Disclosure – the cream cheese for this recipe was supplied by Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
MMmm….. cream cheese Mexican Dip – who can resist? Not me. I love Mexican food and flavors so you know this easy appetizer is something I make as often as possible. Really — any excuse for a party right?
Philadelphia Cream Cheese contacted me to ask if I would be willing to try a recipe out of one of their cookbooks and let them know what I thought. They offered to send me the coupons for the cream cheese I would need.
I have never been one to turn down cream cheese. Free cream cheese, y’all. It was totally a win-win situation from my point of view.
So I got the book and the coupons and set out to fix something in it. There were a lot of cheesecakes but I am pretty partial to my recipe so I went on to the appetizer section. The book is called A Taste of Heaven, by the way. I love Layered Mexican Dip and decided that would be the place that I would start. Because… Mexican food.
I doubled the recipe because we are fatties here and we eat a lot. The recipe is pretty straight forward and simple. The thing is that when you put this together it gets even better if you let it sit for a couple of hours. The flavors blend and mellow. You can eat it right away but just remember that it’s a good make-ahead, too.
I decided that homemade tortilla chips would be the perfect addition to make this a quick meal for the kids. After all, who doesn’t like chips and dips? The Kraft recipe called for low fat items, and I am putting those in parenthesis in the recipe. I chose regular items because we do not have weight problems and I personally find low fat things icky. Feel free to make it either way. 🙂 This is great for your Superbowl party of course… you can serve it with vegetables, chips, crackers, and/or toast depending on what type of meal you are serving it as.
- 2 8 oz packaged Philadelphia Cream Cheese (Neufchatel for low fat)
- 1 cup Salsa
- 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese (Kraft 2% milk shredded reduced fat cheese)
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1/2 cup sour cream, optional (my addition)
- Soften the cream cheese for about 30 minutes.
- Spread cream cheese on the bottom of a 8×8 inch casserole dish.
- Top with salsa, cheddar cheese, and the onions in layers.
- Put a dollop of sour cream on the top.
- Serve with crackers, toast, chips, or veggies to dip.
This makes an 8×8 inch panful. For Superbowl Sunday I would consider doing this with several types of things to dip in it and then a few other sandwiches and appetizers.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on t.v. Philadelphia Cream Cheese sent me coupons to get the cream cheese at no expense, as well as a cookbook to work out of. I was not compensated for this post, but they are not asking for the cream cheese or book back. The opinions stated herein are the unadulterated opinions of a twisted mind. The entire post should be read with caution. You have been warned.
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