Cheese Dip with Crawfish

This recipe originally called for crawfish, but i had shrimp on hand, so there you have it! It was chopped really small and it worked out great! I might also had some crab next time as well…  I wasn’t thrilled with the texture, maybe i was light on the shrimp, not sure it was a full pound, and not sure i was able drain the tomatoes from the first can as well as i would have liked, but hubby loved it and so did the crowd, so we’ll keep it! I also threw it all into a crock pot to keep it warm and bubble for the duration of the evening!

Cheese Dip with Crawfish

Yield

About 6 cups dip (serving size: 1/3 cup dip and about 6 chips)

Ingredients

  • 2  teaspoons  butter
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 3  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  pound  frozen cooked peeled and shrimp, 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)

Preparation

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

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

Nutritional Information

Calories:115 (29% from fat)
Fat:3.7g (sat 2.1g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.4g)
Protein:13.7g
Carbohydrate:12g
Fiber:1g
Cholesterol:39mg
Iron:0.7mg
Sodium:559mg
Calcium:166mg