An easy to make hot nacho dip recipe that has only 4 ingredients and baked to a creamy perfection. Served warm, with nacho chips, this dip is the ultimate game day food!

Baked Nacho Cheese Dip

Sunday provided some more wild football. The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans game went just as expected. Baltimore’s defense played well forcing many turnovers and the offense played just good enough to help them win the game.

It will be interesting to see if the Baltimore defense can slow down Tom Brady and the New England offense next week because if it is a shootout there is no way Joe Flacco and the rest of the Raven offense can keep up.

The second game created a huge amount of joy in my house. My son loves the Giants and was rooting for Eli Manning to have a big game and he did. Eli was great and the Giant defense forced more turnovers than I think anyone expected the Packers to give up. The Giants have to face off against the 49ers next week to see which team will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

An easy to make hot nacho dip recipe that has only 4 ingredients and baked to a creamy perfection. Served warm, with nacho chips, this dip is the ultimate game day food!

The appetizer for today is a baked nacho dip that is served warm and has been part of my family for years. I have made it so many times and it is a staple for any game day party!

I first found this dip about 15 years ago. It was in the Toronto Star newspaper, I believe, and was leading up to the CFL’s (Canadian Football League) championship game, the Grey Cup. The Toronto Argonauts were heading to the Grey Cup and one of their star players, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, shared his favorite nacho dip.

This was the dip he shared. It is easy to make and tastes great!

An easy to make hot nacho dip recipe that has only 4 ingredients and baked to a creamy perfection. Served warm, with nacho chips, this dip is the ultimate game day food!

For any of the previous recipes from the 12 Days of Super Bowl Snacks series click here.

Baked Nacho Cheese Dip

An easy to make nacho dip that has only 4 ingredients and baked to a creamy perfection. Served warm, with nacho chips, this dip is the ultimate game day food!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword appetizer, Baked, Cheddar Cheese, dip, Nacho, Queso
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar salsa (around 500g or 17oz in size)
  • 1 green pepper , chopped
  • nacho chips

Instructions

  • Mix the first four ingredients together in a baking dish. Bake at 325F for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm with nacho chips.

Notes

Slow Cooker Option
This dip can also be made in a slow cooker. Simply mix all the ingredients together in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours. Stir to make sure it is all smooth and creamy.

An easy to make hot nacho dip recipe that has only 4 ingredients and baked to a creamy perfection. Served warm, with nacho chips, this dip is the ultimate game day food!

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

22 comments

  1. This is a great idea, I love cheese dip of any kind!

  2. Oh gosh, this one would be a hit in our house. With my husband, I’d be lucky to even get a taste lol

  3. This is one that you need to make a lot of, or people will complain you didn’t. Great classic dip-yum!

  4. While I personally hate queso dips, I know a bunch of people who would love it if I made this. Great recipe!

  5. Simple straight forward gameday goodness. 🙂

  6. I love that this has real ingredients (none of that fake canned nacho cheese) and no meat! I hardly ever get to taste a nacho cheese dip because they so often have beef in them. This looks full of deliciousness! Yes, perfect game day food for sure.

  7. Ok my son is a nacho lover…. and I have been looking for a nacho type dip for him. This is perfect!

  8. Oh, man…which to pick, which to make???? Another winner!

  9. This looks delicious and perfect to munch on during college bball games!

  10. Dear Steve… I hate you… just kidding! 🙂 I’m on a diet, LOVE nachos, LOVE cheese/salsa dip and your photos on this site make me want to dive head-first into a vat of it!! Going back to, I hate you!
    Love, Jan 🙂

  11. Nothing like nice finger food to accompany football.

  12. Without a doubt, the classic Superbowl snack!

  13. Simple & delicious! Love this recipe, it’s like homemade salsa con queso! Great idea! YUMM!

    Go Giants!! 🙂

  14. As we get closer to the big day I am reviewing all of your recipes. I think this might be my favorite.

  15. We’re hosting a little party tomorrow, so obviously I came right to TBP for ideas!
    I thought you would get a laugh out of my reaction – “blah, blah, blah, football, yawn… cheese dip! Yay!”
    It looks great! 🙂

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