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Chili Cheese Dip

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4 Ingredient Chili Cheese dip with cream cheese and Wolf brand or canned Hormel chili is a simple stovetop, crockpot, or microwave dip that is ready when you are.

This “no bean” chili cheese dip with smooth cream cheese and Rotel tomatoes, is a super flavorful, quick appetizer dip that goes great with tortilla chips.

And while other dips like this oven baked Queso dip, crock pot cheeseburger dip, and super cheesy chicken Velveeta dip all have their plusses, one thing they cannot hold a candle to is the ease and no cooking of beef or chicken needed to enjoy this dip in under 10 minutes.

chili cheese dip with cream cheese and a chip dipping into it

INGREDIENTS

All this dip has simple and few ingredients, it’s also easy to add extra flavors like jalapenos, black beans, onions and so much more. Plus, topping with flavors like fresh Pico De Gallo before serving brightens the whole chip! And just so you know, there is no Velveeta needed for a creamy, cheesy, and easy dip recipe! This dip relies on the smoothness and thickness of cream cheese instead.

A note about heat: While there are fire-roasted green Chiles in this chili dip, I do not find that this dip is too spicy for everyone to enjoy. 

Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions.

  • 1 can of Chili with no Beans (Wolf Brand, Hormel Chili – (whatever your favorite brand is)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes – any flavor
  • 4 oz. can Fire Roasted Green Chiles
  • 8 oz. block Cream Cheese
chili cheese dip with cream cheese in a cast iron pan

How to make Stove Top Chili Cheese Dip

  1. Over medium-high heat, add cream cheese, can of chili, tomato can, and extra fire-roasted mild green Chiles in a saucepan or cast iron pan (as shown).
  2. Continuously heat the pan, stirring until all cream cheese is fully incorporated and dip is hot.
  3. Serve dip immediately.  
cast iron pan with chili cheese dip ingredients

To make Microwave Chili Cheese Dip

One thing to note in this particular set of instructions is if you are making chili cheese dip in the microwave, we recommend premixing the ingredients together first. Microwaves work a lot faster and blending it down seems to ensure even cooking and heat temperature.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together cream cheese, a can of chili (without beans, I used Wolf Brand), and Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles, as well as a drained can of fire-roasted. 
  • Use a hand mixer to break down the cream cheese really well before it goes into the microwave.
  • This helps the dip heat faster and more evenly.  
  • Heat in microwave for 1 minute, take out and stir, and then repeat until cream cheese is completely melted and dip is hot.
  • This takes approximately 6 minutes, but be careful because most bowls heat up a lot faster than ingredients. 
chili cheese dip being stirred by a wooden spoon

How to make Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip

Dump all ingredients into a slow cooker and heat on low for 2 hours, stirring to incorporate the cream cheese. 

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Chili Cheese Dip {No Velveeta}


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cream cheese and canned chili are one of 4 easy ingredients that make up this delicious, done in 10 minutes Chili Cheese Dip! No Velveeta needed, this hearty dip is just as good for a quick lunch as it is for a full on party platter. Make in microwave, stove top or slow cooker specific to your needs.

Ingredients
 

  • 15 oz. can of Chili with no Beans Wolf Brand Or Hormel Chili
  • 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes
  • 4 oz. can Fire Roasted Green Chiles
  • 8 oz. block of Cream Cheese

Instructions

  • Chili and Cream Cheese DipTo make Dip in microwave
  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix together cream cheese, can of chili (without beans, like Wolf Brand or Hormel), 1 can of Rotel Tomatoes with green Chiles, and one extra can of Fire Roasted Green chilis.
  • Use a hand mixer to break down the cream cheese really well before it goes into microwave. This helps the dip heat faster and more evenly.   
  • Heat chili cheese dip in microwave for 1 minute, carefully take bowl out and stir, and then repeat until cream cheese is completely melted and dip is hot.
  • This process takes approximately 6 minutes, but be careful because most bowls heat up a lot faster than ingredients. 

To make Chili Dip over Stove

  • Add all recipe ingredients including cream cheese, chilies, tomato, and extra fire roasted green Chiles into a bowl and mix well.
  • Dump mixture into sauce pan.
  • Continue heating dip on medium heat and stirring until all cream cheese is fully incorporated and dip is hot.
  • Serve chili cheese dip immediately with Tortilla Chips

To make Chili Cream Cheese Dip in a Crockpot/Slow Cooker

  • Add cream cheese, chili can, Rotel tomatoes, and extra fire roasted green chiles into a bowl and mix well.
  • Dump all ingredients into a slow cooker and heat on low for 2 hours. Serve once melted and hot.

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Notes

Serve Chili Dip with 

  • Tortilla Chips 
  • Pigs in a Blanket
Serving Size
  • This dip recipe makes approximately 5 cups of dip. I accounted for 1/4th cup of dip typically eaten at a party, so serves 20. If you are going to eat a LOT of dip by yourself, you can adjust accordingly for nutritional values or what you need to serve up. 5 cups of dip is quite a bit and should work for most parties and crowds.
  • You can simply dump all ingredients into the stove top pan or the slow cooker without combining if you prefer and stir as it melts. However, the microwave version should always be premixed to help ensure even cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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