Cream cheese salsa dip is full of zesty flavor!

With just a handful of ingredients, this dip couldn’t be easier to make and best of all no baking required – simply mix and serve.

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A Quick Creamy Dip

  • For last-minute entertaining cream cheese and salsa make the perfect quick dip!
  • Serve it hot or cold, everyone loves it.
  • You likely have everything on hand to make this recipe.
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Ingredients for Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

Cream Cheese – Use a block of cream cheese for the best creamy (regular or reduced fat). Spreadable cream cheese works but the dip may be too soft.

Salsa & Seasonings – Use hot, mild, or medium salsa, according to your preference. And stir in a packet or homemade taco seasoning. We love a little spice so I add jalapenos but you can skip them if you’d like.

Cheese – Sharp cheddar has a bold flavor, but use what you have on hand. Try pre-shredded Mexican cheese blends or pepper jack.

Variations – Vary the spices depending on what you have on hand. Toss in fresh herbs such as cilantro, parsley, or oregano. If serving hot, beef it up with sausage crumbles or ground beef.

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How to Make Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

This one-bowl recipe comes together in minutes!

  1. Use a hand blender to mix cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and seasonings until fluffy.
  2. Fold in onions and jalapenos (per recipe below).
  3. Chill for an hour before serving.

For a hot dip, heat all ingredients in a small saucepan until smooth and creamy.

Cream cheese salsa dip in a bowl with tortilla chips underneath

Serving and Reheating

  • If time allows, prepare it a day ahead if possible to let the flavors blend.
  • Serve with your favorite dippers like tortilla chips or fresh vegetables.
  • Store leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freezing is not recommended.

Quick Dip Recipes

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Cream Cheese Salsa Dip

This cream cheese salsa dip is sure to be a crowd favorite! Serve it with tortilla chips or veggies for the perfect cheesy snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • ½ cup salsa any variety
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend, finely shredded
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup jalapenos finely chopped and drained (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning, and salsa with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Fold in cheddar, green onions, and optional jalapenos.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Using a hand mixer adds air to the dip and makes it easy to scoop.
Cream cheese can be softened in the microwave. Remove the foil wrapper and place it in a bowl. Microwave at 60% power for 30-40 seconds. Check if it’s soft and if not, add another 15 seconds.
Use any type of salsa from mild to hot, even homemade salsa works in this recipe. 
This recipe lends itself well to mix-ins from jalapenos, black olives, diced tomatoes, red onions, or cilantro.
To Serve as a Hot Dip
Combine all ingredients except the shredded cheese in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat stirring until smooth and melted. Add the shredded cheese and cook just until softened. 
 
5 from 37 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 200 | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Dip, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. I made this and took it to a super bowl get together. It’s delicious and easy and quick. Yet another winner from you, Holly!5 stars

  2. Making this tonight for the Leafs game. Love the simplicity.

    I am going to add some sliced black olives and use old (white) cheddar because its what I have on hand.

    I may also get frisky tonight and heat it up.. we will see

  3. Delicious! Made this for the Super Bowl to serve with tortilla chips. I added 1/4 cup more salsa, and I used 1/4 cup of bulk taco seasoning instead of an envelope of seasoning. Love the flavor, and it makes a good quantity of dip!5 stars

  4. Followed the recipe and it came out perfect! So good. We used scoops Fritos for dipping. I also used cilantro salsa .

  5. So yummy!! Thank you for the recipe!! My whole family loves it even my seven-year-old Who is so picky.5 stars