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Creamy Salsa and Black Bean Nachos

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Kraft.

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, these Creamy Salsa and Black Bean Nachos are perfect to add to your fiesta!

Appetizers are some of my favorite recipes to develop. They are generally quick and easy not to mention absolutely delicious. I’ve used Philadelphia Cream Cheese in my speedy nachos that I mix with mild prepared salsa for an incredible creamy topping. I top the tortillas with black beans and cheddar cheese which makes for a delightful creamy Mexican style plate of nachos.

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Creamy Salsa and Black Bean Nachos

One small bag of Tortilla Chips

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

3-ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese

2 cups prepared mild salsa

Sprig of cilantro for garnishing

1. In batches, place tortilla chips onto microwave safe plates. Sprinkle with cheese and black beans. Microwave until cheese is melted, about 60-80 seconds.

2. Place cream cheese and salsa into a small bowl and mix to combine. Place dollops over nachos and serve warm.

Makes 8 to 10 servings



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  1. 1
    Megan says:

    Mmm.. This is just what I have been wanting!


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  3. 3

    I adore this idea…I always mix sour cream and salsa but cream cheese has to be even better!

  4. 4

    Jenny, as usual, that looks great! Salsa and cream cheese, or salsa and sour cream, plus real cheese…it just HAS to be good 🙂

  5. 5

    I love that idea for creamy salsa! What a great looking pleat of nachos, yum!

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    Kerry says:

    Nachos are my guilty pleasure. These look delicious!!

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    Bee says:

    Looks like Big Mac sauce, but I bet it’s delicious! I don’t know if we’re celebrating Cinco De Mayo, but I’m definitely going to have these 🙂

  8. 8

    Mmmm, looks good and healthy too. I like adding plain yogurt to my salsa, I always seem to be out of sour cream!

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    Liz says:

    Mmm, looks so simple and delicious, Jenny! Love the Philly contest – it looks like so much fun!

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    Maria says:

    Love the creamy salsa!

  11. 11

    What a wonderful, unique way to enjoy nachos, Jenny.

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    Amanda says:

    Yum, girl! This looks delicious! What a great idea, love creamy salsa 🙂

  13. 13

    I could go for a few nibbles of that!

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    Tracy says:

    What a great snack!!

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    Allison says:

    Yum! Took something like this to the beach the other day and everyone loved it. I will make your modifications and it will be even better! Thanks! 🙂

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    Kayla says:

    Thank you for this amazing recipe. I will be trying this out tonight and hope it looks as yummy as yours. Thanks again!

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    this was amazing….

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