Football Munchies: Hatch Chile Dip

Whether you are watching the big game or you just want a snack, this Hatch Chile Dip will satisfy you and your guests.

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Yes, I am well aware that football season has not officially started. But my boys are already in the football mood with the preseason games and playing Fantasy Football with their cousins.Since my husband and I do not let these young brains play contact football, we stick with flag football. Oh yeah, fall is hear and football fever has hit my house!

From now ’til the end of the season, we will be rotating from our house to another watching the games, hanging with friends and family and eating, eating, eating. Luckily, the kids get a little bored during the game and they run out to play a quick football game, imitating the players they know and admire.

It is still Hatch Chile season! I’ve used the last of my mild Hatch chile’s from Melissa’s Produce to whip up this dip. I made it right before a picnic I was supposed to attend and wasn’t too impressed with it. I stuck it in the fridge and forgot about it. Then 3-4 days later I remembered my dip and tasted it again. Totally different! A few days of letting the flavors meld together made a huge difference.

Happy dance!

Hatch Chile Dip

Whether you use mild or spicy hatch chiles, this dip is addictingly good and perfect for game day! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 2 hatch chiles, mild or spicy
  • 5 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain Greek
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Wash and pat dry:
    • 2 hatch chiles , mild or spicy
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and place chile inside.
  3. Cook chile and turn chile over until all sides are browned, about 15 minutes.
  4. Place hot chile in a thick heat-proof bag and loosely fold over to close.
  5. The steam will continue to "cook" the chile and do not remove from the bag until it is cool enough to touch, about 90 minutes.
  6. Peel the chile, remove the seeds and dice.
  7. In a medium-sized bowl, whip together with a hand-blender until smooth:
    • 5 oz cream cheese , softened
    • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain Greek
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  8. Mix in the chopped hatch chiles and add in:
    • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  9. Cover the dip and refrigerate over night or up to 5 days. The hatch chile flavor enhances the longer the dip refrigerates.
  10. Serve dip at room temperature.


Serving Suggestions: Serve with vegetables or your favorite dipping chip!

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Yield: 6 servings

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Chipping and dipping – it’s my favorite way to watch the game. Here are some of my other favorite dips:

Borani-e Esfenaj (Yogurt and Spinach) by Avocado Hummus by Apple and Avocado Salsa by

Persian Yogurt and Spinach   Avocado Hummus                   Apple and Avocado Salsa

Guacamole by Caramelized Onion Dip with Beer by Oven Roasted Tomato Salsa by

Classic Guacamole         Caramelized Onion Dip with Beer  Oven Roasted Tomato Salsa

Pomegranate Guacamole by Tomatillo and Avocado Roll by Persian Eggplant Dip (Kashkeh Bademjoon) by

Pomegranate Guacamole       Tomatillo and Avocado Roll     Persian Eggplant Dip


So, what’s your favorite munchie during game time?

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8 Responses to Football Munchies: Hatch Chile Dip

  1. mjskit at #

    Definitely the perfect dip for football season! YUM!

  2. ha! So you just left it standing and the flavors were better after a few days? Who would have thought of that. Nice on Laura!

    • In all honesty, Helene, I stuck it in the fridge and forgot all about it! hee! hee! Then I saw it and realized I wanted to fix it, so I sampled it again and Mmmmmm….!

  3. I love hatch chiles, great idea to turn them into a dip!

  4. I love dip recipes! I’m not very creative and I always rely on everyone’s recipes! 😉

  5. Yahya at #

    I forgot the hatch chilies. Nooo! I was hungry…. now I’m starving! The hatch chile dip looks good.

    • Dude! How could you?! I will have to make some for you the next time you visit us.

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