My favorite time of the day is when I can eat a big bowl of hot, cheesy, dip! This dip is not only hot and cheesy but it’s just plain, dreamy. Yes, I said dreamy. After you eat it I promise you will dream about it!
I started with a whole bunch of veggies. Just a big bowl of confetti goodness. I tossed them in olive oil with a pinch of pink salt and pepper and roasted them until a little blackened on both sides.
Allow the veggies to cool then peel and devein the bell peppers. Place all the veggies in the blender and pulse, leaving a little bit chunky.
Place everything into a greased pan and top with mozzarella balls. Bake for about 15 minutes, then broil for a few minutes.
Don’t forget to toast some nice bread drizzled with a little olive oil.
Let’s eat! This dip lasted only five minutes in my house. Just long enough to take a few pictures.
Confetti Cheese Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
2 bell peppers, different color if available
1 fresh jalapenos
2 cups grape tomatoes
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano, grated
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
12 oz. marinated mozzarella balls
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Heat oven to broil. Place tomatoes, Serrano peppers, jalapenos and bell peppers on a baking sheet. Top with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and broil until lightly blackened on both sides and tomatoes began to shrink. When vegetables are cooked, remove from oven and let rest for about 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
You can peel the peppers if desired. Don’t forget to devein the bell peppers. Place all the veggies in a food processor and pulse until nice and chunky. Place vegetables into a bowl. Add all cheeses except mozzarella balls and mix well. Add seasonings and mix well. Fold in sour cream.
Spray a small baking pan with cooking spray and spread mixture inside. Top mixture with mozzarella balls. Bake for about 15 minutes then broil for a few minutes to brown the top. Serve with toasted bread, cracker or chips.