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It’s the time of the year when I really try to step up my snack game, and by “time of the year” I mean football season. What is it about watching football that gives you the munchies? Seriously, there has to be some sort of science behind it. Maybe all that cheering and fist pumping works up an appetite. When it comes to game day snacks you can’t go wrong with chips and salsa, especially when you’re serving Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style mild crave salsa. Sometimes I like to take it up a notch and make an Easy 4 Layer Dip.
Layers of cream cheese, chili beans, Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style salsa, and a mixture of colby and jack cheeses come together to make a delicious dip that will have your friends and family begging for more. You’re going to love how quickly this layered dip comes together.
I’m such a fan of fresh salsa, but to be honest I rarely take the time to make my own anymore. I usually pick up Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style salsa that can be found chilled in the produce section exclusively at Walmart. I love this stuff. You can really taste the freshness!
I was so excited when I was asked to create a recipe with this salsa, because I pretty much always have some in my fridge. I don’t think I could make fresh salsa any better myself, and I love that it’s priced below the leading cooked salsa shelf brands.
Unlike the other guys who cook and pasteurize their salsa, Fresh Cravings Salsa small batch handcrafted recipe is and never ever cooked or pasteurized. Fresh Cravings Salsa is made with fresh tomatoes in California, right next to their farms. It doesn’t get any fresher than field fresh!
It is really great all on its own with some tortilla chips, but sometimes I like to mix things up and use it in a dip. Chips and salsa is one of the few things I could seriously eat every day of the week, and never get tired of it.
Now that you’re totally craving some Fresh Cravings salsa, here’s my easy 4 layer dip recipe. Are you ready to step up your game? You’re going to love how simple this recipe is.
Easy 4 Layer Dip Recipe
1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
1/4 sour cream
1 16 oz. can chili beans
1 container Fresh Cravings Restaurant Style salsa (mild or hot)
1 1/2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
tortilla chips for serving
Pro Tip: While any oven safe dish will work, if you want a beautiful presentation, this BIA Cordon Bleu Wavy Collection 3-Quart Rectangular Baker with Handles is absolutely beautiful. The handles make it easier to remove from the oven.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.
3. In the bottom of an oven safe dish, spread cream cheese into an even layer.
4. After opening chili beans, pour off some of the liquid from the top (approximately half). Spread beans over cream cheese layer.
5. Spread salsa over bean layer.
6. Sprinkle with cheese.
7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.
Sprinkle on some chopped green onion, if you like. Totally optional, but I like the bit of color that it adds to the dish. Serve warm with tortilla chips.