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Cheese Dip with Crawfish

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield About 6 cups dip (serving size: 1/3 cup dip and about 6 chips)
Here's an intriguing version of the standard two-ingredient party dip. Be sure to rinse the crawfish after they thaw to remove any fishy taste. Substitute cooked shrimp for the crawfish, if you prefer; if they're large, roughly chop them so they're easier to scoop with the dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound frozen cooked peeled and deveined crawfish tail meat, thawed, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 pound light processed cheese, cubed (such as Velveeta Light)
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 5 1/2 ounces baked tortilla chips
  • Green onion strips (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 13.7 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 559 mg
  • calcium 166 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add crawfish; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove mixture from pan; cover and keep warm.

  2. Add cheese and tomatoes to pan; cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Stir in crawfish mixture and chopped green onions. Serve with tortilla chips. Garnish with green onion strips, if desired.