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2 ingredient Crock Pot Cheese Dip with Chili is the easiest appetizer recipe! We love making this for game day or holidays and it’s easy to change up the flavors with just a few extra ingredients.

fingers holding chip in chili dip

Make Cheese Dip in the Crockpot!

When I made my Cheesy Chili Dip I didn’t realize what a HUGE hit it would be – but it was! That’s when I started noticing how often I saw Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip at parties.

I first tasted this dip at a BBQ last summer and was shocked at how easy the host said it was to prepare: just 2 ingredients! And she set the crockpot and walked away and it cooked itself. GENIUS.

2 Ingredient Dip

  • Cream Cheese: Make sure it’s softened. When it comes to cream cheese you should use a block cream cheese, and use your favorite brand.
  • Chili: For the chili, use your favorite. My friend who gave me the recipe said a chili without beans is best, but use what you like (or even a vegetarian chili). Just use the brand you prefer!
cheese dip in bowl

How to make Cheese Dip in the Crock Pot

  • Place cream cheese and chili in crock pot. Stir – it’s easiest if you use a hand mixer to mix it all together.
  • Cook on high or low until melty and hot.

Slow Cooker Tips

  • Use a small crockpot for this (about a 2 Qt).
  • I cooked mine on high for about 2 hours but you just want to cook it until the cheese is soft (melted) and the dip can be stirred together. Then turn it to warm.
  • All slow cookers cook differently – age, brand, use – so make sure you do what your gut tells you about how hot yours gets.
fingers holding chip with dip

Serving Suggestions

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Fritos
  • Celery or carrots
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese and let the crock pot cook a bit longer for an even cheesier dip recipe!
  • To serve this dip just set the crockpot to the warm setting and it’s stay warm throughout the party.


How do you keep cheese from burning in a crock pot?

Be sure to not over cook this – I recommend cooking it on low for several hours to avoid the cheese burning.

Will cream cheese melt in crock pot?

Yes cream cheese will melt in the slow cooker after about an hour or two.

fingers holding chip with dip

Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip recipe

5 from 3 votes
Make crockpot chili dip with cream cheese and just 2 ingredients! This recipe is an easy appetizer for game day. You can use any kind of chili!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 15 ounce can chili without beans
  • 8 ounces (226g) cream cheese
  • Tortilla chips for serving


  • Place the chili in the bottom of a small crockpot (2 quart size). Add the cream cheese on top. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours, or until the mixture is hot. Stir it after an hour to check, so that the mixture doesn’t burn.
  • Serve hot with chips.

Recipe Notes

  • You can cook this on high or low but low is best so it avoids burning.
  • Be sure to stir it after each hour so the cheese mixes with the chili.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese for a cheesier dip.
  • Store leftover dip in the refrigerator.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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Make crockpot cheese dip with chili – just 2 ingredients! This recipe is an easy appetizer for game day. You can use any kind of chili (Hormel, Stagg, with beans or no bean) to make this easy cheesy dip.

Last Updated on January 15, 2024

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Loved this recipe! Tasted so good and delicious! Thank you for sharing this with everyone!!!!!!