Chili Cheese Dip – This hot, cheesy, mouthwatering dip is so easy and perfect for a game day or holiday!  This dip includes, chili, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and salsa!

chili cheese dip

Chili Cheese Dip:

Next to Buffalo Chicken Dip, this chili cheese is my favorite of all time! Put both of them side by side at a party, or even just for your own game day get together and everyone is a happy camper!  I love how savory this dip is, and how you can change it up to your own preferences.  I like to make this in my small slow cooker, but you can make it in the oven or stove top too, whatever works for you!  If you have a large get together, this is super easy to double and then dump it all into a big crockpot to keep it warm. When you make this you can just pour the chili, cheeses, salsa and seasonings in and let the slow cooker warm it for a couple of hours.  If you need the dip hot right away, warm it all in a saucepan on low until everything melts.  At that point you can transfer it to the crock pot if you want on warm and it will keep for a couple of hours for sure.  Just stir it up every once in a while!  There’s not much to this one, probably the easiest and most satisfying dip ever!

chili cheese dip ingredients

Chili Cheese Dip Recipe Notes and Tips:

  • CHILI: Y0u can use any chili you love best!  Leftover homemade chili is great, and so is store bought/canned chili.  I personally tend to grab canned chili with beans myself.  You can get chili with or without beans, use what you prefer.
  • CHEESE:  This is one of those recipes where anything goes!  Cream cheese is a must but otherwise you can use any shredded cheese you want.  You could also cube up some American style cheese if you want.  I typically use a bag of pre-shredded Mexican style or cheddar blend.  YES, you can shred your own cheese if you want but for this recipe, bagged cheese is also fine!
  • SALSA:  You can use homemade if you have it!  I tend to always have a couple jars in my pantry because I don’t always have homemade.  Hot, mild, medium, whatever you want!  You can use red or green salsa, make it your own!
  • The OPTIONAL ingredients here are garlic powder, taco seasoning, and hot sauce.  They are optional, but I promise if you add them all it will take this dip up a notch!  I always use Cholula hot sauce myself, it’s the best flavor and not too spicy.

chili cheese dip in crockpot



No ratings yet

Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip - This hot, cheesy, mouthwatering dip is so easy and perfect for a game day or holiday!  This dip includes, chili, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and salsa!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 14 Ounce Cans Chili, or 3 cups homemade chili
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons Hot Sauce OPTIONAL
  • FOR SERVING: Tortilla Chips



  • Add all ingredients to a medium deep pot over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted.


  • Add the chili to the bottom of your slow cooker. Layer remaining ingredients over the top. Heat on low for 2 hours, or high for 1 hour stirring halfway through cooking and once before serving.


NOTE: You can use chili with or without beans for this recipe. You can use any shredded cheese, and bagged cheese is fine. You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave or gently on the stove.


Calories: 213kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Like this? Rate & review this recipe below!


Hey! Nice to meet you! I'm Nichole!

Welcome to The Salty Marshmallow! I'm a mom, animal lover, photographer, & kitchen mess-maker. Here you will find the result of my decades-long passion for chasing the best flavors in the kitchen, all meant to be cooked by regular people with busy lives just like you and me.

Related Recipes

Rate & Review!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating