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When we lived in Washington, our friend Cate made the best dip. It was deliciously smoky, creamy, and cheesy and it was basically required that she make it for admission anywhere she was going. Over Thanksgiving I tried to recreate it using a few Tabasco sauces when we had family in town. They love all delicious party food and thought this was super tasty. I am so excited to share! 

cooking with tabascoI was totally experimenting with this recipe.  I had a notebook out and everything, and was adding ingredients little by little as I went along. In my recipe I used cream cheese, greek yogurt, and ranch dressing. The original recipe only calls for cream cheese and ranch, but I wanted to thin it out a little bit. You can really experiment with anything you want here. If you prefer more kick, add more Tabasco, and if you add too much, you can always add more ranch to make it more mild!

Smoky Tabasco Dip
a crowd pleasing, smoky, cheesy recipe!
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  1. 16 oz. low fat cream cheese
  2. 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  3. 1.5 cups light ranch
  4. 2-12.5 oz cans shredded chicken, drained
  5. 1-8 oz. bag shredded mexican cheese
  6. 2 tbsp. fire roasted diced green chiles (optional)
  7. 1.5 tbsp original tabasco
  8. 2 tsp green pepper tabasco
  9. 1 tbsp habanero tabasco
  1. Set the slow cooker on high; add cream cheese, ranch, and greek yogurt first and stir well;
  2. break up the chicken pieces after draining and add; add cheese and optional the half can of green chiles; add tabasco to taste or using my measurements until it's the desired flavor; heat until melted through
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This is super easy to find at the grocery store. It’s near all the condiments! I’m not really seeing it as a condiment though myself- more as a versatile flavor enhancer I can add to anything.


Of the three flavors of Tabasco that I used in the dip, my favorite is the Green Pepper Sauce. It’s got a smoky flavor that still has a bit of a bite. I added it to my mashed potato leftovers from Thanksgiving, and I’ve been adding it to my eggs in the morning. I have also been making “ghetto nachos” (a pile of tortilla chips with melted cheese on top) and this is super tasty when added on top.tabasco dip

empty dip containerI’m thinking of leaving some of this Smoky Tabasco Dip for Santa this year- I’m sure he gets sick of milk and cookies, so this would be a welcomed change of pace for him. What do you think?

What’s your favorite holiday dip recipe? 


17 Comments on Smoky Tabasco Dip Recipe

  1. Kasey
    December 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm (3 years ago)

    oh this looks tasty! I’m down for anything with cream cheese + ranch!! thanks for sharing!

  2. Phyrra
    December 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I couldn’t eat this (allergic to some of the ingredients), but I know my husband would love it!

  3. Kim
    December 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds good minus the spicy, but, I can always add more dressing like you suggested.

  4. Jess Scull
    December 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds incredible!

  5. Anastasia
    December 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I have to try this recipe! Hubs and I love Tabasco sauce 🙂

  6. Eugenia
    December 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I love Tabasco in anything! This sounds yummy!

  7. Nidia - Lit From Within
    December 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute bowl! My hubby loves spicy stuff, but the older I get, the less I can take. I am, after all, a delicate flower…. Lol!

  8. Kath Thefabzilla
    December 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I have a thing for tabasco! Thanks for sharing your recipe

  9. Sheila
    December 9, 2014 at 12:57 am (3 years ago)

    I’m not a fan of spicy foods but I know some folks who would LOVE this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Emily
    December 12, 2014 at 10:25 am (3 years ago)

    I think you’re right – Santa would love to find this left out for him instead of cookies! It looks delicious! #client


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