Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip

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Prepared with lots of cheese and tender broccoli, this lightened-up Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip is cheesy, warm, and creamy!

Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip | | Cheesy, warm and creamy veggie dip that's perfect for game days!


What’s up, pals!!! Happy weekend! I am chillin’ at a McD’s Playplace at the moment and having a cup of McD’s latte…I’m also people-watching and the dude next to my table just offered me his fries. Kind people are awesome.

In other news, this dip is my life right now. That is, my life on game days. The textures, the flavors, and the perfect amount of broccoli and cheese… 

However, while you are watching THAT game, I’m sitting over here dippin’ my broccoli and watching Macedonia play in the World Men’s Handball Championship!

Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip | | Cheesy, warm and creamy veggie dip that's perfect for game days!

I, uhh, did you just ask what Handball is!?! How dare you!! 😉

Well, for now, it’s my addiction. Also? It’s similar to basketball, but instead of a basket, there’s a net, similar to a soccer net. Thus, it’s like soccer + basketball in one.

OK, not really, but almost.

So our veggie dip here was born out of pure necessity. To save ourselves from biting off our fingers during an intense game between Macedonia and Bosnia, a dip, veggies and chips saved the day. And our fingers.

Lightened-Up Broccoli Cheese Dip

A lightened up broccoli cheese dip is a healthier version of the classic cheese dip that is often made with heavy cream, butter, and full-fat cheese. To lighten up the recipe, you can use lower-fat milk or yogurt in place of the heavy cream, and opt for reduced-fat cream cheese. You can also add more broccoli to the dip, which is what I did, to increase the volume and make it more nutritious.

Other ingredients that you might include in a lightened-up broccoli cheese dip include minced garlic, onion, and a variety of herbs and spices for flavor. You can serve the dip warm, with crackers, bread, or vegetables for dipping.

Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip | | Cheesy, warm and creamy veggie dip that's perfect for game days!

Oh my gosh, you guys. WHY did I wait this long to add broccoli to my cheese DIP?! I mean, I add broccoli to my Shells and CHEESE, so I should have figured it out by now, you know? Duh.

Just to be clear. Dipping broccoli into a broccoli dip is totally fine. Don’t listen to my other half. He snorted when he saw my veggie tray overflowing with broccoli. I’m just a broccoli-fiend and won’t deny it. If you so happen to love your chips more than anything else, dip your chip. I ain’t gonna tell. Nor judge.

Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip | | Cheesy, warm and creamy veggie dip that's perfect for game days!

Carry on, weekend warriors! Have fun, be safe and see you tomorrow!


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Broccoli Cheese Veggie Dip

Cheesy, warm and creamy veggie dip that’s perfect for game days!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 cups various shredded cheeses,, I used mozzarella, mild cheddar, and Monterey jack
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and fresh ground pepper,, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese,, for topping

Vegetables For Serving:

  • cherry tomatoes
  • baby bell peppers
  • broccoli florets
  • baby carrots
  • cauliflower florets
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  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Add water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add broccoli to boiling water and cover.
  • Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until just tender.
  • Drain and run cold water over broccoli for 1 minute or until cooled.
  • In a blender, combine the cooked broccoli, cream cheese, mayo, milk, 1/2 cup shredded cheeses, garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.
  • Process until well blended and smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to a 1-quart baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with veggies for dipping.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 507mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 40.9mg | Calcium: 510mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I’m a broccoli fiend as well so there’s no such thing as too much broccoli in my book!

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche says:

    I could definitely polish off a large bowl of this delicious dip right now.. along with a good crusty bread and glass of wine!

  3. Deanna says:

    i love the broccoli and cheese combo and I love dips so I am making this!

    Funny, I was driving home an hour ago from a birthday party and I discovered a McDonalds with a play place not too far from me and thought what a good idea to bring my toddler here-no joke!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi Deanna!! Happy New Year!!

      Well, I wanted to just grab a spoon and go at it! 😀 But, I didn’t. DAMN! 😉

      So, I took the little ones to that Playplace for a bday party and they loved it. I try to keep them away from McD’s and such, but not sure for how much longer I will be able to do that because so many of our friends either call us for playdates at McD’s or bday parties… :-/

      1. Deanna says:

        Happy New Year’s to you as well! I hear ya on keeping them away from McDonald’s my parents swear it’s not the end of the world if we take them there-don’t know what is with grandparents and taking grandkids there-nostalgia I guess 🙂 I figure while the weather is crummy it’s one more place to let them burn off energy lol.

        Bookmarking this recipe-thanks for sharing!

  4. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I already have visions of myself hoarding all of this to myself and eating it as a meal.

  5. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I’m a broccoli field, too. I’d totally dip tons of broccoli in this dip. Also, you’re a better person than me. I can’t handle playplaces.