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Shamrock Chip with Cheddar Jalapeno Dip

How about this for a fun St. Patrick's Day appetizer? Is is simple to throw together and so yummy!!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer ideas, st patricks day appetizers, st patricks day food
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy Sandidge


  • 4-6 spinach tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to season and taste
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise If you are not into mayo, definitely just omit.
  • 3 tablespoons lowfat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cup cheddar, grated I prefer to grate myself as the pre shredded cheese never melts as well. I also love a sharp cheddar, but use your cheddar of choice.
  • ½-1 cup chopped jalapenos If you are looking for a less spicy dip, use green chilis.
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add Greek Yogurt, cream cheese, and mayo to a small mixing bowl. I used a 4-cup measuring bowl. Mix until smooth. I used my hand mixer for this, but certainly, use whatever you are most comfortable using. Next, add 1 cup of grated cheddar and peppers. Mix until incorporated.
  • Pour into an oven-safe dish. You can see from the post, my container is about 2 cups. Place in oven and bake until bubbly and lightly browned.
  • While the dip is baking, start your chips. Place tortillas on the cutting board. I layered 2 tortillas together and cut them this way. Make sure and press until the cookie cutter has cut through. It will take a little wiggling.
  • Put all chips on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Place in the same 375-degree oven as the dip. Bake until lightly golden brown. These are thin, so it won't take long. Be sure to keep an eye on them, I have burned them more times than I care to admit!
  • They should both be coming out at about the same time.


Freshly shredded cheese- Pre-shredded cheese often has a light coating of starch that keeps it from melting as smooth as fresh off-the-block cheese. While you can use either in this recipe, freshly shredded cheddar will give you the best taste and melt
Softened cream cheese- Softened cream cheese will work best for mixing into this recipe. Leave it out for 30 minutes to soften before you make the dip, and it will be much easier to work with. 
Use olive oil - Olive oil will help your chips crisp up in the oven. You won't need much, but using a taste-free, extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest option for brushing onto your tortillas. I wouldn't recommend substituting with a different type of cooking oil or using butter.