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Calico Cheese Dip

As soon as my husband tasted this tantalizing dip at a party, he suggested I get the recipe...not knowing I'd already asked the hostess for it! Attractive and zesty, it's one of my most popular appetizers.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 cups


  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large bowl, beat together the cheese, chilies, olives, onions, tomatoes and parsley until blended.
  • Prepare salad dressing mix according to package directions; pour over cheese mixture and mix well. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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  • kennedy22
    Jun 21, 2013

    Very good!! Followed the recipe exactly the first time ... was good but needed some zip for me.... added a couple freshly diced jalapenos the second and used fresh cilantro instead of parsley. Outstanding!!! Used it both as a dip and the little that was left over on a turkey jalapeno burger as a topping. This has already been added to my cookbook. Thank you for sharing!!

  • bnrudy
    Jun 4, 2012

    Great recipe! Finely a recipe that doesn't have BELL PEPPERS in if (can eat any of the bell peppers family) Thanks

  • joaniebob
    Sep 28, 2011

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  • leenween
    Sep 11, 2009

    Everytime I make this dip, somebody wants the recipe. Delicious & easy to prep. :)

  • HBcook
    Mar 23, 2008

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  • kim
    Aug 7, 2006

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