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Easy Chili Cheese Dip {Microwave, Oven, or CrockPot}

How to make amazing chili cheese dip with cream cheese in the microwave, oven, or CrockPot. Easy, homemade, crowd favorite appetizer recipe!
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Whisk the cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl 'til smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the chili, taco seasoning, garlic, and cheese.
  • Stir everything together 'til it's well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a microwave-safe bowlbaking dishcast iron skillet, or CrockPot.
  • Microwave Instructions: To make chili cheese dip with cream cheese in the microwave, cook it on high for 5 minutes, or until hot and bubbling. Then stir before serving.
    Oven Instructions: In a 350°F pre-heated oven, bake it for 20-25 minutes, or until it's bubbling. Stir it up well before you serve it.
    CrockPot Instructions: To make slow cooker chili cheese dip, mix all your ingredients together and spread the cream cheese mixture into a greased slow cooker. Cook on high for about 2 hours, or low for about 3-4 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables. Ideas for toppings include sour cream, fresh diced tomatoes, sliced avocados, jalapeños, cilantro, and green onions.


How can I make my chili cream cheese dip more spicy?
You have a lot of options to make chili cheese dip spicy. Cayenne pepperred pepper flakes, and smoked paprika come to mind. You can also add a little chili powder, a mixture of red chili peppers, cumin, onion, and garlic powder. Other ideas are hot sauce or diced green chilies, which come in “mild” or “hot”.
How should I store chili cheese dip with cream cheese?
Store chili dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
How do I reheat chili dip?
To reheat the dip, you can place it in the microwave for a few minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching; or you can reheat it in the oven at 350° F 'til hot.
Can I freeze chili dip?
Yes, you can freeze chili and cream cheese dip. Use an airtight container or a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Stored properly, this dish will keep up to 3 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
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