Skinny White Pizza Dip (The Search for the Perfect Dip – Part 2)

By Sunday, February 19, 2012

After the astounding success of my Pizza Dip, I decided I wanted to try a sort of dip experiment.

So I began – predictably – hounding Pinterest for ideas. I stumbled upon the stereotypical American food blog – Plain Chicken  by Stephanie Parker. A lot of her recipes are for eating while watching college football. And as she puts it: “It’s a way of life in the South.” I just love that line!

The first dip I found was her Mississippi Sin Dip. It looked delicious and incredibly indulgent. I figured it was the perfect thing to bring to our January book club meeting.

I had high hopes for this dip. It had all the ingredients for success. Alas, when I finally tried it, it was… forgettable. And ordinary. And plain. I was disappointed.

However, I wasn’t giving up on my new favourite food blog that easily. Plain Chicken has many dips, so I kept looking for one that seemed safer (and by “safe”, I mean with more cheese). When I discovered her recipe for White Pizza Dip, I was sold. It has ricotta in  it – who doesn’t absolutely LOVE ricotta?

I decided to make it “skinny”, which means with all light ingredients. Not that it really makes a difference (let’s face it, we’re eating pure cheese here), but every little bit helps.

Skinny White Pizza Dip

Ingredients

1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix
1 container (16 oz) light sour cream
1 cup light ricotta cheese
¼ cup light mayo
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Mix the first four ingredients and half the mozzarella and spread in pie dish. Top with remaining mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees on middle oven rack for 30 minutes

Adapted from Plain Chicken

It’s that easy! (Also, I should probably mention that I used tortilla chips for both pizza dips. They’re the best for scooping.)

I made this dip for our book club slumber party (I know – totally hilarious) and it wasn’t devoured… it as inhaled. Put a group of tipsy 20-somethings around a dish of hot, melted cheese and you can guarantee it’ll vanish. Fact.

Since then, I’ve made it for visiting friends, My Other Half and our Valentine’s Day potluck at work. Now I have a repetoire of two delicious, crowd-pleasing dips. More to come as I continue to experiment!

I hope you enjoyed this mini dip saga so far… I know I enjoyed eating them!

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