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3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

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If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dip that will satisfy your snack cravings, then Chili Cheese Dip is just the thing!

This classic dip is made with Hormel Chili and melty cheese, making it a unique and delicious snack that’s a party perfect appetizer.

tortilla chip with chili dip.

Quick and Tasty 3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe for Any Occasion

Easy and Quick: The best part about chili cream cheese dip is that it’s effortless to make! All you need to do is combine the chili with cheese, and your favorite spices, and voila! You have a delicious dip that’s ready to be enjoyed.

It only takes a few minutes to make, so it’s perfect for those last-minute snack cravings.

More than just a dip: Chili and cream cheese dip is also surprisingly versatile. It can be served as a dip for chips, crackers, or vegetables, or it can be used as a topping for nachos, tacos, or burritos. It also makes a great topping for hot dogs, hamburgers, or macaroni and cheese.

Budget Friendly: Another great thing about layered chili dip is its affordability. Canned chili only costs a few dollars, and you can pick up a bag of cheese and your favorite spices for even less. This means you can enjoy this party appetizer on game day without breaking the bank.

Other great viral appetizer recipes you may want to try this week are green dip, jalapeno popper dip, and this incredibly creamy crack dip.

layered chili dip.

Simple Ingredients:

  • block of cream cheese softened
  • Hormel Chili without Beans (if you prefer beans, try this texas trash dip instead)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla chips for serving

DIP TIP: Mix cream cheese with a little hot sauce or a packet of taco seasoning for additional flavor. Cheese can also be substituted for a Mexican cheese blend or pepper jack. 

 The Ultimate Party Food – Irresistible Chili Cheese Dip!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and smooth cream cheese into the bottom of a pie plate or shallow baking dish.
  2. Top with chili and spread evenly. Sprinkle shredded cheese on the top and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and serve immediately with tortilla chips.
spreading all ingredients in a shallow pie plate.

Where did viral dip recipe start?

This is the dip we used to make as kids. We called it “bean dip,” yet there are no beans in it. It’s always popular as-is. In fact, double it and put it into a 9×13, or make two of them!

I saw it making its rounds again with this TikTok Recipe Video – lots of comments that this is a typical dip made in Cincinnati or Texas labeled as a “Frito pie” recipe.  

5 great topping ideas for chili cheese dip

Jalapenos: Add some heat and crunch with slices of fresh jalapenos or green chilies.

Bacon: Add some cooked and crumbled bacon to make your chili cheese dip even more indulgent.

Sour Cream: Cool down your dip with a dollop of sour cream.

Cheese: Add an extra layer of cheesy goodness with some grated cheese.

Green Onions: Give your nacho cheese dip a fresh flavor with chopped green onions.

What is Hormel Chili Cheese Dip made of?

Hormel Chili Cheese Dip is made with authentic Hormel Chili and a blend of cheeses, including cheddar, Monterey Jack, and cream cheese. It is an easy and delicious dip that is sure to please everyone.

hormel chili can.

Can I make Chili Cheese Dip in advance?

Yes! This dip can definitely be made ahead of time. Simply mix all the ingredients and store them in the refrigerator for up to four days. When you are ready to serve, warm the dip in the microwave or oven until it is hot and bubbly.

Is Hormel Chili Cheese Dip vegan?

Unfortunately, this dip is not vegan as it contains dairy ingredients.

Can I use other types of chili?

Yes! You can experiment with your favorite chili to create your unique dip. Just make sure you adjust the other ingredients accordingly to get the desired flavor and texture.

You can also use Skyline chili and make it into Skyline dip or any leftover homemade chili.

easy viral dip.

Get those dippers ready!

Favorite Tortilla Chips or Corn Chips are the best: Everyone’s favorite, crunchy tortilla chips are an excellent choice for scooping chili cheese dip. 

Nachos: Load a plate of nachos with chili cheese dip and dive in. 

Fries: Enjoy a side of fries or potato cheese sticks with your chili cheese dip. 

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Chili Cheese Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Take Snacking to the Next Level with Hormel Chili Cheese Dip – Elevate your snacking experience with this creamy, spicy chili cheese dip from Hormel. Perfect for sharing with friends and family and sure to be a hit.


  • Pie Plate


  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 10.5 oz. Hormel Chili with No Beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla or corn chips for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spread cream cheese into the bottom of a pie plate.
  • Top cream cheese with chili and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on the top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove Hormel chili dip from the oven and serve immediately with tortilla chips. 


Use any kind of chili without beans for this dip. 
Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.

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