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Chili con Queso with Chips

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

3 cups

This cheesy dip never lets on that it has only 2 g of fat per serving. Chilies and garlic kick up the flavor, making it a real crowd pleaser. Sarah Mohrman of Fort Wayne, Indiana shares the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops

Directions

  1. Pour both cans of tomatoes into a colander over a small bowl; drain, reserving 1/3 cup liquid. Discard remaining liquid or save for another use.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add the tomatoes, process cheese, chili powder and reserved liquid. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Stir in cilantro.
  3. Keep warm; serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 66 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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