This quick and easy snack will take you about 5-10 minutes to make.
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Step 1: INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES
These are the the ingredients and supplies you will need to create this cheap, quick, and easy homemade chili cheese dip.
o Bag of chips, I prefer the Tostitos scoops
o Cream cheese (8 oz)
o A bag of shredded cheese (8 oz)
o A can of chili, again whatever type of chili you prefer
Any bottle of hot sauce or salsa
o A knife or a spatula
o a bowl or plate/platter to make the dip in
o And obviously, a microwave
Step 2: Knife/spatula
To start making the chili cheese dip I would recommend running your knife or spatula under hot water for a few seconds. Doing this will make spreading the cream cheese a lot easier. After you run the knife underwater you can then start making your dip.
Step 3: Cream Cheese Layer
Take the cream cheese out of the package and place it into your dish. If you would like you can microwave the cream cheese for about 20 seconds to make it easier to spread but it is not necessary.
Then take your knife or spatula and spread the cream cheese. Try and spread the cream cheese around your entire dish so that it is smooth and you cannot see the bottom of your dish.
Step 4: Chili Layer
After you are done spreading the cream cheese completely the next step is to open the can of chili and empty it on top of the cream cheese. Again, like the step before you are going to want to spread the chili on top of the cream cheese layer of the dish, try to spread it so you cannot see the cream cheese that much.
Step 5: (Optional) Hot Sauce or Salsa
If you would like you can add other ingredients to your chili cheese dip. For this dip i put some Valentina hot sauce on top. Again, this is an optional step and you can also do this this step later in the process of making the chili cheese dip. This step is not necessary, you can also add your hot sauce or salsa after step 6
Step 6: Cheese Layer
Now that you are done spreading the cream cheese and chili you are going to want to take your bag of cheese out and take a handful out and put it on top of the dip. Then spread the cheese around the dish. You will grab multiple handfuls and put on the dip until the dish is covered.
Step 7: (repeat Step 4, Optional)
You can repeat step 4 if you would like. You can either use the same sauce or salsa or a different sauce, it is up to you.
Step 8: Microwave
The next step is to put it in the microwave. Depending on the microwave you have will determine your time. If your microwave rotates while it is on then i would recommend putting the dip in for 3-4 minutes.
If your microwave does not rotate i would recommend putting it in for about 2-2 and a half minutes and when the time is up rotate the dish and put it in again for about 2-2 and a half minutes.
Step 9: Let It Cool
After the chili cheese dip is done in the microwave, as usual when making any dish, let it cool for 1-2 minutes.
Step 10: Enjoy
And now after it is cool enough to eat, enjoy your tasty chili cheese dip