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Southwestern Star Dip

I enjoyed this sensational dip at a holiday party and begged for the recipe. No others are the ones begging me! —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-2/3 cups


  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, 1/3 cup olives, chilies, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Transfer to an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle tomato on top in the shape of a star; outline with remaining olives. Sprinkle onions around the star. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 124 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    Jul 12, 2020

    Friends liked it ~ was VERY oily from the cheese. Won't make again

  • slmacbeth
    Jan 26, 2018

    I left the olives off the top because with olives, a little goes a long way for me. I also halved the recipe since it was just for my boyfriend and me. Pretty good.

  • amehart
    Oct 23, 2016

    Everyone loved this dip. I ran out of it quickly and had to make some more - good thing it's super easy to make. I did add diced jalapenos to increase the heat factor for my family. But it was perfect!

  • rossmom229
    Jul 27, 2015

    I love this dip! I have taken it to many potluck type events and if I'm not careful, there isn't any left by the time I make it thru the line! :) everyone wants the recipe and you'll see why after you try it!

  • pettymama
    Dec 9, 2012

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  • wwood
    Nov 4, 2012

    I make/take this recipe everywhere and it is a hit. Everyone want the recipe. It's great and easy to do.

  • smppms
    Dec 20, 2011

    I have enjoyed TOH recipes for many years, and my family LOVES this recipe. I am always asked for the recipe when I take this....

  • rellmac
    Dec 24, 2010

    I've made this every year for Christmas since the recipe first debuted in Taste of Home. My family insists on it, and I love bringing it to parties. It's beautiful and tasty.

  • redrose507
    Mar 29, 2010

    I have been making this recipe for years and it is always a hit!

  • spydir
    Feb 4, 2007

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