Green Chile Cheesecake

Enjoy this appetizer cheesecake that combines hot Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles with cream cheese and Green Giant® Niblets® Frozen Corn filling in a crust baked using Progresso® Plain Bread Crumbs.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 5 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 19
  • servings 20

Ingredients

Crust

1
cup Progresso™ Plain Bread Crumbs
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
cup butter, melted

Filling

1
tablespoon oil
1/2
cup chopped red onion
2
tablespoons lime juice
3
garlic cloves, minced
1
cup Green Giant™ Niblets® Frozen Corn, thawed
2
(4.5-oz.) cans Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
2
teaspoons cumin
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/4
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sour cream
3
eggs
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
7
grape or small cherry tomatoes, halved
2
(12-oz.) pkg. cornbread crackers
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and chili powder; mix well. Stir in melted butter. Pat in bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion; stir to coat. Add lime juice; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until onion has softened, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Add garlic; cook and stir 30 to 60 seconds or until fragrant. Remove from heat. Add corn, chiles, cumin, salt and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Set aside.
  • 4 Beat cream cheese in large bowl on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in sour cream. Reduce speed to low; beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl after each addition. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese. Stir in chile mixture. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • 5 Bake at 325°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or just until center of cheesecake is set. Cool cheesecake in pan on wire rack for 1 hour. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.
  • 6 Just before serving, run knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen; remove sides of pan. Arrange halved tomatoes around edge of cheesecake. Serve with crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    305
    (
    Calories from Fat
    225),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    700mg
    700%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    18%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    14%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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