Sunday, February 27, 2011


I should have posted this recipe earlier today, because this would be perfect to eat in front of the tv whilst watching the Oscars!

If you like cheese, this recipe is right up your alley. One reason I could never be vegan is because I like cheese too much. Another is that I like yogurt too much.

I've decided to feature broccoli this week, and since broccoli goes oh so well with cheese, well...expect to see a lot of cheese this week. For those of you readers who are vegan, don't worry! There will be some broccoli sans cheese as well. :)

Hot Cheesy Broccoli Dip

  • 1 small broccoli floret, chopped (can use frozen broccoli instead of fresh)
  • 3 wedges Laughing Cow light spreadable cheese (can substitute cream cheese or other cheese spread)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese of choice (I used a combination of 2% Mexican blend and cheddar)
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • optional: 1 cup fresh spinach or other vegetable of choice
  • salt, pepper, paprika to taste

If using fresh broccoli, cook it by steaming or boiling.

Saute the garlic and spinach in olive oil for a few minutes, and then add the steamed broccoli.

Using an immersion blender, roughly blend the broccoli mixture for a more uniform texture. If you don't have a hand blender, don't fret! This step does not have to be done.

In a bowl, add the spreadable cheese and milk. (Here, I used about 1 tablespoon of milk). Mix.

Add the shredded cheese. If this mixture is too thick, add another tablespoon of milk. 

Gradually add the blended broccoli mixture. Season with salt and pepper and mix.

This dish can be either heated in the oven or in the microwave. I was too excited/impatient to wait for the oven time, so I used microwave. (This takes about 1 min 30 seconds in the microwave).

Sprinkle paprika atop the dip, and it is ready!

Serve with toasted bread, tortilla chips, or chopped veggies. 


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