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Roasted Southwest Vegetable Cheese Dip

This roasted southwest vegetable cheese dip is super quick and simple to make for a crowd, using frozen vegetables and lots of gooey cheese!
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I feel like I always have to start off these posts about Ben and I with a questions? Do you and your hunny do this? Or do that? Does he say this, and then you get really frustrated with him? Does he say stuff like this and then you laugh at in his general direction? So, here is today’s “do you and your hunny?” question… Do you guys have a problem planning date night? We’re terrible at it. We both have varying ideas of what a date night consists of. One of us, *cough* him, likes to go out to dinner places we’ve already been. The other of us, me, usually likes to try and find new places to go. I like to change it up, bob and weave a little in our daily life. Inevitably, we end up going to one of three places, and either going out to a movie, or more accurately Redbox-ing something that I found while I was doing my mad morning dash to the store in yoga pants and a really bad messy morning bun.

Roasted Southwest Veggie DipI wear the yoga pants so it makes people think I worked out… Also it’s like the weekend uniform around our town during the weekends, so I’m not too conspicuous. Most women look slightly more done up than me, with fresh makeup and straightened hair, when I’m trying to cover up my raccoon eyes from last night’s makeup and the fact that I hadn’t showered because I was going to workout later that morning… which usually doesn’t happen. Whoops.


Roasted Southwest Veggie Dip

Date night comes around, and one of the three options we usually resort to is pizza. If it’s not homemade, it’s from Papa Murphy’s. And then date night devolves from there. Ben is staunchly in the meat-on-pizza-or-its-not-pizza camp. I’m in the fruit-is-totally-a-pizza-topping camp.

My husband is notoriously cheap. No, he’s not frugal. He’s cheap. What do little chicks say? Cheap, Cheap, Cheap. Okay fine, they say “cheep”, but that’s not my point. Saturday night I refused to succumb to his cheap man squabbles and told him, firmly, I did not want a Cowboy Pizza, that I was finally going to try the thin crust Thai chicken thing I’d had my eye on forever, and that we could get *GASP* TWO pizzas. The horror!

Roasted Southwest Veggie Dip

Well, that’s simply just not acceptable. So he went to find our pizza coupon card,  to see who’s was cheaper and determined to find a cheaper pizza if I was going to be so stubborn as to want my own. And he found one – a $3 cheaper pizza. In full on Pizza Martyr mode he was determined to save us a whopping $3 and sacrifice his own pizza-bliss we went to the shop to get our ‘zaw. Upon a five minute drive of me telling him to get the pizza he wanted, and that $3 wasn’t worth sacrificing his tastebuds over, he went with his original – and I told him not to forget to use his coupon, to which he insisted there was no coupon for in the Cowboy Pizza. Oh YES THERE WAS!!!

And it was FIVE Dollars off his pizza… So the moral of the story is,

a)     Just listen to your wife. In all things, especially coupons.

b)     Your pizza bliss is not worth saving $3 – because inevitably you’ll find a coupon to save $5 on the one you wanted and be really mad about it.

c)     The Papa Murphy’s Thai Chicken deLite is Ah-mazing.

Roasted Southwest Veggie Dip

To prove to you all that we do in fact agree on other food choices, we both ravenously devoured this Roasted Garlic Southwest Veggie Dip!! It was like two lions and a Huck over a dead zebra, just devoured it! I mean, wait…that’s probably a bad analogy. But the sentiment remains. It’s amazing and going as Dip Number 2 for this week’s Bowl Game.

Roasted Southwest Veggie Dip

It’s Huck approved, too.

Try these other dips for SuperBowl this weekend!

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Roasted Southwest Vegetable Cheese Dip

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1 12 ounce bag Frozen Southwest Vegetable Blend
3 Tbsp STAR Garlic Grilling Oil
¾-cup Shredded Cheddar
½-cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
½ cup Sour Cream or Mexican Crema
½ cup Olive Oil based Mayonnaise
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
¼ tsp Ground Pepper
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 stem Green Onion, sliced on the bias


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a non-stick baking sheet, or silicone mat lined sheet, spread out bag of Southwest Vegetable Blend. Sprinkle STAR Garlic Grilling Oil over the vegetables and stir with a spoon to coat vegetables. Place in oven for 15 minutes, stirring half way in between until the vegetables start to darken around some of the edges. If the vegetables begin to brown to quickly, remove from oven early.
While the vegetables are roasting, prepare all other ingredients except green onion. In a large bowl, stir together sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth. Add in cayenne pepper, ground pepper, garlic and shredded cheeses and stir.
Once the vegetables have been removed from the oven, stir them into the cheese and cream mixture. Once combined, pour into an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees until bubbly around the edges and heated through. Remove from oven and let rest for several minutes before serving. Serve along sides sour dough bread, crackers or even cocktail shrimp!

*Fine Print* This recipe is sponsored by STAR Fine Foods. I was compensated for this recipe, but all opinions are my own.

Roasted Southwest Veggie Cheese Dip


27 Responses to “Roasted Southwest Vegetable Cheese Dip”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 29, 2014 @ 3:49 am

    Neat!! Loving the look AND sound of this dip – so much goodness in there!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 29, 2014 @ 5:07 am

    Haha I love your story of date night and I have been eyeballing that Thai Chicken DeLite….happy to hear that its worth eating!
    I need this dip in my life…I would do anything for that cheese.

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — January 29, 2014 @ 5:24 am

    Ha! Great story. And that Papa Murphy’s pizza is fantastic!!!

    As is this amazing dip you’ve created. I’m pretty sure I would never leave the snack table if that was being served at our SuperBowl party!

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    DessertForTwo — January 29, 2014 @ 5:27 am

    haha, I loved this story. Husbands can be so weird. I’m afraid that I’m the cheap one in the relationship. Recently, I forced my husband to use an iphone case that he doesn’t like because he lost the receipt for it and can’t return it. He had already bought a case he did like, but I made him return it. If you lose the receipt and can’t get $45 back, then you must use it! It kinda shocked me how mean I could be, haha.
    Love this dip. And love you!

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    Karly — January 29, 2014 @ 5:45 am

    Oh my gosh, I go through that same pizza dilemma every time we order one. I want vegetables on my pizza. The boys want meat. The daughter wants plain cheese. It’s a freakin’ disaster.

    This dip? Not a disaster. But only because I’m the only one in the house who would eat it, which means no fighting over it, which means a total win for me.

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    Jenny Flake — January 29, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    Girl!!! This is a dream dip! Love your story too! We can never EVER agree at our house, lol!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 29, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    Ah coupons. Great dip though!

  8. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 29, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    This looks delish!! Love the dip and the photo of Huck just ready to pounce on that dip and photo setup!! Haha

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — January 29, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    Looks SO good. I could make a meal out of this dip! YUM!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 29, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    Haha, love this story! And this dip — want, want, want!

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    Amanda — January 29, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    This looks unbelievable!

    We always end up with three different pizzas at my house because nobody can agree.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — January 29, 2014 @ 8:35 am

    This looks SO delicious! I’m considering it for am superbowl appetizer. 🙂

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 29, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    I am all ove this dip! And we have the same problem! The hubs won’t mix savory and sweet so I never get to make dessert pizzas:(

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 29, 2014 @ 10:20 am

    This dip is calling out to me. I love dips that are loaded with yummy things.

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    Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainer — January 29, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

    I think this is all we need for Super Bowl! Yumminess!

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    Gaby — January 29, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    This looks so incredible! I could just dive right in!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 29, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    I have Huck myself that approves my recipes but his name is Kona. Your dip makes me drool all over my keyboard! Game day must!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — January 29, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    I feel like pizza is always a very highly charged subject. There are so many opitions! But I would gladly take this dip.

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    Tieghan — January 29, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    Give ma all the dip!! Seriously, I could just dive right into this dip!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 29, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

    You have me laughing out loud, while simultaneously being comforted by the fact that I am not alone in my date night routine. RedBox, yes. Same 3 places at husband’s insistence, check. Coupon nazi…oh wait, that’s me, but I’d totally split that Thai pizza with you!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 30, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    Any dip is a dip-friend of mine 😉 yum times a zillion!

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    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — January 30, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    Ha..Ha.. I love your date night story! He’ll learn one of these days your still in the early years! We are going to pass 15 years this September and I think he’s finally figuring it all out! lol… Love your dip, it looks AMAZING!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 31, 2014 @ 7:28 am

    Totally understand your date nights! This dip is incredible! A game day must!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — January 31, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

    I totally get it. We’re big Papa Murphy fans ourselves (aka PMurph’s).

    In an ideal world, my husband would have the all meat pizza….Me? The Herb Chicken Mediterranean Delite. I now need to try the Thai Delite, because that sounds awesome!

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    Shaina — February 2, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    Such a great story, and I love the dip!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 6, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    I agree, always listen to your wife, husbands don’t catch on to this though haha 😉


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