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Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip – This easy 3 ingredient cheese dip is a classic that will disappear in no time. It is perfect for game day or just snacking.

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, making a hearty and delicious cheese dip is always a good idea! This chili cheese dip is a classic that has been around forever. It is just 3 ingredients and super easy to make.

Sometimes I like to mix up the ingredients and add in some salsa to give it even more flavor. I will include that measurements in the notes at the bottom in case you want to try it as well.

chili cheese dip in a dish topped with fresh tomatoes

This Baked Mexican Cheese Dip has been a staple for 30+ years, and this one is similar, but it adds chili to the mix. So you can justify snacking as a meal!

What’s In Chili Cheese Dip

  • Chili
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese

What Kind Of Cheese

You really can mix it up and use different kinds of cheese. I like to use either all cheddar cheese or a mix of cheddar and pepper jack for a little spice.

You really just want to shred the cheese yourself, instead of using the pre-shredded stuff. The pre-shredded stuff won’t melt quite as smoothly, so for the best results take the time to shred it yourself.

looking down on baked chili cheese dip topped with tomatoes

How To Make Chili Cheese Dip

  1. Mix together chili, cream cheese and half of the shredded cheese until it is smooth and well combined.
  2. Spread the mixture into a pie plate and bake for about 20 minutes until it is hot, bubbly and everything is melted.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips or Fritos.

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to spice it up and add more flavor add in a little salsa! It takes the dip to a whole new level. And is my husband’s favorite way to enjoy it.
  • Top the dip with fresh diced tomatoes when it comes out of the oven to brighten it up and give is that freshness.
  • This is a great use for leftover chili. I like to use chili with no beans, but that is just personal preference. There would be no problem using Crock Pot Chili in this dip. Otherwise any brand of store bought chili works great for this.
  • You can definitely make this dip ahead! Mix everything together and place in baking dish. Then just cover and put in the fridge until you are ready to bake. You may need to increase the baking time by a few minutes if it is cold.
using a chip to scoop out cheese dip

This dip is so easy to make and just 3 ingredients that you can have on hand at all times. So whether it is game day or it is Tuesday night and you just want snacks for dinner, this Chili Cheese Dip is going to be on repeat in your house.

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Chili Cheese Dip

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Chili Cheese Dip - This easy3 ingredient cheese dip is a classic that will disappear in no time. It is perfect for game day or just snacking.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili any brand or flavor
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a bowl mix together cream cheese, chili and 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Mix until well combined and blended.
  3. Spread into a pie plate. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for about 20 minutes until melted and bubbly.
  4. Remove from oven and serve with tortilla chips.


Add more flavor and spice by mixing in 1/2 cup of salsa with the chili mixture.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 313Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 76mgSodium 566mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 14g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Tuesday 15th of March 2022



Monday 14th of March 2022

Such an amazing appetizer! My family loved it.


Saturday 12th of March 2022

I will make this dip for tonight movie night dinner! My family will love it for sure!


Saturday 12th of March 2022

This is so good!! An instant hit at my house!!


Friday 11th of March 2022

I’m getting all the chips for this!

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