Cheesy Chili Dip | Olive and Tate

Cheesy Chili Dip

Hey kids!

Ok, so this weekend I had idea! We had about a cup of my No Bean Smokey Chili left from dinner earlier in the week and I thought of an easy way to use it all up on Game Day.
Behold, the easiest, cheesiest, most delicious Cheesy Chili Dip:

(per usual, measurements weren't my priority...but I'll try to note measurements for ya'll)


1 package (block) or regular cream cheese
1 cup of my no bean smokey chili
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 cups shredded cheddar
3 thin slices of provolone


You can use whatever oven safe dish strikes your fancy: clear, disposable, square, round.
I chose my round red Le Cruset because it was the closest to me.
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Spread the entire pack of cream cheese on the bottom of the dish - don't worry about being too precise- just smoosh it all around so that it covers the entire dish
Layer on the chili
Add the diced red onion
Layer the thin sliced provolone - provolone is the secret to making this dip very cheesy - the stringy, ooey type of cheesy. Provolone melts easily and has a mild taste.
Top with the shredded cheddar

Bake until bubbly and hot all the way though.

Serve with Frito Scoops (since the dip is chili based!)

Obviously you could make this dish to feed a crowd - just use a big baking dish, or better yet, a crock pot - and a bigger batch of chili.

You could also add jalepeno rings, switch up the cheese or be responsible and use fat free cream cheese. The options in this are really endless...and it is just so damn easy.

We love having a big batch of the Smokey No Bean Chili in the house because it honestly tastes as good re-heated as it did the first time you eat it (scalding out of the pot, if you're anything like me).

This dip would definitely rock at tailgate and would be perfect for a fall snack
Hope ya'll enjoy!

Linking up with the Taste on Tuesday girls

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  1. Oh yes... I need this in my life! It's kind of like a Frito pie, but in dip form and I love anything that is a dip!

  2. I make this quite often for a day full of football or oyster roast and it's always a hit! So addicting.

  3. I was already starving this didn't help!!! lol That looks so good

  4. This looks AMAZING! Right up my alley with pantry staples, and a great idea for that last little bit of chili that isn't quite enough for a serving :)

    Hopped over from the link-up! Have a great day.

  5. My husband would die over this! Looks so good!!

  6. Ah man! There's nothing like a cook cheesy dip!!!

  7. I make something similar to this--I like your addition of onions!!

  8. I just want you to know I am drooling all over my keyboard at work. Thanks.

    :) love your blog by the way! just started following you through bloglovin.


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