5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip – EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip - EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

Football season is upon us and if you’re in charge of making the snacks for a crew of hungry fans, this is the perfect easy game day dip.

Or make this dip when you want to curl up on the couch with some hearty comfort food to go along with your Netflix marathon. Or maybe you are responsible for bringing an appetizer to a party or potluck, this is the easiest one ever.

Easy, 3 Ingredients, Made In The Microwave

It’s incredibly easy, only has three main ingredients, and it’s ready in just five minutes because you make it in the microwave.

You can make it in the oven though. I guesstimate a 400F oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. But because the goal of this recipe is fast and easy, I actually haven’t ever baked it. For some great baked dip ideas, check these out.

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5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip - EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

How To Make The Dip

Simply spread a layer of cream cheese into a glass pie plate (it’s very important you use glass or another microwave-safe pie plate or dish), add a can of chili, top with shredded cheese, and microwave it. Voila, you’re done.

In my microwave, four minutes is perfect but microwaves vary widely in their intensity so check early and often. Don’t be afraid to cook it longer to get the cheese to melt if yours is taking a bit longer.

What Kind Of Chili To Use

I used a grocery store brand of ‘hot’ chili. Apparently I’ve been eating way too much authentically hot Mexican food (follow my Instagram stories to check out my grub) or my homemade chili because I did not find the store bought chili hot in the least.

Unless someone is extremely heat sensitive, I would opt for a hotter rather than milder chili because cream cheese and shredded cheese are pretty plain and the hotter chili jazzes things up enough so it’s not boring.

If you have a batch of homemade chili and are wondering what to do with the leftovers, this is an excellent way to repurpose some.

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip - EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

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  • Chili Cheese Cups – Beef chili, topped with loads of cheese, and baked inside flaky, tender biscuits! Perfect for game day parties and entertaining or an easy weeknight dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!
  • Easy 30-Minute Homemade White Chicken Chili – Hearty, healthy, loaded with tender chicken, and packed with bold flavor!! Fast and easy comfort food that everyone loves! It’ll be on rotation all winter!
  • Slow Cooker Beef Chili – Easy, hearty, comfort food! As the chili simmers in your slow cooker it develops so much flavor! A foolproof chili recipe that you’ll want to add into your regular rotation!
  • Easy 30-Minute Smoky Beef and Black Bean Chili – Don’t have all day for chili to simmer? No problem! This easy, hearty chili with lovely smoky heat is ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights!

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip - EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip

5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip – EASY, ready in 5 minutes, just 3 main ingredients, and made in the microwave!! The CHEESE is irresistible! The perfect game day or easy party appetizer that everyone LOVES!!

Did you make this recipe?

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, very soft (I used lite)
  • one 15-ounce can chili (I used hot)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese blend
  • green onions sliced into thin rounds, for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray, add the cream cheese, and spread into a layer covering the base of the pie plate.
  2. Add the chili, evenly sprinkle with cheese, and microwave for about 4 minutes, or until cheese has melted and chili is bubbling a bit under the cheese. Because all microwaves and their intensities vary, check early and often. You may need to cook for less time or more depending on your microwave. Alternatively, bake in the oven at 400F for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Evenly sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately with chips or your favorite dippers.
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2 comments on “5-Minute Chili Cheese Dip”

  1. That cheesy topping looks totally irresistible. Perfect with some sturdy corn chips!

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