Oven-Baked Goat Cheese Green Chile Queso

Hey friends! How’s the day treating ya? Hope your Monday is off to a great start.

I have a little something for you. It’s melty, cheesy, and has turkey bacon.

All you need is a chip (or like, 200) and life is good.

Chips with goat cheese dip, guacamole and salsa

Whenever we have friends over, I spend a little while planning my appetizer game. Even though I grew up around Mexican food, Mexican appetizers aren’t my forte. Ok, there’s chips and salsa, but there had to be something more.


Goat cheese app


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