Baked Nacho Cheese Dip

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!

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!

Any football party is better with a bowl of hot cheesy nacho dip. This is ideal for the next game day or tailgate party. Over the years I have made many different baked cheese dips and this is by far my favourite. It tastes amazing and super easy to make.

This dip is great scooped with tortilla chips. It also goes very well with pita crisps, crackers and more.

A bowl of warm cheesy nacho dip

This dip is super easy to make and uses just four ingredients: cream cheese, grated cheddar, salsa and diced peppers. I love the addition of the peppers as it really enhances every scoop!

To make this dip, just mix all the stuff together in a baking dish. Put in a 325F oven for 30-40 minutes. Make sure to stir it a couple of times while it is in the oven. This helps get the dip super creamy. You can even make this in a slow cooker! Check out the recipe below for directions to make this in your Crock Pot.

Tips to vary up this dip!

  • The type of salsa you use will greatly change the flavour of this dip. Try a hot salsa for a spicy dip. Use a corn and black bean salsa or mango tomato salsa to give this dip a unique taste!
  • Use a jalapeño pepper instead of a sweet pepper to give this dip a great kick! I have done this many times and just love the flavour.
  • Instead of cheddar, you could also use monterey jack or use half of both kinds of cheese.

Scooping some dip with with tortilla chips

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Baked Nacho Cheese Dip

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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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese brick , 8oz/227g
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar salsa , around 440g or 15.5oz in size
  • 1 green pepper , cored and diced
  • 1 bag nacho chips , 18oz/510g party sized bag

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.

Nutrition

Per serving:

Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 10gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 615mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g

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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!

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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!

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20 comments

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

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

    Go Giants!! 🙂

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  • Without a doubt, the classic Superbowl snack!

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  • Nothing like nice finger food to accompany football.

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  • 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 🙂

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    • Janice Smith is the funniest person on the planet. xoxo!

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

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    • ahh college bball. I SO prefer that to the NBA!

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

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

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    • Awesome! I am sure he will love it!

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  • 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.

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    • NO kidding! I couldn’t agree more. So much canned and packaged stuff has so much preservatives and the evil MSG! Love it to be all natural.

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  • Simple straight forward gameday goodness. 🙂

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

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

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

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    • Haha – yeah this dip went really fast here last night!

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

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