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Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 30 mins
Yield Makes 10 servings
This colby-pepper jack cheese dip is made heartier by the addition of chopped cooked chicken.  Chopped chipotle peppers, jalapeños, and chili powder add even more heat. Prepare up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container, and bake just before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded colby-Jack cheese blend
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprig
  • Tortilla and sweet potato chips

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in chicken and next 5 ingredients until blended. Spoon cheese mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Spoon into a serving bowl. Garnish, if desired. Serve with tortilla and sweet potato chips.