3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip is the ultimate crowd-pleaser! This quick and easy party favorite is the perfect blend of chili, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese for a flavor-packed dip recipe.

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

The Ultimate Party Pleaser: 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

If you need a quick and scrumptious party dip that’ll have your guests begging for the recipe, look no further! This 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip is a flavor-packed, creamy concoction that requires just three simple ingredients: chili, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese.

This Chili Cheese Dip is perfect for easy tailgating or game days, movie nights, or any gathering where good food and good company come together.

Get ready to make a great party dip that’s easy, fun, and sure to elevate your next gathering.

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip with hand dipping chip into it.
Easy 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

The Trio of Ingredients for Chili Cheese Dip

In the realm of party dips, the 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip if one of our favorites! With just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip this recipe up in no time!

Ingredient 1: Chili

Start with a cup of your favorite chili. Whether it’s homemade or store-bought, mild or spicy, the choice is yours. Get my Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe here.

Opt for a chunky, meaty chili to add texture and depth to your dip. The secret lies in selecting a chili that you love, as it becomes the heart and soul of this delightful creation.

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip bowl of chili being added to recipe

Ingredient 2: Cheddar Cheese

Next up is the star of many dishes – cheddar cheese. Grate up a generous portion of sharp cheddar to infuse your dip with that rich, tangy goodness. Cheddar brings its signature melt-in-your-mouth quality, creating the perfect gooey consistency that makes this dip irresistible.

Ingredient 3: Cream Cheese

The unsung hero of countless dip recipes, cream cheese brings a velvety smoothness that ties everything together. Its mild flavor provides a creamy backdrop for the robust chili and sharp cheddar, creating a blend of flavors everyone loves. 

Putting It All Together

Combine your chosen chili, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese in a bowl. Stir them together and then pop the bowl into the microwave for a quick and easy melding of flavors.  

Alternatively, use a stovetop for a slower, more controlled fusion. Add your mixture to a baking dish.

Once melted and blended to perfection, your dip is ready to be baked and devoured.

3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

What to Serve With Chili Cheese Dip

Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos, crackers or sliced veggies for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that requires minimal effort but delivers maximum taste. 

With just a cup of chili, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will leave your guests asking for more. 

So, gather your ingredients, embrace the simplicity, and get ready to be the star of the snack table at your next shindig!

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3 Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip

Savor the ultimate crowd-pleaser with this 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip – a quick and easy party favorite combination of chili, cheddar cheese and cream cheese!
Prep Time2 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Yield: 8
Author: Amy Locurto



  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup chili
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Parsley optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mix chili, cream cheese and 1.5 cups of cheddar cheese
  • Microwave for 30-60 seconds to soften your ingredients so they will mix easier.
  • Once mixed, add to a baking dish
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until hot and bubbly
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve hot with crackers, celery or chips
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheesecake dip, chili, chili cheese dip, dip, football party, game day, game day food, party food
Calories: 222kcal


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 842IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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