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Tex-Mex Dip with Spooky Tortilla Chips

No party is complete without chips and dip. These spooky ghost- or pumpkin-shaped chips, with a flavorful Tex-Mex dip, are perfect for Halloween. You can use different cookie cutters for other seasonal parties.—Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 9 cups dip and 5 dozen chips


  • 20 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cans (9 ounces each) bean dip
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped


  • Cut tortillas with a ghost- or pumpkin-shaped 3-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spritz tortillas with cooking spray; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks.
  • Spread bean dip onto a 12-in. serving plate. In a small bowl, mash avocados with lemon juice, salt and pepper; spread over bean dip. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning; spread over avocado layer. Sprinkle with cheese, olives, onions and tomato. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with regular thin flour tortillas. Home-style tortillas are not recommended because they are thicker and won't become crisp.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 364 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.
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