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This 3 ingredient chili cheese dip (also known here in the Midwest as Skyline Dip), is always the perfect game day or party appetizer! #dip #chili #cheese #chilicheese #skyline #appetizer #gameday #partyfood #easyrecipe
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Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Dip (Skyline Dip)

Smooth cream cheese is topped with insanely flavorful Cincinnati-style chili and cheese, then baked until bubbly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili cheese dip, skyline dip
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 249kcal


  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 8-12 oz Cincinnati-style chili , warmed slightly
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.  Spread cream cheese in an 8 or 9" pan, like a pie pan, in an even layer.
  • Top with chili and bake 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with cheese.  Bake 5-8 minutes, until melted.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes or so, then serve with tortilla chips or fritos.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 140mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1mg