Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip


Welcome to Day #2 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

Rip open that bag of tortilla chips and get ready to scoop up ooey gooey layers of cheese and salsa and more cheese and more salsa. It doesn’t get any simpler or more craveable than what I think might just be the perfect appetizer or snack for the big game. To me, this just IS football food! It’s Easy, Cheesy Mexican Dip.

Easy, Cheesy Mexican Dip

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This dip. I mean, really, it has pretty much no redeeming qualities. It’s basically layer upon layer of goopy stuff from jars and bags and packages. It’s ugly, all yellow and white and blah.

Except for the cheese. Oh, the cheese. THE CHEESE! Last week I shared my most requested recipe. Well this Mexican Dip is my mom’s most requested recipe. And it isn’t even always requested. It’s just so easy and amazing that she just offers to bring it because she knows it will get devoured. She or I have whipped this up countless times over the years.

Part of the reason that it looks so ugly? Well, we were having it with our Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken & Black Bean Tacos, and we had planned to have dinner at around 5:30 – pretty dark this time of year. And I knew I couldn’t bake it up early because I knew I would be fending off family members wielding tortilla chips, ready to dig in. And not only was my lighting awful, but I had to work quick. The Cheese-Loving Bug was chomping at the bit.

I suppose it’s basically a simplified version of a Seven Layer Dip, but with the four best layers. Sure, you could add beans or lettuce or sour cream or whatever. Go for it. I’ll just stick with the cheese and cheese and cheese and salsa. Who needs chips? Just hand me a spoon.

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Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip
Get your tortilla chips ready to scoop up ooey gooey layers of salsa and cheese in this Easy Cheesy Mexican Dip - a perfect game day appetizer.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Dip
Serves: 12
  • One 8 oz. package cream cheese (light or regular)
  • One 15-16 oz. jar of salsa con queso
  • One 15-16 oz. jar of salsa
  • About 1½ cups shredded cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread cream cheese in an even layer in the bottom of a square or small rectangular (about 11 x 7 inches) baking dish.
  3. Pour the salsa con queso over the cream cheese layer and spread evenly.
  4. Spoon the salsa gently over the queso layer to cover completely.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the salsa.
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is melted and lightly browned.


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  1. Diana Cote says

    I love making little chili cups topped with sour cream, guacamole, cheese and chives. I also love making wings with a creamy buffalo dip, served with cheese fries.

    • says

      before, You r amazing!!! []Patty Rodriguez Reply:April 28th, 2011 at 10:40 pmThanks so much finerd!!![]Patty Rodriguez Reply:June 5th, 2011 at 5:22 pmthanks for your comment Rebecca, looking forward to cooking with you![]

  2. Beva Bradford says

    My favorite game day appetizer is Homemade Queso! This recipe looks delicious, will have to add it to the menu.

  3. K. Jones says

    I am ALL ABOUT ANYTHING with CHEESE!!!!! This is a great idea for my little Superbowl gathering I will be having. My plan was the spinach/artichoke dip, but this is it!!! Thank you. #Cheesenista

  4. Amy Lewis says

    My favorite game day appetizer would have to be Jalapeno Poppers and Jalapeno Popper Dip! The best and you can’t go wrong with them!!!

  5. Nancy A. says

    I just usually cut up Velveeta cheese in a bowl, add a can of Rotel tomatoes and microwave. Quick, warm and yummy!

  6. Laurie says

    My favorite appetizer for game day is the min hot dogs in a sweet and spicy sauce that I cook in a crock-pot! Yum!

  7. Alison says

    This is such an amazing giveaway! I go for the classic chips and salsa/guacamole appetizer, but I like to make at least the guacamole from scratch.

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    I so need new pots and pans, mine are all hand me downs and I can’t find the lids to most of them… These are pretty enough to put on the table as well !!!! Love them !!! Thanks for the opportunity to win them !!!! Good luck everyone !!!!!!!!!! BTW: thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I so enjoy your page !!!!!!!!!! :)

  9. Rebecca D says

    Our favorite app is simply potato chips with onion dip made from Lipton Onion Soup Mix and sour cream. Family fav that goes way back!

  10. Laura says

    My family loves the cocktail smokies wrapped in bacon then covered in brown sugar and baked for about 45 min. Doesn’t matter where I take them, they disappear very quickly!

  11. Wild Orchid says

    I love 7 layer mexican dip.

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  12. Rebecca says

    We have a family recipe called “Seafood Pizza” that is actually a dip! The base is cream cheese and other seasonings spread on a plate, topped with a layer of cocktail sauce to look like tomato sauce and baby shrimp and crab meat for “cheese.”

  13. Cassandra says

    I love bbq meatballs in the crockpot… or the mexican dip that is just layered cream cheese, canned chili and shredded cheese. Yum Yum.

  14. says

    I pinned this make it later, my husband and I love anything with cheese! In fact, if I had cream cheese at home right now I’d scrap tonight’s dinner plan and make this!

    My two favorite appetizers are buffalo chicken dip and jelly meatballs. The meatballs are my super easy requested recipe.
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