The Best Chili Cheese Dip
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A zesty, warm dip perfect for parties and holidays. A super, simple recipe that's always a crowd favorite.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Party Snacks
Serves: 10-15
  • 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 2 cans chili (with or without beans)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (to taste)
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the cream cheese and chili, stirring often. Heat slowly to a simmer.
  2. Once the mixture is simmering, stir in the hot sauce and 1 cup of cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  3. Pour into an 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining cup of cheese.
  5. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted and a little toasty. (If you do not have a broiler, another option is to sprinkle the top with cheese and cover it with foil, letting it sit for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  6. Serve hot with corn chips or chunks of bread.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at