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Cheesy Taco Dip with Garlic Pretzels Dippers

This Cheesy Taco Dip with Garlic Pretzels Dippers is just what the party or game day calls for. It’s cheesy, meaty, creamy, and extremely easy to make.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 507kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meat (beef, pork, turkey or chicken) (I used pork)
  • 1 packet (1oz) taco seasoning (I used the cheesy version)
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa (I used medium heat)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Cheese blend
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 can biscuits (8 big biscuits)
  • Egg wash for brushing biscuits (see note)
  • Garlic salt for sprinkling
  • Chive and jalapeno pepper, sliced, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, brown the meat, breaking it into small pieces with a spatula as you cook, until no longer pink and cooked, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the taco seasoning; mix to combine. Add the salsa. Bring to a simmer, lower the heat and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat to very low and stir in the cream cheese and shredded cheese; cook until just melted. Remove from the heat. Arrange the dip mixture in the middle of the skillet to make room to place the pretzel-biscuits. 
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water and baking soda to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.
  • Open the biscuits can. Cut each biscuit in half and roll into a ball. Slice an X across the top.
  • Drop biscuits balls, 6 at a time, into boiling water. Cook 60 seconds or until dough looks slightly puffy and dimpled. Using slotted spoon, remove balls from water; let the excess of water to drain and transfer to the skillet with the dip mixture, forming a ring along the inside edge.
  • Brush dough with egg wash; slightly sprinkle with garlic salt.
  • Bake until the biscuits are golden brown and dip is warmed through and bubbly, about 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Garnish with the chives and sliced jalapenos, if desired, and serve hot.

Notes

If you have eggs allergy or intolerance you can use whole milk to bush the dough.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 3245mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1038IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 4mg