Southwest Cheesecake Dip

This is a dip that looks like a cheesecake.  Perfect for serving at parties:


  • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream, divided into 2 equal portions
  • 1 envelope McCormick’s Taco Seasoning
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla chips or Ritz Crackers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine cheeses and beat until fluffy.  Stir in 1 cup sour cream and taco seasoning.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Fold in chilies.  Pour into 9 1/2″ to 10 1/2″ spring form pan.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until center is firm.  Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.

After “cheesecake” has cooled for a few minutes, spoon remaining sour cream on top and bake for 5 more minutes.  Cool completely on wire rack and refrigerate covered overnight.

The next day, remove “cheesecake” from pan and place on a pretty platter or plate.  Spoon on salsa.  Serve with chips and crackers.

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