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Nacho Party Cheesecake Recipe
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Nacho Party Cheesecake Recipe

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A cheesecake is not always a sweet dessert, as this savory version with zesty crust proves!—Melinda Messer, Benson, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 70 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 70 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups crushed nacho tortilla chips
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breasts
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Whole kernel corn, cubed avocado, chopped tomato and sliced ripe olives
  • Salsa, optional
  • Assorted crackers or additional nacho tortilla chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without garnishes, salsa and crackers) equals 270 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine crushed tortilla chips and butter; press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning and flour until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the chicken, cheese blend and onions. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 325° for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set. Gently spread sour cream over the top; bake 10 minutes longer or until set.
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Just before serving, remove sides of pan. Garnish with corn, avocado, tomato and olives. Serve with salsa and crackers if desired. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Nacho Party Cheesecake in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without garnishes, salsa and crackers) equals 270 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"Didn't like the crust portion. The filling was OK. Have had better versions."

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I made this and carried it to work and my co-workers said it was the best thing they ever ate!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I haven't made this yet, but am looking forward to trying it for my next get together. Several of my friends are vegetarians though, so I'm going to try without the chicken. Hope it is not dry?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Why, with 23 g of fat , is this called HEALTHY???"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Why, with 23 g of fat, is this called HEALTHY??"

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