3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

I spent the weekend at my in law’s home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We woke up early (thank you time change!) on Sunday to get back in time to watch football. About 20 minutes into the drive, I asked my husband, “What should we eat for lunch & dinner?” My husband replied, “Meghan, it’s 8:15 in the morning. I think we’ve got some time to figure it out.” He was kind of right…and I had a 3 hour drive in front of me to daydream about all of our options.

First hour into our car drive, my husband has started inviting people over to our house to watch the games. I go into pure panic mode– You mean I have to plan our game day food for a group of people, go to the grocery store, unpack our car, clean the house and make food all by noon??!! Just as my foot stepped down a little further on the accelerator, I remembered I have an easy, go to dip everyone always loves. 3 ingredient chili cheese dip.

I’ve been making this little dip for almost 10 years. It’s been referred to as Crack Dip — it’s incredibly addicting. Consider this a warning, don’t even try to think you can get away with just a couple bites. One time when I was living alone, I made this dip just for myself with intentions of eating the leftovers into the week… Too bad I didn’t have any leftovers. I ate the whole thing All.By.Myself. I probably shouldn’t be sharing that info, but seriously, this Chili Cheese Dip is just delicious.

So I’m sure all of you understand how tasty this dip can be. Another great thing — It’s just 3 ingredients. Cream Cheese, Chili and Shredded Cheese. That’s all you need! (And I even “cheat” by buying canned chili.)

Knowing I had this dip in my back pocket saved my day…and decreased the probability of me getting a speeding ticket.

3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip, serves 4-6 people

  • 1 package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can 15 oz chili
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, I like to buy the Mexican or Taco Blend
  • Tortilla Chips


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread cream cheese to cover the bottom of a small casserole dish. Pour chili on top, spread evenly. Cover chili with shredded cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes before eating.


31 Responses

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  2. Tam says

    What kind of chili do u guys use?

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  4. tiffany says

    If I wanted to make this in a 13×9 would I double or triple the recipe?

  5. tiffany says

    If I made this in a 13×9 would I have to double or triple the recipe?

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    I love how easy this recipe is, and it sounds delish! So making this at our holiday party coming up!! I featured you from Pin It Thursday- http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/11/29/pin-worthy-featured-links-wrap-up/

    • Miss Tasty says

      Thanks, Emily!! If you’ve got a lot of people coming to the holiday party, you might want to double the recipe. It goes fast!

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  10. lapetitebaker says

    I would eat this dip in one sitting also. It looks irresistible!

    • Miss Tasty says

      Thanks! Glad to know I’m not alone :)

  11. Michelle Day says

    OMG this is my family’s favorite dip in the world! Looks Amazing :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

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  13. HungryLittleGirl says

    Oh my, this dip looks so mouthwatering. I know I couldn’t stop anymore one I start :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there this week again :)

  14. Back for Seconds says

    I love this dip and had totally forgotten about it! Thanks for reminding me ;) I am featuring this recipe on the Back For Seconds Social tomorrow!! Congrats and thanks so much for linking up!

    • Miss Tasty says

      :) :) :) Thank you!! I’m working on getting my link party page together, but I promise I’ll get you button on my site ASAP. THANK YOU so much!

  15. Angie O says

    Oh I make this too, I like to add chopped green onions on top. So nummy. Great pictures!

    • Miss Tasty says

      What a great finishing touch! I should try that :)

  16. Cathy Mini says

    Ohhhhh! That sounds so yummy right now. There is a bone chilling wind in the air, and I could just munch on that all day haha! Thank you for sharing!

    Your newest follower,
    Cathy Mini

    • Miss Tasty says

      Thanks for coming by Cathy!

  17. BruCrew Life says

    We make a version of that dip too and there are never any leftovers:-) I need to try yours with the cream cheese!!!

    • Miss Tasty says

      I strongly believe cream cheese makes everything better. :)

  18. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life says

    Oh my gosh. I just found another football food! I think even my picky kids would like this one! Thanks Meghan!

    • Miss Tasty says

      This is perfect for a football game! Or any kind of game.. or Bravo TV show ;) It’s just perfect to eat anytime. Thanks for coming by Rachel!

  19. Shiloh barkley says

    Oh my gosh. I would eat it all too!

    • Miss Tasty says

      Thank you for not judging me. It’s so addicting, I just couldn’t stop eating it!

  20. snati001 says

    Does sound addicting! I don’t blame you for eating it by yourself. I probably would too lol. I’m visiting my family next week and they love dips so I’ll have to try this recipe.

    • Miss Tasty says

      How big is this family gathering?? You might want to double the recipe!

      • snati001 says

        I didn’t think of that. lol. Thanks. There will be 6 or 7 of us so I will go ahead and double it.


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