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Baked Chile Cheese Spread

Baked Chile Cheese Spread
Makes:
24
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
110
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
23 reviews
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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.


Reviews:

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Lorraine Walters from OMAHA, NE

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

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    Great for Partys

    Ashley Stone from HELENA, AL

    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.

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    /Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Joan Randall from CAPE CORAL, FL

    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!

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    Very one should make this at least once!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    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.

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

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

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    Easy dip !

    Ewa Siverio from Belvidere, IL

    I think that very easy snack for my daughters when them friends visit us. All of them will love this. I know from now I will never have problem with easy and fast snack or dinner for us. Thank You NESTLE .

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    Unusual Dip

    JEANNE SMITH from OLD HICKORY, TN

    This is a very hearty dip, really more like a spread. The flavors are a great mix and a good change from the normal dips that you might serve. My husband really enjoyed this recipe.

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Jeannine Gramstad from NEWBURGH, NY

    Good! Some didn't like the hot ingredients but survived. I made for my sister-in-law's western themed block party & it was a hit. The colors/ingredients blended in so well w/cowboys, cowgirls & decorations.

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    YUMMY GOOD

    Marcia Emig from GOODLAND, KS

    WONDERFUL dish for snacks. I made this for my family for Sunday dinner and it was gone before the main meal was ready! Definitely a "KEEPER"

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Leisa Dickens from KINGSPORT, TN

    I made this for a Teacher's Appreciation day and it was the first dish that was gone. I made the chili and sample as I went (you know you have to!!). Then I used corn chips with it and it was absolutey delicious. I got people asking me for the recipe! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Brandi Ward from MARTINSVILLE, OH

    A friend of mine gave me a copy of this recipe for my super bowl party. I wanted to make it in advance to see if I liked it. I love it!! I will make it for my super bowl party and my Daytona 500 party. I can't get enough of this. Thank You.

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    Fantastic!

    Sharon Green from BOULDER CREEK, CA

    Delicious, Attractive, and easy to make. I used hot salsa because I like spicy and I added hot sauce to the cream cheese batter for more flavor. It went over very well. I will definitely make this again!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Chile Cheese Dip

    Rose Cohlmia from EUFAULA, OK

    Made this to try out for a party in November. It didn't need to cook as long as recipe says in my oven...also its better after refrigerated and then set out..so I will make it the night before for my party in November.

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    Block Party Favorite

    Kristin Olsen-Whisler from Chicago, IL

    This is a great dip with a bag of tortilla chips. You can spice it up with using 'hot' salsa or use more chili powder. I've even messed this up and it still tastes good.

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    Baked Chile Cheese spread

    Kathie Cart from DUSON, LA

    Enjoyed making this and serving it to a group of teachers at a gathering. I received raved reviews from all and had to promise to share the recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful

    Rosemary from

    I made this for 2 parties and it was a hit at both. I had numerous requests for the recipe. It is very flavorful and easy to make Definitely a keeper to make again.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Lori from Ontario, Canada

    Was a great hit!!! I will definitely make this for the holidays.

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    Excellent

    Ann Glispie from London, Ohio United States

    This went over so well, I'm making it for christmas and New Years. Everyone loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Tasty snack

    Pat Virden from Blackduck, MN

    This makes a good evening snack when the kids have friends over.

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    Baked chile spread!

    CINDY ENGLAND from MAIZE, KS

    Wow this is a nice spicy snack. Very Easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Book Club Snack

    Susan Erickson from Sammamish, WA

    I made it for our Book Club and it went quickly. Everyone wanted the recipe!

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    Baked Chile Cheese Spread

    Leila Zaremba from Milwaukee, WI

    Great for a large group or a Sunday football game. I used hot salsa and added some hot peppers to give it a hot kick!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good

    SHIRLEY HEARD from Trussville, AL

    This is easy and just what people want when they are watching TV or just having friends over.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • 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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Baked Chile Cheese Spread

Ingredients

  • 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

 

Directions

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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