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Cream Cheese Taco Dip

This recipe for cream cheese taco dip comes from my daughter Brenda, not that she gave me specific amounts, those I had to figure out myself but it wasn't that hard once I knew what the layers were supposed to be. I don't really like tomatoes in the raw but discovered I really like them in this recipe. This is one of those snacks you can hardly stop eating once you start.
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons taco powder
  • 1/2 cup salsa, mild, medium or hot, I used medium
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, 1 medium to large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup tex mex cheese, shredded or your favorite blend
  1. Whip together cream cheese, sour cream, and taco powder until smooth.
  2. Using a spoon, smooth evenly over the bottom of a 9" pie pan.
  3. Next spoon on a layer of salsa.
  4. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes, and peppers on top of the salsa.
  5. Cover with shredded cheese.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Best served the same day but will keep for an extra day.
  7. *Extras: you may add a layer of re-fried beans and add diced jalapenos. I would then layer re-fried beans over the cream cheese mixture and add the jalapenos to the tomato and green pepper layer.
  8. Serve with multigrain or roasted garlic and black bean tortilla chips.


  1. hmmm....I'm going to try this!!!!

  2. yep, one of my favorites!!!
    looking forward to cooking for the bunch!!!
    love ya sis

  3. Wow. This looks wonderful.

    Hello from Iowa - finally the heat is gone and I feel autumn coming!!!

  4. This is a perrenial favourite at all of our gatherings! My sister was the first to add the taco seasoning that I ever tasted and it's a nice spicy change from just the creamy base. Another idea is to make a taco ground beef filling and put it on top of the base with the veggies then cheese on top.

    Everytime I come to this website I find something else to make... I've never been disappointed. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks like a great option for a summer BBQ with friends!

  6. This dip is always a hit and quick and easy to whip up for company! Great work potluck dish as well to share! :)Thanks for sharing!

  7. mmm i love this dip! so hungry for it now. good pictures!

  8. This sounds fabulous, Betty!
    Steve and I are always looking for quick, easy recipes for summer, and this is going into my recipe file.

    THink we'll try it out this weekend with organic white tortilla chips and, perhaps, some hummus chips, as well!

    I havent been around much in recent days; got lot to catch up on in your blog; will read more later today! Hope you're enjoying these last few weeks of summer!

  9. Oh goodness that looks scrumptious!

  10. Betty, no onions OR tomatoes? Love this dip, fantastic pic! ;)

  11. I made this dip this afternoon for a snack for when hubby came home from work. We could hardly stop eating it! I think I will add a few black olives and maybe some green onions the next time I make it. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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  13. My first visit to your blog. This is a recipe I love and use often - it's a total winner - try it with 4 TBSP of the taco seasoning - it's wonderful :)

  14. That looks like a must try and very soon!!

    Thank you for dropping by earlier and I so appreciate your taking time to comment.

    Have a lovely week and thank you for sharing this recipe!

  15. I have done something similar to this but instead of the creamcheese/sour cream have used greek style yogurt. Delicious either way, I'm sure.

  16. I tried this recipe this weekend. I had the southwest flavored sour cream to use up.. very good. even when you mix it all up in a bowl!

  17. This is a great dip for summer! I agree, don't always love raw tomato, but I love it with anything mexican!

  18. Do you heat this up to melt the cheese?

  19. Soooo good! I just made some for my Dad's birthday tonight, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thank you Phoenix SEO for letting us know you tried this recipe and enjoyed it. Now I'm hungry for this dip:)


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