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Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip

This Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip is a recipe you’ll want to have close at hand for your next gathering! An easy and tasty dip with a healthy spin and full of protein, this creamy dip is made up with greek yogurt and light cream cheese, and loaded with beans, corn, seasoning and more! Make extra, because this will go fast!

chips and skinny southwest dip on plate

Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip is totally the recipe for: “oops I forgot to make something what can I make that takes seconds to prepare and bring to the party” type of recipe. Seriously! It’s also super delicious and on the healthier side of life because instead of the tradition dip that’s full of mayo and/or sour cream I add a hefty amount of non fat greek yogurt which is full of protein and helps keep you feeling satisfied.

What’s that I hear? You’re not a big fan of greek yogurt and your about to run far, far away from this recipe? PAUSE! I don’t like greek yogurt. I’m not one of those people who can pretend greek yogurt is sour cream. I promise, but I do love that its a healthy and protein rich alternative in certain recipes. I only use it when it fits. It fits here and you barely even know that it’s in this recipe! In fact, I can’t taste it one bit!

chip and southwest dip with thin slices of jalapeños

I’m a busy mama and I know y’all are busy too, especially during the summer months. I tried to make this Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip a “throw some stuff in a bowl and voila!” type of recipe. I’m pretty sure that just about anyone could throw this one together for a party, cook out, pool day!!, potluck, girl’s night, a Sunday Football game, etc. It’s really easy, and it’s really good! Everyone will love it.

HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SOUTHWEST DIP

ingredients In a bowl seasoning, greek yogurt

Let’s start with a large bowl. You’re gonna throw in a coupl’a cups of non-fat greek yogurt, a package of light cream cheese, a packet of the buttermilk ranch dressing and seasoning mix, a packet of your favorite taco seasoning, and 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, a bit more or less depending on the level of spice you prefer.

dip mixed together

Mix that all together with a hand mixer until it’s combined very well.

dip with black beans and corn on top

After it’s mixed together fold in some shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese, black beans, and sweet corn.

skinny southwest dip

I like to think of this as the lazy way to make that 7 layer dip. It’s got a lot of the same awesome flavors going on, but no fuss.

skinny southwest dip in bowl

And, we’re done! Ta-Da!! It tastes super delicious right after mixing it up, but if you’ve got the extra time… try and let it sit in the fridge covered for at least 30 minutes, to let those flavors mingle a bit and do their thing it just makes it better. This would also do well if you want to make it the night before.

southwest dip

The dip itself isn’t much to look at. But honestly, do you know many dips that are? I decided to “pretty it up” by adding some extra goodies like fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeños. Listen though, not something you need to do. It’s perfect in a big bowl with some chips next to it. We also love to slice baby bell peppers and scoop it up that way too!

southwest dip

Easy peasy, absolutely delicious, healthy, and pretty! Do yourself a solid and get in the kitchen and make this stuff as soon as possible. Pair it with some chips and/or vegetables and you’re good to go!

Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip was originally posted on December 17, 2017, but updated photos and post for reader experience on June 16, 2022.

Skinny Southwest Dip

a delicious dip filled with taco and ranch seasoning, cream cheese, yogurt, corn, and black beans. A great addition to any party, potluck, picnic, or cook!
Print Recipe
chips and skinny southwest dip on plate
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat greek yogurt i use fage 0%
  • 8 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1 – 1 oz packet low sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 0.4 oz packet buttermilk ranch dressing & seasoning mix I the use hidden valley restaurant style
  • cups black beans drained and rinsed very well
  • cups whole kernel corn canned (drain well) or frozen (if using frozen just let it thaw in the fridge or if you need to- cook then let it cool before adding)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper use more or less depending on your level of spice preference

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add greek yogurt, cream cheese, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Mix together with a hand mixer until combined well. 
  • Fold corn, black beans, and shredded cheese into the mixture until combined well. 
  • For best taste, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with chips and/or vegetables.
  • (Optional) Garnish with freshly chopped tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapeños, etc. It's not needed, but it makes it a bit more presentable for a party if you care about that.

Notes

Serving suggestion based on nutrition info below: 1/4 cup
112 calories 12g protein, 2.5g fat, 8g carbohydrates, 1.5g saturated fat, 1g fiber, 217g sodium, 2g sugar (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohol)
Click here for WW Personal Points (1-2 points)
Servings: 20
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish

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48 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    The dip of the summer!! Wowza this is delicious and so easy to bring together! Make this now!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so good! And like you said SO quick! I took it to a pool party and it was gone within an hour if even. Next time I will double it!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious! This recipe is SO easy and SO tasty! My husband and I both loved it. I also love that I can use it as a dip or put it on a wrap, baked potato, chicken salad.. the possibilities are endless! We’ll definitely be making this all the time!

  4. 5 stars
    Dead easy and super tasty!! Made it for SuperBowl yesterday, and everyone loved it. It has great texture and makes a TON! We ate it with celery sticks and carrot sticks, and a few tortilla chips. Brought it to work for snack time today.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this last weekend and man was it delicious! I only made half the recipe and it was plenty for a few people to enjoy with Tortilla chips and we still had some left over for Taco night. I used half the amount of yogurt and cream cheese, half the ranch, but almost the whole Taco seasoning packet and a lot more cayenne since we like things spicy! Will definitely make again for a get together or to bring to a party! Was even thinking of topping with some Shredded Lettuce and diced tomatoes!

  6. I love this!
    I use it in a tortilla with turkey and lettuce for a roll up and stuff chicken breasts with this mix!! ❤️

  7. 5 stars
    Made this for a Super Bowl party tonight and added a can of rotel-drained. OMG…so good! Everyone had a fit over it!!! Thank you so much!

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