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Perfect 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

December 28th, 2018

Chili is some of the best comfort food around. Add in cheese and some salsa and you have the making of an epic 3 ingredient chili cheese dip. Simple to make, this chili cheese dip is perfect for eating at home on a cold winter day or for serving at a holiday party.

Here is the recipe for this delicious chili cheese dip as well as some other chili dip ideas.

The Perfect 3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

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Perfect for serving with chips on a cold day, this chili cheese dip requires only cream cheese, salsa, and some chili beans. When cooking, you have the option of doing so in a slow cooker or a pot on the stove. You should also keep in mind the number of servings you need and adjust accordingly. This particular recipe serves eight.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 12 ounces of cream cheese
  • 15 ounces of salsa
  • 12 oz of chili with beans

Mix the Ingredients

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Start by adding all of the ingredients, including the cream cheese, salsa, and chili to a pot on the stove or slow cooker. Mix well. Preparation is relatively short at about five minutes while heating the chili cheese dip should only take an additional 5 minutes.

Cook Over Medium-Low Heat

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Turn the slow cooker or stove to medium-low heat and cook the chili cheese dip until the cream cheese has melted. Serve the dip with tortilla or corn chips. You can even use it as a topping for other spicy dishes to give them a more cheesy flavor.

Layered Chili Cheese Dip

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If you want to add a cheesier taste to your dip, try this layered chili cheese dip. Unlike the 3 ingredient chili cheese dip above, this recipe requires you to cook it in the oven and takes a little more time to make than the 3 ingredient dip..

To make this layered chili cheese dip, you will need:

  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of chunky mild salsa
  • 1 can of chili with beans
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro

How to Make a Delicious Layered Chili Cheese Dip

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Start by heating the oven to 350 degrees. While waiting for the oven, place your ingredients into a 9-inch pie plate. Start by spreading the cream cheese into the bottom, follow this with the salsa. Next, Pour the chili on top. Finally, sprinkle the cheddar on top .

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Place the whole thing in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, checking near the end to make sure it doesn’t burn. Carefully remove the dish from the oven and set it out to cool.

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Finish it off by topping it with the freshly cut tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro, if desired. Serve with your favorite tortilla or corn chips. This layered chili cheese dip serves 20 and takes about 35 minutes to make from start to finish. You can find out more about this layered chili cheese dip here.

Quick 2 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

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If you are in a hurry, you can make this 2 ingredient chili cheese sauce in under 3 minutes in the microwave. To make the dip, simply place the ingredients in a pot on the stove or in the microwave and heat, stirring until blended. This recipe requires 8 ounces of softened cream cheese or Velveeta cheese and 15 ounces of high-quality chili. For more information on this recipe, visit Tablespoon.

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