December 4, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip with Kettle Chips for the Holidays & Visa Card Giveaway! {Naptime Simple Tips}

Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Dip with Kettle Chips for the Holidays


With the holiday season quickly approaching it is time to start thinking about party food which is why I am thrilled to be working with Kettle Brand Chips to share my favorite holiday dip recipe today! When I talk about party food this time of year I am thinking about all the fun dishes to serve when you open your home to friends and family in November and December. In my case, I usually focus on recipes that are festive but simple to pull together in advance. I also like to make things that can be paired with store bought food. For example, this awesome roasted red pepper and spinach dip is perfect for Christmas because it is a beautiful shade of light red with little green flecks and it tastes delicious when served with a variety of Kettle Brand Chips.

Like most good holiday dips, I love that this one can be made in advance. Since I am usually scrambling to get the house decorated at the last minute it is such a relief to have everything ready to go in the fridge when I need it. Right before guests arrive, I simply set out the dip in a decorative bowl surrounded by a variety of Kettle Brand Chips and place it on the table. I love to use Kettle Brand Chips with the dip because they are definitely the best made chips available at our local grocery store. They are made in small batches with all-natural ingredients and come in a variety of awesome flavors. Plus, they are large and sturdy enough to handle dips. There is nothing worse than chips that break IN the dip! That is one of my pet peeves.

With this dip I usually serve the Salt & Pepper Kettle Brand Chips because I like the extra kick from the pepper. The Sea Salt Kettle Brand Chips also taste delicious. And, if you think you’d like to try a third variety check out the selection available at your local store – they make over 30 flavors of chips and varieties including Reduced Fat, Bakes, Organic and TIAS! tortilla chips!! I hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season full of lots of good food and cheer!

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Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Dip



1 bag Kettle Brand Chips
2 large red peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
1 cup low-fat sour cream
1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss with red pepper strips with the olive oil and salt and bake for 20 minutes, or until the peppers are soft and browned around the edges.
2. Place the peppers and spinach in a food processor and pulse into they are in very small pieces. Then scoop out a tablespoon for garnish and set aside.
3. Add the sour cream and yogurt to the processor and pulse again until the dip is smooth with little flecks of red and green. Taste for flavor and add in a pinch or two of kosher salt as needed.
4. Scoop the dip into a bowl and garnish with the chopped red peppers and spinach. Serve with Kettle Brand Chips!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This dip can be made up to two days in advance. Cover and store in the fridge.

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes cook time, 10 minutes prep time

Naptime Reviews

This festive dip is always a hit!

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