Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip with chips

Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip

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    Three layers, three ingredients, one delicious and comforting Mexican dip recipe to make for your next gathering!


    If you’ve been following my blog since it started, then you may know of my boyfriend who made this blog for me and helps with all the technical behind the scenes work. Shout out to Mike! Well, now he’s contributing to the recipes too! This baked three layer Mexican dip is his creation! 

    I always grew up making a cold seven layer Mexican dip consisting of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, cheese, green onions, and taco seasoned sour cream. My mom would make it all the time, I brought the recipe with me to college, and my college roommate continues to make it to this day. So when I was brainstorming recipes to make for Cinco de Mayo this year, naturally my seven layer dip was on the list… 

    …But then Mike told me about his warm three layer dip and I had to give it a try!

    Only three ingredients and 15 minutes and you can have this ooey gooey and comforting Mexican dip for your Cinco de Mayo party, game day party, or really any gathering with a bunch of people!

    What Ingredients are Needed for Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip?

    Cream Cheese: Light or regular.

    Pepper Jack Cheese: Buy the block of cheese and grate it yourself, I promise it makes a world of difference compared to the pre-shredded store bought cheeses. 

    Chili: Opt for beanless chili for the best results. I used the Hormel brand. If you want to make this vegetarian, Gardein brand has a vegetarian plant-based beanless chili that will work great as a swap.

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Round 9 inch pie pan or small oven-safe skillet
    • Cheese grater
    • Spatula 

    Want More Delicious Mexican Recipes? 

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    How to Make Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip

    Step One: Preheat the oven to 350° F.

    Step Two: Layer cream cheese across the bottom of a small cast iron skillet or 9” round baking pan. Spread chili on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the chili.

    Step Three: Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese has fully melted.

    Step Four: Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

    Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip with chips

    Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip

    Three layers, three ingredients, one delicious and comforting Mexican dip recipe to make for your next gathering!


    Prep time: 5 min |

    Cook time: 15 min |

    Total time: 20 min

    Cuisine: Mexican |

    Serves: 10

    Ingredients:

    • 8oz, light cream cheese, softened
    • 4oz, pepper jack cheese, shredded
    • 15oz can, beanless chili

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
    2. Spread cream cheese evenly across the bottom of the skillet or pan.
    3. Spread the chili on top of the cream cheese in an even layer.
    4. Layer the shredded cheese on top of the chili layer. 
    5. Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese has fully melted.
    6. Remove from the oven and serve dip with your favorite tortilla chips!
    Notes:
    1. To make vegetarian, use a plant-based chili alternative (make sure it’s still beanless!)

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1/2 cup

    Serves 10


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 130
    Total Fat 9g
      Saturated Fat 5g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 18mg
    Sodium 359mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 1g
    Protein 8g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Baked Three Layer Mexican Dip


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Snacks

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    Cuisine: Mexican

    Keywords: Cinco de Mayo, Dip Recipe, 3 Layer Dip


    Ratings and reviews (1)

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    Laurie B
    2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Perfect for game day, and looks so yummy! Great recipe

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