Recipe for Great Cream Cheese Appetizers

This baked spread is one of the recipes with cream cheese and includes green chiles for a spicy flavor.



Spring 2015

  • Who doesn't like baked cheddar cheese? Serve baked chile cheese spread with chips, crackers or baguettes.
    Photo by Fotolia/Brent Hofacker

Baked Chile Cheese Spread

Ingredients:

• 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
• 2 large eggs
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 2 cans (4 ounces each) diced green chiles
• 1 cup sliced green onions, divided
• 1 pint salsa, divided
• 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
• Tortilla chips, assorted crackers and/or sliced baguette

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Heavily grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and chili powder. Sprinkle over sides and bottom of prepared pan.

3. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, eggs, garlic powder and cumin. Stir in chiles and 1/2 cup green onions.

4. Spoon half of the cream cheese mixture into the pan. Cover with 1 cup salsa and 1-1/2 cups cheddar. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture, spreading evenly.

5. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until edges are set but center still moves slightly. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve as a spread with chips, crackers and/or bread.

We have plenty more Mexican dish recipes. Check out Easy Mexican Recipes Spice Up Dinner Menus.


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