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Recipe for Super Easy, Super Quick Salsa Cheese Dip

Updated on August 31, 2017
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Though she's usually pursuing other interests, Donna enjoys making easy and hearty meals for her family and sharing her recipes with others.

4 stars from 11 ratings of Easy Salsa Cheese Dip
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 time: 10 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: 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!


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    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      6 years ago from USA

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

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      Parul Srivastava 

      6 years ago from Lucknow,India

      Yummy.Great recipe.

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      7 years ago from USA

      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!!

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      7 years ago from Arizona

      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!

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      7 years ago from USA

      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!!

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      7 years ago from Arizona

      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 :)

    • purl3agony profile imageAUTHOR

      Donna Herron 

      8 years ago from USA

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

    • theframjak profile image


      8 years ago from East Coast

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


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