Creamy Bean and Bacon Ranch Dip
Most kids love Ranch dressing and bacon. White beans? Not so much. But when you combine all three, you get an irresistible, protein-packed snack.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
One 15-ounce can Great Northern or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon powdered Ranch dip mix
6 strips packaged pre-cooked bacon, microwaved until crisp, finely chopped
1. In a medium bowl, mash beans with a potato masher into coarse puree (or mash against the side of a bowl with the back of large spoon).
2. Stir in sour cream, mayonnaise and Ranch mix until well combined. Add bacon.
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.
4. Serve with favorite raw veggies and crackers or chips.
Susan Herr is a recipe developer, editor and food stylist who has worked for both national publications and commercial clients.