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Skyline Chili Dip

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If you are a chili lover, you will love the Skyline Chili Dip recipe! This easy-to-make dip is loaded with the classic flavors of Skyline Chili that you know and love.

It is perfect for BBQ gatherings, potlucks, or home enjoyment. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious dip that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and perfect for football season.

perfect chili dip on a tortilla chip.

Why you will love making skyline chili dip:

Delicious and Savory Flavor – Skyline Chili’s signature blend of spices and seasonings will tantalize your taste buds and provide your palate with a flavor that is sure to please.

Simple to Make – With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious dip that will surely be a crowd-pleaser.

can of skyline chili dip.

Perfect for Any Occasion – Whether you are hosting a game day gathering, potluck, or just looking for a new appetizer, this chili dip recipe will surely be a hit.

Guaranteed to be a Crowd Pleaser – This dip recipe is such a hit that you won’t be able to keep up with the requests for seconds! 

Ingredients

  • Cream cheese softened
  • can of Skyline Chili (Cincinnati chili)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla chips for serving

How to make Skyline Chili Dip

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spread cream cheese into the bottom of a pie plate or baking dish.
  2. Top with canned chili and spread evenly.
skyline chili dip recipe.
  1. Sprinkle shredded cheese on the top and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and serve immediately with tortilla chips.
chili cheese dip recipe with skyline chili.

How to soften cream cheese:

  • Leave it out at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. This is the most common way to soften cream cheese.
  • Microwave it for 5 to 10 seconds. Be careful not to overheat it, or it will become runny.
  • Put it in a zip-top bag and submerge it in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes. This is a good option if you need to soften a large amount of cream cheese.

Once the cream cheese is soft, you can use it in recipes as usual.

What is skyline dip?

Skyline chili dip is a popular dip made with skyline chili, a Cincinnati-style chili. It is typically served with tortilla chips or crackers.

This dip is also widely made with other chili mix options like this Hormel Chili Dip or this classic chili cheese dip recipe.

Typically you can find cans of this chili at the store for a reasonable price. You can purchase Skyline chili on Amazon, but for some reason, it costs a fortune. 

pie plate with dip in it.

Great dip topping options. 

Many different types of toppings go well with chili cheese dip. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

  • Sour cream: Sour cream is a classic topping for chili cheese dip. It helps to cool down the dip and add a bit of richness.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: Shredded cheddar cheese is another popular topping for chili cheese dip. It adds a bit of creaminess and gooeyness to the dip.
  • Diced tomatoes: Diced tomatoes add a bit of freshness and flavor to Cincinnati-style dip.
  • Chopped onions: Diced onions add a bit of crunch and flavor to Skyline chili dip.
  • Green onions: Green onions add a bit of freshness and flavor to Cincinnati dip.
  • Salsa: Salsa adds a bit of heat and flavor to chili cheese dip.
  • Guacamole: Guacamole adds a bit of creaminess and flavor to chili dip. 

These are just a few different toppings that go well with skyline cheese dip. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite toppings.

cheesy dip recipe with corn chips.

How to dip it?

Skyline chili dip is typically dipped with tortilla chips or scoopable corn chips, but I like non-chip appetizer recipes like mini pigs in a blanket and sausage cheese balls too. 

  • Pita chips are a great option for dipping in chili cheese dip. They are light and crispy, and they don’t get soggy quickly.
  • Tortilla chips: Bagged tortilla chips are a classic choice for dipping in chili cheese dip. They are sturdy, and they hold up well to the dip. I also like to make my own homemade tortilla chips or air-fried tortilla chips recipe.

How to store it?

Skyline chili dip can be stored in the refrigerator for three days. 

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Skyline Chili Dip


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Skyline chili cheese dip is a popular dip recipe made with skyline chili, a Cincinnati-style chili. It is typically served with tortilla chips or crackers.

Equipment

  • Pie Plate

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 can skyline chili 10.5 oz.
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla chips/corn chips for serving

Instructions

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

Notes

Toppings also go great with this chili cheese dip – try chopped tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, or sliced green onions. 

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2 Comments

  1. Crystal Arenas says:

    I have been making this chili cheese dip recipe for many years and EVERYONE requests it when they come over. I always have the ingredients on hand. Love, love, love this recipe!

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Yes, it is so good! Glad you love it and its a winner for ease of ingredients for sure.

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