Yummy Mexican Cheesecake Appetizer

Yummy Mexican Cheesecake Appetizer

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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!

"This recipe has a lot of flavor and is very easy. I made it the night before and brought to a pot luck. Everyone loved it. I think it serves best if cut into pieces because it isn't as soft as most dips. But cut it and serve with tortilla chips and it's a go! "

- echofc

Ingredients

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-- CRUST --
1 cup Tortilla Chips; finely crushed
3 tablespoon Butter; melted
-- FILLING --
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
-- TOPPING --
Green onion; chopped
Ripe olives; sliced
Tomatoes; chopped
Tortilla Chips or Crackers

Original recipe makes 16

Servings  

Preparation

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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photo by drgeli drgeli

photo by skayes skayes

photo by Loreniscool Loreniscool

Taco pie!! With salsa and lime flavored chips :) photo by emilywightman emilywightman

Wow yummy photo by emilywightman emilywightman

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lorraineflowers94 10 months ago
This was a big hit at my BBQ thanks
Kym1 1 year 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 1 year ago
A hit. Took to work for a carry in. was gone in no time and every one wanted the recipe. Easy too!
lauradebruynegonzales 2 years 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 2 years ago
Great recipe!!! Awesome presentation!!! Thank you Cheryl!!!
Arlenelg 2 years ago
Really liked this one. Very unusual and great to take to a party. I will be making this again.
Buchanmi 2 years ago
Creative presentation for guests. Very good.
Dparrish00 2 years ago
excellent photo, great recipe, thanks for sharing, CCheryl
CCheryl 3 years ago
Amazing
bobbijanell 3 years ago
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