Yummy Mexican Cheesecake Appetizer

Yummy Mexican Cheesecake Appetizer

16 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 05 minutes

This appetizer will WOW your guests--it's sooooo good! Tortilla chips are the perfect complement to this cheesecake. Cut into small slices or dip your chips right into it -- either way, it's tasty! One note -- it's actually more flavorful when prepared a day in advance!


-- CRUST --
1 cup Tortilla Chips; finely crushed
3 tablespoon Butter; melted
2 8-oz packages Light or Regular Cream Cheese; softened
1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
2 Eggs
2 cups Cheddar or Mexican Cheeses; shredded
1/2 cup Thick and Chunky Salsa
1 cup Sour cream; light or regular
Green onion; chopped
Ripe olives; sliced
Tomatoes; chopped
Tortilla Chips or Crackers

Original recipe makes 16



In small bowl, stir together crushed tortilla chips and butter. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

In large bowl, combine cream cheese and taco seasoning mix. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, about 1-2 minutes. Add eggs. Continue to beat until smooth. Stir in cheese and salsa. Carefully spoon cream cheese mixture over crust spreading to smooth.

Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until edges are set (center of cheesecake will be slightly soft). Top with sour cream. Cool completely.

Cover; refrigerate until serving time (overnight is ideal). Just before serving, remove sides of springform pan; garnish with green onions, ripe olives and tomatoes.

Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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Taco pie!! With salsa and lime flavored chips :)

Wow yummy

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This was a big hit at my BBQ thanks
Kym1 3y ago

I have made this recipe on several occasions and it's always a hit. The only thing I do differently is to add a few Chipotle Peppers because I like it a little spicier.
StoneKarnak 3y ago

A hit. Took to work for a carry in. was gone in no time and every one wanted the recipe. Easy too!
lauradebruynegonzales 3y ago

This is good but I've made better recipes. I halved the recipe, used reduced fat cream cheese and sour cream, 2% mexican cheese, a whole package of taco seasoning. I accidently added 2 eggs but that didn't seem to affect the outcome. Flavor and texture didn't work that well for us. You really need to serve this on sturdy crackers.
HBcook 3y ago

Great recipe!!! Awesome presentation!!! Thank you Cheryl!!!
Arlenelg 3y ago

Really liked this one. Very unusual and great to take to a party. I will be making this again.
Buchanmi 4y ago

Creative presentation for guests. Very good.
Dparrish00 4y ago

excellent photo, great recipe, thanks for sharing, CCheryl
CCheryl 4y ago

bobbijanell 4y ago

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