Wow! served w/a nice wedge salad, this hot buffalo dip changes from a Superbowl &/or potluck offering, to a great make-ahead date nite meal, w/flexibility for low carb &/or low fat as needed (spritz lettuce wedge with touch of oil then use a fat free vinaigrette, topped w/just a touch of blue cheese, diced tomatoes and onion). It's so encouraging to have another diet-friendly date nite meal to add to our rotation (let alone an optionally diet-friendly potluck/football/etc. dish in the family cookbook). While Frito scoops are perhaps the yummiest option for dippers, celery is surprisingly satisfying, helping me to avoid the desire for more scoops after I tried them initially, just to note the difference for others. Hubs love this so much more when we pulled out the Frank's and he could add a good deal of extra sauce; but the kids, who ate theirs while watching a movie together in another room, could handle the heat in the original recipe, without being ready to tolerate more Frank's mixed in. When using FF cream cheese & possibly low fat cheddar just for garnish, the dip becomes a little grainy, but w/added Frank's sauce (diluted with tomato sauce and water for those who can't take extra heat), the feel of graininess diminishes significantly (though not altogether). We hope to try subbing at least some low-fat, large curd cottage cheese soon, as well as ground turkey, to see how that might impact the texture when using FF cream cheese.
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Wow! served w/a nice wedge salad, this hot buffalo dip changes from a Superbowl &/or potluck...