This 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip recipe is the perfect appetizer because it's quick and easy to make. Layers of cream cheese and chili are topped with melted gooey cheese. Serve this easy appetizer recipe with Frito scoops on game day or for an easy evening snack.
Make this chili cream cheese dip recipe on game days this football season and it's sure to be a crowd favorite. With a few minutes of prep, this cheesy chili dip can be in the oven and baking. It's simple to put together using only three ingredients making it the easiest dip recipe ever.
This 3-ingredient chili cheese dip recipe can be made with a can of chili or leftover homemade chili. Then scooped with your favorite tortilla chips or corn chips.
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Ingredients Needed And How To Make
I have been on a kick lately of making easy dip recipes that only require a few ingredients, like our 3 ingredient easy onion dip recipe. This chili cheesy dip recipe is a hit every time I make it.
Our homemade chili cheese dip is made with cream cheese, a can of chili, and cheese. Fritos scoops are our favorite to use to scoop up this amazing dip recipe.
With only a few minutes for prep time, this 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip recipe can be in the oven baking. First, start by using a pie dish or any shallow baking dish of your choice. Using the back of a spoon spread room-temperature cream cheese into the bottom of the pie dish.
On top of the cream cheese spread out a can of chili or leftover chili. Cover the chili with cheese. I added some slices of jalapeno peppers but this step is optional.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes to get that cheese all melted. Scoop with corn chips or your favorite tortilla chips.
One of the many things I love about cooking is the ability to make changes to a recipe. This 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip has a couple of substations that can be made to it.
The first substitution would be with the cheese that's used for melting on top of the chili, I used mild cheddar. However, Colby Jack or Pepper Jack cheese would be great alternatives. I prefer to use a block of mild cheddar cheese and shred it by hand.
I feel that freshly shredded cheese melts more evenly than store-bought shredded cheese with cellulose. Cellulose is a coating that is used on packed cheese that helps it from sticking together in the package.
When it comes to the chili for this 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip. You have a choice of either homemade or canned chili. I've used both and definitely homemade is much better than the can. But the convenience of the can is great when there is no leftover chili to use.
You can keep it simple and not use any topping or you can top this dip recipe with. Pico De Gallo, fresh Jalapeno slices, green onions, red onions, fresh cilantro, or even a dollop of sour cream. Add a bit of spice with a sprinkling of hot sauce on top.
We love to serve this dip with Fritos scoop corn chips, or tortilla chips. Another great way to enjoy this dip would be to reheat it the next day. And serve over top of French Fries.
Leftover chili cheese dip can be stored in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Using a microwave-safe bowl reheat this dip in the microwave until heated through.
This chili cheese dip recipe can be made in a crockpot. I woul mix all the ingredients together first. That way the cream cheese doesn't burn on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Easy 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip makes for a good appetizer to serve on family movie night, game days, or as a last minute party appetizer recipe.
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Easy Chili And Cheese Dip Recipe (Three Ingredient)
There is no doubt this easy 3 ingredient chili and cheese dip recipe is sure to be a crowd favorite.
- 15 Ounce Can Chili
- 8 Ounce Block Cream Cheese room temperature
- 1 Cup Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Preheat oven to 350℉
Spread the room temperature cream cheese into the bottom of a pie plate.
On top of the cream cheese spread the can of chili evenly getting as much of the cream cheese as possible.
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the chili.
Bake in the preheated 350℉ for 25 minutes.
Serve with your favorite tortilla chips or Fritos scoops.
Nutritional value does not include the chips used to scoop into the dip with.
Nutritional information on this website is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience only. In addition to the USDA Food Composition Database, other online calculators are used to gather nutrition data.
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