Mexican Fiesta Dip

How could you NOT love the appetizer recipe, Mexican Fiesta Dip? Smothered with cheese and that rich taste, this layered dip is so popular at parties and potlucks.

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Mexican Fiesta Dip

For another great appetizer recipe that is perfect for the masses, try these Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs!

This dip is hearty and comforting, with all the Mexican-flavoured fixings. It’s kind of like a whole meal on it’s own. In fact, sometimes I want to make this for dinner and nothing else.

Smothered with cheese, that Mexican taste is so popular with guests. This is one dip that I love to snack on, you just about can’t stop.

Serve it alone, or combine with other appetizer recipes for your family or when entertaining {game night, maybe?}. Best served with nacho chips for dipping, or you can spread this cheesy goodness on crispy baguettes – YUM!!

A bowl of food on a table

When choosing a dip to bring to a party, this Mexican Dip Recipe one is my ‘safe bet’.

I’ve found that most people truly love the combination of ingredients, slathered on chips, crackers or bread.

Mexican Dip Recipe

How do you make Mexican Dip?

This cream cheese Mexican dip recipe is just 4 ingredients, which is fewer than many layered dip recipes. It’s just an impressive dip that packs a punch in flavour and ease!

You simply layer cream cheese in a baking dish, add chili, and a layer of salsa. Smother it in cheese and bake. Voila! Compared to many dip recipes, this one is so very simple but mouthwateringly good!

Mexican Dip Appetizer

This is best served hot and fresh from the oven, and getting that first bite of bubbling cheese on top is the best. Yet, I have to admit, once cooled this dip is just as good. So very delicious!

A couple of months ago I bought a Mexican layered dip from the store, and ended up throwing it out. Once you’re spoiled with this recipe, others just won’t be the same.

I almost can’t wait for a party as an excuse to make this, as I crave the ingredients so much. Who says a hearty dip can’t be a meal in itself? We need to work on changing that I think.

mexican dip appetizer recipe

Psst, this dip recipe gets massive points for ‘easy’, which is always welcome with me.

Be prepared to hand out the recipe though, it’s one party appetizer recipe that everyone asks for! 😉

A close up of food on a table

Also try this Warm Mushroom Dip if you like an appetizer dip recipe that isn’t too spicy.

Another great cheese dip recipe is this Creamy Cheddar Bacon Dip!

mexican dip appetizer recipe

Mexican Fiesta Dip

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

How could you NOT love the appetizer recipe, Mexican Fiesta Dip? Smothered with cheese and that rich taste, this layered dip is so popular at parties and potlucks.


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 can Stagg chili
  • 1/2 jar Salsa {more if you wish}
  • 2 cups Cheese, shredded {your choice: cheddar, 4 cheese italian, monterey jack}


  1. Spread layer of cream cheese in a 8x10 baking dish
  2. Add a layer of Chili on top
  3. Add layer of Salsa
  4. Layer of cheese
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 20 min, serve hot
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Saturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 5g

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  1. I read your recipe to my husband (who’s Hispanic) and he told me to tell you that it sounds delicious. I have to agree. But would I be crazy to say that you recipe made me think of lasagna?! I think it’s the fact that you put things down in a layer and bake them. 🙂

  2. Thanks for putting that handy ‘print’ option with this recipe. I just bought what I need to make this and if I can wait, I’ll make it for New Year’s Eve.

  3. Recipe looks so easy to make. The picture looks delicious!! Must try this one!!

  4. I have a recipe for a similar Fiesta Dip. Some of the ingredients are the same but I don’t use chili in mine. I use Picante Sauce for one difference.

  5. what a great easy recipe going to have to try this look yummy. always looking for different things to try.

  6. This recipe looks so easy to make, Tammi! I love Mexican food and this would go so well with natchos…anything.

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  8. When I first posted recipe on twitter, one of my followers made it and her family loved it. I can’t wait till we move and I actually have people to cook for!

  9. We made your recipe for our Superbowl party this past weekend and let me tell you we should have tripled the recipe. Everyone loved it and even wanted your recipe..thanks for posting this!

  10. This is a different type of dip than I usually serve. I will definitely try this at the next party!

  11. I’m not really into using tins in my cooking so I would make my chili from scratch but it is certainly a new idea for a dip

  12. I have been craving Mexican for days now thanks so much and it is something everyone will enjoy

  13. Wow this dip looks too good, must be calorie I know I’m going to have to make it one of these weekends when we have our family movie night.

  14. good idea to use the Stagg chilli, I have a can that has been waiting for something to do… will be our Saturday night dinner!

  15. I am obsessed with Fiesta Dip and this recipe looks so simple but good! Will definitely be trying over the holidays if only while watching movies with hubby and 1 year old. 😉 Cant wait!

  16. My family loves taco chips and when I make this dip they are going to love it.I think it sounds incredible.Thank you for sharing this.

  17. I am going to try this. If we use carrots, celery and broc. for dipping as well as nacho chips, I think it would work as dinner for us. Thanks.

  18. Okat this sounds incredible! I shouldn’t have read it right before dinner either! Bookmarked and I am going to make it next week 🙂

  19. This is so easy. I am always looking for a great snack for guests, and this is just perfect. Everyone will like it, too.

  20. I’m going to have a movie appetizer night with some friends I think this just made the list.

  21. I love how easy this is to put together and the outcome is so delicious looking! I cant wait to try this. 🙂

  22. THis looks seriously delicious. And I love that you’ve added fresh coriander. I’ve pinned this for Potluck ideas – and for hogging for myself with nachos :0

  23. I am SOOOOO happy I found this recipe seriously. For my girls Christmas next weekend we are each bringing an app so I was going to make up a nacho dip but this is the primo of nacho dips! nacho dip seems to be just plain and boring…so tradition. This takes it to a whole other level !

  24. Thank you for the recipe, for sure to be a huge hit on Christmas Eve!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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