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Hormel Chili Dip

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Hormel Chili Cheese Dip is the ideal snack if you’re searching for a quick and easy dip that will satisfy your hunger.

You can’t go wrong with the traditional combination of Hormel Chili, cheese, and your preferred spices in this party-ready dip.

Also known as Frito Pie, chili and cream cheese dip, or Skyline Chili dip (if you change the brand), this simple dip is super common in lots of households for its ease and burst of flavor.

cheesy hormel dip on a tortilla chip.

Any Occasion, Quick, and Easy Frito Pie!

The chili and cream cheese dip is a tasty snack and an unexpected multitasker. It’s great as a topping for nachos, taco salad, burrito pie, or a dip for chips, crackers, or veggies. It’s also fantastic on top of a sandwich, hot dog, or mac and cheese.

Besides being delicious, layered chili dip is a wonderful bargain.

You can make a delightful meal for very little money by purchasing some canned chili, a container of cheese, and optional preferred spices.

This means this party appetizer won’t break the budget on game day.

cheesy dip recipe.

To make this delicious appetizer, you only need a brick of cream cheese, some Hormel Chili Without Beans, some fresh air fryer tortilla chips, and cheddar cheese.

The dip will have more taste if you add some hot sauce or taco seasoning to the cream cheese. A Mexican cheese blend or pepper jack can stand for the cheese here. 

Ingredients in Layered Chili Cheese Dip.

Real Hormel Chili and a combination of cheeses like cheddar and cream cheese go into making Hormel Chili Cheese Dip.

It’s a crowd-pleasing spread that’s simple to make and tastes great.

 Hormel Chili Dip: The Most Delicious Party Food Ever!

  1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spread the cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a pie pan or other small baking dish.
  2. Spread the chili out over the top. Top with Shredded cheese.
  3. Baking time is approx. 20 minutes for a warm and melty dip.
  4. Take out of the oven and serve on the spot with tortilla crackers.
chili cheese dip in a pie plate.

Frito Pie was our favorite childhood dip!

As youngsters, this was our go-to for dip recipes. Despite the name, there are no beans in this dish.

We also recommend doubling the recipe and baking them in a 9×13 pan.

Five delicious additions to the classic chili cheese dip

  • Sliced raw jalapenos or green chilies are a great way to add heat and crunch.
  • Add some cooked and crumbled bacon to your chili cheese dip for an extra decadent touch.
  • Add a spoonful of sour cream to your dip to tone the heat.
  • Chopped green scallions are a great way to add brightness to your chili cheese dip.

Can I pre-make 3 ingredient Chili Cheese Dip?

Yes! This sauce is perfect for making it ahead of time. To make, combine all the components and keep them in the fridge for up to four days. When it’s time to serve, heat the dip in the microwave or oven until it’s heated and bubbly.

Prepare the dip and get those dippers out!

Your go-to corn snacks or tortilla chips: Chili cheese dip is best served with everyone’s beloved, crunchy tortilla chips. 

the best 3 ingredient dip on a chip.

Pile on the chili cheddar dip and devour a plateful of nachos. These timeless munchies are great for parties or late-night munching. You can go all out on a treat by washing them down with a frosty beer or ice cold soda.

Fries: Enjoy a side of fries with your chili cheese dip.  These classic snacks are perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying as a late-night snack. Pair them with a cold beer or soda for the ultimate indulgence.  

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Hormel Chili Dip – 3 Ingredient Frito Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
3 Easy Ingredients for cheesy no bean chili cheese dip, a great party appetizer to enjoy with corn or torilla chips. Yum!


  • Shallow Baking Dish


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 10.5 oz. Hormel Chili without Beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheese recommended: Cheddar, Mexican Blend


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and spread softened cream cheese into the bottom of a pie plate. If you prefer to season cream cheese first, we recommend a taco seasoning packet (1 oz.) or your favorite pantry spices.
  • Top cream cheese with canned Hormel chili and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on the top and bake the chili dip for 20 minutes.
  •  Remove from oven and serve immediately with tortilla chips. 

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