Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip

Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese Dip Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen

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.


Makes 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 30 Minutes


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


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.

Vicki Ross, Austin, Texas,

Southern Living

November 2008
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