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Family Matters: Queso Dip with Tortilla Stars


Cut your tortillas with a cookie cutter—it makes them extra special!

Makes about 2 1/2 cups or 18 servings

Ingredients:

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbs water

1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped

1 (4 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce (optional)

1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

3 oz fat-free cream cheese, cubed

3 oz regular cream cheese, cubed

Tortilla Stars (see below)

Directions:  In a 2-quart sauce pan, combine onion, garlic and water. Simmer over medium heat until water evaporates. Add tomatoes, chili, chili powder and optional hot sauce. Cook and stir until heated through. Add cheddar and cream cheese and stir over low heat to melt. Serve with star shaped chips or fresh vegetables.

Tortilla Stars: Use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut shapes from flour tortillas.  Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes—until dry and crisp. Store in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature.


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