Creamy Hormel Chili Dip (3 Ingredients)

This easy 3-ingredient creamy chili dip is deceptively delicious. It’s got Hormel Chili, cream cheese and diced jalapenos for a little spicy kick. Serve it with corn chips or tortilla chips for Super Bowl parties and game day gatherings.

overhead view of creamy dip in white baking dish served with Fritos corn chip scoops.

Hormel Chili Cheese Dip

I’ve exchanged more recipes via potluck parties than I can even count. And this party dip is one I acquired almost 20 years ago. Technically you can make it with 2 ingredients but I added jalapenos for spice.

This simple dip recipe is a great last minute party appetizer and travels well for a casual gathering like a Super Bowl party. It’s the quintessential football party food!

EXPERT TIP: Keep the ingredients on hand for last minute entertaining, and use your microwave to heat it even faster.

3 Simple Ingredients

When a friend brought this delicious warm dip to a potluck brunch, I asked for the recipe. I think she was slightly embarrassed to say it only had 2 ingredients, Hormel chili and cream cheese! No matter. Those two ingredients combined to make a rich, creamy, and hearty dip that I’ve been serving at get-togethers ever since.

This recipe goes together in a hurry!

  • Hormel chili. I like to use the Turkey with Beans variety, but you can substitute with beef chili, chili with no beans, or vegetarian variety.
  • Cream cheese. Use a block and let it soften at room temperature so it’s easy to mix.
  • Diced jalapenos. You can dice a couple of fresh jalapenos your self or use a 4-ounce can. You can eliminate it altogether if you don’t want the spice, or if you use the spicy chili variety.

Combine the cream cheese and chili together until well combined and then stir in the jalapenos. Bake it in the oven until it’s heated through, stirring about mid way.

If you’re really pressed for time you can microwave it instead of baking it. Just heat on high for a couple of minutes, stirring half way through.

Serving Suggestions

  • I love serving this for sporting events and watch parties along with Fritos corn chips Scoops.
  • Serve it for brunch too. The hot creamy dip can be served warm in a mini crock pot along with bagel crisps or pretzel crisps.

More Easy Dips

Try these other rustic dips for parties and get-togethers.

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overhead view of creamy dip in white baking dish.

Hormel Chili Dip

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Hot creamy dip for game day parties has just 3 ingredients and is perfect for beginners.


  • 1 can (15-ounces) Hormel turkey chili
  • 1 block (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons diced jalapenos, freshly chopped or from 4-ounce can


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and chili together until well combined. Stir in jalapenos.
  3. Transfer to a small baking dish and cook for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Serve with corn chip scoops or tortilla chips.

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    1. Lexy, I used turkey chili with beans but you can do whichever variety you like best – original, ‘no beans’, etc.

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