Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is the ultimate Big Game appetizer! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is pretty much the ultimate appetizer for all you chile heads out there who also appreciate the finer points of hot, gooey cheese and the salty crunch of a great tortilla chip.

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It’s late summer, and just when you thought it was all over…in come the Hatch chilies from New Mexico.  They have a super short August-September growing season, and they’re the creme-de-la-creme of the chile world.  True Hatch chiles are prized for their fabulous flavor, and they can only be grown in the valley around Hatch NM, so that makes them extremely special, and rare.   During the season you *might* be able to find them fresh if you’re lucky, (if you live in California, Arizona, or New Mexico) but don’t worry, you can buy them all year round already roasted.  I got mine from The Hatch Chile Store straight from the source.  They were delivered roasted and ready to use, in both mild and hot varieties.

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is the ultimate Big Game appetizer! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

This is a simple dip that draws crowds.  It’s a pleasure to make, and I guarantee you’ll get hungry just mixing up all that cheese, mayo, sour cream, and chiles.  What?  Nobody said this was diet food ;)

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip is a quick and easy recipe that draws crowds! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

When I share a dip recipe, you can count on the fact that it will be easy.  A complicated dip is a contradiction in terms…dips need to be last minute, effortless, and all about the good times you’ll have devouring them.  This dip can be prepped ahead of time and popped in the oven about 30 minutes before you want to serve it.  Needless to say this is the PERFECT game night starter, but I won’t tell if you just want to hoard it all for yourself.

TIP: Bake the dip in a shallow casserole or pie plate so it will cook quickly and evenly.  There’s nothing worse than digging into a dip that’s lukewarm in the center.

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip ready for the oven ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

You’ll customize the heat of this dip depending on whether you choose hot, mild or a combination of chiles.  I chose a combo, and it had just the right amount of ‘kick’ without being overwhelming.

TIP:  Turn this dip into a meal by adding some cooked shredded or chopped chicken to the mixture before baking.

Cheesy Hatch Green Chile Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped mild roasted Hatch chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hot Hatch chiles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  1. set oven to 375F
  2. Put all the ingredients --- except the tortilla chips --- into a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Make sure all the elements are well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture into a casserole dish. Spread out so it is an even depth. If you like you can sprinkle a few more of the chopped chilies across the surface.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until bubbling all around and starting to brown on the surface. If it's not bubbling and starting to brown, cook it a little longer. Finish off for a few minutes on the top rack under the broiler to get more browning, if you like.
  5. Serve right away with tortilla chips or bread for dipping.
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notes:

  • You won’t get the same effect with canned chiles, but if you want to try, use whole chiles and chop them yourself.

 

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If you love Hatch chiles, check out my Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili

Crock Pot recipe for a Fire Roasted Hatch Pepper Chili

and my Hatch Green Chile Cornbread

Hatch Green Chile Cornbread is tender and moist, ever so slightly sweet, with a definite spicy kick and it goes with everything this fall! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

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65 Comments

  • Reply
    Karly
    July 18, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Not even 8am and I’m already craving chile cheese dip. Can’t say it’s out of the norm! This looks AMAZING!

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    Meghann
    December 22, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Is this dip do-able in a crockpot?

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      Sue
      December 22, 2016 at 7:39 am

      I don’t see why not, but you wouldn’t get the nice browned crust…

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    Margaret
    December 4, 2016 at 1:29 am

    I see alot of these mexican recipes that use mozzarella cheese which I just usually skip & add more cheddar or monterey jack, now I’m wondering what I might be missing by not using mozzarella??

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      Sue
      December 4, 2016 at 11:09 am

      I think mozzarella mostly adds texture, Margaret, it certainly doesn’t have much flavor.

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    Jana
    September 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Mmmmm looks delish! Football season easy dip. From a native NM, it’s chile not chili or chiles. :)

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    Maddy
    September 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I wish I could get fresh Hatch Chiles here in Connecticut. And does anybody know when Poblano chiles got so hot? They used to be pretty mild. I used to use them for stuffing. Like chile rellenos. But lately, they’ve been really hot. Maybe where they are grown makes the difference? Regardless, I’m making all your recipes that involve hatch chiles. Guess I’ll have to order canned from the Internet.

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      Sue
      September 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

      I recommend the link in this post, Maddy, to The Hatch Chile Store — they will send them out processed and frozen, which is much better than canned.

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    Margaret
    September 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Too much cheese–overpowers the wonderful Hatch chile flavor. More peppers/less cheese.

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      I’d like to try it that way, Margaret :)

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    August 29, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I’m definitely making this for game night and I have to confess to never having use hatch chiles before so I’m looking forward to it. I’m craving this now after seeing that cheesy, creamy yumminess!

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    Terra
    August 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This looks great! I am going to try it with our local roasted Pueblo chilies. I roast a bushel or two each year to freeze.

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      Sue
      August 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Sounds fantastic, I’ve got several more Hatch recipes coming up that you can use those chiles in.

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        Terra
        August 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Great! Keep them coming!

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    Amy
    August 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Our grocery store has a Hatch event going on right now! They are selling these fresh and roasted and in a whole bunch of prepared foods. All the employees are wearing Hatch t-shirts and the mood is very festive. Sue, a question for you:

    How well do these freeze once roasted? I want to buy some but I know we won’t be able to use them all up right away. We don’t have a vacuum sealer – do you think I can wrap them well and freeze them?

    Can’t wait to try this dip – looks so good!

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      Terra
      August 29, 2016 at 10:51 am

      You can freeze roasted chile without vacuum sealing. Just squeeze the air out of the bag and pop it in the freezer. I usually separate them into quart sized bags so I can take out a little bit at a time (as needed).

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      Valerie
      September 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      We can ours! It’s a bit of a process but so worth it, esp if you do not have the freezer space. But freezing them in sandwich size or even snack size baggies works too. After you place them in the baggies, lay them as flat as possible on a cookie sheet, then freeze away!

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    Debbie G
    August 27, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Last weekend we got two cases & the local roasting event. Came home, clean them & vacuum sealed several bags for the freezer (I only had one bag left from last year). We are set for the winter. I did of course make a batch of hatch chili enchiladas that night…sooooooooooo good. I will be making this dip this weekend.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 27, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Lucky lady! I’m going to do that next year, sounds like fun!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    August 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Haha, one of the reasons that I don’t make warm dips…ever… is that I think I will cook it unevenly. Thanks for the tip! This looks great!

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    August 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Please pass me the chips! This dip looks incredible, Sue!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    August 25, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Just saw that they were having a big hatch chile day at our local WFs. I need to run back and pick up a load of them. This looks amazing!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Stock up Chris!!

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        Gaby
        August 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

        I would imagine the chiles can be chopped and frozen….??

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    August 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Lol! I’m definitely a chile head, so I am totally drooling over this dip, Sue! Melty gooey cheese mixed with spicy hatch chiles?! HEAVEN! I’d love to face plant into this dip right about now! Cheers!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 25, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Enjoy Cheyanne <3

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    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    August 25, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Perfect for game nights and entertaining! More beer, anyone?

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    Fran
    August 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Hatch chile! I’m game. Just bought 25 pounds. Will have to try this dip, looks so good.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 25, 2016 at 7:31 am

      Wow, you’ll be in Hatch heaven, Fran!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 25, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I’m not sure I could ever get my hands on hatch chilies, but boy I really want to. This looks off the charts delicious :)

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    Brenda
    August 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I made this tonight, scaled it back to use up the mayo I had immigration fridge. Also skipped the Parmesan. Really great results! Hubby and I both loved it! Will make it again for football season!

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      I LOVE the quick feedback, thanks Brenda <3

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    Susan
    August 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Hey, wait! Give us a photo if what a Hatch chili looks like! I’m clueless!

    • Reply
      Jo Ann
      August 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      Hatch Chile is a long green chile pepper!!

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        Andrea
        August 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

        Specifically from Hatch, NM. It’s Hatch season right now.

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      Dawn
      August 24, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      A Hatch green chile can be easily mistaken from an Anaheim chile. Hatch green chile is specific to the Hatch Valley in southern NM. Also beware. Green chile is being grown across seas being sold as “Hatch”. The secret of the chile is the soil it is grown in found only in NM. If not in the SW US the best place to get authentic Hatch is online. The company’s address will state the company is from Hatch, NM a town here. The green chile HQ.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      This post has gone viral Susan, but when it calms down tomorrow (or whenever!) I’ll edit it with some photos!

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    annie
    August 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Forget dinner, all I want is dip dip dip! I know this is total blasphemy to say (since I live in the Midwest), but I’m totally dreading football season because it means winter can’t be far behind. I’ve become such a summer girl in the past few years. On the other hand, fall means I can eat all the dip I want and cover my belly with a huge sweater.

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Dip for dinner is the BEST, and I couldn’t agree more about football, but I do love winter…that’s probably because we hardly get it at all here in LA.

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    August 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Oh my, I am a chile head and will have to try this for sure. It looks so tasty! Football or not, I’m making it!

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    Penny
    August 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Is there any way I could do this in a crockpot?

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I’ve never made a dip in a crock pot, but I suppose you could. I would think you’d have to keep it on a low setting so it wouldn’t over-cook. Let us know if you try it, Penny.

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    Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
    August 24, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m a chile head! And a gooey cheese head! And a crispy chip head! I want ALLLLLL of this in my mouth asap.

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Haha, we’re soul sisters ;)

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    August 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Lots of chillies and cheese in there…it must taste heavenly!

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    AmBo
    August 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I was so excited to se this, until I saw mayo I’m the ingredient list. Any idea what might work as a possible sub? I am completely mayo averse – it’s the stuff of my nightmares ?

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

      You can leave out the mayo for sure. You can just leave it out, or substitute cream cheese.

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      Meg
      September 4, 2016 at 9:17 am

      This my reaction as well, thinking plain yogurt or cream cheese instead. Cream cheese sounds divine- but do you think it will over power too much?

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    Jill
    August 24, 2016 at 10:16 am

    There is nothing better than Hatch! Our markets here in the panhandle of Florida are now selling Hatch…Also great for Pork Green Chili!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Yay for Florida!

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    Tamara
    August 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Oh my beloved Hatch green chiles! How I miss them this year! After 22 years 30 miles south of Hatch in Las Cruces, we moved to McAllen, TX near the Gulf. Last year around this time, we were able to get fresh Hatch green chile and have it roasted at our HEB market. This year (for some unknown reason), they decided to skip the Rio Grande Valley, and I have no fresh chile. I love a good green chile queso, and this looks fab!

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      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Oh wow, there’s nothing worse than having to leave behind a beloved food because of a move. The chiles are becoming more and more popular so I hope you’ll be seeing more of them as time goes on.

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      Lupe Krieger
      August 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Tamara, you can order the chilis online from Hatch.com

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    Tara
    August 24, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Such a delicious looking dip! Definitely perfect for the upcoming football season. I have never come across Hatch chilies before. Hopefully I will someday!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 9:06 am

      I’ve noticed they do sell canned hatch chiles in the grocery store, Tara, but I recommend checking out The Hatch Chile Store, you can get them via mail and they’re the real deal.

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        The Hatch Chile Store
        August 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

        The cans are made by a company the growers here are suing because some of their products come from Mexico. I certainly wouldn’t recommend them!

        • Reply
          Sue
          August 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

          Good to know!

  • Reply
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    August 24, 2016 at 8:35 am

    YESSSSS please! This looks dangerously good. I would eat the whole lot – better not leave me alone with it ;)

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    Boastful Food
    August 24, 2016 at 8:31 am

    It’s that time of year! I just saw some at my local grocery store. This is a must try recipe! Love hatch chiles:)

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 9:06 am

      I see them sometimes at Whole Foods, it’s such a treat when they arrive!

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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    August 24, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Love Hatch chilies! Isn’t their flavor wonderful? Can’t live without them! And what a swell dip — really great idea. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 7:54 am

      It really is a great flavor, and I like how I can modulate the heat by mixing the mild and the hots ones.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 24, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Oh boy … there is nothing like a cheesy dip loaded with green chiles! This looks wonderful and it makes me want to watch football!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 24, 2016 at 7:20 am

      I hate football but I’d watch a whole game to get some of this ;)

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