Southwest Kale 'n Queso Dip

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  • 15 min prep
  • 25 min total
  • Makes 3 cups dip or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. dip and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Southwest Kale 'n Queso Dip Recipe


  • 4 cups shredded kale
  • 2 Tbsp. (about 1/2 of 1-oz. pkg.) reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup black bean and corn salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  •  WHEAT THINS Original Snacks


  • Heat  oven to 400°F.
  • Cook  kale in large ovenproof skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 1 to 2 min. or just until wilted, stirring frequently. Add taco seasoning mix; cook and stir 2 min.
  • Add  Neufchatel cheese, salsa, mozzarella and 1/2 cup pepper Jack cheese; stir. Cook on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until cheeses are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with remaining pepper Jack cheese.
  • Bake  8 to 10 min. or until cheese is melted and dip is heated through.
  • Sprinkle  with cilantro. Serve with WHEAT THINS.

Recipe Tips

NoteIf you don't have an ovenproof skillet, you can use a regular skillet instead. Just wrap the skillet handle with several layers of foil before using as directed. Or, you can use a cast-iron skillet.

SubstituteSubstitute fresh spinach for the kale.

How to Shred the KaleKale can be purchased pre-shredded. Or, you can instead buy whole kale leaves and shred them yourself. Wash the kale, then remove and discard the tough center stems. Stack a few leaves together, roll up and cut crosswise into thin shreds. Repeat as needed to get the 4 cups shredded kale needed to prepare this cheesy dip.


Nutrition Information

Makes 3 cups dip or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. dip and 16 WHEAT THINS each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 250 
    • Total fat 12 g
    • Saturated fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 410 mg
    • Carbohydrate 29 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 7 g
    • Vitamin A 30 %DV
    • Vitamin C 10 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 15 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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