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Southwestern Star Dip

 Southwestern Star Dip
"I enjoyed this sensational dip at a Holiday party and begged for the recipe," recalls Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas.
21 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, 1/3 cup olives, chilies,
  • garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Transfer to an ungreased 9-in.
  • pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until hot
  • and bubbly. Sprinkle tomato on top in the shape of a star; outline
  • with remaining olives. Sprinkle onions around the star. Yield:
  • 2-2/3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 124 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.