Easy Baked Layered Chili Cheese Dip

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

The complete dip can be prepared and refrigerated until ready to bake. The jalapeno is only optional, I like to add it into the cream cheese. The success of this dip will depend on the quality of chili you use so make certain to use a good-quality canned chili or use homemade, for extra heat use extra spricy chili.

Top Review by shale313

We have been making a very similar version of this dip for years. My family loved the addition of jalapeno, green chilies, and onion. Thanks for updating a much loved recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili, with ground beef (spicy or mild or use homemade)
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies, drained (or to taste)
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese (can use more)


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees (set oven rack to bottom position).
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Mix both packages cream cheese with jalapeno pepper (if using) then spread on the bottom of the pie plate.
  4. Spread the chili over the cream cheese, then sprinkle green onions, then green chilies.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until hot (if you are baking this cold out of the fridge the baking time will be longer).
  6. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top then return to oven for about 5 minutes to melt cheese.

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