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Recipe for Super Easy, Super Quick Salsa Cheese Dip

Though she's usually pursuing other interests, Donna enjoys making easy and hearty meals for her family and sharing her recipes with others.

quick salsa cheese dip is great for entertaining

quick salsa cheese dip is great for entertaining

The recipe is so, so easy and so, so quick that it can hardly be called a recipe. It's more like three ingredients put together and microwaved. In fact, IT IS three ingredients put together and microwaved :) And it's delicious!! This dip is perfect for parties, game nights, and family get-togethers. I hope you enjoy it.

Fun Facts About Salsa

"Salsa" is the Spanish word for "sauce", which derives from the Latin for salty or salt ("sal"). Most English-speaking people consider salsa as a tomato-based, spicy sauce. However, by the Spanish definition, salsa refers to any sauce, including guacamole and mole. More modern interpretations of salsa use other ingredients, such as mango, pineapple, and carrots!

Super Easy, Super Quick Salsa Cheese Dip

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

3 min

13 min

serving for 6-8 people


  • 8 oz pkg. cream cheese
  • 15 oz jar your favorite salsa
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Note: I've always used the rectangular block of cream cheese, but I would think the tub variety would work just as well. I would not, however, recommend using whipped cream cheese.


Instructions for Salsa Cheese Dip

  1. For this recipe, use a shallow microwave-safe dish (I use a pyrex pie plate), but any baking dish or plate with at least a 1 inch rim should work. Must be microwave safe.
  2. Spread cream cheese in the bottom of the dish using a knife or spatula, like you were frosting a cake. Spread the cheese thickly, you should use a full 8 oz block.
  3. Pour salsa over cream cheese, covering the cheese.
  4. Cover layers of cream cheese and salsa with shredded mozzarella.

When you ready to serve, microwave dip for about 2 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted completely. If you are taking this dip to a party, wait until you are at your location to microwave so the cheese doesn't get too cool. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Looking for more ideas?

Try my other recipes:

Warm Eggplant Parmesan Dip

Easy Meatball & Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Easy Meatball & Mushroom Casserole

Awesomely Altered Blueberry Muffins (Healthier Version)

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Donna Herron (author) from USA on May 18, 2015:

Hi sriv - I hope you have a chance to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

Parul Srivastava from Lucknow,India on May 18, 2015:

Yummy.Great recipe.

Donna Herron (author) from USA on October 14, 2013:

Hi Heather - Thanks so much for trying this recipe and posting it on your blog ( - one of my favorite blogs!!) I love you photos and appreciate the link back to this hub :) You rock!!

Heather from Arizona on October 13, 2013:

Made this today and loved it so much! It's up on the blog now! I took your advice above and used my clear Pyrex pie plate because my pretty dishes aren't microwave safe :( I had a pretty orange poppy flower bowl and skull dish for the chips though! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Donna Herron (author) from USA on October 12, 2013:

Hi Heather - I hope you like it! When I've made this for parties, folks have practically licked the dish clean :) I hope your dip is a great success (and I'm sure you have something pretty to serve it in)! Thanks, as always, for stopping by and commenting!!

Heather from Arizona on October 12, 2013:

I bought everything I needed at the grocery store tonight and I'm making this dip this weekend. I'll be back to let you know how it goes :)

Donna Herron (author) from USA on December 08, 2012:

Definitely! And yummy too :) I hope you try it. Thanks for your comments!

theframjak from East Coast on December 07, 2012:

Sounds like a quick and easy appetizer, especially for the holidays.

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