I love a good, warm cheesy dip as an appetizer.

If it’s easy to prepare, that makes it even better!

This touchdown chili dip is a total crowdpleaser and it takes only minutes to prepare. Plus, it scores BIG TIME on the flavor meter.

Touchdown Chili Dip

Touchdown Chili Dip

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Touchdown Chili Dip is a total crowdpleaser, it takes minutes to prepare, and scores big time on the flavor meter.


  • 1 can chili with beans
  • 2 (8-oz) bars cream cheese
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup jalapeño, finely chopped (if using fresh, make sure to get rid of seeds)
  • 1 (8-oz) bag shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Place the chili in an 11” x 8” dish.
  3. Cut each bar of cream cheese into 4 equal sized pieces. Flatten each piece in your hand, like a pancake, and then place them on top of the chili, making sure to cover it completely.
  4. Spread the tomatoes and the jalapeños over the cream cheese.
  5. Cover everything with the shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the shredded cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  7. Let the dip cool for about 10 minutes then serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

I’ve always enjoyed preparing this as a tailgating treat during football season. But if you ask me, it’s delicious any time of the year!

Oh, and while it’s fantastic with chips, you can also serve it with veggies for a lighter party appetizer.

From my kitchen to yours,


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