Appetizer & Snacks

Layered Chili Cheese Dip

January 31, 2013

I have to admit — I wasn’t into football at all this season.  Football started at the end of my pregnancy and when Ezekiel was born, the season was already in full swing.  I was too tired and my focus was on Ezekiel to even care about football.  Even so, there is something about the Superbowl that brings me back in.  When I think about it, it’s probably not the football that brings me in, it’s the food!

One dip that is always at every casual party my family throws is this Layered Chili Cheese Dip.  It’s simple, quick, and everyone loves it.  All it is is layered cream cheese, chili, and shredded cheddar cheese.  Bake it in the oven and serve hot with tortilla chips.  It’s so incredibly easy and it can be made ahead of time (which is super important when throwing a party). 
This dip has been in my family for a long time (thanks to Mom!) and one things for sure — It’s not going anywhere!
If your looking for another delicious dish to serve, try these Homemade Corn Dogs.  There one of my favorites!  Enjoy your Superbowl Weekend! 

Layered Chili Cheese Dip
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Makes: 9×9-inch Dish
16 ounces (2 bricks) Cream Cheese, Softened
2 cups (Homemade or 1 Can) Chili
8 ounces Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a 9×9 baking dish, or a similar-sized dish, spread the cream cheese into the bottom of the dish.  Layer the chili on top and then sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.*
Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned, about 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow the dip to cool for a few minutes before serving.  Serve with tortilla chips.
*This dip can be made ahead of time.  After layering the dip, cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.  

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  • DessertForTwo January 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I have a weakness for cheese dip! This look great! 🙂

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This dip would definitely be a huge hit!  I wasn’t all that into football but Super Bowl is always fun with all of the food:-)

  • Alternative refrigerants NJ January 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    We have been making a very similar version of this dip for years.
    My family loved the addition of jalapeno, green chilies, and onion.
    Thanks for updating a much loved recipe.

  • Melissa Maruca January 31, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I love this dip! Thanks for teaching us, mom! 🙂

  • Karen January 31, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    This dip looks addictively amazing.  Hope you’re having fun with your little guy!

  • Audra | The Baker Chick February 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day February 4, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I’m a fool for dips. Looks amazing, Krissy!