Monster Mash Spread
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeņo
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
Green Onion Curls (recipe follows, optional)
1. Line 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with foil. Spray with nonstick
cooking spray; set aside.
2. Combine cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, bell pepper and
chopped green onions in medium bowl; mix well. Spoon into prepared
pan; press mixture evenly into pan. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours
3. When ready to serve, invert pan onto large platter or serving
tray; remove pan. Discard foil. Garnish with Green Onion Curls, if
desired. Serve with crackers.
Tip: Substitute shredded Cheddar cheese for Monterey Jack cheese
with jalapeno peppers. Drain 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
and stir into cheese mixture before spreading into prepared pan.
Green Onion Curls
Makes several curls
3 to 4 green onions (tops only)
Using scissors or small knife, cut each green onion lengthwise into
long, narrow strips; place in bowl of ice water. Refrigerate until
strips are curled, about 2 hours or overnight.