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Creamy Green Chile Dip (plus a bunch more Tex-Mex Inspired Dishes for Cinco de Mayo)

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Does your family like Mexican or Tex-Mex food?  Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and what better reason could there be to serve your favorite Tex-Mex dish than to plan an entire menu around the holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage?

Today I have new appetizer recipe to share that combines my two of my favorite flavors: Green Chilies and Cream Cheese!  The best part about this recipe (other than the taste) is how easy it is to make!  (BTW, I made this with the stand mixer I am giving away.  If you haven’t entered yet go here to enter.)

Creamy Green Chile Dip

  • 1 block of cream cheese (8 oz) at room temp  
  • 3/4 cup of green chile salsa (our favorite is Herdez Salsa Verde)
  • 12 oz can of diced green chiles


  1. A few hours before, set out cream cheese to bring to room temp.  (If you forget, you can zap it in the microwave on a low setting for just a bit. It just needs to be soft enough to blend out any cold lumps.) 
  2. Add cream cheese to a large mixing bowl, add salsa and dice green chiles.
  3. Blend until combined.
  4. Serve with chips!

That’s it!  Easy right?  If you like a bit more kick, you can add another 1/4 cup of the salsa and some diced jalapenos- but that would be way too spicy for me and my little ones. (Though my hubby would love it…)

Easy (and yummiest) Creamy Green Chile Dip

Looking for a few more menu items for your Cinco de Mayo menu?  Check out some of my favorite Tex-mex dishes below.  (or you can just quickly browse all 30 recipes here.)

You can see the rest of my Tex-mex recipes here.

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  1. Julie Murphy says:

    I have to say, I just love all the Mexican inspired dishes on this page! I can't pick a favorite because they all look so yummy. Thanks for sharing 😉
    Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  2. Happily Ever Rushed says:

    Love green chiles- love the whole post-found you on the link up! I am trying the dip this week..

  3. Lisa @ Texas Decor says:

    This dip looks delicious! I'm going to make it for our Mother's Day brunch. Thanks for sharing!