Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Easy Three Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy dip for Super Bowl or any time of year, check out this yummy three ingredient chili cheese dip! It is one of the best dip recipes around, and SO SIMPLE to make. You need three (yes, three!) key ingredients, and some Tostitos.  That's IT!! I try to always keep these ingredients on hand in case I need a dip for guests or parties. So here it is...behold! The Chili Cheese Dip Recipe! 


You will need:

-8oz. package of cream cheese (softened)
-2 cups (one 8oz. package) of shredded cheddar cheese
-15oz can of chili with beans (or without, but I think it tastes better with the beans)
-Tostitos Scoops or any other kind of tortilla chip for dipping

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees if you are baking right away (this dip can also be refrigerated until ready to use, if needed). Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of an ungreased pie plate. It's easier if the cream cheese is softened, but honestly, there have been moments where I'm pressed for time and I just smashed the unsoftened cheese down with a spoon, so no biggie.

2.  Dump the chili out on top of the cream cheese layer and spread it around.

3.  Dump the whole package of cheese on top of the chili layer and spread it around.

4. Now you have a choice here. You can put it in the oven at 325 degrees until cheese is melted and dip is heated through, OR you can put saran wrap on it and stick it in the fridge until you're ready to heat it up and serve it.

You can serve this with any kind of tortilla chip but I think Scoops work best because you can literally scoop the delicious goodness into each bite.

People say you can heat this up by microwaving it, but I don't really recommend that if you want a nice, even melt all the way through. It also reheats really well if you have leftover. Just refrigerate and pop it back in the oven till you see the cheese start to melt again. Or you can easily microwave small bowls of it for yourself if you are reheating the next day (that's the only time I recommend microwaving).

Healthy Alternatives

If you feel the need to make this dip a tad bit healthier, you can use low-fat cream cheese, low-fat cheddar cheese (although it does not melt quite as nicely) and low-sodium chili with beans (or try vegetarian chili). Cut out the Tostitos and serve with celery sticks. Okay, so I don't really recommend that, but you know, you can do that if you want to.

Many thanks to Mr. Jersey Momma's awesome Auntie Cheryl for introducing me to this recipe so many years ago! Enjoy!


  1. Yum! That looks really good! Perfect appetizer. I love the Hormel Turkey chili.

    1. Ooo, turkey chili would probably be great in this, too! Thanks, Shann!

  2. OMG!!! I NEED to make this, this weekend. We don't watch the game, but we can pretend for the yummy deliciousness of Super Bowl Food, right??? ;)

    1. Exactly, Kimberly!! I really only watch for the commercials and the food! lol Thanks for visiting.

  3. This sounds really yummy! We are hosting, I think I will add this to the menu.

  4. I was actually going to make some chili this weekend. It would be fun to put some of it into a dip and have the leftovers for dinner later in the week. This looks delicious.

  5. This looks amazing, perfect for this super bowl weekend!

    1. It is! You MUST try it! Thanks for visiting, WMM!