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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
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.
Servings: 8
Author: Linda Warren
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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    44 Comments

  • Reply
    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    09/05/2016 at 9:48 pm

    This is right up my spicy loving husband’s alley! Great tailgate recipe!

  • Reply
    Lynn Lovejoy
    09/05/2016 at 8:19 pm

    This looks so delicious! This round up was so fun! Can’t wait to try this during the season!

  • Reply
    Erin Brighton
    09/01/2016 at 9:59 pm

    I need to make this!! Love the three cheese combination!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/05/2016 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Erin! It’s perfect for game day or any day for that matter. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sam
    08/31/2016 at 8:22 pm

    Yum!! A tailgate isn’t complete without a good cheese dip!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    08/31/2016 at 4:32 pm

    Yum! This looks like perfect game day food. I love the mix of cheeses you used.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/01/2016 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Alyssa! Gruyere and extra sharp cheddar are two of my faves. Of course, got to add the heat with jalapeno jack and it melts so well too.

  • Reply
    Nick
    08/31/2016 at 11:31 am

    Awesome! THis is totally my kind of game-day dip!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/01/2016 at 3:09 pm

      I agree! Game day just wouldn’t be the same without cheese dip. 🙂

  • Reply
    foodbyjonister
    08/31/2016 at 10:33 am

    You had me at ‘Gruyere!’ Definitely making this soon!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/01/2016 at 3:08 pm

      I love experimenting with cheeses and it comes out so much better than using a processed cheese. Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    amindfullmom
    08/31/2016 at 8:23 am

    You are so right–that hot molten cheese is just irresitible!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/01/2016 at 3:33 pm

      I try to make this when a crowd is coming because once I start eating that ooey gooey cheese it’s all over. 🙂

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