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Warm Cheesy-Chili Dip ~ Gluten-free option

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My family has been enjoying this warm cheesy chili dip for years. It’s by far my most popular appetizer.

A slightly spicy and twangy flavored dip that we especially like with just plain corn chips, or scoops. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and about 5 more to disappear…

This dip is perfect for holidays, parties, or just snacking.

If you are like me and need gluten-free products, the canned “bean-less” chili is difficult to find. So I suggest using your own chili recipe and leave out the beans and add extra meat. Of course… it would be okay to have beans in this dip too. I freeze small containers of my homemade gluten-free chili without beans, then I don’t have to make a big batch for a quick dip like this.


To Make Warm Cheesy-Chili Dip You Will Need These Ingredients:
  • Cream cheese
  • Chili without beans ~ or a gluten-free/allergy-friendly substitute
  • Sharp cheese
  • Tobasco
  • Corn chips, scoops, crackers, or pretzels

This is soon to be a favorite…enjoy!

Warm Cheesy-Chili Dip

A popular appetizer to serve warm. Serve with corn chips and scoop up chunks of meat in a spicy chili sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: warm cheesy chili dip appetizer


  • 2   8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 2   15 oz cans of chili without beans or a gluten-free substitute
  • 2/3 cup sharp cheese grated
  • 6 drops  Tobasco
  • 1 lg bag corn chips, scoop, crackers, or pretzels


  • In a medium-size saucepan stir cream cheese and chili over medium-low heat, add tabasco and cheese.
  • Continue to heat until the mixture begins to simmer.
  • When the mixture is fully heated and a nice creamy consistency remove from heat and pour into a small bowl.
  • I use a microwave-safe bowl so I can warm the dip up if needed.
  • Serve with chips, crackers, or pretzels.  
  •  Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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