Chili Cheese Dip — A Touchdown for Super Bowl Sunday

HeadSuper Bowl 50 is here. Choose your side: Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos?

Even if you’re not planning on donning a jersey of your favorite player or painting your face or body in team colors, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year simply for the food! It’s a smorgasbord of savory, belly-busting appetizers, grilled meat and frosty alcoholic beverages. What’s not to love, right?!

Whether you’re tailgating with the neighborhood or enjoying an array of fun with friends at home, I have one dish in particular that is a must for such an event. And honestly, any event which requires hours in front of the TV.

Besides Red Lobster, this chili cheese chip dip is my significant other’s favorite thing to consume. He eats gallons of this stuff and it’s his ultimate comfort food, sports game or not. And really, it’s one of the few things he knows how to make on his own (love you, honey!).

Chili Cheese Dip2With only three ingredients, it’s one of the easiest appetizers to whip up and it can feed an army of people. Perfect for the big game and you can use the time you didn’t spend slaving away in the kitchen for laughing at the commercials or placing bets on your winning team.

Here’s the recipe for a full batch of chili cheese dip!


  • 1  16 oz. brick of original Velveeta cheese
  • 1 package (1 lb.) of Italian sausage
  • 2 cans (8 oz.) of Hormel Chili


  • Brown Italian sausage in skillet; drain
  • Place sausage, sliced Velveeta cheese and Hormel Chili in slow cooker
  • Cook on high for about 45 minutes or until ingredients begin to combine in melting cheese; stir occasionally
  • Enjoy with tortilla chips, pita bread, or veggies once cheese is completely melted


Chili Cheese Dip1Though I’ve posted the basic recipe, this dip is completely ready for your own twist. Adding a dollop or two of sour cream or a hunk of cream cheese will make the dip a bit creamier. Like it spicy? Add some jalapenos or red pepper flakes for a kick. Use Hormel Chili with beans to make it a bit heartier. Or add a different type of meat suitable to your tastes! Beef, pork, chicken, or venison would work very well.

Such a simple recipe is a guaranteed win, even if your team loses! Try this out for yourself on Sunday!


-Photos by Justin McKee


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