November 21, 2009

Nacho Party Slices

This was my first attempt at a savory cheesecake, and it turned out fairly well. Not quite what you expect from a cheesecake necessarily.Nacho Party Slices
1 3/4 cup crushed nacho tortilla chips
1/3 cup melted butter
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 envelope taco seasoning
2 Tbsp. flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breast
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Combine crushed chips and butter. Press into bottom of greased 9-inch springform pan.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, mayo, taco seasoning and flour until smooth. Add eggs, and beat on low only long enough to combine. Stir in chicken, cheese and onion. Pour over crust. Place pan on baking sheet.

Bake 60-70 minutes until center is almost set. Gently spread sour cream on top, and bake 10 more minutes until set.

Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen from pan. Cool one hour. Refrigerate 8 hours.

Prior to serving, remove edges of pan. Garnish with corn, avocado, tomato and olives if desired. Serve with salsa and crackers.

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