Pot-Luck Party Pleaser -Taco Cheesecake

 

Taco cheesecake?? What the heck is that and how is that good you ask? Trust me…You will love it.

We had a pot-luck at work last weekend to celebrate my good friend Angela’s birthday. Happy Birthday Angela!! =)

Pot-lucks can be stressful if you aren’t sure of what to make and if you’re short on time it just adds to the stress. This is the perfect pot-luck recipe. It’s pretty quick, fairly easy, can be made the night before, and it’s simply delicious. It doesn’t have a “cheesecake” flavor but more of a taco dip taste.  I got pretty good reviews on this one. People were thrilled that you could cut yourself a slice of the “chip-dip” instead of having everyone’s hospital fingers in the mix. I was also told it has a really good flavor. I agree!

You can get really creative with this by adding layers of bean, guac, lettuce, cheese etc… The possibilities are endless!

Try it out for your next pot-luck or get-together; your guests will love it!

This recipe was adapted from KitchenAid Recipes

Serves: 20 (1 wedge per serving)

Ingredients:

2 pkgs Low-Fat cream cheese

2 Heaping Tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning or 1 Pkg store bought

3 Eggs

2 Cups Low-fat Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

1 Cup Light Sour Cream

1 Cup Salsa

¼ cup chives (Original called for a 4oz. can of green chilies but I didn’t have one on hand)

2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro

The How-To:

Pre-Heat your oven to 350°F

Place cream cheese and taco seasoning in mixer bowl.

Beat on medium high until fluffy. (About 1 ½ min)

Stop and scrape sides. Mix on medium-low and add eggs one at a time. Beat about 15 seconds after each addition.

Once mixed, stir in cheese

Add chives and stir together.

Grease a 9” springform pan well. (If you don’t have a springform pan just grease a non-stick 9” baking dish, it all works the same)

Bake for 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cover with sour cream.

Return to the oven and bake 5 minutes. Cool about 15 minutes and refrigerate for 3-8 hours. (This is the part that’s perfect for those short on time- This can all be done the day/night before!)

Spread salsa over the top evenly.

Top with fresh cilantro

Serve with tortilla chips

Enjoy!!!!

Pot-Luck Party Pleaser -Taco Cheesecake

Ingredients:

2 pkgs Low-Fat cream cheese

2 Heaping Tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning or 1 Pkg store bought

3 Eggs

2 Cups Low-fat Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

1 Cup Light Sour Cream

1 Cup Salsa

¼ cup chives (Original called for a 4oz. can of green chilies but I didn’t have one on hand)

2 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro

The How-To: 

Pre-Heat your oven to 350°F

Place cream cheese and taco seasoning in mixer bowl.

Beat on medium high until fluffy. (About 1 ½ min)

Stop and scrape sides.

Mix on medium-low add eggs one at a time. Beat about 15 seconds after each addition.

Once mixed, stir in cheese

Add chives and stir together.

Grease a 9” springform pan well. (If you don’t have a springform pan just grease a non-stick 9” baking dish, it all works the same)

Bake for 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cover with sour cream.

Return to the oven and bake 5 minutes.

Cool about 15 minutes and refrigerate for 3-8 hours. (This is the part that’s perfect for those short on time- This can all be done the day/night before!)

Spread salsa over the top evenly.

Top with fresh cilantro

Serve with tortilla chips

Enjoy!!!!

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6 Responses to Pot-Luck Party Pleaser -Taco Cheesecake

  1. Heather says:

    OH MY GOD. My mouth is actually watering.

  2. Christine says:

    Ok… 10 more days of starvation and my next problem is deciding what recipe to make first. This or the other stuff you’ve posted.

  3. Wow! I am totally pinning this to make sometime in the future.

  4. Pingback: Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting – Part Time House Wife

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