Friday, October 19, 2007

Cheesy Spicy Dip - It's Like Crack?

My favorite kind of dip is commonly called "Crack Dip" on the What's Cooking? board on the Nest. This is a buffalo chicken dip that combines the flavors of ranch, cream cheese, hot sauce, cheese and chicken. It's DELICIOUS!! Like buffalo wings, Crack Dip is not healthy at all. I figured out the points for the dip I love so much, I knew I had to find an alternate. I decided to use fat free cheese and cream cheese. This was, eh, ok. I personally don't like the texture of fat free cheese... I am sure the points would need to be altered if you used a light cheese and cream cheese, but for me it just isn't worth the points. I would rather have the real thing in this case or not at all. But here is the recipe, should you all want to give it a shot. I did leave out the chicken though (again, to save points and since this was my snack I didn't want to add the extra points in). It could easily be made into a meal (for me anyway!) if you add chicken OR I love putting this on a tortilla and making a quesadilla. Yum!!

Crack Dip minus Chicken

8oz fat free cream cheese
1 1/2 cup fat free cheddar cheese
1/2 cup lite ranch dressing
1/4 cup Frank's Hot Sauce

In saucepan, melt cream cheese and ranch dressing together. Add the hot sauce, mix well. Add in cheese and melt, stirring until smooth. Serve.


I ate this with Baked Scoops, for this add 3 more points for a total of 6 points. It receives a so-so rating. I don't think I will make it again unless it's the real deal. :)


Teale said...

I don't care for the texture of FF cream cheese either. How big is a serving of this?

Trevor's Bride said...

Hi, I have a variation of this recipe (not on my blog yet) but had a suggestion to cut points. Instead of lite ranch dressing, how about non fat sour cream with a portion of a ranch packet? Does that help the fat content/calories? I know nothing about Weight Watchers points system. My recipe called for a bottle of ranch dressing, and I didn't go for that. So I used a packet of dry ranch with non-fat sour cream.