A few weeks ago, we had our good friends Michael and Andrea (who happens to be a fantastic photographer) over for snacks and a Harry Potter fest. I had no idea what I was going to serve, but I knew I didn’t want it to be too fussy or involved – it was supposed to be just junky snack food, after all! So I decided to flip through one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks that is specifically for having company and found this recipe. Cream cheese, chicken, cilantro, rotel tomatoes….how can you go wrong with that cast of characters?! Sure enough, this was some seriously good dip – in fact, these little roll-ups didn’t even make it out of the kitchen! Once hubby and Mikey got a taste, they pretty much devoured them in no time. So, needless to say, I didn’t wait long before making it again – this time for my mom, who was visiting for a couple of days (the ultimate test, mind you).  Thankfully, she loved it too! In fact, she didn’t wait long before making it herself! This is good dip, people.

The recipe is for dipping, but they also suggest spreading the dip on torillas, rolling them up and slicing them to make roll-ups, which is what I chose to do – perfect for parties!

Festive Chicken Enchilada Dip
– Gooseberry Patch “Come On Over”

2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic (I used garlic powder)
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
cayenne pepper to taste
salt to taste
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped or shredded
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
4 green onions, chopped (I used onion powder)
10-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel tomatoes)

Mix cheeses together until well blended; add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serves 6-8.



  1. WOOHOO! I have quite the problem when it comes to Gooseberry Patch….I have 24 of their cookbooks…and Come On Over is one of them! I will have to try this recipe…looks like a great one for snacking during Sunday afternoon football!!!


    Comment by Jennifer — November 6, 2008 @ 12:41 PM

  2. This looks fabulous! I love enchiladas and this looks like a great recipe. It would be great for an afternoon of watching college football!


    Comment by Erin — November 6, 2008 @ 5:58 PM

  3. I just made this, and it is so delicious. I couldn’t help but give it a taste test before putting it in the refrigerator. I’ll be spreading it on some jalapeno cheddar tortillas in just a little while. 🙂


    Comment by Courtney — November 8, 2008 @ 3:27 PM

  4. I’ll have to try this…btw – I have stuff for "On Demand Dip" in my pantry at all times!


    Comment by Susan — November 9, 2008 @ 2:38 PM

  5. I will have to try these out for my holiday party.


    Comment by peabody — November 10, 2008 @ 12:53 AM

  6. These sound great. I always think it would be fun to do a dinner of just appetizers sometime, so I’m adding these to my list.


    Comment by Karly — November 10, 2008 @ 12:38 PM

  7. Such a good recipe for holiday parties.


    Comment by Mother — November 22, 2008 @ 4:49 PM

  8. Hi! This may sound silly but is the flavor really like enchiladas? These look delish and I am considering it for our BBQ, but I don’t like the flavor of enchiladas at all. Also, would this be OK to prepare the night before?



    Comment by Lorie — June 30, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

  9. Hi Lorie,

    honestly, these don’t taste anything like enchiladas to me. They’re just a little spicy, with some Mexica-ish flavors. I think they’d be great for your Barbeque! Go for it!



    Comment by Amy — June 30, 2009 @ 7:54 AM

  10. Thanks, Amy! and they would be OK to make the night before?


    Comment by Lorie — June 30, 2009 @ 10:24 AM

  11. Yes, definitely! I made mine the night before and it was perfect the next day! If you’re doing the roll-ups, though- you might make the dip the night before, and then assemble them the day of; just in case! We don’t want the tortillas getting soggy!


    Comment by Amy — July 1, 2009 @ 10:01 AM

  12. Thanks so much! I love your blog!


    Comment by Lorie — July 1, 2009 @ 10:21 AM

  13. You’re most welcome! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog!! 🙂


    Comment by Amy — July 1, 2009 @ 10:22 AM

  14. This recipe was super yummy. Thank you for sharing. My guests loved it, I made the tortilla roll-ups as you suggested and it was awesome. Thanks for making me look like a hero.

    I also made the Greek meal this week and it was awesome. I made it for a friend who was just out of the hospital and she and her husband loved it too. Yum yummers!


    Comment by Kate — November 23, 2009 @ 9:50 AM

  15. I made these today and they taste EXACTELY like a recipe for chicken taquitos I have except not as good. I didn’t really pay attention to the ingredients until I was making them. If you want the taquitos recipe let me know. I’ve made them for a lot of people, including my mom, and everyone’s loved them.


    Comment by Tawny — July 6, 2010 @ 9:43 PM

  16. My recipe for this dip is very similar recipe and I agree, it’s delicious! Try adding a small can of chopped black olives to the mixture, it’s so good!


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