Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the autumn when the leaves start to change colors! This time of the year, seems to unite the family even more maybe because the holidays are soon approaching and wonderful opportunity to revamp our traditional Latino recipes. As many hispanic families, my family loves to eat, laugh, and just be together, so preparing food together and sharing family recipes is so an integrated part of our culture. One of our favorite traditions is getting together and watching the games on the weekends accompanied by my traditional cheese dip. This time, I’ve taken my traditional cheese dip and added in some milk for an extra kick of protein.
White Cheese Dip – With a Little Something Extra
Milk is a great way to add protein to any dish. Turn your tomato soup into a creamy tomato soup and add some protein. Add milk to broths for an extra layer of richness and protein. Do you see where I’m going with this? Milk is a great way to add protein to any meal. Whether you use it in your dishes or just have some in a glass, milk adds protein, Vitamin D, and essential nutrients to your diet.
That’s why I decided to take my traditional cheese dip and add some milk. It makes it a touch thinner, and the texture even smoother than before. With milk, I’ve added flavor, texture, and essential nutrients that bodies need. It’s a win all the way around. Milk helps me and my family be fuertes con leche – strong with milk. Si!
White Cheese Dip
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 lb white American
- 4 oz chopped green chilies
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- Ground red pepper to taste
- Combine the milk, butter, and cheese in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- Stir frequently, cooking until the cheese is completely melted and smooth.
- After the cheese and milk is heated and smooth add in the green chilies and the cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper. Stir to combine well.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips or with an of your favorite hispanic dishes.
Why I Add Milk to Our Meals
Milk is a great way to add vitamin, minerals, and protein to your diet. In fact, an 8 oz. glass of milk contains 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein – more than a large egg. And it’s more affordable that other sources of high-quality protein, so it’s good for you and your pocket book.
Milk is an easy way to add 8 grams of high-quality protein to your day, and at only 80 calories in a cup of skim milk, it’s got a great nutrition to calorie return. My family loves leche (milk), and that’s why I added a bit more to my cheese dip recipe.
Give this cheese dip recipe a try. It’s delicious, easy, and it has wonderful texture. It’s a great way to add a little nutritional kick to your next game day get together or just a weeknight for something special, it’s ‘Lo Que Nos Hace Fuertes’. Remember, stay fuertes con leche.
Check out this video where Celebrity Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, is recreating his favoritre recipes to include Milk!