Spicy Southwest 5 Cheese Dip with Kraft #FreshTake
If You Like A Spicy Kick, You’ve Got To Try This Dip!
By Amy Trauntvein
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My family loves Mexican food and spicy South-of-the-border flavors so when Kraft Foods asked me to create a new recipe using one of their Fresh Take flavors, I knew which one I wanted to try and what recipe I would make. Spicy Southwest 5 Cheese Dip using Kraft Fresh Take Southwest 3 Cheese.
I took the kids to Walmart to find the Kraft Fresh Take and a few other ingredients. It was easily found among the cheeses in the Deli Section and had a variety of flavors to choose from. Also, if you go to the Meat Department, there will be and IRC (immediately redeemable coupon) stuck on packages of chicken. The coupon takes off $1 for one package of chicken when purchased with Fresh Take. The coupons will run until 7/31/13.
I love Kraft Fresh Take and have been using it to make some pretty tasty dinners lately. It’s easy to use and the cheeses and spices are a perfect compliment with chicken no matter what flavor packet you buy. Since I’ve enjoyed the Fresh Takes flavors, I knew adding it to a dip recipe would turn it from “It was alright” to “Wow, how did you make this? I need your recipe!” Just look at the yumminess on the package, and it already contains 3 of the 5 cheeses for my dip recipe! How easy it that?
Now back home for the creation of the spicy, cheesy, ooey gooey goodness!
Recipe for Spicy Southwest 5 Cheese Dip
- 1 Package Kraft Fresh Take Southwest 3 Cheese Flavor
- 1 8 oz Package Kraft Cream Cheese
- 1/3 cup Kraft Mayo
- 1 cup shredded Kraft Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1 Jalapeno chopped finely with seeds removed.
If you like things really spicy, use 2 peppers. Go ahead, I dare ya!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut Jalapeno in half and scrape out seeds. Chop finely.
Warm cream cheese in in microwave until soft. Add mayo, monterey jack cheese and jalapeno. Open package of Fresh Take and mix the cheeses and breadcrumbs together. Reserve 1/2 cup of Fresh Take for Topping, and add the rest of the Fresh Take to the other ingredients. Mix well. If mixture seems a bit dry, add more mayo by tablespoons until mixture looks nice and creamy. I just mixed it all in the actual baking dish (to save me from dirtying another bowl). Once mixed well, smooth out the top.
Toss into oven and bake for 15 minutes. Pull out and stir. Now add the reserved 1/2 cup of Fresh take to the top and toss back into oven for another 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Serve with chips or crackers of your choosing. I liked mine with Pita Chips for their “heftiness”. This cheesy, hot and gooey dip is a perfect compliment to any Mexican, Tex Mex or Southwestern meal, or a perfect appetizer to your next party. Your guests will beg you on bended knees for the recipe! I mean, how can anyone go wrong with 5 cheeses??? Yep, it’s a winner! And Thanks to Kraft Fresh Take for taking it to the next level of yumminess!
Watch for the Kraft Possibilities Tour truck which will be making stops across the country to the end of July. To see if they are making a spot in your town, you can check their website Fresh Take Possibilities Tour.
Love To All! ~Amy
I have been married for 23 years to my awesome hubby, Todd and we have 4 equally awesome kids who keep me young! Our favorite thing to do together is travel. I enjoy gardening, yoga, walking and saving money! I am very active in my church and am currently serving the children, and I love volunteering at my kids’ schools doing whatever I can to help the teachers and staff.