Irresistible Dip Recipe : Cheesy Chili Salsa Dip

Feeding a crowd with delicious food that is easy and also allows you to enjoy your guests and the game, can sometimes be tricky.  Fortunately, with an event like The Big Game, guests are expecting grab-and-go, appetizer type foods that they can help themselves to over a period of several hours.  I always try to set a table of easy “sideline snack” type foods that is easy for guests to graze over throughout the game.  This 4 ingredient dip recipe is always a hit and SO easy to make!  The results of this mixture of cheeses, chili and salsa is a hearty dip with a little kick.

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Remember how I said this was easy?  Well, I mean like 10 minutes easy!  Combine your grated cheese, softened cream cheese, can of chili and salsa in a saucepan over medium heat.

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Stir until all the ingredients are combined and melted into smooth and cheesy, irresistible dip.

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You can serve this dip in a bowl or, if you prefer for it to stay warm, a small chaffing dish or crock pot works well too!

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You will definitely want to pick up some hearty corn chips…whatever is capable of holding the most dip, and let’s face it…this dip is so good you are basically looking for a vehicle to transport as much of that cheesy goodness into your mouth as possible.

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Easy Cheesy Chili Dip

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (I like sharp cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup of TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa
  • 1 can of Chili


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all ingredients are melted together and combined into a smooth dip. Transfer to serving dish or small crock pot to keep warm. Serve immediately.

Just a warning, your guests will be wanting you to host every football party so that they can have this dip as often as possible. 😉

Looking for more great football party ideas?  You can find some of our other favorites here:

Tailgate Party Ideas

Chocolate Football Treats

Great Game day Guacamole

DIY Football Party Food and Favor Bags

DIY Felt Football Pennant Flags and Garland

Football Party Ideas for the Big Game

I hope you are feeling inspired to party!



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Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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7 thoughts on “Irresistible Dip Recipe : Cheesy Chili Salsa Dip”

  1. Looks so yummy! I might even be willing to call it dinner for the kids if some of the proportions were adjusted. They would love dipping their chips in the sauce, and would probably get more protein in than at a regular dinner!

    • We may have eaten it for dinner once or twice Leslie…I can’t lie! 😉 It’s just so good! 🙂 That’s a great idea to adjust the proportions to make it a bit healthier! 🙂


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