Southwest Cheese Dip




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When you need a super simple cheese dip that’s perfect to serve with crackers or fresh vegetables, pull out this southwest cheese dip recipe. Made with just a few ingredients – Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese, light cream cheese, salsa, corn kernels, black beans, and chopped green onions (optional, though recommended) – this dip is extremely easy to prepare and full of great flavor. This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings, so feel free to double if you’ll be serving a larger crowd. Share the recipe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter with family and friends.

Begin by preheating oven to 350°F. Then beat softened light cream cheese and salsa together until smooth. Stir in Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese (shredded), black beans, and corn, and spoon into a 1-quart baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve with crackers, fresh vegetables, or both. Note that this dish can be served warm or cold.

For another crowd-pleasing dip, make our flavorful Warm Cheddar, Ale & Bacon Dip. Cabot is a cooperative of New York and New England farm families, bringing many years of experience to make only the best products for you and your family. We’d love to hear your feedback on this southwest cheese dip recipe, so please rate and review it when you have the chance!


  • 8 ounces light cream cheese, softened 
  • ¼ cup salsa 
  • ¾ cup corn kernels 
  • ¾ cup black beans 
  • Chopped green onions (topping)
  • Assorted crackers and/or sliced fresh vegetables for dipping


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. BEAT cream cheese and salsa together until smooth. Stir in cheese, black beans, and corn.
  3. SPOON into 1 quart baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  4. SERVE warm with crackers or fresh vegetables.  It can also be served cold.

Recipe Tips

This Southwest Cheese Dip can be served warm or cold, and could be a flavorful and nutritious lunch option.



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Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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