throwin’ a hissy fit for this dip…

skinny hissy-hThe weekend is almost here & we are springing forward (ok thats not fun) but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have get together with friends and family…right?  I have had a rough couple of weeks and a nice little get together is just what the Dr. ordered and this Skinn(ier) Hissy Fit Dip is a must have.

If you have spent anytime on Pinterest you have probably seen several posts for this cheesy dip that is loaded with tons of flavor and yummy goodness!  I mean lets be real anything with cheese, sausage, cream cheese and sour cream has to be good and this dip is not only good it is AMAZING.  I love the combo of everything together.  The cream cheese & velveeta make it super creamy while the havarti makes it ooey gooey and then you add in some sour cream, spices & sausage to make it perfect.  There is one tiny problem though…it is a little high in the calories, fat & points department, but don’t worry with a few changes you get a lightened-up version without losing any of the flavor, richness or creaminess.

To start the lightning-up I used reduced fat cream cheese & sour cream.  FYI…you can use these reduced fat versions in almost every recipe that calls for the full fat version, and no one will know the difference.  Next I used 2% velveeta cheese, I actually prefer this version as it melts even better than the original version in my opinion and has the same flavor.  I did use the traditional pork sausage, I just love the flavor and texture it brings to this dip, and then just a touch of havarti.  Havarti is a must have in this dip.  It is super cheesy and when it melts it makes a great dip…plus it is just so yummy!

16 servings

Serves about 1/4 cup


Slow Cooker Skinn(ier) HIssy Fit Dip

A southern classic, rich cheesy dip loaded with sausage and other great flavors that pairs perfectly with your favorite chips making it perfect for your next get together

15 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 15 Total Time

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1 lb pork sausage
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
16 oz reduced fat sour cream
8 oz 2% velveeta
4 oz muenster cheese, shredded
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried sage


In a large skillet brown sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, over medium heat until cooked through
When cooked, drain well
Place into the bowl of a slow cooker
To the slow cooker add remaining ingredients and stir to combine
Cover and cook on low, stirring about every 30 minutes, until completely melted
Serve immediately


Each serving (about 1/4 cup) is 9 WW Smart Points: Nutritional Info Calories 236 Calories from Fat 170 Total Fat 18.9g Saturated Fat 10.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 53mg Sodium 559mg Potassium 62mg Total Carbohydrates 5.9g Sugars 2.5g Protein 11.0g Vitamin A 13% - Vitamin C 1% - Calcium 25% - Iron 2% Nutrition Grade F

We served this dip with chips, but you could also add it on a baked potato, with kabobs or on with some biscuits & eggs for a really bad for you but super yummy breakfast!

Whether your having a get together this weekend or are planning one for Spring Break this Skinn(ier) Hissy Fit Dip is a must make…and don’t worry no one will know it is lightened-up!!

Make everyday sparkle – MJ

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