Baked Chile Cheese Spread

Baked Chile Cheese Spread
based on 23 reviews
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20 min.
110 min.
24 Servings

Baked Chile Cheese Spread was a finalist in the Ortega® “Create a Fiesta, Win a Siesta!” Contest. This dish was submitted by Lisa Carr of Cedaredge, Colorado. This spread is a delightful blend of chiles, salsa, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and green onions for a delicious and mildly spicy dip. Served with tortilla chips, it's guaranteed to be one of your family's favorite party appetizers.


  • 2 tablespoons yellow corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans (4 oz. each) diced green chiles
  • 1 cup (about 8) sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 jar mild salsa, or any flavor - divided
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 garnish tortilla chips, assorted crackers and/or sliced baguette
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PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Heavily grease bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan. Combine corn meal and chili powder; sprinkle over bottom and side of prepared pan.

BEAT cream cheese, eggs, garlic powder, and cumin in large mixer bowl until smooth; stir in chiles and 1/2 cup green onion. Pour half of batter into pan. Spoon 1 cup salsa over top of batter; sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese over salsa. Spread remaining batter over top of cheese.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until edges are set but center still moves slightly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; remove side of springform pan. Spread remaining salsa over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese and green onion. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Baked Chile Cheese Spread

this was wonderful! will be sure to make again. the dish went almost immmediately. this is a keeper!!

- Lorraine Walters from OMAHA, NE

Great for Partys

I made this for a double Birthday party. My chili is always a big hit, but everyone loved the cheese spread so much they were almost too full to eat my chili! It also went great together. I will definently be making this again.

- Ashley Stone from HELENA, AL

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This great snack is going to be my contribution to the Super Bowl Party menu. My family loved it, and managed to demolish it as an after school snack!

- Joan Randall from CAPE CORAL, FL

Very one should make this at least once!

This is not just an appetizer, we use it for supper snack. sometimes when we are tired, or perhaps have had a luncheon meeting so that we don't want to cook a lot for supper, just "snack", kick back and watch the ballgame, this comes in handy.

- Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

Baked Chile Cheese Spread

This was awesome....will definitely make it often.

- Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 14g (21% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (42% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20% of DV)
  • Sodium: 230mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 4g (1% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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