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CHILI CHEESE DIP That’s So Good Even The Picky Kids Will Love It!

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My Chili Cheese Dip is an excellent fun dip to try at your next get-together. Easy dip recipes like this one not only cuts down your meal prep but also helps save time in the kitchen cooking. We all know, the less time you spend in the kitchen, the more fun you have with everyone there. The steps for how to make a chili cheese dip recipe like mine are super simple. I’ll explain in more detail below, but it’s as easy as gathering a few ingredients, assembling the dish, and a sort time baking.

I have been making this dip recipe for the last 15 years. Takings it to almost every event I’ve had attended. It is truly my go-to recipe. I have even made it for the kids after school snack. Indeed, this is a chili cheese dip recipe that is simple and ready for everyone to enjoy! It is great with any hungry crowd, small family, and even the picky kids.

Chili Cheese Dip

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The Ingredients Chili Cheese Dip Recipe.

First, the ingredients used to make dip recipes, like this Chili Cheese Dip, are easy to find. So, your local grocer should have everything you need. With everything going on right now, you can order most items online at Amazon or Walmart. Now, when shopping, you may also want to include some other items. I call these ingredients tweaking items. This is because I use them to adjust my recipe sometime. Of course, I will tell you more about those items in just a moment.

Ingredient List

  • 1 Can of Chili ( I use Hormel with Beans. However, you can use the one with no beans too.)

  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened {Watch Video for how to soften cream cheese]
  • 2 cups Medium Cheddar Cheese – Shredded
  • Chips to Serve with it [My favorites are Frito and Tostitos]

tweaking items

  • I Added jalapenos before baking for the husband’s birthday recipe.
  • We added taco seasoning, half a cup of salsa, and re-fried beans one night and made a REALLY GOOD taco-style dip.

This is a versatile recipe, and you can adjust It to your liking as well. Frankly, the ingredients in this chili cheese dip are not complicated. That is why this is the perfect simple dip recipe to make.

Items That Help Make chili cheese dip and other dip Recipes.

So, Yes! I mentioned some needed items earlier. Items like the ones below are often used when making Chili Cheese Dip And Other Dip Recipes in general. So, each item has its place in the meal prep. Also, Each step in my instructions will use one of them. Of course, I will tell you how in just a moment. First, check out the list of valuable items.

  • Electric Can Opener: Open Your Cans with A Simple Push of Button
  • Baking Dishes or Baking Pan
  • Spreader Spatula Set
  • Bowl for chips

How To Make Chili Cheese Dip [Steps]

The steps for How To Make Chili Cheese Dip are as simple as the ingredients. So, here is a quick instruction list for this dip recipe.

The simple chili cheese dip recipe Instructions Are:

  • Spread cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a 2qt casserole dish.
  • Top with can chili
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
  • Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and chili is hot
  • Allow for cooling before eating [Recipe will be hot]

How to make dip recipe in more Detail

  • Spread cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a 2qt casserole dish.
  • Top with can chili
  • Sprinkle Cheese on top
  • Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and chili is hot

Now print, Cook with Love & Enjoy!

Finally, How to make Chili Cheese Dip is not a mystery. Now you serve the most amazing dip recipe to your family and at events. So, Print and Save this – If you have any comments or ideas, let me know below.

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CHILI CHEESE DIP RECIPE – So Simple Even Your Picky Kids Can Do It. Cream Cheese and Chili Dip.

Prep Time 15mins
Cook Time 30mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1CanChili ( I use Hormel with Beans)
  • 18 ozCream Cheese, softened
  • 2cupsMedium Cheddar Cheese


  • Spread cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a 2qt casserole dish.
  • Top with can chili
  • Sprinkle Cheese on top
  • Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and chili is hot


It’s Amazing Served with Fritos (dip-sized).
Also if making for a party simply double the recipe and use a bigger dish! you really can not go wrong here!

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