Nacho Dip Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Cheese, seasoned meat, jalapeños, tomatoes, olives, cilantro, and green onions.  All the makings of a fine plate of nachos. But this recipe combines them all into a quick and easy Nacho Dip.


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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef (or substitute turkey or chicken)
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeños (adjust amount according to your level of spicy preference)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced green onions


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook breaking the meat apart with a spoon, until it’s crumbled and browned, about 6 – 7 minutes. Drain and transfer meat mixture to a plate.
  2. Return saucepan to medium heat and add cream cheese, sour cream, Mexican Blend cheese, and Pepper Jack cheese. Stir until melted. Stir in the tomatoes, black olives and jalapeños until combined.
  3. Stir in the beef mixture and cilantro and heat through, about 2 – 3 minutes. Top with green onions.
  4. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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