This chili cream cheese dip makes a truly addictive appetizer that's loaded with flavor. It's a savory, creamy dip made with canned chili and tons of melty cheesy goodness. Each bite is just addictive, and everyone will love it!
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My Favorite Chili Cheese Dip Recipe
When it comes to party appetizer recipes or when I'm craving a delicious snack, nothing beats this chili cream cheese dip.
I consider myself somewhat of a master dip-maker, and this homemade chili cheese dip seriously might be my best one yet!
The recipe has canned chili blended with a smooth cream cheese mixture topped with a heavy sprinkle of shredded cheese. Everything gets baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbly and delicious.
Gah, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
There's so much everyone loves about this recipe, especially when I serve it with these crispy air fryer tortilla chips. It's a hit every time!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
The best flavor. Creamy, cheesy, and delicious chili flavor in every bite. There's so much to love about this amazing dip.
Easy to make ahead. You can prebake the dip, store it in the fridge, and just warm it up right before everyone arrives.
A crowd-favorite. This is my go-to dip recipe to make when I'm hosting because everyone goes crazy for it. It's always the talk of the party, so you're guaranteed to have a winner with this chili cheese dip recipe.
- Cream cheese- it gives the dip an unbelievably creamy texture.
- Chili without beans- the no beans keep the dip wonderfully smooth.
- Shredded Mexican cheese blend- the cheese really completes the dip. You can use any cheese that you want, and the dip will taste great.
- Corn tortilla chips- for dipping, of course.
How To Make Chili Cream Cheese Dip
1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly grease two small baking dishes or one larger baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Layer the dip. Spread the cream cheese evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread the canned chili over the cream cheese and sprinkle the dip with shredded cheese.
3. Bake and serve. Put the dip in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot with corn chips, tortilla chips, or anything you want for dipping. Enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Make sure to use room temperature cream cheese to make it easier to spread in the dish.
- Use sour cream instead of cream cheese for a slightly less thick dip.
- Add a dash of hot sauce or red pepper flakes to make an extra spicy dip, or set out a jar of hot sauce so your guests can add their own.
- Stir in cooked ground beef with the chili to make a heartier dip.
- If you want beans in the dip for some added texture, just use Hormel chili with beans.
How I Recommend Storing This Dip
In the fridge: Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days.
In the freezer: Transfer the leftover dip to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheating: I'll just put the dip back in the oven at 350°F for about 8 minutes or until it's warm. Make sure to let the frozen dip thaw in the fridge overnight, or just add more reheating time.
More Dip Recipes To Try Next
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 can chili without beans
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Corn tortilla chips, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread cream cheese into a pie dish or a smaller baking dish in an even layer.
- Next, spread the chili over the cream cheese. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with corn tortilla chips.
Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g