Baked Cheese Fiesta Dip

"This is a great tasting dip or spread. Serve it with chips or crackers. After it's cooked you can spread a very thin layer of sour cream on top, just enough to help adhere your choice of toppings, such as diced peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, green onion, etc. To make a nice presentation on your Christmas buffet, cut stars out of red and green peppers and spread over the top."
photo by Junebug photo by Junebug
photo by Junebug
Ready In:
1 pan


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 8 -10 ounces grated cheese (I use 4 cheese Mexican style)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 14 - 12 teaspoon ground red pepper (or to taste)


  • Beat cream cheese till light and fluffy.
  • Stir in all other ingredients and mix well.
  • Spray a 10-inch pie plate or quiche dish with cooking spray.
  • Bake about 30 minutes at 350° until edges are lightly browned.

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  1. This is a great dip and so easy to make!! I served it with assorted crackers and chips. Went over big with the group. Thanks Junebug, for sharing this. :-)
  2. Every time I make this dip, it is the first to go! I have had numerous requests for this recipe! Yum!!!
  3. This was the most amazing dip I've ever had; super easy to make and delicious. Made as written, except I omitted the ground red pepper (lots of non-spicy lovers in the crowd). I served it with chips and crackers, and it was incredible-tasting on both. Thanks for contributing this, Junebug!
  4. love this - I forgot the red pepper and was a bit worried about the look of it prior to baking, but it was a huge hit! Definitely would make it again!
  5. This dip is great. Next time I plan on adding extra ground red pepper. I fixed this in a square 8X8 dish and the best part was the puffy browned corners! Yum!


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