Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip

Its Super Bowl week here at Ryan Bakes and in honor of that great American event I'm going to be rolling out some super dips and treats for you to bring to your football parties.  Because, what is the Super Bowl without chips and dips, right?

First up is this Tex-Mex version of Pimiento Cheese Dip by Southern Living.  Don't you just love Southern Living? Seeing the magazine on my coffee table makes me so nostalgic as it was always on my Mom's coffee table when I was growing up and her Mom's coffee table and it just says home to me.  Anyway, I love their recipes and this dip is delicious as well as beautiful with the green and red flecks of roasted red peppers and jalapeños. Its got that yummy cheesy/ pepper taste like pimiento cheese but with a kick from the jalapeño and the pepper jack. You can serve it with chunks of French bread or Tortilla chips would be good too.  This dip is really easy to put together and makes a ton so its good for a crowd.

Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip


1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 of a 12 oz jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 (8 oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (8 oz.) block pepper Jack cheese, shredded
Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves or more chopped green onions
Serve with: French bread cubes or Tortilla chips

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Stir together the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheeses.  Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.

2.  Bake at 350 F.  for 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly.  Garnish with cilantro or more green onions, if desired.  Serve with French bread or Tortilla chips.

Adapted from Southern Living Magazine


  1. That dip looks sooo good! Nummy! Thanks for the friend add on FoodBuzz!

  2. What a great, cheesy dip. So colorful.


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