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Am I alone in that I am pretty much always craving a cheesy delicious dip? It’s not that I have them all that often, but if given the opportunity I can’t see myself turning one down. This Chili Cheese Dip is a dip you could have very often if you chose to because it’s made up of just three ingredients and is super simple to throw (or layer) together. That trio and about five minutes of prep are all that stand between you and salty, scoopable chili cheese glory. Party, game day, or movie night, it’s always a good choice and luckily it’s quick to make up another batch when the first dish has been scooped clean. (It goes fast. Always.)

I wasn’t lying when I said you just need three ingredients. They are: cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and a can of chili. That’s it!

You let the cream cheese soften and spread it in your baking dish…

Top it with that can of chili… (Your favorite variety will do just fine.)

And top it off with a blanket of cheddar cheese.

And then you bake! Once the cheese is melted and a bit bubbly, you’re ready to pull it out and start dipping. And that dipping is a mighty fine experience…

See, every scoop gives you a bite of spicy chili, but it’s tempered by the creamy cream cheese below and you get a whole bunch of delicious gooey cheddar cheese pulls along the way. In other words, it hits allll the right indulgent dip notes.

Serves 6

5m prep time

25m cook time

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Rated by 160 reviewers

Allergens: Milk

  • 1 (15 oz) can chili
  • 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Tortilla chips or corn chips, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a pie pan.
  3. Pour chili out over the cream cheese and spread out with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Top with cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 25 minutes. Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Instrupix.

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