A Crowd Pleaser


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Whether you are expecting a crowd to watch the Super Bowl or enjoying it with family or a friend or two, a yummy Mexican cheesecake is an appetizer that’s sure to please everyone. If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, there’s still time to make a quick trip to the grocery.  Here’s what you’ll need.

Mexican Cheesecake

1 c. crushed tortilla chips

3 T. butter, melted

2 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened

1 package taco seasoning mix

2 eggs

2 c. shredded Mexican cheeses

1/2 c. thick and chunky salsa

1 c. sour cream

green onions, ripe olives, tomatoes chopped

Stir together crushed tortilla chips and melted butter.  Press onto bottom of 9″ springform pan.  Bake at 325 for about 10 minutes.  Cool slightly.

Beat cream cheese and taco seasoning at medium speed until well mixed.  Add eggs and continue beating until smooth.  Stir in shredded cheese and salsa.  Spoon mixture over cooled crust, spreading to smooth.

Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes until edges are set.  The middle may be a bit soft.  Top with sour cream and cool completely.  Cover and refrigerate.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI like to make the cheesecake a day ahead and leave it in the refrigerator until time to serve.  Just before serving, all you have to do is remove it from the pan to an attractive platter and garnish with  green onions, olives and tomatoes.  Serve with tortilla chips, sit back and wait for the raves.

I’m on my way to the grocery right now.  See you there!

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19 thoughts on “A Crowd Pleaser

  1. Looks delicious!

  2. Wow. This looks like it’ll become a family favorite at our house. Thanks! Definitely making this.

    1. Hope you will be pleased with the result.

  3. Sounds wonderful. The recipe is a little similar to one I make but I’m going to try this one for sure. 🙂

  4. Linda, this looks delicious…I definitely want to try!

    1. Next time you have people over.

  5. This is a winner and what I will make next time I am asked to bring something!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are right about it being a winner. Your kids might like it,too.

  6. This is a crowd pleaser Lulu, we would just love this! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. How yummy! I’ve made 7 layer bean dip, but never heard of a Mexican cheesecake. Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  8. Mexican cheesecake!? – Sounds delicious! 🙂

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