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Make the BEST and yummiest Chili Cheese Dip in only 10 minutes and with a handful of ingredients. It’s the perfect appetizer for any party.
Easy Chili Dip
It’s hearty, cheesy, and just so delicious. Everyone always loves it which means it will easily become a go-to appetizer for your parties too!
Along with this Hormel Chili Cheese Dip, we bring along a bag of Tortilla Chips. Just make sure to get every ingredient in one bite – you want all the Chili Cheese Dip flavors on that chip!
how to make chili cheese dip – 3 layers
The best part about this Chili Cream Cheese Dip is that it can be made in under 10 minutes. Easiest appetizer ever!
CREAM CHEESE. Grab a microwave-safe dish and spread the softened cream cheese over the bottom.
CHILI. Next, spread a layer of chili (without beans) over the cream cheese.
SHREDDED CHEESE. Top the layers with the shredded cheddar cheese!
COOK + ENJOY! Put it into the microwave and cook for 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Cut up a few tomatoes and green onions to throw on top for more flavor and garnish.
Make in a slow cooker
Chili Cheese Dip can easily be made in a crockpot.
- Start by spraying your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir them together.
- Cook the Chili Cheese Dip for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low. The chili will be ready when it is melted and creamy.
Toppings. Try sliced olives, cut-up avocados, or even some salsa and cilantro on top. Feel free to change the Chili flavors as well. Try a chili with beans in it for a different and delicious texture!
Mexican Cheese blend includes pre-shredded Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla.
Handling the heat. I make my dip mild because that appeals to more people. Provide things like red chili flakes, cayenne pepper, or hot sauce to the side of the dip to allow thrill seekers to add as much heat to their own plate as they can take.
Dipping items. Tortilla Chips and Frito scoops are classic items to pair with this dip. Just about any type of cracker can be used. Spread Cheesy Chili Dip on top of slices of bread, baked potatoes, or hot dogs.
STORE any leftover Chili Cheese Dip in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat it for a couple of minutes in the microwave and serve it with chips!
Make ahead and FREEZE. Place the dip in an airtight freezer-safe container, label it, and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
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Chili Cheese Dip Recipe
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 15 oz canned chili without beans
- 1 1/2 cup Mexican Cheese Blend shredded
- tomatoes and green onions garnish
- Use a microwave-safe dish and spread the cream cheese over the bottom.
- Spread a layer of chili over the cream cheese.
- Top with the shredded cheese.
- Microwave for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
- Garnish with tomatoes and green onions.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.