The Best Chili Cheese Dip

This is the best Chili Cheese Dip! With just 4 ingredients you can whip up this yummy dip in no time! Serve warm with tortilla chips or even french fries for dipping!


Chili in July? I must be crazy, right? Well, in a few weeks you’ll thank me when football starts and you need an easy dip to whip up for a party! You’ll already have this recipe ready to go!

But you just might want to whip this yummy Chili Cheese Dip up sooner than later. Who loves chili cheese dogs? I know one person who LOVES them! Mr. Mother Thyme. He loves a good chili dog. And he LOVES this dip! Sure this Chili Cheese Dip would be perfect for football parties and fall gatherings (I’m thinking about that), but yummy would this be for a BBQ served with french fries!

Yes, french fries!


Not only is this dip delish with tortilla chips, but toss some french fries in an air fryer or bake them on a baking sheet. Put the dip on a big platter and serve the french fries around it! OH YUM!

Who wouldn’t love that?

Whether you serve it with tortilla chips, fries, or both, I assure you this is one tasty dip everyone will love!

Not only is this a tasty dip, but it’s soooo easy too! With just 4 ingredients you can whip up this dip in no time!

What you need

  • 2 8 ounce blocks of cream cheese
  • 3-4 tablespoons Chili seasoning (NOT chili powder) Try my Big Batch Chili Seasoning HERE
  • 15 oz can chili or 2 cups homemade chili (great to use for leftover chili or if you have chili stashed in the freezer)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Easy peasy right?


This is a great way to use up leftover chili or if you have some in the freezer. I love to freeze leftover chili!

This is the best Chili Cheese Dip! Once you try it, you’ll love it too!

If you love chili, be sure to check out my SLOW COOKER CHILI recipe too!

If you try this or any of my recipes, snap a pic and share it on social media! Tag me @motherthyme so I can see! I’d love to see what you made! And be sure to check out my Instagram @motherthyme stories, where I’m whipping this yummy dip up today!


The Best Chili Cheese Dip

  • Yield: 0 servings


  • 16 oz cream cheese (softened (2 8 oz blocks))
  • 34 tablespoons chili seasoning (NOT chili powder )
  • 15 oz can chili (or 2 cups homemade chili)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onion, chopped cilantro and/or chopped red onion (optional)
  • tortilla chips or french fries (for serving)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cream cheese and 3 tablespoons chili seasoning in a large bowl until combined and creamy. Add additional chili seasoning if desired.
  3. Spread cream cheese in the bottom of a pie dish or shallow baking dish. Top with chili and cheese.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish with chopped green onion, chopped cilantro, chopped red onion if desired
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or french fries.


You will need CHILI SEASONING for this recipe which you can find in packets in the spice section at your grocery store (like the seasonings in the red packets) or whip up BIG BATCH CHILI SEASONING to use for this and all your chili recipes!

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