This quick and easy Chili Cheese Dip is perfect for those nights watching the game.... you can use store bought chili or do as I do.. when I make chili I freeze some of the leftovers in a small container.. a perfect size for just this kind of recipe.
This recipe can easily be doubled... I use a 6 inch square baking dish for this recipe.. if doubled use a 9 inch square (an 8 inch will work also.. it'll just be a bit thicker).
If you forget to soften the cream cheese head of time.. click here for easy instructions how to soften cream cheese quickly.
You can use store bought chili (with or without meat) or homemade... if your homemade is a bit runny... just use a slotted spoon to spoon it on the cream cheese.
I use about 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese... this is where an exact amount is not important.. just don't overdo it.. otherwise it will be too gooey to scoop easily with a chip.
Mexican blend, Colby Jack and Monterey Jack also work well with this recipe.
Use both the white and the green parts of the green onion.
This is just delicious... I hope you try it!
Recipe: Chili Cheese Dip
All you need:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups chili
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 green onion, chopped
1 Roma (plum) tomato, chopped
All you need to do:
Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a 6 inch baking dish.
Spread the chili over the cream cheese.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
Microwave on high for about 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Sprinkle the tomato and chopped green onion over the top.
Serve with chips.