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Makes 12 servings

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp real bacon bits
  • 3 tbsp sliced green onions, divided
  • crackers
  1. Beat cream cheese and shredded cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. 
  2. Stir in mustard, bacon and 2 tbsp of the onions.  Transfer to serving bowl, if desired; cover. 
  3. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.  Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp onions.  Serve with the crackers. 

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Makes 16 servings

Base Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup Mexican style shredded cheese

Topping Choices (pick one or a combination)

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped avocados
  • 1/2 cup drained canned black beans, rinsed
  1. Spread cream cheese onto bottom of a 9 inch serving dish or pie plate.
  2. Top with salsa, shredded cheese and topping(s).
  3. Serve with crackers.

Make Ahead: Prepare first 2 steps as directed; cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.  Top with toppings just before serving.

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