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 12-inch skillet cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel. Remove and discard all but 2 teaspoons of bacon drippings from skillet. Add onion and sweet pepper to skillet. Cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until vegetables are just tender, stirring occasionally. Add collard greens and garlic; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

2. Add cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and Cajun seasoning to the collard mixture, stirring until combined. If desired, trim fatty part from bacon and discard. Crumble remaining bacon and add to collard mixture. Spread mixture in a 1-1/2-quart casserole dish or 9-inch pie plate.

3. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until warmed through. Serve with vegetable dippers or bread sticks.

From the Test Kitchen*Note:
  • If you do not use the Cajun seasoning, add 1/4 teaspoon salt to dip.
Nutrition Facts (Creamy Collard Dip)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 104,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • chol. (mg) 23,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 5,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 1992,
  • vit. C (mg) 21,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 48,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 208,
  • Potassium (mg) 136,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Carb Choice () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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