Baked Chili Cheese Spread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This spread is a hit! I had it at an office party and I had to have the recipe! It was one of the first things to disappear. I added my own condiments such as black olives and sour cream to make it even better! Great to take for a party, potluck, or outdoor barbecue!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Heavily spray bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine corn meal and chili powder; sprinkle over bottom and side of prepared pan.
  4. Beat cream cheese, eggs, garlic powder, and cumin in large mixer bowl until smooth; stir in chiles and 1/2 cup green onion.
  5. Pour half of batter into pan.
  6. Spoon 1 cup salsa over top of batter; sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese over salsa.
  7. Spread remaining batter over top of cheese.
  8. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until edges are set but center still moves slightly.
  9. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; remove side of springform pan.
  10. Spread remaining salsa over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese and green onion.
  11. If desired garnish with black olives and sour cream.
  12. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or sliced baguette.


Most Helpful

Tasty one and has a good presentation!

rosslare June 20, 2015

I found this recipe in our local paper and everyone always loves it. It has a very nice presentation and is different than the usual cheese ball or dip. My recipe called for 2 4oz cans of diced green chilies. It is definitely a keeper and I can now throw away my newspaper from 2002!

Chef likestocook January 15, 2007

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