Jul 5, 2010

Skinny Taco Dip


I make this dip for every party!

A must have at every large get together: birthdays, football, holidays – this dip always disappears!

This is my daughter Karina's favorite dip, which she has nicknamed "the stuff". It's easy to prepare and everyone always wants the recipe when they try it. Serve it at your next party with your favorite baked tortilla chips and play around with the toppings – try jalapeƱos, scallions or avocados.


Skinny Taco Dip
Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1/24th of dip Old Points: 2 pts Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 59.2 • Fat: 3.6 g Protein: 2.2 g Carb: 4.7 g Fiber: 0.6 g  

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 8 oz reduced fat sour cream
  • 16 oz jar mild salsa
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded fine
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2.25 oz sliced black olives

Directions:

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

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    1. I made this to take to a party at work. Every drop was gone before I even got to have some myself. No one knew it was a reduced calorie recipe! No complaints!!!! Good job

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  2. This looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Hello everyone,

      Perhaps we can make the dishes before we comment on them!

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    2. Completely unnecessary. No need to be rude.

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    3. This looks delicious!

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    4. Totally agree, I wish people would wait to make the recipe before replying. I use the comments to decide if I want to make the recipe or to see what changes worked for someone else. I don't think the comment about waiting to reply was rude at all, I think the same thing every time I look at a recipe on this site.

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    5. I want to suggest that a rating be added to this web page!! Maybe that will help! Just saying as I agree as I look at the comments to, to decide to make it or not:)

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    6. for all those people out there that are questioning what the result was


      IT WAS FINGER LICKIN GOOD!

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    7. You know what's more annoying than having to skim through people expressing that the recipe "looks good" rather than how well it turned out, is skimming through people complaining about other people's comments. Hypocrites.

      By the way, I made this and I could tell it was pretty noticeable to me and others at my Breaking Bad party that it was reduced calorie. It was not as rich and had a just-a-little-too-sweet taste that comes with reduced fat products. That being said, it was still a very delicious reduced calorie dish.

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  3. First!!! This is very similar to a seven layer dip I always see at parties, except with olives. and anything with olives is a thumbs up in my book! stumbledupon this site, its very nice :) best of luck to you.

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  4. Oh yes, this was a popular recipe to bring to parties for a while. Thanks for sharing a low fat version though. The original one can blow your entire day!

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  5. Looks yummy and this is one of my favs.

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  6. Thanks for a skinny version of this recipe. I love this "stuff"! My friends mom used to make it for us when I was in high school. It is a nostalgic food for me. Thanks!

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  7. this dish is addicting!!! Thanks for sharing

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  8. I was happy to lighten this one and the best part was that no one noticed :)

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  9. I love taco dip, even more so when it's lightened up!! :-)

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  10. My mom got this recipe a few years ago and I've made it several times. I actually only use the 1st 4 ingredients and stick it in a bowl. Tastes great on it's own!!

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  11. Oh this looks good. I tried this with the fat-free sour cream and cream cheese and it was too rubbery...this looks much better and you're right, I bet nobody notices. Thanks!!

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  12. Sounds very nice! I would sprinkle it with a few black beans on top of the mix, below the lettuce, for a little more substance, since you're taking away the refried beans.

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    1. I added black beans and 1/2 a finely diced Jalapeno. It was wonderful!

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  13. oooo this sounds amazing! thank you!

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  14. Does anyone know the exact cup size serving?? THANKS!!

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  15. You're probably best off weighing the dish empty, then full to see the total weight. Then divide that by 24 to see how many oz a serving is.

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  16. If someone converts to ozs, please post! :-)

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  17. mmm i love me some seven-layer dip! i wouldn't feel so bad eating this one!

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  18. Drooling! This looks amazing, girl! I might add some avocado....heeheehee!

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  19. I too love this dish. To cut the calories/points, I use Fat Free 0% Greek Yogurt from Trader Joe's and then dip with celery and pepper strip dippers instead of the tortilla chips.

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  20. Girl I had NO idea that was a skinny version of the famous dip known as "the stuff"!!!!! You fooled us ALL on Sunday you sneak!!!!! DELICIOUS!!!!!!

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  21. Sounds good! I'm going to try it!

    Sheryl

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  22. I bet you could use 0% fat Greek yogurt instead of the reduced fat sour cream (I can't taste the difference) and shave off another point or two. yum!

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    1. I tried that, but it made it runny! :(

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  23. @Amy- you probably could but I'm not sure if it would change the flavor. If you try it let me know!

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    1. I have been replacing sour cream with greek yogurt for everything lately. You don't notice the difference. I swear!

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  24. I make the stuff, too! I also add fat-free refried beans to the bottom of the dish for some added fiber and yumminess!

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  25. I made this last night for some friends that came over! RAVE REVIEWS from everyone! Their daughter INSISTED mom get the recipe so she can make it this weekend for her again! You always have amazing recipes & I just love logging on to see what's new to try!

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  26. How many points will it be if you make half of the dish? I love taco dip and I want to make it but I don't have a family and I live by myself.

    Also, how long will it last in the fridge before you have to toss it?

    Thanks!

    Monjor23

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  27. You probably don't want to make more than 1/4 if you are making this for yourself. That would be 9 points. When you add the tomatoes and lettuce, it should be eaten right away. Chips are extra so keep that in mind.

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  28. Heather Dratler7/8/10, 5:09 PM

    Sorry I posted twice, it said it didn't work the first time. :)

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  29. OMG! I love you! so if 1/24th of that drool-inducing dip is only 1.5 points, i can have 1/12 of it for 3 points!

    You and your recipe rock!

    Thanks for such great recipes with nutrition information provided, Love it!

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  30. HI Gina, Loved this recipe (added scallions). I have tried several of your recipes and have enjoyed them all. Thanks. Michele

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  31. Gina,

    Thanks for answering my question. :) I will be making it today. Per your request, I will be making 1/4 of the dish. I will let you know how it turned out.

    Thanks again!

    Monjor23

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  32. I loved the idea of using celery and carrots to dip with instead of chips. every point counts !!
    I am so glad you created this dip. It's everyones favorite ( it seems)!

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  33. my husband made this for his guy friends (game night) and they loved it. the dish was scraped clean, and they were none the wiser as to the healthier recipe. I'll def. make this again soon.

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  34. That is one tasty looking taco dip!

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  35. I made this tonight for a family dinner and everyone loved it!!! My aunt wanted to take some to work to share with her co-workers. Thanks for the great recipe!!!!

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  36. I made this dip yesterday for a pre Labor Day party. Everyone loved it! It is sooo good.

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  37. AMAZING!!! I made this for a family cookout yesterday and everyone raved about how good it was. No one knew it was a healthy recipe. Thank you.

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  38. This is always gone within 10 minutes when we make it! So glad you all enjoyed it!!

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  39. I would like to know the serving size in Tbsp or cup, please

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  40. I loved this, but I think it would be great with some meat! Thanks Gina

    Monica

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  41. I made this, this weekend for my young 3 kids and husband. They adored it! That never happens for me, someone alway's refuses to eat. But not this time. It took 5 mins. to make. Easy,healthy and yummy. Try it, you won't be sorry.

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  42. Glad you guys liked it Theresa!!

    Meat would be nice, but more points. Maybe shredded chicken?

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  43. Looks great except for the olives... ever since, at the age of five, I put an olive on every single finger and thumb of both hand and had my dad look at me and say "Real funny kid, now you can eat them all." I have not been able to eat an olive without gagging.

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  44. My daughter used to do that, but she loves olives! Olives are optional ;) You could top with scallion instead if you want.

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  45. How far in advance can I make this (if i add the lettuce + tomato later)? Thanks!!

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  46. You could make the salsa mixture the night before, then add the lettuce, tomato when ready to serve.

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  47. My favorite taco dip is low fat cottage cheese mixed with low fat sour cream covered with taco seasoning and low fat cheese...it's amazing!!!

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  48. I love love love this recipe. I made it for some new friends at my house warming party (we have just moved from England to Alaska) and everyone loved it. I even had a friend request that I make it for a birthday pot luck party this weekend!

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  49. I modified it a little by putting fat free refried beans on the bottom and leaving out the cream cheese. I just mixed the taco seasoning with the sour cream! Adds a little protein. 1/2c of the beans is 2 pts.

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  50. Gina,

    Can you figure out the point plus for this one please

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  51. This looks really amazing. Not sure that I believe that it's only 60 calories though! I mean even with the reduce fat, it looks so good, which normally can mean fattening ;) but I'll take your word for it.

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  52. I am going to make this for our Holiday party this weekend!! Can you please let me know what the points plus are for it?

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  53. It's dip, so you aren't eating the whole thing. If you notice it serves 24, which is why the calories are low.

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  54. Rebecca Vance12/22/10, 5:28 PM

    Hi Gina !
    My old 'Fat Version' of this had chopped green onion also..I think this would be a great addition to the tomatoes,olives, and cheese...and so pretty..!!...Thanks for giving us such delicious choices..!!...You are the best..!!

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  55. did you use a 9x13 dish for this?

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  56. Hi Rebecca, I love scallions, I'm sure it would be great!

    Yes, I used a 9x13 for this.

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  57. This look delicious! I must try it soon! Your website is wonderful!

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  58. I used to work at a deli and was the master at throwing taco dip trays together quickly. I never actually knew what the dip consisted of(aside from the obvious ingredients) since deli food is pretty gross and comes in a bag, and therefore never ever tried it. Now that I know I really want to give this recipe a try!

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  59. Try it with Fat Free Fage greek yogurt instead of the sour cream...it is loaded with protein and taste just like sour cream!

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  60. I make at least 3 or 4 or your recipes a week! It definitely helps with the diet!! I made this and ground turkey tonight for dinner to put into a taco shell... each shell is 3 points for 2!!
    A mouthful of crunchy yummy delicious-ness!! A nice twist on the old taco/fajita!

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  61. I made this dip then I went to work and when I came home there was only about 2 bites left my family loved it and I had to make some more the next day.

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  62. I used fat free sour cream (couldn't tell a difference) and added cilantro. I took it to a potluck of ladies and they loved that I brought a healthy option to save them from the average lasagnas and enchiladas! I just ate it plain and called it an upside down salad. :) Thanks Gina!

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  63. I made this dip for a football watching crew this past weekend and everyone LOVED it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was gone in minutes. I was a little worried that the cream cheese, sour cream, salsa mix was a bit too soupy, but once mixed thoroughly and in the dish with the shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes it worked perfectly. Even the guys couldn't stop eating it! So good, making again this weekend!

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  64. Ive been making this dip for a few years now! It is such a huge hit @ gatherings! Some other ideas add soy beans for extra protein you can blend them in with the sour cream and cream cheese or leave them as are! we also usually always have the scallions on it- and weve also added green olives!

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  65. I made this dip for the Bears game on Sunday - this truly is The Stuff! I ate way more than 1/24th, but it was so worth it! This is definitely a must for any gathering... you will be thanked!

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  66. i want to eat this picture too...looks great

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  67. I see that 1/24th of the recipe is 2 pts+. Exactly what does a 1/24th serving consist of? 1/2cup? 1/4cup? If there is an answer in all the comments I didn't find it. I admit I am a lazy cook and if I have to do much more then measure out my food I generally don't cook it. But "the stuff" looks tasty. Lol

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  68. Sorry, I was serving this to my company so I couldn't destroy it by measuring. We were 24 so it worked out great. It's meant to serve to a crowd (it always disappears!!)

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  69. My favorite thing to do with tasty treats like taco dip is rub it ALL over my body and then go to the store. Thanks for the recipe!

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  70. I just made it and substituted 0% fage greek yogurt for the sour cream. I also mixed in a can of black beans with the cream cheese/yogurt/salsa and taco seasoning.
    For cheeses I used Sargento light mexican and fat free cheddar mixed together.
    For final toppings, I did 1/2 of a 2oz can sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, and about 3 small scallions diced. Yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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  71. This was awesome! I brought it to a game night and it was gone in 10 minutes! Thanks again for all of your yummy WW friendly recipes!

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  72. wow that looks delicious haha.

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  73. This was so yummy! Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.

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  74. Gina - I'm wondering if I could get away with substituting the sour cream with fat free Greek yogurt? I've only recently discovered Greek yogurt and having been using it as a sour cream substitute for my fajitas!
    Thanks - Karen

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  75. I'm sure you can use Greek yogurt, but I haven't tried it so let me know how it tastes.

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  76. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS ONE!!!
    I make it for lunch all the time!

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  77. I have made this 3 times in the past 3 weeks for different parties - it has been a huge hit - most people are shocked when I tell them it is a "weightwatcher" recipe -

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  78. When I made this for a party it was a huge hit!! At the end of the party one lone person was scraping out that the last little bits of the dip out of the pan. He kind of slurred to my boyfriend that he was a lucky man to have me! So thanks for making my dip the hit of the party table!!

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  79. It's not a ww recipe! It's a Skinnytaste recipe!! :)

    Mary you are welcome! I recently had a similar experience, brought it to a party where I didn't know too many people and everyone asked me for the recipe! They didn't know I had a blog, I'm pretty quiet about it :)

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  80. This went over well at a party and at work. I added a bottom layer of fat free bean dip - Perfect!

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  81. This dip is awesome, I think my husband was about to lick the bowl! I did a variation by adding fat free refried beans as the bottom layer and I used fat free greek yogurt instead of sour cream for the cream/salsa mix. DIVINE!

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  82. Heard about this site at W.W meeting. Reading the receipes, they sound so good, can't wait to try!

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  83. I made this on Saturday and I have to tell you it was delicious! I am going to try your Cilantro Lime Shrimp today! I am SO glad someone in the WW community posted this site to their blog!

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  84. Can't wait to make it. Was just reading the comments...why would you be quiet about your blog??!! I tell everyone I know!! :)

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  85. Leanna, lol I guess I'm humble.

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  86. I love your recipe and have a version very similar. The only difference is I add a layer of fat free refried beans on the bottom. It's a great party food.

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  87. I would suggest swapping out the iceberg lettuce for a more nutritional lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is not recommended simply because it's one of the vegetables that retains the highest concentrations of pesticides, it's also doesnt have very much nutrient content, being mostly water. It's like eating paper. Now why would you want to waster calories on paper? ;P

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  88. I usually make my own spice mixes to cut down on preservatives and salt; what quantities of spices would approximate the taco seasoning packet if you were to assemble your own from dried spices?

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  89. So glad to see this recipe. I have made the "fatty" version of this for years so I'm tickled to see a lighter one. I'm going to try the 0 fat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and will add green onions. My old recipe didn't have the cream cheese or salsa but used mayo, so this is a bit different. I can't wait to try it at a pot luck next week. Thanks!

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  90. We make this all the time leaving out the cream cheese. It's still very yummy and using just fat free sour creme or fat free plain yogourt there is basically just veggies with low fat cheddar :)

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  91. would love to make this stuff but veganize it :) I would use canned vegetarian refried beans, omit the sour cream and cream cheese, top it with guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, daiya vegan cheese, and olives, that would be so yummy! The pic looks amazing!

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  92. Such a tasty and light alternative to a heavy and fattening bean dip. made it on my family beach vacation and made 2 batches at once to feed 15 ppl by the pool. the lettuce makes it light and fresh. i added chopped scallions to the top. it was a hit for sure, had to make it again later in the week. love the site!

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  93. I just made this last night for a group for a group of ladies who love regular 7-layer dip! I wondered how it would stack up, and I think we all know which one won! :) thank you for helping me add this to my favorite recipes! So easy AND yummy!!!

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  94. My roommates and I were looking for a low fat dip to make, and this was the perfect recipe. We were having a girls night in, and saw this dish and decided to make- awesome guilt free appetizer. I would definitely make this again when I have anyone over for a snack to munch on. Thanks for the great starter meal!

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  95. I have made this dip for 3-4 different parties. It is VERY yummmy! It seems like it tends to get a little water-y tho. Any suggestions for this? I've tried different types of salsa, but each time it gets water-y near the end. Thanks!

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  96. We made this for a cookout Sunday and it was amazing. My picky fiance loved it and had no clue it was a "Weight Watchers Recipe" ;) A BIG hit and will definitely do this again.

    Gina... will you be making a print cookbook?

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  97. As usual, Gina, Oh My Yum! I linked to this recipe in my football appetizer post here: http://thatbaldchick.com/2011/08/31/football-season-is-here/
    Now, I just have to get some iceberg lettuce.

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  99. I made this recipe this weekend during a campout - it was the hit of the gathering! Everyone loved it and it was gone quickly. I had forgotten to pack my taco seasoning and it didn't seem to be missed, though I will add it next time. I also decided to make it a little heartier and added 2 cans (drained) black beans which everyone seemed to really enjoy - Great recipe, thank you.

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  100. I made this today for college football game day! I've been following ww for a week now to lose baby weight, and this dip allows me to still have some fun during football games. :) I need to slow down on the chips though, lol! And tonight we are having your crockpot bean chili. Thanks!!

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  101. I had the same problem as Shannon - it came out very watery. Tasted delicious, but so thin. Anyone else experience this?

    Also, I topped this with the lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and olives at the very last minute before leaving for the stadium - 30 minutes later, all of the toppings were "melting" into the dip. Does this need to be served IMMEDIATELY?

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  102. I used super hot salsa for my over-active taste buds and chopped about a thousand cups of cilantro on top because I am a cilantro addict, and this recipe turned out fantastic!! I had rave reviews. I find that the hotter the salsa the better I feel also, but no kids will eat my cooking! I wonder why!
    Thank you for the delectable recipe and alternatives!

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  103. I have made this with a packet of fiesta ranch instead of taco seasoning and it is AMAZING!

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  104. You can cut up an bake the Flatout Breads an use them as tortilla chips also for low WW points!!!

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  105. This recipe is my favorite dip ever and has been in my family for years! It is a football weekend and party staple.

    I have never had it come out watery. My family puts salsa on top of the cream cheese mixture instead of mixing it in. Also,16 oz sounds like a lot of salsa.I just eyeball a layer on top and sprinkle the rest of the toppings on that. I think that might help to not water the cheese/sour cream down.

    GREAT RECIPE!!!! Enjoy!!!

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  106. I did add re-fried beans to the bottom and instead of mixing the cr. cheese and salsa, I layered them. I kept everything else the same and used mini bell peppers to dip. This was an AMAZING bean dip. I got requests for the recipe (so of course I sent them to this site). Thanks for sharing this! I love your recipes.

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  107. I made this for the first time (finally!). It was wonderful! A big hit for pre-Thanksgiving dinner snacking. I love the cream cheese/sour cream/salsa combo on the bottom. Great flavor!

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  108. YUM! That looks amazing AND healthy. What could be better?

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  109. YUM!! I made this for a football party and it only lasted maybe 10 minutes!

    http://realsouthernmom.blogspot.com

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  110. wow that looks so incredibly good...thank you so very much for sharing!

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  111. made this for a party tonight. hope its as good as everyone says!!!!

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  112. I'm making this to take to a NYE party tomorrow!

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  113. Literally just got done making this for a Potluck at work tomorrow! Can't wait to see how it turns out! :)

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  114. I just made this, have yet to add the cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives, but my "dip" is very liquidy...is this how it's supossed to be??

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  115. I just found your site today and needed a recipe for tonight. I took this to a Potluck. There was a ton of food there and this was the first thing to go. Love your site. can't wait to try other recipes.

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  116. This is an absolute favorite in my family. I have made this dish so many times and it is always the first appetizer to be finished. When i tell people it is "healthy" one can believe it. Love love love this!

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  117. I usually use greek yogurt instead of sour cream and no one has ever noticed a difference! :)

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  118. I made this and added a package of meatless ground seasoned with taco seasoning. It was really good!

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  119. Yummy! I found a similar recipe in http://weightlossjenna.com/eat-stop-eat-review/ but it didnt look as good as this one ;D

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  120. This was a huge hit! Even my boyfriend who doesn't like too many veggies loved it. He won't eat tomatoes on anything (else) but loved every bite he had in this dip! I will definitely make this again.

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  121. IT WAS DELICIOUS, OUR FRIENDS LOVED IT.

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  122. stupid question,,,, so you just eat it cold you dont cook it.

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  123. So glad I found this recipe. I will be making this for Sunday as a snack while watching the Super Bowl with DH. Can't wait to try it out.

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  124. So happy I found this recipe. I'll be making it this weekend, but I think I'll do shredded spinach instead of lettuce.

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  125. Just made this for the superbowl and it was AMAZING....didn't have tomatoes so left that out...also added jalapenos as my boyfriend likes a bit of a kick :)

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  126. I made this for Super Bowl and it was a HUGE hit. The only thing is the cream cheese mixture came out extremely runny. I pureed a can of black beans and added more sour cream. It helped a little but it was still runny. I think next time I'll use less salsa and see how that works. The flavor was spot-on though!

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  127. I also made this for Super Bowl. One of two dips, and there and no one realized how healthy mine was. The recipe was super easy, and I defiantly will make it again and add some black beans, and the requested option of avocado and jalapenos to it. Again another huge thumbs up!

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  128. I made this for the Super Bowl. My fiance and I have both recently started WW's and were looking for WW freindly snacks to have. This was AMAZING! We will definitely make this one again!

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  129. I added a can of fat free refried beans as the bottom layer, added about 4-5 fresh chopped garlic cloves to the cream cheese mixture and baked it in the oven covered in foil to make a warm dip!!I skipped the lettuce and just topped with tomato and chopped green onion!!YUM!!

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  130. Yumm-O! I made this for a Super Bowl snack too (one of a few of your recipes!) and it was perfect! This will be my go-to Taco Dip from here on out! Thank you Gina! ~Amy :)

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  131. I used to love making this the not so skinny way, but this recipe tastes just as yummy! Does anyone know exactly how much 1/24th is? I tried to weigh it but my food scale said overload lol.

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  132. My grandma use to make this same dip when I was growing up menus the lattice, and it has now passed down to me to make for every get together. I usually have to make 2 trays bc it goes so fast!!!!

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  133. Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for an even healthier version. Was a hit at our Super Bowl party.

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  134. it looks like I have found my dip for the next bush-walking group Christmas party, thank you, I have been looking for something nice and healthy for a long time now. but now I have found it. It might not make the Christmas party, it will be for the next B.B.Q. party.

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  135. I made this recently for a family gathering and they loved it! Thanks for the delicious and simple recipe. I love your site!

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  136. I made this last night but traded the lettuce for cabbage (it's what we had). My girls who normally won't touch cabbage because "it smells funny" ate half the dip before I told them it was cabbage. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  137. My mom has been making a similar dip for years now. She only uses cream cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. I will be trying this version - I may be able to trick my cream cheese hater husband! :)

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  138. Delicious! I'll try the recipe..thanks for sharing!

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  139. MMMM, just made this and it was just as good as everyone says it is! I live by myself and didn't feel like waiting for a party to try this so I mixed the sour cream/salsa/taco seasoning/cream cheese in a Tupperware container and just assemble myself a little mini taco dip fresh each time I want it - nothing gets soggy and it's like a little present in a bowl each time!

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  140. Instead of using taco seasoning I always use Ortega Hot Taco Sauce. Its much better than the packet. Every party I get invited to I get asked to make this....sometimes I wonder if its just the taco dip they want :) Must make some for tonight at work its such a hit!

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  141. Delicious! added an avocado, cilantro, and used spinach instead of lettuce. :) Delicious on a warmed tortilla!

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  142. Any thoughts on how to make sure you're only eating one serving at a time? Is it the size of a golf ball? Just a visual would be awesome!

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  143. Sounded great until I hit the iceberg lettuce. Worst lettuce possible with no nutritional value nor taste. Substituted shredded Romaine and upped the heat with some jalapenos. Good but still have to watch serving size.

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  144. What kind of low fat cheese do you use, so many brands are taste less, any favorable low fat cheeses out there?

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  145. Oooh Edie! I love the thought of adding jalepenos. I made it last night and it's taking everything I have not to wolf it down. If I put jalepenos on it I'll eat less cuz it will be too spicy for me, lol!

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  146. Gina,
    I Made this for my son's party. It was a hit. And I did not tell anyone until it was done that is was low in fat.

    lol

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  147. I have made this several times, and absolutely LOVE it! I will modify sometimes by putting in avocado, lean ground beef, and/or black beans. Thank you!

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  148. How do I make this Gluten Free??

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  149. has anyone tried with Greek yogurt instead of the cream chees/sour cream? Is that even more skinny? PS - I am new to the site. I like the recipes and plan to look often. ;)

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  150. Great take on the infamous 7-layer dip. I think adding crushed seasoned black beans (with some white onions, garlic, cilantro) would be a nice touch at the bottom of the dish. Traditional taco dips use refried beans, but black beans would keep it flavorful, colorful and healthy at the same time!

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  151. Great take on the infamous 7-layer dip. I think adding crushed seasoned black beans (with some white onions, garlic, cilantro, and sofrito) would be a nice touch at the bottom of the dish. Traditional taco dips use refried beans, but black beans would keep it flavorful, colorful and healthy at the same time!

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  152. I just made this for an office party yesterday and it was a HUGE hit. I ended up dividing it into two tupperware bins, one with olives and one without. They were both completely devoured! I love that your recipes are health/ fat conscious, but even more that a lot of them are pretty easy to do. I'm a novice in the kitchen and I have now cooked three recipes off your site to success! Thank you for sharing all of this!

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  153. I made this today for a family party, usually when I make something low fat everyone complains. Today everyone loved it. I served it with baked scoops, but most people just preferred to eat it with a fork.

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  154. I make a version of this dip (I use onions and green peppers instead of lettuce) and I am required to bring it to every single function my husband's family has. It's called "The Dip". It doesn't last long.

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  155. I made this for a work party recently--- and everyone loved it!!! Thanks!!!

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  156. I made this and could not tell it was low fat, i did add black beans to it too, it delicious!

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  157. This looks great. I'm having a Mexican-themed party later this summer and am looking for lower fat and healthier versions of the usual dishes. This will be perfect. I too may add some black beans or low-fat refried beans to give it a little more fiber.

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  158. I discovered this recipe on Pinterest and absolutely love it! Have made it multiple times in the past few months! I periodically post links to my favorite recipes on my blog and today's featured recipe was this yummy Skinny Taco Dip! I linked to this post to make sure y'all get credit!
    -L
    www.pearlsgowitheverything.blogspot.com

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  159. I am always looking for healthy alternatives for my favorite things - and let me tell you, Taco Dip, is one of my favorite things! I was a little skeptical but it turned out great. Next time, I would do something a little different to thicken up the base of the dip - maybe drain the salsa. But I couldn't stop eating this dish! Thanks so much for the recipe - love your site! I posted my experience with this dip on my blog. Check it out! http://www.kissmysmash.com/2012/06/skinny-dip.html

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  160. This dip is amazing!!! I added a layer of black beans, and on top I added green onions and cilantro! Thanks!!

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  161. I loved this dip! I omitted the lettuce, used fat free re-fried beans that I mixed with low sodium taco seasoning, then topped with cream cheese/sour cream mixture, salsa, green onion, bell pepper, tomato, and cheese. It is great with carrots, on salad, with chips, on a sandwich!

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  163. I made this dip last night! While it was delicious, it was also very runny. Did I do something wrong? How can I thicken up the bottom layer?

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    1. Mine was runny as well, but I noticed after letting it sit overnight it seemed to be a bit thicker. Next time I'm going to use less of the salsa as well to see if that helps with the runny :)

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  164. I made this and I love it!!! :) Definitely a new family favorite!!!

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  165. Does anyone know if this can be pre-made the night before serving? I plan on making it tonight and bringing it to the lake - via ice chest of course. But will it hold up???

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  166. A-MAY-ZING!! We added diced jalapenos as well to give it a little bit of a kick and WOW! So delicious!! A new favorite meal! Quick, easy, and nearly guilt-free :)

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  167. look delicious! and i LOVE that you put the nutritional facts :)

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  168. If you used fat free cream cheese and sour cream... do you know what the nutrition facts would be?

    Thanks!

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  169. I have been making this for 20 yrs. When bringing to a party with any amount of people - make 2 bc it will be licked clean by the first few at it. Low or full fat products do best-No fat just does not taste the same. I buy those big turkey type platters at Dollar Tree to make it on and bring to parties.

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  170. I forgot to mention it does not keep well for the next day - the lettuce will make a watery mess.

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  171. To all of the people asking the specific serving size of this, please use common sense - it serves 24.. it would probably be easier to divide by 12 servings. In a 9x13 dish, that should be simple. Make lines with a knife or spatula into 12 servings, then scoop one section out and measure it. That will give you the size for 2 servings. I'm guessing it is probably 1/2 cup or so.

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  172. I made this tonight to take to a barbecue. Unfortunately, I screwed it up. I had a tiny bit of salsa left so I decided to substitute a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies. That part was fine but I forgot to drain them!!! I added it to the sour cream/cream cheese mixture and it was so soupy. To save the dish I added a can of fat free refried beans and it turned out great. I love this dip with the beans anyway and they are fat free, why not?! In the end, it turned out delicious! I will make this again and maybe add cilantro along with black beans or definitely the refried beans I used this time.

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  173. I made 2 batches of this for 2 different events and everyone loved it. Will be making this one over and over!!

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  174. I love taco dip and I love that I found a skinny recipe! However, mine came out a little watery! I don't know if it was because of the reduced fat sour cream or the salsa I used. It was still delicious though!!!

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  175. This was amazing! Thank you!!! :)

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  176. When you use low fat and reduced fat foods in recipes... no one knows! It just doesn't make sense to use extra calories when they're so unnecessary. This recipe is JUST what I was looking for. Thanks so much!

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  177. I've made this twice in the last month, both times it was devoured. I substituted guacamole for the lettuce, as I'm not a lettuce fan. My guests didn't notice, or mind, and it was delicious!! Will be perfect for football season.

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  178. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been following the weight watchers plan for a few months now. Last week, my office planned a potluck and I was absolutely scared. I had no clue what to bring that I could eat within my points and also what my co-workers would eat. I found this recipe and gave it a try. It was a big hit! My dish was completely cleaned out and my co-workers begged me for the recipe. They had no clue it was healthy. This will be my go to recipe for potlucks from now on. :)

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  179. This recipe was AWESOME!!!! It was a major hit! I love your site! I live on it!!!

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  180. I made this for football today... it was super tasty! I made the mistake of trying to layer the salsa on top of the sour cream/neufchatel mixture and it was really liquidy. I'm sure it would be fine if I just followed the directions and mixed it in next time! Even though it was a little soupy it was still really good. I added some black beans, and served it with celery, baby carrots, and some tortillas that I baked into chips. I've always been more of a fan of baked taco dips but I think I've officially been converted.

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