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Can I substitute Ricotta for sour cream in nacho dip?

kelsco99
on 4/21/10 2:43 pm - Canada
I am not an expert in the kitchen by any means so before I destroy a whole container of ricotta cheese, do you think this would be a good substitution?

1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
1Pkg of Cream Cheese
1 Container of Sour Cream
3/4 Jar of Salsa
Lots and Lots of Shredded Cheese
Shredded Lettuce (leaving this off for now)
Chopped green onion (leaving this off for now)

I usually blend the first 3 ingredients and layer the last 4 over top in a shallow dish.  I was going to substitute ricotta for the sour cream to give it a higher protein count.

Do you have any other suggestions to bring the protein count up?

Thanks!  
Kelly
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Janine P.
on 4/21/10 2:48 pm - Long Island, NY
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I wouldn't... They don't taste a like at all to me.

 

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Eileen_nc
on 4/21/10 2:49 pm

You just listed most of the ingredients for a recipe I use. Brown a lb or two of ground chuck, drain the grease, mix it with a 16 oz jar of picante sauce and layer it on top of the cream cheese/taco seasoning base. Add the lettuce, onion, cheese, etc and enjoy. That will add oodles of protein.

btw...I hate ricotta 

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Michelle H.
on 4/21/10 2:51 pm - Canada
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I dont think I would substitute, but then again I am a bit of a chicken on wrecking things.

I love that dip, Now you have me wanting to make it..;)

oh and btw, where in Canada are you from?  I am in SK
Michelle
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kelsco99
on 4/21/10 3:09 pm - Canada
I love this dip too!  It was a treat Pre-op but now I am looking for a way to make it a more frequent thing.

I am from Ontario so quite a ways from you :)
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* Highest Weight: 284
* Starting Weight
: 279                                           
* Current Weight: 156 (January 28th 2011)    
* Total Loss: 128lbs   (88% EWL)  
* FIRST Goal Weight: 172 (less than DH - Made it!!!)         
* FINAL Goal Weight: 139  (17lbs to goal!)                                   
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Michelle H.
on 4/21/10 3:26 pm - Canada
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Do you link shrimp?

If so there is a shrimp dip very similar to this that I just love.

I will look up the recipe if you want it
Michelle
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kelsco99
on 4/21/10 3:35 pm - Canada
Unfortunately, I am not a fish and seafood eater. 

I am thinking of gearing up to give some less "fishy" seafoods a try but I may not ever be ready to do it. I grew up in a house where the major source of income for at least half my childhood was fresh water fishing - commercial fishing, recreational salmon fishing.  We ate it a lot and I never liked it.
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* Highest Weight: 284
* Starting Weight
: 279                                           
* Current Weight: 156 (January 28th 2011)    
* Total Loss: 128lbs   (88% EWL)  
* FIRST Goal Weight: 172 (less than DH - Made it!!!)         
* FINAL Goal Weight: 139  (17lbs to goal!)                                   
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Gracie P.
on 4/21/10 6:47 pm - Mansfield, OH
Me  me  me!  I would love that recipe! 

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bbangeleyes
on 4/21/10 2:54 pm - Sayre, PA
Sounds really yummy the way it is but I have heard that ricotta is a good source of protein and alot of people to do use it for that reason..I'm 19 days out and looking for something yummy to eat other than soup and yogurt.Now do you eat it just like that just by spooning it out of dish or do you put it with something..Putting refried beans in there would also give you some more protein that is if you like them...
kelsco99
on 4/21/10 3:13 pm - Canada
I would have normally dipped tortilla chips in there but now I am thinking of scooping it onto cheese crisps.

I might also try getting some low carb ww tortillas/wraps, cutting them up in triangles and deep frying or baking them crisp to use to dip.  Anybody tried that?

I've honestly never tried refried beans before.  They just don't look appetizing and wasn't something I thought I would like???
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* Highest Weight: 284
* Starting Weight
: 279                                           
* Current Weight: 156 (January 28th 2011)    
* Total Loss: 128lbs   (88% EWL)  
* FIRST Goal Weight: 172 (less than DH - Made it!!!)         
* FINAL Goal Weight: 139  (17lbs to goal!)                                   
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P. Poster
on 4/21/10 2:56 pm
I wouldn't. Ricotta and sour cream taste very different. You may be able to do plain greek yogurt in place of sour cream though. Get a small plain greek yogurt and do your own taste comparison first though. But, I think those flavors will be closer. I use sour cream to make tzatziki sauce if I dont have plain greek yogurt on hand and it still tastes the same, just not as thick.

Other ways to up protein would be to add ground meat & a layer of refried beans or black beans.
kelsco99
on 4/21/10 3:15 pm - Canada
I thought greek yogurt would be a good thing to try in there too but unfortunately it's not something we can get around here :(
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* Highest Weight: 284
* Starting Weight
: 279                                           
* Current Weight: 156 (January 28th 2011)    
* Total Loss: 128lbs   (88% EWL)  
* FIRST Goal Weight: 172 (less than DH - Made it!!!)         
* FINAL Goal Weight: 139  (17lbs to goal!)                                   
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P. Poster
on 4/21/10 3:23 pm
 Oh no!  What about Icelandic yogurt?  It is similar to Greek.  Some brands of it would be Skyr or Siggi's. hmmm.  If not then I would say, try the beans, they are pretty tasty, and add them if you can.  Definitely use the ground meat and just go with the sour cream.  One must make some sacrifices :)  
Michelle H.
on 4/21/10 4:29 pm - Canada
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try a health food store, I went looking a few days ago after asking questions here about it.  And sure enough at our Old  Fashioned Foods and our Organic market they have it.
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kidnee
on 4/21/10 4:27 pm - WILLIAMSTOWN , NJ
DS on 01/11/10 with
 When i make a taco dip, i mix equal cream cheese and ricotta. always did even before surge.

mix cream cheeses and ricotta, layer in dish, pour jar taco sauce or salsa on top, chopped green pepper, chopped onion and then layer of cheese, eat with tostetoes


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Kayla B.
on 4/21/10 4:50 pm - Austin, TX
ACK No!

Sounds like a yummy recipe, but the only thing I'd substitute for the sour cream is greek yogurt.  Ricotta cheese is just the wrong texture and flavor.  Blech.

If you can't find greek yogurt, I'd leave in the sour cream, but maybe consider adding shredded chicken or seasoned beef if you want to increase the protein.
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kelsco99
on 4/22/10 5:31 am - Canada
Hi Bev,

Doing pretty good so far.  I'm enjoying the time off work and dreading going back to all that stress.  I go back on May 3rd.

I am 5 weeks out from surgery and I have lost 33lbs since then.  I stalled for a week and a half  at 3 wks and that was frustrating but expected.
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* Highest Weight: 284
* Starting Weight
: 279                                           
* Current Weight: 156 (January 28th 2011)    
* Total Loss: 128lbs   (88% EWL)  
* FIRST Goal Weight: 172 (less than DH - Made it!!!)         
* FINAL Goal Weight: 139  (17lbs to goal!)                                   
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