College Football Saturday Tailgate: Chili Cheese Dip

If you’ve read the blog for awhile or you know me in real life, then you probably know that we are HUGE college football fans and die hard Cornhusker fans! For fun, you can read a little more about our Nebraska background in the football cake pops post and this Omaha staycation post!  Around here, just about every Saturday in the fall is spent doing something related to football. So, I’ve decided to make a Saturday feature! :)
For the rest of the fall, every Saturday we’ll have a football tailgate party here on Mom Endeavors! :) I’ll share fun tailgating recipes & football foods, football crafts, tailgating party ideas, maybe we’ll even have some guest posters and feature some fun college football traditions!

We’ll kick things off today with Chili Cheese Dip! Perfect Game Day food!

Chili Cheese Dip


  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese (we use the 1/3 less fat variety)
  • 1 can Hormel chili (with or without beans. Homemade would be GREAT instead)
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Spread cream cheese in a shallow baking dish (a large glass pie pan works great! But I don’t have one! ;) ). Spread chili over top of the cream cheese. Cover those layers with shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted & bubbly. Or, microwave on high for about 5 minutes!
  • Serve with corn chips….and ENJOY!!!

That’s it! Seriously, so easy & dangerously yummy!

What are YOUR go-to tailgating/homegating foods? Tell us in the comments….OR link up!! :) I want you all to participate in our College Football Saturday Tailgate too! It’s the first-ever link party on Mom Endeavors! For the rest of football season, the post will go live on Friday nights! :)

 So, share your favorite tailgating recipes, football fun foods, football crafts, tailgating parties, fun football traditions–basically anything football related (especially college)!!!

Just please be sure to link back to or grab the button (code is on the right side-bar) so that more people can find us!!

College Football Saturday Tailgate Party: Week 1




  1. Looks yummy! Perfect for Steelers and Pitt games!

  2. Thanks for the invite! I just linked up :)

  3. Looks tasty! You should come link this up to my What’s Cooking Wednesday linky this Tuesday!

    Visiting from CB!

  4. Looks like fun! If my Nittany Lions weren’t off to such a horrible start I’d come over!!

  5. i love that it is so easy! can’t wait to try this one:) I am making buffalo chicken dip today and will link up and share! :)gina

  6. Ahhhh, that’s what I was missing; the cream cheese. Wonderful and so so easy. Definitely will be doing this on the next football Sunday.

  7. Thanks for hosting & inviting me over!

  8. I am going to give your recipe a try – here’s one for you: Touchdown Chili

  9. Ha! We make that chili cheese dip quite a bit around here! Another favorite is lil weenies wrapped in pillsbury cornbread…yummy!!! Of course, we eat our favorite snacks on Sundays ;) Smiles~Beth

  10. Luckily for me, my husband isn’t big into sports. But, this looks like a yummy recipe for almost any get together! I can especially see my teens and their friends gobbling this up. thanks for sharing!

  11. Thanks! I will be back next week, too! I did a cute post a week or so ago, when I dressed my dogs up for gameday, haha!

  12. What a fun meme! We are big Illinois fans and have FREE season tickets because our son is a sousaphone player for the Marching Illini.


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