4 Ingredient Cheesy Chili Dip

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4 Ingredient Cheesy Chili Dip is a great “make ahead and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake it appetizer” and your guests will love it. It’s cheesy and hearty because of the chili.

There are a few different chili brands, some with bean and some without. HORMEL®  98% Fat Free Turkey Chili is my favorite but you can use any chili you want.

If you do make it ahead just remember to add about 15 more minutes baking time since it’s been in the refrigerator.

And, if you’re going to take it to a friend’s house, I recommend baking as normal (30 minutes) but start at least an hour ahead to allow for some cooling time. It will still be warm when you take it but not so hot that you can’t transport it.

Serve this dip warm with tortilla chips. We also love Multi Grain Sun Chips. If there is any left (usually not at our house) you can refrigerate it and warm it up later in the microwave.

4 Ingredient Cheesy Chili Dip



Prep Time

10 min.

Cook/bake time

30 min.



Here's What You'll Need

A large glass pie plate or 9 x 9 glass casserole dish


1 (15 oz. Can ) Hormel 98% Fat Free Turkey Chili (or other canned chili)
1 Cup Mild Salsa
1 (8 oz. Package) Softened Cream Cheese
1 (8 oz. Bag) Finely Shredded Fiesta Blend Cheese (or sharp cheddar cheese)


4 Ingredient Cheesy Chili Dip prep image 1 spreading cream cheese layer
1. Spread softened cream cheese evenly across the bottom of a large glass pie plate (or 9 x 9 glass casserole dish).
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the salsa, chili and 4 oz (half of the bag) of shredded cheese.
4 ingredient Cheesy Chili dip - prep image 3 pouring ingredient over cream cheese layer
3. Pour the salsa, chili and cheese mixture over the cream cheese layer.
4 ingredient Cheesy Chili dip prep image 4 topping with cheese before baking
4. Top with the remaining 4 oz. of fiesta blend cheese.
5. Bake at 350-degrees for 30-minutes or until dish is bubbling hot.
Serve warm with tortilla chips.