Baked Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Baked Cream Cheese Salsa Dip is the ultimate party appetizer recipe! Made with cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, Mexican blend cheese, and green onions … this quick and easy recipe is creamy, cheesy, flavorful, and affordable. Bound to be a fan favorite at your next celebration!

Looking for more dip recipes? Check out my cold parmesan artichoke, cheesy bacon corn, or healthy french onion.

If you’re into dessert dips you can try my caramel apple or pumpkin cheesecake too!

baked cream cheese salsa dip

Quick, Easy, & Flavorful 5 Ingredient Dip

I am a girl that lives for the appetizers and snacks! You can always catch me front and center on Super Bowl Sunday chowing down. Or standing in the kitchen on holidays just dipping away.

I mean appetizers are where it is at. You get so many different little bites of savory, delicious, and often cheesy foods.

Dips are of course my favorite of them all. They are truly the perfect appetizer! You get the crunch of whatever you’re dipping and the creamy tasty flavor of the dip itself. It is the best of both worlds.

And Baked Salsa Cream Cheese Dip is one of my favorite dips I have every made. It is one of the easiest dips too!

This 5 ingredient recipe has a cream cheese base, a flavorful salsa middle, and a golden brown, ooey-gooey cheesy topping. It is beyond incredible!

Truly a must serve at game days, holiday parties, and anything in between. I promise your whole family and all your friends will be thanking you!

cream cheese salsa dip with a chip dipped in

Ingredients

This cream cheese salsa dip recipe only calls for 5 simple ingredients – and two of them are already in the name!

Ingredient Notes

  • Cream Cheese: Regular cream cheese is the base of this easy appetizer! You will need 1 block of cream cheese.
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream is the other base here! It combines with the cream cheese to make the creamiest, tastiest base layer. 1/2 cup is all you need.
  • Salsa: Perhaps the main ingredient here is a jar of salsa! It truly brings the best flavor. I recommend using 1 cup of pace picante.
  • Mexican Cheese: This creamy salsa dip is topped with a thick layer of Mexican style shredded cheese. It is so dang delicious! 1 cup is perfect.
  • Green Onions: Green onions are an optional ingredient, but one I highly recommend. They add both a great look and taste!

Substitutions & Additions

This simple recipe does not have too many ingredients to begin with, therefore there are not too many changes that can be made.

However, here are some ideas for substitutions and additions to make this dip meet your personal preferences, tastes, or need!

Salsa: The best way to switch up this easy cream cheese dip is with the salsa! You could use mild salsa, chunky salsa, hot salsa, or even green salsa. Truly whatever you’d like.

Cheese: You could replace the Mexican blend cheese here with any cheese of your choice. But I think cheddar would provide the second best results!

Mix-Ins & Toppings: There are so many additional mix-ins and toppings you could add to this dip! A layer of refried beans or corn would be delicious. Shredded lettuce, avocado, red onion, and jalapeño would all be a great addition for on top too!

salsa and cream cheese dip ingredients

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cheesy baked salsa dip

How To Make This Recipe

This easy dip recipe takes about 30 minutes from start to finish! You melt the cream cheese and sour cream together, layer with more delicious ingredients, and bake away.

It comes out so bubbling, golden brown, and delicious – you’ll want to dive in to this wonderfully warm dip right away.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Set the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: Start by combining the cream cheese and the sour cream in a pan over low heat.  You could also soften and melt in the microwave in short intervals.

Step 3: Next add the melted cream cheese mixture to the bottom of a small serving dish and spread evenly.  

cream cheese sour cream base layer of dip

Step 4: Add the salsa on top of the cream cheese base.  Spread evenly again.

salsa layer of dip

Step 5: Top the salsa with the shredded cheese.  

shredded cheese layer of dip

Step 6: Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 7: Remove from the oven. Let cool and set slightly.  Then top with chopped green onion.

Step 8: Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

baked cream cheese salsa dip

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of salsa should I use?

I used and recommend using pace picante sauce for this dip! It is pretty much a less chunky salsa.

But you can totally just use your favorite salsa or whatever you have on hand. Anything will work!

What to serve with this dip?

This dip is best served with tortilla chips! Veggie sticks, crackers, or pretzels would also be great dippers.

Can I eat this dip cold?

Totally! In fact, there are many variations of cream cheese and salsa dip meant to be enjoyed cold. I think this recipe is delicious at room temperature too!

Simply skip the baking and just enjoy straight away or place in the fridge for a few minutes.

How to best store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

However, if sits in the fridge for a little bit the salsa juices may start to separate a bit. Therefore, I recommend popping back in the oven to heat back up into bubbly melty goodness.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can! Prepare the dip up until baking, cover with foil, and place in the fridge.

Then when it is time to serve simply bake in the oven for the instructed time.

However, I only recommend preparing 1-2 days in advance.

salsa layered cream cheese dip topped with green onions

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Baked Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

Baked Cream Cheese Salsa Dip is the ultimate party appetizer recipe! Made with cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, Mexican blend cheese, and green onions … this quick and easy recipe is creamy, cheesy, flavorful, and affordable. Bound to be a fan favorite at your next celebration!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked

Ingredients

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  • 1 block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Green onions

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start by combining the cream cheese and the sour cream in a pan over low heat.  You could also soften and melt in the microwave in short intervals.
  3. Next add the melted cream cheese mixture to the bottom of a small serving dish and spread evenly.  
  4. Add the salsa on top of the cream cheese base.  Spread evenly again.
  5. Top the salsa with the shredded cheese.  
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven. Let cool and set slightly.  Then top with chopped green onions.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. I love this recipe I have two kids who have celiac disease and one kid who is almost allergic to everything I have to be careful what I make for them I have made different versions for them but this is one of their favorites thank you keep up the good work and continue to share with us I appreciate it

  2. What’s the calorie and nutritional information?

  3. Delicious!! I mix the cream cheese, sour cream, salsa & shredded cheese together and sprinkle with a little shredded cheese on top & bake.

  4. Really good! I did 1/4 of an onion and a whole green pepper diced with salt and pepper – olive oil on medium heat and sauteed til soft- then added the cream cheese and sour cream. So easy and good! I will try your corn rec next time! Thank you for a great dip recipe 😀

  5. ANGIE BRAATEN

    Could I put this recipe in a crock pot on low for a potluck meal at work?

  6. I made this for an event and it turned out amazing! Also wondering like the last comment if it could be done in a crock pot to keep warm for longer events/pot lucks?!

  7. Made it in the crockpot after seeing all the comments asking on low for 4 hours and it was perfect!

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