How to Make An Easy Chili Cheese Dip

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Chili cheese dip is a popular and easy-to-make appetizer. Serve it at a football party, a Cinco de Mayo celebration or as a festive treat for a backyard get-together. This appetizer serves eight.


Step 1

Cook the chopped onion and chili pepper in about 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Remove and set aside.

Step 2

Add the sausage to the skillet and cook until it is no longer pink. Break up the pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula. Drain on paper towels.

Step 3

Place the onion, pepper and sausage in a medium saucepan. Add the cheese and the tomatoes.

Step 4

Heat the mixture over medium-low heat untl the cheese is melted and the dip in heated through.

Step 5

Pour the dip into a stoneware crock or other serving dish and garnish with a sliced jalapeno pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.

Tips and Warnings

Use a spicy sausage, like chorizo, for a more exotic and tangy dip.

Things You'll Need

1 lb. sausage, 2 lb. processed cheese, cut in cubes, 1 can stewed tomatoes, drained, 1/2 onion, chopped, 1 green chili pepper, chopped, Jalapeno pepper, sliced, Tortilla chips

About this Author

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelors of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.

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