Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Party Veggie Buffalo Dip

A friend brought buffalo wing dip to my in-laws' Fourth of July party. That made me one sad vegetarian; the stuff is delicious, and I just can't bring myself to eat it.

However, I did make a vegetarian version for another party the following weekend. This is based on the same dip recipe you can find countless places online.

I heated up Quorn chicken tenders on the stove in Buffalo sauce.


Put two packages of low-fat cream cheese and about a cup of fat-free Ranch dressing in a crock pot.


When the "chicken" was heated through, I mixed it all together. Next time, I'll break up the chicken a little more. That is, if there is a next time. I'm not sure I can be trusted with this dip ever again.


Try not to eat it yet.


Once it's mixed, dump a bag of shredded cheddar cheese on top.


Cover with a lid.


Heat on low until the cheese on top is melted. Over time, it'll start to crisp up a little and be really irresistible.


I served this with blue corn chips, but you could use anything. I was the only vegetarian at this party, but I had plenty of helpers in eating this.


Please note: this is not healthy. It is delicious and addictive. If you're not careful, you may literally gain five pounds over the weekend and have to swear off desserts for a week.


Vegetarian Buffalo Dip
(serves a lot for a party)

1 bag "chicken" tenders (I used Quorn)
2 (8 ounce) packages low-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup Buffalo sauce
1 cup ranch dressing
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Heat chicken tenders on stove in Buffalo sauce.
2. Combine chicken, dressing and cream cheese in crock pot. Top with cheddar cheese.
3. Heat on low as long as desired, at least 45 minutes.
4. Serve with chips.

4 comments:

a3Genealogy, Kathleen Brandt said...

I am so happy this recipe came out well. Love it when my friends can't tell the difference. I will try it at my next party. Looking forward to this indulgence.

Kelly Von Lunen said...

Let me know how it works for you! I'm curious about a vegan version as well, but from what I can fathom it would require a lot of soy, which would make me humiliatingly gassy at a party.

Anita M. said...

I've never had this "Quorn" you speak of, but there is enough cheese and buffalo sauce in this that I would probably like it haha. I love buffalo wings. Mmmmm.

a3Genealogy, Kathleen Brandt said...

Kelly,
I seldom do soy. Think I will do this wonderful fattening version. I have all in the refrig now, maybe tomorrow!