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Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Looking for a new dip recipe? This easy chili cheese dip has it all! It’s spicy, cheesy, and oh-so delicious with minimal ingredients. You’ll be dying to make this one over and over again. Click here to find out how!

Tired of the same old dip recipes? We have a new one that will get you excited for your next party! This chili cheese dip recipe is guaranteed to be a hit. It’s perfect for when you want something warm and satisfying with some kick to it!

This is the easiest dip that’s the perfect appetizer for any occasion: game night, a potluck, movie night, the big game or just because. It’s the easiest appetizer to make, taking only 5 minutes to whip up and can even be made ahead of time! Get ready to dive into this delicious dish at your next gathering. Be forewarned, you’ll be making this tasty Chili Cheese Dip for your friends again and again.

You won’t be able to get enough of the gooey, cheesy goodness that always has me licking the bowl clean. Trust me on this one- it’s worth all 5 minutes it takes to whip up this dish.

Chili Cheese Dip

To make this chili cheese dip, first you need to prepare some flavorful chili. I highly recommend using this chili recipe that has never let me down before. The key is to use leftovers since I always seem to have leftover chili on hand no matter how much I cook in the first place – not that it tastes bad after being reheated though.

Chili is a mealtime staple during the fall and winter, but so many people enjoy it year round. The rich tomato sauce simmers for hours to create an indulgent base full of flavor with just enough heat from peppers!

Friends will gobble up this cheesy chili dip, and you’ll need to have a backup batch ready before they finish the first one. The hardest part about this recipe will be having enough for throughout the entire game!

This cheesy dip is comfort food meets party appetizer.

How to Make This Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Be sure to scroll down to get the full printable recipe with ingredients and instructions. 

Your 3-ingredient chili cheese dip includes:

  • your go to Chili recipe (leftovers or a can of chili)
  • A block of full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • Shredded Cheese – Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese

In a large skillet on the stove top, combine cream cheese and chili over medium-low heat.

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray, spoon the chili mixture over the bottom. 

Top with shredded cheese. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes until you have melted cheddar cheese.

Remove your easy chili dip from the oven and top with green onion, green chilies, hot sauce, black olives, and sour cream.

Chili Cheese Dip

What to serve with homemade chili cheese dip

Serve this amazing dip with:

  • Tortilla chips
  • Pita Chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Fritos Scoops
  • Vegetables, such as celery sticks, red bell peppers, carrots, broccoli florets, or cauliflower florets
  • Slices of bread
chili cheese dip
What Kind of Chili Should I Use in a Chili Cheese Dip?

Most popular chilis will have great flavor thanks to chili powder, cayenne pepper, and other seasonings. Make sure the recipe you use has ground beef and kidney beans. In a pinch, you can use canned chili or your favorite bean chili.

How Do I Make Hot Chili Cheese Dip in the Crock Pot?

This perfect game day appetizer is the easiest recipe to make in your slow cooker. Combine chili and cream cheese in a sauce pan on medium heat and then layer with your favorite cheese product in the crock of your slow cooker.

Tips on how to store Leftover Chili Cheese Dip

Store your leftovers in an airtight freezer safe bowl. You will find that your dip is even better the next day!

chili cheese dip

Chili Cheese Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Looking for a new dip recipe? This easy chili cheese dip has it all! It's spicy, cheesy, and oh-so delicious with minimal ingredients. You'll be dying to make this one over and over again. Click here to find out how!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chili
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, (shredded)
  • Scallions , (diced for garnish)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together chili and cream cheese. 
  2. In an oven safe skillet or dish, spoon the chili mixture over the bottom. 
  3. Top with shredded cheese. 
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  5. Remove chili cheese dip from oven and top with scallions. 
  6. Serve your chili cheese dip warm with corn or tortilla chips. 

Notes

What to serve with homemade chili cheese dip

Tortilla chips

Pita Chips

Corn Chips

Fritos Scoops

Vegetables, such as celery sticks, red bell peppers, carrots, broccoli florets, or cauliflower florets

Slices of bread

What Kind of Chili Should I Use in a Chili Cheese Dip?

Most popular chilis will have great flavor thanks to chili powder, cayenne pepper, and other seasonings. Make sure the recipe you use has ground beef and kidney beans. In a pinch, you can use canned chili or your favorite bean chili.

How Do I Make Hot Chili Cheese Dip in the Crock Pot?

This perfect game day appetizer is the easiest recipe to make in your slow cooker. Combine chili and cream cheese in a sauce pan on medium heat and then layer with your favorite cheese product in the crock of your slow cooker.

Tips on how to store Leftover Chili Cheese Dip

Store your leftovers in an airtight freezer safe bowl. You will find that your dip is even better the next day!

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