Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is light in calories and fat, but loaded with delicious flavor. Tastes great with veggies, chips, and crackers.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip in a dish surrounded by veggies.
Featured with this Recipe:
  1. A Light Red Pepper Dip
  2. Ingredients in Roasted Red Pepper Dip
  3. Other Ingredient Options
  4. How to Make the Dip not “light”
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Have More Appetizers On Us
  7. How To Make Roasted Red Pepper Dip
  8. Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe

A Light Red Pepper Dip

This roasted red pepper dip recipe has quickly become our favorite veggie dip thanks to its fullness in flavor, yet lightness on calories and fat. It uses non-fat Greek yogurt, and only a little bit of olive oil mayo (which you can completely leave out if you want to make it even lighter). Of course, you can serve this with crackers or chips as well. We tried it with a multi-grain chip from Costco and it was delicious.

If you are looking for a lighter appetizer to take to your next tailgate party, this would be perfect! It is a great switch up from your usual ranch dips, and no one will even suspect that it is healthier. The flavor is even better if you make it up a day earlier and refrigerate overnight.

Ingredients in Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  • Creamy Swiss cheese (we used one full “Laughing Cow” wheel)
  • Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • Olive Oil Mayonnaise Best Foods/Hellmann’s brand
  • Parmesan cheese the fresh, shredded kind
  • Roasted red peppers the kind in a jar
  • Roasted garlic or about 3 teaspoons minced roasted garlic
  • Fresh parsley
  • Salt & pepper

Other Ingredient Options

If you want to spice up this dip and experiment with some different options, or want to substitute certain ingredients, these are some great options:

  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Walnuts

How to Make the Dip not “light”

If you love the idea of Red Pepper Dip but would rather not have the light version, make these simple substitutions:

  • Instead of Creamy Swiss, use Cream Cheese
  • Instead of Greek Yogurt, use Sour Cream
  • Instead of Olive Oil Mayonnaise, use regular Mayo

Frequently Asked Questions

What tastes good with red pepper dip?

I enjoy red pepper dip with pita bread, toast, pita chips, or if you’re going for a healthier option, you could dip with carrots, cucumbers, or even some raw red bell peppers. I’ve even tried spreading some of it on a chicken sandwich and it added a yummy savory flavor to it!

How should I store my red pepper dip?

The best storage option is to keep it in the fridge. Don’t try and store in the freezer or keep it at room temperature or it might go bad.

Is red pepper dip spicy?

The spice level of this dip is very mild, so it’s a great dip to share even with those who don’t do well with spice.

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  • Nacho Cheese Dip is so simple and made with just two ingredients! But it will add so much spicy, gooey goodness to your party.

How To Make Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip in a dish surrounded by veggies.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

5 from 2 votes
This Lightened Roasted Red Pepper Dip is light in calories and fat, but loaded with delicious flavor. Tastes great with veggies, chips, and crackers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces creamy Swiss cheese we used one full “Laughing Cow” wheel
  • 1 cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise Best Foods/Hellmann’s brand
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese the fresh, shredded kind
  • 7 ounces roasted red peppers the kind in a jar
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic or about 3 teaspoons minced roasted garlic
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place creamy Swiss in a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir until creamy. Stir in Greek yogurt, Olive Oil Mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Drain roasted red peppers of any excess liquid and place in a food processor. Add garlic and parsley and process a few times until there are no large pieces of red pepper. Drain excess liquids.
  • Stir red pepper mixture into creamy Swiss/yogurt mixture until well combined.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve with vegetables, chips, and/or crackers.

Notes

Recipe Tips:

If you love the idea of Red Pepper Dip but would rather not have the light version, make these simple substitutions:
  • Instead of Creamy Swiss, use Cream Cheese
  • Instead of Greek Yogurt, use Sour Cream
  • Instead of Olive Oil Mayonnaise, use regular Mayo

Nutrition Information

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 17gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 806mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 524IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 440mgIron: 1mg

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