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EASY Hot Chili Cheese Dip – Only Three Layers!

Easy Hot Chili Cheese Dip – Only Three Layers! Make a quick and easy party dip for your next football gathering or tailgate party and it will surely be a hit!  This hot chili cheese dip is made with only 3 layers of ingredients and happens to be one of our most popular appetizers! A dip you can put together in less than 5 minutes is Amazing!  My teens call this their favorite taco dip!

All you need to do to whip this up is to layer the 3 ingredients, then microwave for 5 minutes and serve!  That’s it! So simple you will be amazed! With combined flavors of cream cheese in one layer, chili in another, and melted cheese on top, makes this one delicious dip and a definite crowd pleaser!

Serve it warm, this dip is so fascinating and addicting, that everyone will be asking: “What’s in it?..its so good!”


Serve our chili cheese dip hot or warm along with your favorite tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Also try our other appetizers, Cold Spinach Dip and our Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

Here’s a tip: You can prepare this dip 2 days ahead, and keep it refrigerated. Microwave the dish just before serving. To reheat at the tailgate party, make the chili cheese dip in a disposable foil pan, cover with foil, set it on the grill over hot coals for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until all the cheese on top is melted. Then serve.

EASY  Hot Chili Cheese Dip – Only Three Layers!

  • 1 package (8 ounce) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 can  (15 ounce)  Hormel Chili – without beans
  • 1 package (8 ounce)  Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Using a 9 inch x 2 inch baking dish.
Spread cream cheese on the bottom of the baking dish.
Then spread a layer of chili on top.


Scatter the shredded cheese over the chili until completely covered, about half the package or more to your liking.

Place the baking dish into the Microwave.
Set to cook for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and starts to bubble on the top or around the sides.  Set aside for a minute. Serve immediately with baked tortilla chips on the side.

Serves 10 to 12

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    September 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    That sounds so easy and delicious! I'll take a bowl please 🙂

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    January 20, 2012 at 5:37 am

    Yum! So simple! Love the fact that it has a cream cheese layer!! (I'm a huge cream cheese fan hehe)

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    January 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks Stefanie! I forgot to mention to use low-fat cream cheese and low-fat cheddar cheese.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    only three layers? I am doing this soon!

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