Chili Cheese Dip - Recipe

Meaty Chili Cheese Dip – Recipe

An easy party chili cheese dip recipe made with cream cheese, cheddar, Monterrey jack, jalapenos, ground beef and chili powder. Perfect for game day! All in one pan. Done in 30 minutes.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, dip, recipe, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 293 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped + more for topping
  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes canned or fresh
  • 15 ounce can chili beans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces Monterrey Jack cheese shredded + more for topping
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded + more for topping
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Heat a large oven safe pan to medium heat and add jalapeno peppers. Cook a couple minutes to soften.
  2. Add ground beef and chili powder. Break apart with a wooden spoon and cook 7-8 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute until nice and fragrant.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and chili beans.
  5. Add cream cheese and stir until it is melted through and incorporated.
  6. Stir in the shredded cheeses until melted through.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and top with extra shredded cheeses and sliced jalapeno peppers. Alternatively, you can transfer the mixture to a baking dish, then top with cheeses and jalapenos.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the chili-cheese dip is nice and bubbly.
  9. Top with fresh parsley and serve with chips!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium. You can dial back the heat by coring out the jalapeno peppers before using them, and substituting the chili powder with a milder spice. See these substitutes for chili powder. Up the heat factor with spicier peppers, like serranos or habaneros, or both! I like a pinch of ghost pepper powder sometimes for me.

Nutrition Facts
Meaty Chili Cheese Dip – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 548mg23%
Potassium 423mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.