Cheddar Bacon and Ranch Dip

Cheddar Bacon and Rach Dip #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

Ooh, I have a fun idea!

Let’s talk about what a jerk I am! It’ll be a blast.

You see, I totally think that you’re wrong about most things. When you come and tell me how wonderful something is and I’ve never tried it before, I’m all nope, whatever, you’re dumb. I only say those things in my head, obviously. Out loud, I’m all “Gosh, you’re a genius! That’s just brilliant!”

I don’t do this always, of course, and it’s totally not about you. It’s about me. Being a jerk and thinking that I know everything.

Cheddar Bacon and Rach Dip #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

So, when all the people in all the land started talking about how fabulous greek yogurt was? Out loud, I was all super excited to give it a try! On the inside? Nope. Huh-uh. Not happening. You’re a lying liar who lies.

That’s when the National Dairy Council asked me to create a lactose friendly recipe for all of you.

First, I was like, um, I don’t know how to do that because I do not have a lactose problem, but they were nice enough to give me some guidelines and help a girl out. Guess what just so happens to be low in lactose? Greek yogurt and hard cheeses. I knew I had to be brave and try the greek yogurt. And I wanted to try it as a replacement to sour cream, just to see if maybe all the other people in the world were right and I was the one who was wrong.

Ugh.

I hate proving myself wrong, but I totally did.

Cheddar Bacon and Rach Dip #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

I swapped 0% fat Greek yogurt for sour cream in this dip to create a lactose intolerance-friendly dairy recipe that everyone will love. You totally should have seen me taking my first taste of Greek yogurt, too. I behaved worse than my children. Scrunch up the face, heave a big sigh as if this is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do, stick your tongue out a fraction of an inch, take the teensiest lick ever, and shudder in disgust not because it’s actually gross, but because once you start with the gross face, you have to follow through.

You guys. Seriously. Just. Like. Sour. Cream. It was a bit thicker, but it was tangy and delicious and I am a total Greek yogurt convert.

Now, obviously, different people can handle different amounts of lactose, so if you’re lactose intolerant, be aware of that with this recipe. Click here for a handy chart from the National Dairy Council that breaks it down and answers some FAQs!

For more lactose friendly dairy recipes, be sure to check out the NDC’s page on AllRecipes.com!

Cheddar Bacon and Rach Dip #recipe by bunsinmyoven.com

Bacon, Cheddar, and Ranch Dip

Ingredients:

1 cup (8 ounces) 0% fat Greek Yogurt
1 cup grated reduced-fat Cheddar
4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix (homemade or a packet)
chips, veggies, or pretzels for dipping

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, combine the yogurt, cheddar, bacon, and ranch seasoning. Stir to combine. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Serve with chips, veggies, or pretzels for dipping.

More Lactose Intolerant-Friendly Recipes

Dig even deeper into delicious days that take dairy #BeyondLI with the collection of recipes linked below. Inspired by the healthfulness and tastiness of dairy foods that naturally have less lactose, each of the following was designed in partnership with National Dairy Council. Enjoy the inspiration, then come to Dairy for the Lactose Intolerant: An #FNIchat #BeyondLI, for a Twitter exchange chock full of much, much more.

This post was sponsored by the National Dairy Council. All opinions are my own.