Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wisconsin Fiesta Cheese Dip

Last night, I attended an Olallie MKE foodie event. This one's theme was Made in Wisconsin - all foods featured included at least two locally made ingredients.

I decided to bring a recipe I've had earmarked for awhile - Wisconsin Fiesta Cheese Dip. I remember seeing this recipe posted on Twitter by the Wisconsin Cheese awhile back and thought it looked absolutely delicious. Turns out, it was even tastier than expected - if that's even possible :)

Forgot to take a pic before everyone dug in so this was the only corner left intact!

Obviously there's plenty of cheese in this recipe but it's made slightly healthier with the addition of chopped tomatoes and spinach. And, like all of my favorite recipes, this one is simple and cooks up fast. Perfect for a football party or any type of get together!

Wisconsin Cheese Fiesta Dip
*Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats and EatWisconsinCheese.com

1 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup yellow onion, minced (Local)
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (Local)
1 Tbsp green chiles, diced
1 10oz package chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (Local)
1 can sliced black olives, drained
Tortilla chips (Local)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish and set aside.

Add olive oil to a medium skillet and saute onions for five minutes - or until tender. Add tomatoes and chiles and cook for two additional minutes. Remove skillet from heat and allow mixture to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine spinach, cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Stir in the olives and tomato mixture.

Transfer to the dip to the prepared dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

My questions for you:
  • What is your favorite dip or spread?
  • How do you incorporate local ingredients into your everyday eating?

I hope you're having a delicious week!

- ST

2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this looks SO delicious! Cheese is kinda expensive here in Saipan, so please eat an extra serving for me :P

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    1. I will gladly eat an extra serving for you ;) Hope cheese goes on sale sometime soon in Saipan!

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