Phil's Taco Dip is a great traveler for parties and always disappears quickly when set out with good tortilla chips.
It's playoff season here in Packerland: this year has been quite the rollercoaster ride.
After a dismal four straight losses, the Pack caught fire and "ran the table" with a winning streak that, so far, has involved clinching the NFC North.
Beating the Giants, and then, incredibly, winning against Dallas—the team with only 3 losses going into the postseason, and the Super Bowl favorites of, like, everybody.
Needless to say, cheeseheads are psyched and ready to par-tay. The win against Dallas sent me scrambling for my party recipes.
UPDATE: Since the Packers lost to Atlanta, all we cheeseheads have left to look forward to are the Super Bowl commercials. It'll still be a great party.
Rarely do Phil and I attend or host a potluck or football party without a pie tin of this taco dip and a bag of tortilla chips.
It’s VERY easy to make and travels well, so win-win.
You can jazz it up with a layer of taco meat and one of refried beans, add black olives, go low-cal by choosing low-fat varieties of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream—whatever floats your boat.
I'm not usually a fan of using pre-mixed seasonings, but this is Phil's baby: he can do whatever he wants! (And why fix what ain't broken?)
The recipe below will make two pie tins of dip.
P.S. Be sure to have a look at Memorial Day Recipes 2021 for more potluck and cookout recipe inspiration! (or, for a safely distanced gathering, check out my Virtual Memorial Day Potluck Recipes Roundup.)
- 16 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 2 packages of taco seasoning
- 1 cup tomato salsa, (homemade or jarred)
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup minced onion
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup jarred jalapenos
- ¼ head iceberg lettuce,, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, , chopped
- 3 scallions, chopped
- Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Spread in a layer on the bottom of each of 2 pie tins or a large cookie sheet.
- Layer on salsa and cheese, add remaining toppings as desired.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: ½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 644mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 10g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate: if you are tracking this information for medical purposes, please consult a trusted external source. Thanks!