Fiesta Baked Cheese Dip
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.