Mar 11, 2013
I haven't posted in a looong time. I haven't been cooking a lot lately and I found lots of other things to do with my time. However, when I get multiple requests for a recipe it seems more simple to just post a recipe on the blog than to continue to type up emails for multiple people. Also, as good as that Butternut Squash Lasagna is, I'm tired of looking at it.
I'm a big hummus fan. I love the smooth, creamy texture of hummus. However, I feel ranch dip does a better job appeasing the masses. More adults and kids like ranch than hummus, so this is a simple ranch dip that brightens a veggie tray and tastes great too. This dip is a crowd pleaser, which is a good thing because it makes a TON.
This ranch dip is super simple it really doesn't even need a recipe, but since people keep asking me for it, I'll post the ingredients. It doesn't seem like a recipe, when all you need to do is dump a few ingredients and mix.
This dip will stay good in the refrigerator for a week, but please be prepared to serve it for a crowd because it makes a lot.
Note #1: If you are a cottage cheese hater, don't be alarmed. My husband and son dislike the texture of cottage cheese immensely. However, they both eat this recipe. Bean doesn't get bothered at all and Cale although slightly bothered, likes the taste enough to eat it as well. If you really hate the texture of cottage cheese, place it in the blender or food processor for a couple of seconds to help make it smoother.
Note #2: It isn't the healthiest recipe on this blog, but a little goes a long way helping certain veggies go down. It is also a great pot-luck item.
Note #3: I have used low-fat ingredients in this recipe multiple times with no problems. Fat-free ingredients can be used, but they do change the taste of the recipe making it a lot more "tangy" and the texture is "tacky" for lack of a better word. Use your own discretion.
Creamy Ranch Dip
recipe by P. Jayne (Sugarbetty's Mom)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet
16 oz. Sour Cream
24 oz. Cottage Cheese
Let cream cheese sit at room temperature until slightly softened. Mix cream cheese with ranch packet until smooth, using a mixer or a lot of stirring by hand.
Next mix sour cream into the cream cheese mixture and last, fold in the cottage cheese. Allow the dip to sit in the refrigerator for a bit to blend flavors. Serve with veggie or chips.