Cinco de Mayo is this weekend…do you celebrate? We love Mexican food in our house, and most of the time, have it at least once a week. Typically Mexican recipes are inexpensive to fix and there are many that I make that the boys {and Doug} enjoy, so it’s a win-win!

We have all been enjoying this Cheesy Chili Dip for many years. I originally fixed it during a Pampered Chef party I was hosting, and it quickly became a favorite. You can bake it in the oven, but even better…it can be cooked in the microwave in 5 minutes or less!

In case you are looking…we have put together a little round-up of some of our favorite recipes for you to share on Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes and Sides

Cinco de Mayo Desserts and Drinks

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Cheesy Chili Dip Recipe

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  • Total Time: 10 minutes


A perfect dip for Mexican night, Movie Night or anytime. Recipe from


  • 1 pkg {8 oz.} cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cans (15 oz) chili without beans
  • 2 teaspoons Taco Seasoning {we make our own}
  • 8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 small tomato, chopped {optional}
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced {optional}


  1. Soften cream cheese and stir until smooth
  2. Add chili, taco seasoning, cheese and garlic
  3. Stir until well combined
  4. Place in oven safe or microwave safe dish
  5. To bake in oven – preheat to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling
  6. To microwave – cook for 5 minutes
  7. Garnish with tomatoes and green onions {if desired} and serve with chips


Liz says…this recipe can also be cut in half, but we always make a full batch because it disappears quickly

Doug says…LOVE this dip! I could eat the whole dish full!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What are you serving for Cinco de Mayo?

Linking to… Show & Tell Friday, Saturday Night Special, Gooseberry Patch


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