Spicy Cheddar-Jack Cauliflower Dip

Spicy Cheddar-Jack Cauliflower Dip

Serves 12

Cooked cauliflower is pureed and combined with cheese, spinach, garlic and jalapeño in this tasty and different dip. Serve with pita chips or toasted baguette.

  • Florets from 1/2 head cauliflower (about 2 1/2 cups), steamed until very soft and cooled
  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 12 ounces (about 3 1/2 cups) shredded cheddar and jack cheeses
  • 3 lightly packed cups (about 5 ounces) baby spinach leaves
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Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until very smooth. Add Neufchâtel, mayonnaise, jalapeño, garlic, salt and all but 1/2 cup of the cheese shreds and pulse until very smooth. Add spinach and pulse until chopped. Scrape into a 1-quart ovenproof baking dish or casserole, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until hot and bubbling, about 35 minutes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:180 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 8g protein
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