BLT Dip

BLT Dip

I can’t even express to you how obsessed I am with this BLT dip. One of my co-workers at my old job made the pre-lightened up version of this for an office potluck and it was practically devoured before everyone had even made it out of their offices to eat. I begged him for the recipe, and since then I have made this BLT dip for tons of occasions and every time people have raved about it. It’s just that good. Super cheesy with smoky bacon, juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce. It tastes like an absolute indulgence.

BLT Dip

Every time I’ve made this I’ve played around with lightening it up, and today’s post is the finished product. It tastes every bit as decadent as the original, but it’ll only set you back 134 calories or 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for 1/3 cup. That’s a steal! I typically serve this dip with baked tortilla chips, but crostini, pita chips, pretzel thins, crusty bread or any other dipper would also be delicious. I even spread some of this dip on a barbecue chicken breast and had it for lunch today and it was a magical pairing.

BLT Dip

This dip is certain to be a crowd pleaser, it always has been for me! If you’re on the hunt for more delicious dip recipes, check out my Greek Layer Dip, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Hot & Cheesy Bean Dip, Beefy Enchilada Dip, Caprese Dip, Pepperoni Pizza Dip and more in my Appetizers category!

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BLT Dip

Yield: 16 (1/3 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices center cut bacon
  • 2 (8 oz) blocks of 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) – I used Cabot
  • 5 oz (1 ¼ cups) shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded iceberg lettuce

Directions:

  1. Cook the bacon according to package directions until crisp and crumble or dice into small pieces. Note: I like to bake my bacon in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 for around 15-16 minutes (cooking time may vary). Set aside on paper towels.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and lightly mist a 2 QT baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, Mozzarella, mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, ¼ cup of the crumbled bacon (reserve the rest for step 3), salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and stir together until thoroughly combined (you can also use an electric mixer to save time and arm strength). Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly across the bottom. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining bacon crumbles, the diced tomatoes and the shredded lettuce. Serve hot.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
5 per (1/3 cup) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per (1/3 cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
134 calories, 2 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 9 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 8 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Adapted from my former co-worker Steve, also found online in the community uploads on MyRecipes