Only 2 ingredients in this Chili Cream Cheese Dip – one of our favorite game day foods! This appetizer is a crowd favorite.

chili cream cheese dip


This dip is tied with our buffalo chicken dip for the most frequently made dip in our house. Why?

1)It only has 2 ingredients: chili and cream cheese. So easy.
2) It’s delicious. I mean the effort to taste ratio is HUGE.

Five years ago I was 8 months pregnant with my first son and working at a forensic software company. The company had probably 40 workers and out of those only 5 of us were women. I was used to working with mainly men since majored in Computer Science. Computer programmers are generally quiet, timid, socially awkward guys with glasses who consider showering optional. Bless their hearts.
Anyway, out of the blue they threw me a suprise baby shower at work. They gave me a ton of presents and my gorgeous cherry wood crib that has survived three kids and still looks amazing. OH and the food…three tables of anything a pregnant women could imagine (the perk of having a co-worker that also had a catering business on the side). I remember that the first food to be devoured was this dip that they had in a crockpot shaped like a football.

Every since then we bust it out when we are up late playing cards with our friends or watching a game. During the SuperBowl you definitely don’t want to be spending all your time in the kitchen…so here you go!

4.22 from 19 votes

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

Cream cheese cuts the spice of your favorite chili in this amazing chili cream cheese dip.


  • 1 (8 ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • 1 (15 oz can) high quality chili ( I like Hormel or Dennison )


  1. Warm ingredients until blended in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Serve with corn chips (Fritos).