Chili Cheese Dip
Quick and Easy! Two ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need for this no-fail appetizer!
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Our Easy Chili Cheese Dip recipe only has 2 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make (start to finish!) Canned chili & cream cheese… that’s all you need to get this party started! Perfect for game day or an easy appetizer! 

Chili Cheese Dip with veggies and chips

Easy Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

I am a self-confessed dip lover… And there’s nothing that makes veggies and chips taste better than a good helping of deliciously creamy chili cheese dip!

It wouldn’t be game day in our house without a large selection of dips being passed around!

This recipe is my go-to when we need to whip up a mouthwatering homemade dip that everyone can enjoy. 


My favorite thing about this dip, aside from the taste, is how simple the ingredients are! Who knew putting two little ingredients together could create something that the whole family loves!

Making dips doesn’t need to involve a million and one expensive ingredients, far from it! All you need is 1 can of Hormel Chili with no beans and 1-8-ounce bar of cream cheese.

I prefer making my own dips because I can get it just the way that my family likes it. I’ve also found that making this cream cheese dip is cheaper than the dips you buy in the store – And it tastes so much better!

Chili Cheese Dip Ingredients

How to Make Chili Cheese Dip

You only need 2-ingredients and two simple steps that take no longer than 5-minutes to make this recipe. This is a great recipe that even the kids could make on their own!

Place the chili and the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute.

Stir and microwave in 30-second increments until hot. I usually heat it for about 3-4 minutes or until hot.

Seriously… that is it! 

Serve with chips, veggies, bread and more!

Making this dip is so short and sweet you won’t miss out of any of the party! 

We like to add some diced green onion to the dip. It gives it a great bit of crunch and compliments the cheese and chili flavors perfectly.

How to make your dip spicy?

If you want to make your chili cheese dip a little spicier, you can give it a little kick by adding some hot sauce and mixing it in. Be sure to add a little, mix it up and taste it, you don’t want to get it too spicy.

You can always add more spice, but it is harder to tone it down once you add too much!

Do you wanna know my all-time favorite way to serve this?

Get a big pie plate, cover it in tortilla chips, layer on some of your homemade chili cream cheese dip. On top of that you’d add some cooked ground beef and then sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese.

Good old cheddar cheese is my favorite to go with this recipe! Place the plate under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve to your hungry guests and enjoy!

Chili Cheese Dip with a chip dipping

How do you thin cheese dip

If you prefer a thinner consistency to your cheese dip, simply mix in a little bit of milk at a time, stir and then put back in the microwave for 30 seconds until you achieve the desired consistency. 

How to make Chili Cheese Dip in the Crockpot

If you’re entertaining a large group and want to make an equally large batch of delicious chili cheese dip, this recipe can be made in the crockpot. This is a great way to entertain lots of people and keep them well fed.

Just put all the ingredients into the slow cooker and leave on low until it is all melted together. Give it a quick stir every so often. This will ensure that the chili cheese dip stays warm while your guests are eating. There’s nothing worse than cold chili cheese dip!

Add a dash of milk every now and again and stir to keep it tasting fresh and creamy! Also, you can double or triple this recipe easy!

Whether you’re making this delicious dip for you and your family or a large group of guests, you simply cannot go wrong with melted cheese, Hormel chili and a platter of fresh bread, a selection of veggies and a big bag of tortilla chips.

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Chili Cheese Dip
5 from 6 votes
Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip

Serves — 8
Quick and Easy! Two ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need for this no-fail appetizer!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 15 ounce can Hormel Chili (no beans)
  • 1 8 ounce package of brick cream cheese


  • Place the chili and cream cheese in a microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave in 30-second increments, stirring every time, until all melted and hot!
  • Serve with chips, veggies, and bread.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Fair warning, always make MORE chili cheese dip than you think you’ll need. You won’t be able to stop yourself from going back to dunk more veggies and chips in this bowl of gooey, cheesy goodness!

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