Skinny Red Chile Enchilada Dip is perfect for your next party or game day! Cheesy, creamy and tastes just like the inside of an enchilada!
Just like that another Easter is gone. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the second week of April! Before you know it we’ll all be barbecuing and celebrating the 4th of July! Well before I get too ahead of myself I should probably point out that tonight is the NCAA championship game. My guess is you are either saying, “well duh!” or “NCAA game for what sport?”, Basketball sillies!
Watching college basketball isn’t high on my list of things to do, but my husband has been following it so I’ve caught a few minutes of the games here and there. I may sit down and actually watch the game tonight and for sure I will make us this Skinny Red Chile Enchilada Dip to snack on while we watch!
I’ve made enchilada dip in the past, in fact my Skinny Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip is one of my most pinned recipes ever! If you are looking for a non-vegetarian dip, I highly recommend it. However, I have gotten numerous questions regarding the green chile enchilada dip such as, “can this be made without chicken?” or “I only have red enchilada sauce, will that work?”
So to answer all the questions, I thought it would be fun to come up with a second enchilada dip that doesn’t have meat, but rather black beans and corn instead. While I’m partial to green enchilada sauce, I can’t get enough of it, the red tastes just as delicious!
The dip is made lighter by using a combination of plain non fat Greek yogurt and low fat cream cheese. I also chose to replace half of the Monterey Jack cheese with part skim mozzarella. Even with all these lower fat and healthier substitutions the dip hardly seems light, but it’s good to know that it is because I can’t control myself around it!
I asked my husband to help me get some photos of an action dipping shot, because who doesn’t want to see that long, stringy, gooey, cheese falling off the chip? That’s what I like to call the money shot! Well after his struggles of standing there bent over awkwardly holding the chip in exactly the right spot and not moving while I took 10,000 pictures of it, he could hardly wait another second to dig into the dip. When the husband/man can’t wait to dig in, that’s when you know you’ve got a recipe that will appeal to everyone!
Whether you’re into the whole March Madness thing or not you need to be into this Skinny Red Chile Enchilada Dip, like elbow deep, yes it’s that good!
Skinny Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Dip
Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Skinny Red Enchilada Dip
This creamy, cheesy, red enchilada dip is completely addicting! Luckily it's lightened up!
- 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
- 4 ounces diced green chiles, drained
- 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup corn, fresh or frozen (defrosted)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- Kosher salt to taste
- 3/4 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- Green onion and cilantro for topping
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl whisk together the softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, red enchilada sauce, chile powder, cumin, and salt until smooth.
- Fold in the green chiles, corn, black beans, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, and 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese with a rubber spatula until everything is combined.
- Pour the dip into a 6-8 inch cast iron skillet and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted and the dip is warm. Remove from the oven and top with green onions and cilantro if desired and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g
Hi there, this looks delicious and I am planning on making it for family tomorrow. I don’t see where to add the enchilada sauce. I read the recipe several times, I’m hoping I didn’t just miss it. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your time. :)
Hi Brenda! I guess it would help if I included the main ingredient in the recipe directions huh? ;-) I’ve edited the recipe and you whisk the enchilada sauce in with the cream cheese, yogurt, and spices. Sorry about that and thanks for catching my error! Hope you like the dip!
Thank you Danae! If I didn’t hear from you, I was going to whisk part into the cream cheese and put some on top. I’m sure it will be great! How can it not? :) (Don’t tell anyone, but I’m adding chicken!) LOL
I’ve never been HUGE into basketball. With that being said, I’m all for food INSPIRED by basketball, and this my dear is just what I need. Love love love a good enchilada dip. ;)
Good being the key word, if you know what I mean! ;-)
Steph @ Steph in Thyme says
What a glorious dip!! This looks amazing, mmm.
Thanks so much Steph!
OOF this looks amazing! I’m all about a good chip n’ dip situation and I love that you lightened up the recipe. This for dinner for the win!!
Thanks Julia! A good chip n’ dip situation is my favorite kind of situation to be in! ;-)
This looks to-die-for!! I’m a huge sucker for dips – especially with stringy cheese like this :)
Thanks Aida! I’m such a sucker for dips too!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Haha, I always ask for hand models for my cheese or noodle dishes! This dip looks delicious, Danae!
Hand models make cheese shots so much easier! Thanks Lisa!
The Food Hunter says
This sounds so yummy
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
Whoa! This dip looks amazing! Hard to believe that is is skinny too! :)
Thanks so much Carrie!
What a great dip! It looks so cheesy and delicious!
Thank you! It’s definitely one of my favorites!