An easy-to-make cauliflower cheese dip sauce for your next holiday party! Completely THM and Keto friendly and absolutely scrumptious! Your friends will be coming to you for the recipe!
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Years ago I concocted a Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Dip, I was stoked about the recipe. In my blogging naive mind, this recipe was going to go viral! It was just that good!
It's actually quite a good recipe that we still make around the holidays to this day, but it was nothing revolutionary and it sort of fell flat in the wild world of the internet.
Years later, and there I was perusing the internet when I came across a Facebook post of my friend and fellow THM coach Amy raving around another diary-free cheese dip that she had come across.
Now, we don't live a dairy-free lifestyle around here, and although there are some things that I try dairy free because let's face it, sometimes it's just healthier, a dairy-free cheese dip didn't sound too delicious. For all you dairy-free fans out there, here is the post by Amy along with the recipe link.
However, the post got me thinking about my Buffalo Chicken recipe and if I could tweak the recipe into a cheese dipping sauce.
This cheese dip is perfect for those holiday parties that are fast approaching!
- Rotel tomatoes
- Riced cauliflower
- Cream cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Water or vegetable broth
- Heavy whipping cream
See the recipe card for quantities.
This is a dump-and-go recipe. There is very little prep and a lot of return for such a delicious recipe!
Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
On stove top warm on medium heat until melted and warm. Stir frequently.
Served hot or chilled.
Hint: make sure to keep stirring. Lower heat is better than high heat.
Can you substitute different types of cheese in this recipe? Absolutely. Basically, any type of shredded cheese will world well. Gouda is one of my favorites!
Will reduced-fat cream cheese work in this recipe? Yes, it will.
Why is my cheese dip so watery? There are many reasons why a dip can get watery. Cooking extra long can cause this because the heat will release extra moisture from the ingredients. The same thing can happen if it's stored in the refrigerator for too long.
There are many different ways that you can add your own variation to this recipe. My recipes are always guidelines! Feel free to make it your own by adding some additional ingredients or replacing others.
- Spicy - Add some jalapenos!
- Kid-friendly - remove the Rotel tomatoes and add canned diced tomatoes
This recipe requires very little equipment. You simply need a way to melt and combine the ingredients together. The easiest way to do this is with a pan/pot and spatula. You may choose to use a serving dish if you are bringing this to a gathering. The recipe can be used with a crockpot if desired.
Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. These are my absolute favorite storage containers. They are beautiful and practical!
These ingredients do/don't stand up well to freezing.
Trim Healthy Mama Considerations
Hey THMers! This section is for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making and consuming this recipe.
- This is a calorically dense recipe. We don't count calories on THM, but we do take it into consideration. Keep this in mind as you are consuming.
- There is a lot of dairy in this recipe. Dairy can be a real issue for some ladies. You may want to dip a few chips or veggies in this sauce if you are one of those ladies.
- Remember to get plan-approved chips. The chips pictured in this recipe are not on plan. If you want to use an on-plan option use baked Tositio chips. I have also used Quevos chips, but they are at best a personal choice option.
- Don't forget your crispy veggies! Carrots, celery, jicama, and other veggies are a great way to dip!
- 2-10 ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes
- 12 ounces frozen riced cauliflower
- 8 ounces cream cheese, ⅓ fat works well
- 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ⅔ cup water or vegetable broth
- 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp or 1 clove of diced garlic
- Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
- On stove top warm on medium heat until melted and warm. Stir frequently.
- Served hot or chilled.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 475mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
Online nutritional calculators are estimates only. Use your best judgement when consuming.