Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers

This easy dip recipe is so easy you might just melt: it practically prepares itself in your slow cooker. Homemade roasted potatoes and this broccoli-cheese dip recipe are a surefire pairing for snacking satisfaction.

Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
20 mins
2 tablespoons dip and 4 Potato Dippers per serving


  • 1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cut up

  • 6 ounce reduced-fat pasteurized prepared cheese product

  • 1 ½ cup broccoli, blanched* and chopped

  • 3 tablespoon bottled salsa

  • 4 teaspoon bacon-flavor vegetable protein bits

  • Fat-free milk (optional)

  • 1 recipe Potato Dippers

Potato Dippers

  • 4 medium russet potatoes

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  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.

Potato Dippers

  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°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.

*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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 321mg 7%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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