Southwest Appetizer Cheesecake Recipe

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Southwest Appetizer Cheesecake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine crushed tortilla chips and melted butter in a small mixing bowl. Press mixture into a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Colby-Jack cheese, cottage cheese, eggs and green chile peppers. Spread this mixture evenly into the crust.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. When finished baking, remove cake from oven and let cool 5 minutes.
  5. Combine the jalapeno dip and 8 ounces sour cream in a small mixing bowl. Spread this mixture over the cheesecake to cover any cracks. Return to cake the oven and bake 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for at least 4 hours. When cooled, dollop remaining sour cream on top of the cake (in the center). Arrange the tomatoes, black olives, and green onions around the sour cream in concentric circles.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5105.7 Kcal (21377 kJ)
Calories from fat 2751.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 305.74g 470%
Cholesterol 1101.01mg 367%
Sodium 6985.76mg 291%
Potassium 4816.47mg 102%
Total Carbs 458.48g 153%
Sugars 65.6g 262%
Dietary Fiber 59.35g 237%
Protein 156.73g 313%
Vitamin C 50.4mg 84%
Vitamin A 1.4mg 47%
Iron 16.7mg 93%
Calcium 2566.4mg 257%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 261.43 Kcal (1095 kJ)
Calories from fat 140.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.65g 470%
Cholesterol 56.38mg 367%
Sodium 357.69mg 291%
Potassium 246.62mg 102%
Total Carbs 23.48g 153%
Sugars 3.36g 262%
Dietary Fiber 3.04g 237%
Protein 8.03g 313%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 84%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 47%
Iron 0.9mg 93%
Calcium 131.4mg 257%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 126.8
  • 138

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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