Easy Chili Cheese Dip
How to make Easy Chili Cheese Dip
1-15 ounce can Chili
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1 ½ cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 350*
Spread Cream Cheese across the bottom of a glass pie plate evenly
Pour the Chili over the Cream Cheese and spread evenly
Top with the shredded Cheese
Bake for 25 minutes, or until the Cheese is bubbly
Serve with your favorite Chips
YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 330 | TOTAL FAT: 27g | SATURATED FAT: 15g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 9g | CHOLESTEROL: 81mg | SODIUM: 594mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 7g | FIBER: 0g | SUGAR: 2g| PROTEIN: 14g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of chili?
Yes, you can use a different type of chili based on your preference. You can substitute the canned chili with homemade chili or use a different variety of canned chili, such as vegetarian chili or spicy chili, depending on your taste.
Can I use a different type of cheese?
Yes, you can customize the recipe by using a different type of cheese. While the recipe calls for sharp cheddar cheese, you can experiment with other varieties such as Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or a blend of different cheeses.
Can I use low-fat cream cheese?
Yes, you can use low-fat or reduced-fat cream cheese in this recipe. While the texture and taste may be slightly different from using regular cream cheese, it can still work well and provide a lighter option.
Can I make this dip in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the dip in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it. Assemble the dip according to the instructions, cover it with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve, remove it from the refrigerator and bake as directed.
Can I make this dip in the microwave instead of the oven?
Yes, if you prefer a quicker method, you can prepare this dip in the microwave. Simply spread the cream cheese in a microwave-safe dish, layer the chili on top, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Microwave on high in short intervals, stirring occasionally, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Can I make this dip in a different type of dish?
Yes, you can use a different type of oven-safe dish if you don’t have a glass pie plate. A small baking dish or oven-safe skillet can work well for this recipe.
Can I add additional toppings or ingredients to the dip?
Absolutely! You can customize the dip by adding toppings such as sliced jalapeños, diced onions, chopped tomatoes, or fresh cilantro before or after baking.
You can also experiment with adding other ingredients like cooked ground beef or black beans for extra flavor and texture.
Can I make this dip ahead of time and reheat it?
Yes, you can make this dip ahead of time and reheat it when you’re ready to serve. After baking, let the dip cool completely, cover it tightly, and refrigerate.
When you’re ready to serve, reheat the dip in the oven or microwave until heated through, and then serve with chips.