This quick, easy chili cheese dip is a little different from most, and is sure to be a favorite!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread cream cheese on the bottom of a microwave-safe dish. Spread a layer of chili over the cream cheese. Finish with a layer of shredded cheddar cheese. Microwave for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve with spicy nacho tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 27.8 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 546 mg sodium. 18.9 g carbohydrates; 13.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (111)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I am always asked to make this dip for office parties; the recipe I use also includes a layer of salsa on top of the hormel chili but only one package of cream cheese. This is quick easy and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2008
Average...although me daughter liked this. Personally I did not like the canned chili in this recipe. To try the recipe out I scaled down to 7 servings added chopped pepperoni tomatoes after heating. If I were to make this again I would use my own chili. Read More
(14)
135 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I am always asked to make this dip for office parties; the recipe I use also includes a layer of salsa on top of the hormel chili but only one package of cream cheese. This is quick easy and delicious. Read More
(159)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I am always asked to make this dip for office parties; the recipe I use also includes a layer of salsa on top of the hormel chili but only one package of cream cheese. This is quick easy and delicious. Read More
(159)
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2002
I have been doing this recipe for a few years now ever since my friend did it at a party. She used black beans but I prefer chili. A little variation I do on this I add cut up green onions to the top and I bake it in the oven for about 20-25 mins on 325. I think baking it makes it less greasy. This is a great dip and everyone always loves it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was great-and so simple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
I have made this dip for years. I make mine with Hormel Chili WITH beans I don't like it without the beans (tried it once cause I couldn't find my normal ingredient)....I also don't use that much cream cheese 1 8oz block is plenty. This dip looks nasty...lol...but it is always requested and now all my friends have it at their own parties...I have NEVER seen any leftovers. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2004
I used a 7x11 baking dish and also baked in the oven at 325 for 20 minutes instead of using the microwave. If you want something quick and easy and tastes good this is a good dish to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I originally adopted this recipe from a friend of mine. The ingredients are similar except we use 1 can of chili for every package of cream cheese. We also add a jar of jalapeno peppers and a tsp cumin and chili pepper. A tip for tastier chips Typically instead of purchasing regular tortilla chips I learned from a gf that you can achieve a restaurant style chip by purchasing tortilla shells (like burrito shells) at your supermarket. Make sure they are the Mexican version because regular ones will be crackly and very oily. Cut them in the desired size and fry them in oil until lightly brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good! At first, I thought that cream cheese wouldn't be good in this, but it was perfect. Just like sour cream. Makes quit a bit! I used a 19 oz can of chili instead of the suggested 15 oz. And also used a 12 oz of shredded cheese instead of the 16 oz. Turned out perfect. Neext time, I'll add green onions and salsa. I will make this again. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
When I made this recipe I was not sure how well I was going to like it. At first I thought it was not good and not much was eaten. I put it in the refrigerator and it has dissappeared. I tried it again and it is much better the second day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
People were scraping the sides of the crock pot for more - no kidding! Night before I cooked on stove 2 cans of Stag steak chili(with beans) incorporating the cream cheese until well mixed took off the heat and added 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and put away. Next day I put all in a 1 1/2 qt crock pot with a bit of water to keep it from getting to thick topped with some more shredded cheese and green onion for garnish and served at with Frito scoops and blue corn tortilla chips. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2008
Average...although me daughter liked this. Personally I did not like the canned chili in this recipe. To try the recipe out I scaled down to 7 servings added chopped pepperoni tomatoes after heating. If I were to make this again I would use my own chili. Read More
(14)