Published on November 9th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain2
Cheesy Mexican Layer Dip
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One of the best things about the holidays are the abundance of foods that I might not make or get to try year round. Sure, I love a good mexican or tex mex meal. But I don’t often fix dips and snacks other then for gatherings and parties. So I am super excited to share this yummy Cheesy Mexican Layer Dip with you today. With ingredients like ground turkey, cheese, onion, refried beans, scallions, lettuce, salsa , jalepenos, and sour cream bought from Walmart , it’s a tasty snack to bring along as a hot dip. Serve with corn chips and an alcohol-free margarita and the party is ON!
And just for ease of making it, you can make this ahead of time, refrigerate overnight and take with you, to heat up at the party. You may have to add on 7-10 minutes baking time.
Delicious and so pretty too! Be careful of the jalepenos, tender mouths like mine find a whole slice a bit too much! But this is a great dip for everyone, young to old.
You know me, I had to go shopping at Walmart for supplies. Don’t forget to add your receipt to the Savings Catcher. I have banked some super savings!
Cheesy goodness in a bag! I grabbed a bag each of Mozzarella and Mexican to use.
One of the best things to do to make a recipe quickly is to gather your ingredients in bowls and have them waiting on you.
My recipe is made in a 10 inch pie plate. Why I did this was to have thin layers of each ingredient, so that when I dipped a chip, I could grab a layer of each, but it still be a mouthful.
This recipe serves at least 10-15 people.
You will need-
1/2 cup Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese-Mozzarella cheese
1 8oz block cream cheese
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 med. onion chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 can refried beans- mine had green chilis
2 cups of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese-Mexican Cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
3/4 cup salsa
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons cilantro
4 tablespoons chopped scallions
8-10 sliced jalepenos
In a saute pan, add the olive oil and the chopped onions.
Add the ground turkey and allow it to cook through, chopping it up as you go. Once it is cooked, add 1/2 cup of the salsa and 3 tablespoons taco seasoning. Remove from heat and cool.
In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, the tablespoon of taco seasoning and the cream cheese, blend well.
In your pie plate, add the cream cheese/cheese mixture and spread out to fill the plate.
On top of the cream cheese/cheese mix, add the cooked ground turkey mixture.
On top of the ground turkey layer, add the canned refried beans, spreading it out evenly.
To that, add the 2 cups of Kraft Natural Shredded Mexican Cheese.
Top the cheese layer with the sliced jalepenos.
Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbling.
Top the hot plate with lettuce, 1/4 cup salsa.
Add the sour cream to a plastic baggie, snip off one corner and drizzle the sour cream over the lettuce.
Top with scallions and cilantro.
Serve, scoop and enjoy!
The margarita is a mix without alcohol, that is delicious served over ice and with a little salt around the rim. ( party goers might not even notice the missing alcohol!)
What is your favorite cheesy appetizer dish to bring along to a party or gathering, let me know in my comments!
Check out Walmart for great deals on Kraft Natural Shredded Cheeses!