Make this quick and easy chili cheese dip with just four ingredients!

Chili, cheddar cheese, and spicy jalapenos are blended in a creamy cheesy base. It’s perfect as a dip, spread, or topping!

This cheese dip recipe is a must-have for game day or any day!

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Zesty Cheese Dip Recipe!

  • Make chili cream cheese dip for a tasty, budget-friendly dip that’s perfect for large get-togethers and all-week snacking!
  • Prep ahead and keep chili dip warm in a slow cooker. Serve it with a pile of tortilla chips, chunks of bread, veggie sticks, and jalapeño poppers for a zesty game-day spread.
  • Everyone loves quick and easy dip recipes that are fast, versatile, and full of fun flavors that go with anything!
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4 Ingredients!

Cream Cheese – Soften cream cheese at room temperature for about 30 minutes to make it easier to blend in Step 1. Add a spoonful or two of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for a thinner dip, if desired.

Chili – Choose your chili! Keep it meaty or go for a meatless chili that is all beans.

Cheese – Cheddar cheese has a strong, sharp flavor that blends perfectly with the other ingredients. Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and a Mexican cheese blend can be used with cheddar or even as a substitute.

Extras – Reduce or omit the jalapenos for a less spicy dip. Other fun additions to chili cheese dip are sliced black olives, chopped green chiles, diced onions, hot sauce, salsa, or a can of Rotel tomatoes (do not drain).

How to Make Chili Cheese Dip

It’s easy to make this tasty dip and keep it warm in the Crockpot for guests to help themselves!

  1. In a small pot, combine chili, cream cheese, and jalapenos.
  2. Heat on the stovetop, stirring until no lumps remain and dip is piping hot.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese (per recipe below).

Tips for the Best Cheese Dip!

  • Cook up a batch of chili cheese dip ahead of time, which is perfect for party planning! Refrigerate it for up to three days, then simply reheat on the stovetop or in a CrockPot.
  • Chop leftover veggies and toss them in the pot for extra nutrition and some budget savings!
  • Use chili cheese dip as a topping for burgers or taco pockets, even a dip for hot dogs. Add leftovers to macaroni or spread over tater tots and bake in the oven until bubbly!
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Storing Cheese Dip

Chili cheese dip should be kept in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze dip in smaller portions in air-tight containers with the date on them for about 3-4 months. To thaw frozen chili cheese dip, place it in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stovetop with a little milk stirred in to blend the ingredients again or on low in a CrockPot.

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Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

A creamy spicy dip perfect for tortilla chips, crackers or veggies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly



  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 15 ounces canned chili , no beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons jalapenos , seeded and finely diced


  • In a small pot, combine chili, cream cheese and jalapenos.
  • Stir over medium heat until cream cheese has melted and no lumps remain.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips.


  • This chili cheese dip is perfect for party planning! Refrigerate for up to three days, then simply reheat on the stovetop or in a CrockPot.
  • Use up leftover veggies in this chili cheese dip for added nutrition and flavor!
  • Chili cheese dip is delicious with dippers like tortilla chips, bread or veggie sticks. But it can also be used as a topping for burgers or hot dogs, or even spread over tater tots!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 84mg | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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