Hot & Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip

This easy Mexican Cheese Dip is a great appetizer for any party & perfect to kick off tailgating season. Just mix 3 cheeses & salsa for one awesome taste sensation.

Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip | 2 Cookin Mamas An easy cheesy Mexican Cheese Dip that is the perfect appetizer for tailgating. Just 4 basic ingredients & you've got an awesome dip! #recipe

I love football and, believe it or not, I found out there are plenty of other food bloggers out there that are just as enthusiastic as I am. And being a food blogger you know I like to dish out some tasty appetizers to enjoy while I root for my team, like Baked Jalapeno Poppers, Crockpot Cocktail Meatballs and this yummy Mexican Cheese Dip. What team is it you ask. Well, having lived in the South Florida area for the last thirty years or so, I am definitely on the Miami Dolphins sideline.  And to celebrate, I had to dress up this oh so cheesy hot cheese dip with a touch of our team colors, orange and teal. Go Fins!

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The great thing about this appetizer recipe, besides the fact that it’s a bowl of tempting hot molten cheese (duh), is that it’s so easy. You can get it ready ahead of time and just heat it up at game time so you can enjoy the game too – yay! It’s simply a mix of three cheeses and a jar of salsa, mild, medium or hot to suit your tastes, with some optional add-ins for a heartier cheese dip.

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I like to add roasted corn and some black beans to mine to make it a little more substantial but most of the family prefers it the simpler way. WARNING!! Any way you have it, you won’t be able to stop eating it. (And buy those scoop chips so you get more in each bite – just sayin’!)

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So without further ado, and with the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to bring on all those delicious tailgate recipes! I’ve joined over 60 bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you loads of tailgating recipe ideas for your next football party. Check out the links below and cheer your favorite team on!




Hot & Spicy Mexican Cheese Dip

Yield: Serves up to 8

This easy Mexican Cheese Dip is a great appetizer for any party & perfect to kick off tailgating season. Just mix 3 cheeses & salsa for one awesome taste sensation.

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Dip
  • 1-1/4 cups Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1-1/4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8-oz pkg jalapeno jack cheese, shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups (approx. 1 16-oz jar) medium thick & chunky salsa (can adjust qty to your liking)
  • Optional Add-ins
  • 1/2 (15.25-oz) can corn kernels, drained & roasted (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt (for corn)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder (for corn)
  • Squeeze of lime juice (for corn)
  • 1/2 (10.5-oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed (optional)
  • Garnishes
  • Cilantro, black olives, halved cherry tomatoes, jalapeno slices, diced avocado, tortilla chips

Directions

  1. In a large microwave safe dish, combine cheeses and salsa. Stir well. Cover & place in microwave & cook on high for 5 minutes, stirring several times, until all cheese is melted.
  2. While cheese is melting, roast corn. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add drained corn tossed with garlic salt & chili powder with a squeeze of lime to skillet and roast for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir corn into melted cheese dip. Black beans can be stirred in at this point or poured into center of cheese dip for optional mixing by guests.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, black olives, halved cherry tomatoes and jalapeno slices, as desired.
  5. Serve hot with sides of tortilla chips and diced avocado.
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64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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