Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cream Cheese Chili Layer Dip

I have a tendency to take meat out of the freezer with the intention of cooking it the next day only for something to come up or I have a rough day and don’t feel up to cooking that night. That’s the plus side to not having kids I suppose, I can just tell Baby Cakes to fend for himself. Well, I did that the other night and knew, as gross as it sounds, that I would have to smell check the chicken before I cooked it tonight. Just as I suspected it would be it was no good. So the question lurked all day in my mind, if the chicken isn’t any good anymore what should I make for dinner?

When I walked in the door from work I walked directly to the cabinet and starting scavenging. It super cold outside here in South Texas so I know something warm would hit the spot. I also want easy, as in 5 minutes prep time easy. Then I remembered a weekend or two ago coming across a recipe for Cream Cheese Chili Dip and y’all know how much I enjoy a dip (oh I do, I really really do). Bingo, Cream Cheese Chili Dip it is. I’m sensing a pattern here.

When it comes to ease this dip takes the cake or cheese as it were. Three ingredients is all it takes although the Wolf Brand Chili website actually lists more, oh well maybe one day, and when it comes to prep work it can’t get any simpler. I implore you to make this dip, when Baby Cakes walked through the door and asked what I was making I got a “oh, yummy” and it is, it may not be gourmet but it is yummy.

Cream Cheese Chili Layer Dip
recipe from the Wolf Brand Chili website

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 can chili, without beans
shredded cheddar cheese, use your discretion

Preheat the oven to 350.

Spread the cream cheese into the bottom of a small baking dish; spread the chili over the cream cheese and then the shredded cheese over the chili.

Bake for 20-30 minutes. Garnish with green onions if desired. Serve warm.

We tried it with tortilla chips, corn chips and well whatever the Cakes could get his hands on. This is a keeper for shore (yes I know the actual way to say that is for sure but my blog, my lingo).

I thought I'de give you a shot of what it looks like underneath the cheese.

Peace, Love, and Spinach Dip,


  1. Oooh I just started following your blog today and I admit Im already smitten since you mentioned Wolf Brand chili... true story... I grew up in Texas and I always have to bring a few cans back to Oregon with me! (I hoard them away and only eat it on days I am having a really bad day!!!)

  2. Thank you Faith! I must admit that I am amazed to hear that Wolf Brand Chili is a Texas thing. It's amazing to me that certain states have certain things that other states don't have. Maybe I should send you a few cans. Grin.

  3. I'm a dip gal too and that one sounds good to me!

  4. Megan, you couldn't have posted this at a better time. Perfect timing for Super Bowl Sunday :-). I'm new to your blog and just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my visit. I've been poking through your earlier entries and really love the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Thank you Mary, I welcome you dig around and peek in every nook and cranny of this blog. You know that was my though as well, this would be the perfect man dish for Super Bowl. My husband practically licked the dish clean. lol. See you again soon!

  6. Mary at Deep South- A dip is comfort to me and you know I have noticed you have quite a few dips on your blog as well. I even have some in my stack of to be made recipes.


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