Spicy Cheddar-Jack Cauliflower Dip

Spicy Cheddar-Jack Cauliflower Dip
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Cooked cauliflower is puréed and combined with cheese, spinach, garlic, and jalapeño in this tasty and different dip. Serve with pita chips or toasted baguette.

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12
Servings
175
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 Ounces Neufchâtel cheese
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 fresh jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • 12 Ounces shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese
  • 3 baby spinach leaves

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until very smooth. Add Neufchâtel, mayonnaise, jalapeño, garlic, salt, and all but 1/2 cup of the cheese shreds and pulse until very smooth. Add spinach and pulse until chopped. Scrape into a 1-quart ovenproof baking dish or casserole, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until hot and bubbling, about 35 minutes.

Cheddar Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheddar Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Cheddar Wine Pairing

Rich white wines and full-bodied reds go well with most cheeses and cheese-based dishes. Some specific recommendations: chardonnay or pinot blanc with goat cheese; dry chenin blanc with earthy cheeses; rosé or sercial madeira with melted-cheese appetizers; port with blue cheese (especially stilton); amontillado sherry or syrah/shiraz with strong cheeses; olooros or palo cortado sherry with creamy cheeses; merlot or carménère with mild cheeses; cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, or petite sirah with cheddar- or gouda-type cheeses; nero d'avola with full-flavored Spanish or Italian cheeses; sangiovese with dishes using parmigiano-reggiano and similar cheeses.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
102µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.6%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.8%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
214mg
21%
Fiber
0.5g
2.2%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
27µg
7%
Iron
0.2mg
1.3%
Magnesium
14mg
4%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
0.9%
Phosphorus
161mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
130mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.4%
Sodium
253mg
11%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%