College Football Saturday Tailgate: Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese DipWe 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 it a Saturday feature! :) I’ll be sharing fun tailgating recipes & football foods, football crafts,and  tailgating party ideas! And, we’re kicking things off today with Chili Cheese Dip! Perfect Game Day food!

This dip is seriously SO good and is ridiculously easy to make – just 3 ingredients and you can pop it in the microwave or oven for a few minutes! Perfect for any last minute football watch “parties” you might be having!  Easy Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip


  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese (we use the 1/3 less fat variety)
  • 1 can Hormel chili (Homemade chili 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!!!

3 ingredient dipThat’s it! Seriously, so easy & dangerously yummy!

What are YOUR go-to tailgating/homegating foods?

For even more tasty tailgating dips, be sure to check out these:

Hot Corn DipHot Corn Dip

Easy Queso DipEasy Queso Dip

Football 7-Layer DipFootball Field 7-Layer Dip

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  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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