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Salsa Baked Cheese

Salsa Baked Cheese

  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela


Our traditional dinner for Christmas Eve is a Mexican fiesta, complete with homemade tamales, tacos, and enchiladas. It’s a family favorite, but truth be told: it’s a LOT of work.


  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 6- ounce log goat cheese
  • 1/2 ounces package cream cheese (4, softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • leaves Optional: cilantro (for garnish)
  • Crackers or tortilla chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
  2. While nuts are toasting, place both cheese in a small bowl and combine. After nuts are toasted, remove from oven, allow to cool for about 3 minutes and add to the cheese, combining thoroughly. Scoop into a pile in the center of an 9″ inch pie plate. Smooth down and form into a round 5-6″ diameter circle, approximately 1 1/2″ high, in the center of the pie plate. Spoon salsa over and around the cheese. Bake in oven until heated through, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, garnish with cilantro leaves in center, if you wish.
  3. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
  • Category: Apptizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: 5 ingredients, cinco de mayo,

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