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Fiesta Baked Cheese Dip

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Serves: 16 to 20

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese , softened

1 pkg. (8 oz.)Four Cheese Mexican Style Shredded Cheese , divided

1 can (4 oz.)chopped green chilies

1-1/4 cups sour cream , divided

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground red pepper

Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until softened. Reserve 1/4 cup shredded cheese for garnish. Mix remaining shredded cheese, chilies, 1/2 cup of the sour cream and ground red pepper into cream cheese. Spoon into 10-inch pie plate or quiche dish. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned around edge. Spread remaining 3/4 cup sour cream over baked cheese spread. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Garnish with bell pepper cut-outs.

Special Extra: Assemble and bake as directed. Top with 1/3 cup chopped tomato, red pepper or sliced pitted ripe olives and 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro or green onion.

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