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Salsa Cheesecake

After receiving this recipe from a friend several years ago, I made it for our family Christmas party. It's now one of our traditional holiday foods. It's a tasty spin on taco dip. —Glory Windham, Grand Cane, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    20-24 slices

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream, divided
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • Guacamole
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • Tortilla chips or crackers

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 cup sour cream just until combined. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the salsa and chilies.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Remove from the oven; immediately spread with remaining sour cream. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, remove sides of pan. Garnish with guacamole and diced tomato. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 156 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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  • barbara
    Jan 30, 2017

    This is a perfect appetizer for any party. I like to serve it with "scoops".

  • LYDAFUR
    Dec 4, 2011

    This recipe is amazing!!! We belong to a supper club and I took it for my appitzer and everyone loved it. I did add the pepper jack cheese instead of Monterey Jack and I also added some Cajun seasoning to it which really gave it great flavor. love it love it I will make this again:)

  • JanShrader
    May 15, 2010

    After making this the first time, my daughter and I decided it needed a little more zip, so I substituted Pepper Jack cheese for the Monterey Jack, and added a little cajun seasoning....Awesome. It is now one of my most requested dishes to bring to family and friends get togethers.

  • zanarae
    Jun 5, 2009

    I forgot I wanted to mention that I put the salsa and chilies in a blender, for a smoother texture.

  • zanarae
    Jun 4, 2009

    I first made this for my daughter's college graduation in 2005. It was great and makes a lot for a crowd. It is good on celery too. I am glad I found this recipe again, I am going to make it for a Big Birthday party!