Salsa Cheesecake #AppetizerWeek


Welcome to Day #6 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day of #AppetizerWeek. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Should we make it an annual event? I think so!

Salsa cheesecake has been around a while. The first time I made one, I was hooked on these.

This recipe is for a small cheesecake that will fit in a 5″ round pan. You will want to double it to make a 9 inch cake-sized springboard pan. This smaller version works, with a few simple steps.


Salsa Cheesecake

Serves 6

1 8 oz cream cheese

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

3 tablespoons bread crumbs

1 egg

2 tablespoons chopped green chilis

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt


Pre-heat oven to 325°.

In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup salsa,  and green chili, egg and spices.




Prepare a small cake pan. line the bottom of the baking pan with a piece of parchment paper cut to size. Butter sides of baking pan.

Pour cheese mixture into pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before attempting to remove from pan.






Use a spatula or butter knife to slowly remove from pan. Flip over onto a plate using pot holders.

how to get baked dip out of pan


Then flip again using a second plate so cheesecake is right side up.  Top with remaining 1/4 cup salsa and serve with tortilla chips. You can even add some sour cream on top if you like. This recipe can be doubled and is easier removed using a 9″ springform baking pan.




Have you ever tasted Salsa Cheesecake?

Today’s giveaway is absolutely amazing. It is a huge cookbook giveaway, one winner takes ALL. We would like to thank Healthy Slow Cooking, Scarletta Bakes, Quarry Spoon and Fair Winds Press. We appreciate all our sponsors and folks who helped put together this fabulous giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry to all our Canuck and International friends.
List of cookbooks up for grabs for #AppetizerWeek, one winner takes ALL:

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just For You by Kathy Hester

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist by Meagan Micozzi

Easy as Pie Pops: Small on Size and Huge on Flavor and Fun by Andrea Smetona

Stuffed The Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook: Taking Your Favorite Foods and Stuffing Them to Make New, Different and Delicious Meals by Dan Whalen

Baking by Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer by Andy King

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans by Natalie Slater

Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love: Irresistible and Nutritious Gluten-Free Sandwiches, Wraps and Other Easy Eats by Tracy Griffith

Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream of the 50 States: Make the Real Recipes from the Greatest Ice Cream Parlors in the Country by Lindsay Clendaniel



Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking by Carol Fenster

Vegan Food Gifts by Joni Marie Newman

Whole Grain Vegan Baking by Celine Steen

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats From Around the World by Allyson Kramer

The Flavorful Kitchen Cookbook by Molly Krause

500 Paleo Recipes by Dana Carpenter

Paleo Sweets and Treats by Heather Connell

Fire in my Belly by Kevin Gillespie

Latin American Street Food by Sandra Gutierrez

Eat your Vegetables by Joe Yonan

Cooking Slow by Andy Schloss

***Disclaimer: This giveaway is being provided by sponsors. #AppetizerWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

Good luck!

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Visit all the other Appetizer Week participants for more dishes for the Big Game:


  1. This looks so good! I have to try it.

  2. My favorite is Baking by Dorie Greenspan.

  3. So at what point do the egg, bread crumbs, and spices become part of the recipe?

  4. Love my Runner’s World cookbook!

  5. Any canning cookbooks- they are so fun!

  6. I like the sound of this. It would be a hit at any Super Bowl party. I’d love it if you linked this to our party at Tumbleweed Contessa.

    Go team!


  7. The Pioneer Woman’s cookbooks are my favorite.

  8. I’ve never heard of this before. It sounds amazing, salsa and cheese were made to go together 🙂

  9. Oh my, that looks so good!!!! And really who wouldn’t be able to use all those cookbooks!

  10. My favorite cookbook is The Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special cookbook!

  11. This looks amazing and super unique. I dig that it’s a savoury cheesecake. Thanks so much for joining us this week. xx

  12. Oh…my…yum! This recipe sounds great!

    You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday. {high fives}

    Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room!

    Simply login and click “add a project” on your profile page to get started. {yep I’ve got your back!}

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