Spooky green and delicious Halloween Queso Dip is just what you need before heading out for trick or treating. Three different cheeses and spinach to make it heathy, duh.
I’ve been a little MIA lately, sorry friends. All of my time slots I usually use for blogging were taken up with house meetings and field trips and no school and I just couldn’t pull it together to find any other time.
We celebrated Hannah’s 4th birthday on Saturday with a fun pool party and triple lemon cake. If I can get my act together this week (maybe not likely since we don’t have school today or tomorrow) I’ll share the photos on Friday.
Speaking of fun celebrations, Halloween is just around the corner. October is always a busy month for us with a few family birthdays and fall celebrations (hello pumpkin patch) but this year is even crazier with the house so we’re trying to keep Halloween a little more chill.
I shared these super simple and delicious Halloween Sugar Cookies a couple of weeks ago and now it’s time for a fun and festive appetizer idea that will leave plenty of time for trick or treating with the kids.
Queso is perfect for any occasion, am I right? So why not snack on it as a little appetizer then when you get home from all the Halloween festivities you can enjoy some Halloweenies and Spider Eggs. Sounds like the perfect fun and spooky meal.
The Halloween Queso Dip gets its green color from pureed spinach. Just don’t tell the kids, I promise they won’t be able to taste it. And since there’s spinach it in that totally cancels out the calories from the three cheeses so it’s basically health food. You’re welcome.
While we’re on the topic of the cheeses let me tell you what we’ve got going on. First, there is cream cheese to add a thick, creamy texture. White American cheese is a classic cheese for queso dip so that brings all the expected flavor to the table. Lastly, there’s some pepper jack to add a little spiciness and make it extra gooey and stringy. That cheese pull is important.
Trick your little ghouls with this cheesy, delicious, fun little treat this Halloween.
- 5 oz. thawed frozen spinach
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1 lb. white American cheese (from the deli)
- 4 oz. shredded pepper jack cheese
- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- Tortilla chips
Wring all the liquid out of the spinach and add to a blender or food processor. Add half and half to the spinach and puree until completely smooth.
Pour spinach mixture into a saucepan over medium heat. Add all the cheeses and stir often until melted. Transfer to a slow cooker on set on warm. Serve with tortilla chips.