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Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers

Makes: 16 servings Yield: 2 tablespoons dip and 4 Potato Dippers per serving
Prep 20 mins Slow Cook 4 hrs  (low) or 2 hours (high)
Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers
Ingredients
  • 1 8  ounce package  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut up
  • 6  ounces  reduced-fat pasteurized prepared cheese product
  • 1 1/2  cups  broccoli, blanched* and chopped
  • 3  tablespoons  bottled salsa
  • 4  teaspoons  bacon-flavor vegetable protein bits
  •  Fat-free milk (optional)
  • 1  recipe  Potato Dippers
Directions

1. In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker combine cream cheese, cheese product, broccoli, salsa, and bacon-flavor bits.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 3 hours.

3. Stir dip before serving. If desired, thin dip to desired consistency with milk. Serve with Potato Dippers.

From the Test Kitchen*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • To blanch broccoli, place it in a pot of boiling water; cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of ice water; drain and chop.
Potato Dippers

Yield: 64 dippers
Bake 350°F1 hr 30 mins Cook 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 4  medium  russet potatoes
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1  teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  black pepper
Directions

1. Scrub potatoes; cut each potato into 16 slices. Place potato slices in a large bowl and add enough cold water to cover. Let stand for 10 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Place potatoes in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly coat potato slices with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chili powder and black pepper. Bake potatoes about 25 minutes or until lightly browned and slightly crisp. Makes 64 dippers.

Nutrition Facts (Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 108,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 13,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 256,
  • Potassium (mg) 321,
  • calcium (mg) 81,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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