Mexican Cheesecake Recipe
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Mexican Cheesecake Recipe

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People will rave over this super-easy cheesecake appetizer. I've made this recipe several times at parties, and people were so surprised it was low fat. Make it a day ahead for convenience, adding salsa just before serving. —Sandy Burkett, Galena, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat sour cream, divided
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup chunky salsa, drained
  • Tortilla chips or fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 107 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream and taco seasoning until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in cheddar cheese and chilies.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Spread remaining sour cream evenly over top. Bake 5-8 minutes longer or until topping is set.
  3. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Just before serving, spread salsa over cheesecake. Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Cheesecake in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p29

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.


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Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"This was pretty terrible and I am surprised it has so many glowing reviews. I followed the recipe exactly. This came out dry and crumbly and the flavor wasn't great. I would not make again."

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"I've made plenty of cheesecakes and this is the first savory one that I have come across. Where ever I take it, it gets rave reviews. Thank you to whom ever shared it. It's a winner in my book!!"

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"So unusual and delicious. Addictive too."

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"Excellent. I made half of the recipe and baked in a pie plate. Turned out wonderfully. Receives rave reviews."

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Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"A super easy recipe ...my family thought "cheesecake" was just for dessert until now!!!"

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