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Hot Broccoli Dip Recipe

So many of friends ask about the special flavor of this dip. The mystery is rosemary! I especially like to serve this hot dip during the holidays, but my family loves it all year-round. They even like the leftovers warmed up the next day!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli, blanched
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) round bread
  • Raw vegetables, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add cheese and cook over low heat until melted. Stir in broccoli and rosemary. Cut top off bread; scoop out center. Cut center piece into cubes. Pour dip into center of bread. Serve with bread cubes and/or raw vegetables if desired. Yield: 10-12 appetizer servings (3 cups).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 125 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.