This Chili Cheese Dip is made with my favorite chili plus just two other ingredients. It's so simple to make and taste amazing. Just warm it in the oven and serve with tortilla chips.
Chili Cheese Dip is a great to make for a party or get together. It is another great family recipe that has been passed down from my grandmother to my mom then me.
I grew up close to Cincinnati. We are home to the famous Cincinnati Chili. Thin chili served on top of spaghetti noodles with a pile of cheese. Well, this dip is made with that same idea. Chili and cheese served with tortilla chips
How to make Chili Cheese Dip:
Start by cooking your chili on the stove top. Spread your cream cheese on to the bottom of the baking dish. Pour your chili over top, then top with the cheese. Bake until the cheese forms a nice crust.
- Cincinnati Chili - Any no bean chili will work, but I love Skyline chili.
- Cream Cheese - softened
- Colby Jack Cheese (shredded)
Step one: Start by preheating your oven. I am cooking the chili on the stove top but you will need the oven to melt the cheese.
Step two: Heat chili according to can directions. If you are making homemade chili then prepare it or warm it up. If you are making chili then I would wait to preheat the oven until closer to the time the chili is done.
Step three: While your chili heats go ahead and spread softened cream cheese evenly into the bottom of a pie pan. For this recipe I used a 9" pie pan.
Step four: Top with warmed chili and cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips and enjoy.
How to make Cincinnati Chili:
For this recipe I always use a Cincinnati style chili. You can usually only find these in a Kroger (a Cincinnati chain store that is around the country) or of course in Cincinnati.
If you don't have a Kroger then you could use any no bean chili or make your own Cincinnati style chili. If you want my recipe for this chili, you can find it here, Homemade Cincinnati Chili Recipe.
Serving Chili Cheese Dip:
I always serve mine with tortilla chips but you could use any chip you like. You can even top it with diced jalapeños, diced green onions, or any of your favorite chili toppings.
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Chili Cheese Dip
- 10.5 oz cincinnati chili (any no bean chili will work)
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 ½ cup Colby jack cheese (shredded)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Heat chili according to can directions. Meanwhile spread softened cream cheese evenly into the bottom of a pie pan (I used a 9" pie pan).
- Top with chili and cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes to until cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips and enjoy.