May 11, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Hot Chili Cheese Dip

This dip is embarrassingly easy, but always goes over well, especially in the cooler months when guests tend to gravitate toward warm comfort foods. I like it because it is a change of pace from the typical cheddar or Velveeta-based dips. My mom gets the credit for the recipe, and it's the main reason I have always had a "half pint" size crockpot in my cabinet.

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

1 can chili (with or without beans)
1 9-ounce package cream cheese (regular or low-fat)

Mix together in a small crockpot and stir a few times as the cheese melts and the chii heats up. Serve with corn chip "scoops" or sturdy tortilla chips. The recipe can be doubled or tripled for a crowd.

It's really that easy - heat, eat and enjoy!

Happy snacking,