Cheesy Green Chile Dip

How to make Cheesy Green Chile Dip

Ingredients:

1 cup chopped mild roasted green chiles

1/2 cup chopped roasted hot green chiles

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions:

Step 1:

Set oven to 350F

Step 2:

Put all the ingredients — except the tortilla chips — into a large mixing bowl.

Mix well.

Make sure all the elements are well combined.

Step 3:

Spread the mixture into a casserole dish.

Spread out so it is an even depth.

If you like you can sprinkle a few more of the chopped chilies across the surface.

Step 4:

Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until bubbling all around and starting to brown on the surface.

If it’s not bubbling and starting to brown, cook it a little longer.

Finish off for a few minutes on the top rack under the broiler to get more browning, if you like.

Step 5:

Serve right away with tortilla chips or bread for dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 285 kcal · Carbohydrates: 3 g · Protein: 9 g · Fat: 27 g · Saturated Fat: 10 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 45 mg · Sodium: 578 mg · Potassium: 67 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 2 g · Vitamin A: 373 IU · Vitamin C: 3 mg · Calcium: 261 mg · Iron: 1 mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use canned green chiles instead of roasted ones?

Yes, you can use canned green chiles, but roasted ones will impart a richer flavor to the dip.

Can I make this dip ahead of time and bake it later?

Yes, you can prepare the dip mixture in advance and refrigerate it in the casserole dish until ready to bake.

Allow it to come to room temperature before baking.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream to make the dip healthier?

Yes, Greek yogurt can be used as a healthier alternative to sour cream, although it may alter the taste slightly.

Is it necessary to use three types of cheese, or can I simplify the recipe?

You can simplify the recipe by using just one type of cheese, but the combination of cheeses adds depth of flavor and creaminess to the dip.

Can I add other ingredients like cooked ground beef or diced tomatoes to the dip?

Yes, you can customize the dip by adding ingredients like cooked ground beef, diced tomatoes, or black beans for added flavor and texture.

How long can I store leftovers of this dip?

Leftover dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Reheat it in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I make this dip spicy by adding more hot green chiles?

Yes, you can adjust the spice level by adding more hot green chiles or by using spicier varieties of peppers.

Can I use low-fat mayonnaise and sour cream to reduce the calorie content of the dip?

Yes, you can use low-fat or light versions of mayonnaise and sour cream, although it may affect the texture and flavor slightly.

Can I freeze this dip for later use?

While it’s not recommended to freeze dairy-based dips like this one, you can freeze the dip mixture before baking and then thaw it in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

What can I serve with this dip besides tortilla chips?

Besides tortilla chips, you can serve this dip with toasted baguette slices, pita chips, or vegetable sticks like celery and carrots for a healthier option.

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