Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip Recipe – everyone loves this easy party dip recipe! We never have any leftovers! Only 5 ingredients – canned chili, cream cheese, garlic, chili powder and cheese. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake. Serve with Fritos and tortilla chips. Everyone RAVES about this easy appetizer!

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Quick & Easy Cheesy Chili Dip

This Quick & Easy Chili Cheese Dip is a favorite at our football parties. It is always the first thing to go. I double the recipe and never have any leftovers. This dip is effortless to make and has so much great flavor. One bite and this is sure to become a family favorite!

How to Make Chili Cheese Dip

This dip is super easy to make with only five simple ingredients. In a bowl, stir together canned chili, room-temperature cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic, and chili powder. Spread the chili mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle with additional shredded cheese, if desired. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Hormel canned chili without beans. Can substitute an equal amount of homemade chili.
    • For a lower calorie option, use turkey chili.
  • What can I add to Chili Cheese Dip?
    • onions
    • green onion
    • a can of drained Rotel or some salsa
    • a can of diced green chiles
    • bell peppers
    • extra cooked ground beef
    • cilantro
    • jalapenos
  • I use shredded cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Pepper jack cheese is especially delicious.
  • Can Chili Cheese Dip be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the dip and place in a baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time if baking cold straight from the fridge.
  • Can I make Chili Cheese Dip in the crockpot? Yes. Add the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low heat until warm and bubbly.
  • Can I make Chili Cheese Dip on the stove top? Yes! Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until bubbly.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Chili Dip

This dip is a MUST for your next get-together. We like to serve it with some Fritos, or tortilla chips. This is equally delicious with some celery sticks. Leftovers are delicious on a baked potato with some avocado. YUM! Add this to your next party menu. It is sure to be a hit!

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Chili Cheese Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Chili Cheese Dip Recipe–  everyone loves this easy party dip recipe! We never have any leftovers! Only 5 ingredients – canned chili, cream cheese, garlic, chili powder and cheese. Can make ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake. Serve with Fritos and tortilla chips. Everyone RAVES about this easy appetizer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz) can chili with no beans
  • 4- oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a bowl, mix together all ingredients.
  • Spread chili mixture into a small baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 -25 minutes, or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • use Hormel canned chili without beans. Can substitute an equal amount of homemade chili.
    • For a lower calorie option, use turkey chili.
  • What can I add to Chili Cheese Dip?
    • onions
    • green onion
    • a can of drained Rotel or some salsa
    • a can of diced green chiles
    • bell peppers
    • extra cooked ground beef
    • cilantro
    • jalapenos
  • I use shredded cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Pepper jack cheese is especially delicious.
  • Can Chili Cheese Dip be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the dip and place in a baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time if baking cold straight from the fridge.
  • Can I make Chili Cheese Dip in the crockpot? Yes. Add the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low heat until warm and bubbly.
  • Can I made Chili Cheese Dip on the stove top? Yes! Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until bubbly.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. That looks awesome Steph! I may take it tailgating in a couple of weeks when we go to our next Oklahoma State game! Thanks!

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