Janet's Chili Dip

"This recipe fills up a 9x13 pan completely. I am testing recipes for a large gathering so I made this. The two of us eat some every day and will be very sorry when it is gone! I've been eating on crackers, DH with tostada chips. This is delicious. I found it on another recipe site and I don't know who Janet is, but she is an excellent cook!"
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Ready In:
1 9X13 pan


  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chili with beans (I used beans) or (16 ounce) cans chili without beans (I used beans)
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch scallion, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies (Original recipe says to your taste. The entire can worked just right for me)
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar salsa (I used medium heat and chunky, original recipe says hot or mild)
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mild cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the cream cheese and refried beans together well and spread with a spatula into a 9X13 baking pan.
  • Spread the 2 cans of chili over the bean mixture.
  • Pour the jar of salsa over the chili.
  • Sprinkle the diced green chilies over the salsa.
  • Sprinkle the onions over the green chilies.
  • Sprinkle both cheeses over the onions.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  • NOTE: Janet uses the microwave for 15 minutes or until the cheese is just melted.
  • I used the oven.

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  1. Great make ahead for a party. I halved this and it still made about 14 servings. I used medium salsa, but would use hot next time as it was still very mild with the cream cheese. Easy and very good. Thanks for sharing.
  2. I made this dip this afternoon for the teenagers in my son's band and they loved. I halved the recipe and left out the chiles and green onions since I wasn't sure about personal preferences. I am sure I will be making this again and will definitely use the chiles and green onions.
  3. Wonderful dip! I also made half a batch in my 11x7 pan, it was also full. Thanks for sharing this!
  4. A real TOUCHDOWN! This ellicited raves, especially from the younger crowd this Superbowl Sunday. Halving the recipe still made an enormous amount of dip. I did a small cheat and used SaraFish's Recipe #75751.
  5. Made this a few months ago, instead of can chili, i made my homemade chili from scratch, i turned out really good. Thanks for posting. 5 stars!!!! yummy


  1. Oh yes, this was very good indeed! I made it for our Football Sunday crowd, and it disappeared in no time. I only made one change, using chopped yellow onions in place of the scallions (no scallions on hand)... No complaints here. I'll certainly be making this again! Thanks for a great keeper, looney!



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