Buffalo Style unChicken Dip

Superbowl 2012 this Sunday wooooooooooot!!! Er,um, more specifically woooooooooot for the SNACKS!Superbowl is an official junk food holiday, so I wanted to veganize this classic dip I saw over on Foodwishes. Chef John may leave plant based foodies out in the cold with nothing more than a stick of celery stick. But, you can follow my recipe and savor the spicy, creamy goodness . Need a good beer to wash it down? Check out Barnivore for a great guide to vegan adult beverages.

1 Gardein Tuscan breast
8 oz vegan cream cheese (soften to room temperature)
½ cup vegan (I used nonGMO soy) Bleu cheese
1/3-cup Frank’s Red Hot Pepper sauce “Original”
1/3 cup vegan bleu cheese OR ranch dressing
1-teaspoon chipotle or cayenne (more if you like a big KICK!)
1-tablespoon Penzey’s Forward seasoning (or Old Bay)
¾ cup Daiya pepperjack shreds (¼ cup reserved for topping)

Preheat your oven to 400F degrees. Pan sear Gardein in non-dairy butter just until lightly browned. Chop into fine dice and add to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients mix well. Pour into oven safe dish and smooth top. Add remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, broil for 2 minutes to brown top. Serve with celery, carrots and crackers. Also great on baked potatoes!

If you have a favorite vegan bleu cheese, leave a comment below 🙂

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  1. You sure showed Chef John that it is possible to make this dip for vegans. Very impressive! Where do you usually shop to buy all your vegan products?

    • Aloha and thanks for watching! I purchased all my ingredients at Whole Foods market but you can also order most of what you’d need online at sites like veganessentials.com or foodfightgrocery.com. I have not found the SoyBleu cheese I used online, but the Sheese brand is available and I hear it is pretty good.Vegan ranch dressing is the Follow YourHeart brand and available at most natural foods stores or on their website http://veg.gy/cDghP

  2. I need to have a party just so I can make this tasty looking number! I don’t trust myself to make it alone…lol

  3. Have you ever checked out Walden Farms Calorie free dressings? We have used the ranch and I know they make a bleu cheese version. We are strictly dairy and egg free, but don’t always eat vegan, so I don’t want to make any promises, but I think they might work. http://www.waldenfarms.com/nutrition_facts.html

    • Aloha! It’s so funny you mentioned these dressings.I was just watching Blogilates Aug.Faves video and she mentioned that these calorie free dressing were the one thing she would never buy again,so I was a little scared of them.I avoid products with Splenda but these may be an option for folks that can’t find the Follow Your Heart dressings 🙂

      • Well, that’s a bummer. We don’t really eat creamy dressings like these, but my daughter’s teacher requested a ranch she could eat at school last year for a special event and I found those and sent it in. We do use a lot of Follow Your Heart products, so I should have thought to look there. My daughter didn’t really eat it, but I didn’t know if it tasted bad or if it was just because she hadn’t had anything like it before. I kind of figured that if it’s completely calorie free, it probably doesn’t have a lot of real food in it, so I hadn’t pursued them any further. Oh well. On a brighter note…I’m planning to try this recipe tomorrow night. I can’t wait to see what the family thinks. Mahalo!!!

        • The other thing I’ve been using lately is the Penzey’s Buttermilk Ranch seasoning mix(dairy free) and whipping up my own dressing with some vegan mayo + splash of vinegar.Let me know how your family likes the dip 🙂

  4. We had this today and it was awesome!!! Thanks so much for the recipe. I did end up using Walden Farms ranch because it’s what I could find. It worked fine for us and the dip was gone in a hot second. Approved by ages 2 to 62 at our table.

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