AMERICAN FLAG TACO DIP


Via https://wisconsincheese.com/recipes/3738/american-flag-taco-dip:


INGREDIENTS LIST:

- 2 packages (8 ounces each) Crystal Farms Original Cream Cheese, softened

- 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa

- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

- 8 ounces Hook’s Colby cheese, shredded (2 cups)

- 1/2 cup chopped green onions

- 3 bags (9 ounces each) blue corn tortilla chips, divided

- 2 blocks (8 ounces each) Cedar Grove Organic Monterey Jack cheese

- 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes

- 1 large sweet red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)


INSTRUCTIONS:

- Beat the cream cheese, salsa, sour cream, colby and green onions in a large bowl until blended. Spread colby mixture into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

- Measure 1 cup crushed tortilla chips; set aside the remaining chips for serving. Arrange the crushed tortilla chips in a rectangle on top of colby mixture, about 5 x 4-inches.

- Cut 1 block (8 ounces) monterey jack in half into two blocks, each about 1/2-inch thick. Cut slices with a 1 1/2-inch star cookie cutter, using the handle of a small spoon to press and release cheese from cutter at star points. Place stars on chips. Shred 2 cups (8 ounces) from the remaining monterey jack.

- Combine tomatoes and red bell pepper in a medium bowl. For stripes, arrange tomato mixture and shredded monterey jack in alternating rows, each about 1-inch.

- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving. Serve with the reserved tortilla chips.