This is a warm, cheesy dip with chili con carne. Passed down from a coworker, it's the staple to any potluck or Sunday football game party.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place processed cheese, chili, cream cheese, and picante sauce into a slow cooker, set on Low, and let processed cheese melt, about 30 minutes. Stir until thoroughly combined; serve warm.

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Cook's Note:

I use the large jar of picante sauce just because it's easier and I can't find other store-bought salsas in the big jar. Feel free to use whatever you like.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 8.5g 3% DV; fat 20.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 67.3mg 22% DV; sodium 958.5mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2013
Junk food as it was meant to be! If you've ever had queso dip at Chili's this is pretty much it. This has been my go to Fritos dip for many years. I sub fresh salsa for the picante or make the picante from scratch (don't like jarred salsas). Ro-Tel will also work but it's not quite the same. It can be made in the microwave or on the stovetop too and its all good. Try it with Fritos or Tostitos Scoops most tortilla chips won't stand up to it. Read More
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18 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2013
Junk food as it was meant to be! If you've ever had queso dip at Chili's this is pretty much it. This has been my go to Fritos dip for many years. I sub fresh salsa for the picante or make the picante from scratch (don't like jarred salsas). Ro-Tel will also work but it's not quite the same. It can be made in the microwave or on the stovetop too and its all good. Try it with Fritos or Tostitos Scoops most tortilla chips won't stand up to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2017
This is a GREAT dip!! If you like a little more heat try using Jalapeno Velveeta. It isn't extremely hot....just enough extra zip! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2016
This is my very favorite recipe I use Hartford farm chili no beans Clancy's processed cheese my own home canned salsa or fresh made when tomatoes are coming from garden and I add one pound of ground sausage to mine as well. I like meaty chili cheese dip and that just gives it the extra taste as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
good simple warm dip! Made it just as noted. People are asking for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2020
I followed the recipe exactly but I did add an 8oz can of Tomato Sauce. Very good dip, thick and creamy! It was hit at our house. I will be honest though 30 minutes is not long enough to melt everything. I cut cream cheese and velveeta into cubes but I left it in low for about an 1 hour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2015
Very good cheese dip. Absolutely a hit with my coworkers. I used medium picante sauce and it wasn't hot at all. I may try to add a little more heat with a hotter picante sauce next time. This was a huge hit at my work potluck and took two minutes to throw together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
This is SO good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
I added diced jalapenos to give it some heat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
For such a simple recipe this has great flavor. I made it for an office potluck and received a lot of compliments! Read More