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

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chili cheese dip in a bowl


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.

chili cheese dip in a bowl
in 2005, 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 a distinctive genre. They are sweet and kind, and usually shy. 
Anyway, out of the blue they threw me a surprise baby shower at work. They gave me a ton of presents and my gorgeous crib that has survived three kids and still looks amazing.
scoop of chili cheese dip
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 Super Bowl you definitely don’t want to be spending all your time in the kitchen…so here you go!

chili cheese dip in a bowl

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

4.40 from 28 votes
Cream cheese cuts the spice of your favorite chili in this amazing chili cream cheese dip.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • 1 (15 oz can) high quality chili without beans
  • corn chips for serving, (like Fritos Scoops)


  • Warm ingredients until blended in a pot on the stove or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Serve with corn chips (Fritos).
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
chili cheese dip