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Green Chile Dip (Game Day Appetizer)

If you’re looking for an easy and quick recipe that will impress, this Game Day Green Chile Dip is for you. Cheesy, creamy, and full of roasted green chilies, you will need to make a double batch for your tailgate party!

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Green Chile Dip

The best part of this game day recipe is you can serve it with crackers or tortilla chips. Personally, I love to go with both, so everyone can enjoy this Green Chile Dip just how they want it.

It doesn’t really matter what you use with this cheesy and creamy dip, it is always delicious!

Everyone will love your green chili dip on game day without knowing it was so simple to make. The biggest hurdle will be getting a bite before it is gone. Best to make an extra batch!

Try it alongside other cheesy dips like my Jalapeno Cheese Dip and Mexican White Cheese Dip.

Why this recipe is awesome

  • Tons of flavor!
  • Easy to put together
  • Done in less than 30 minutes
  • So cheesy you won’t believe it
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Ingredients Needed

Cream cheese Low or fat free versions work well

Green chilies – Use roasted green chilies or hatch chilies. The small can of chopped green chilies is perfect for this dip!

Sour cream – Can sub for greek yogurt if needed

Cheese – cheddar or Monterey jack work best, but use your favorite

Spices – Cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper

Garnishes – Feel free to get creative here, but parsley and cilantro are great!

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How to make Green Chile Dip

FIRST: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Gather the ingredients.

SECOND: In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, chopped green chilies, spices, and half the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine.

THIRD: Spread into a shallow baking dish like a pie plate and top with the remaining shredded cheese.

FOURTH: Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Does it matter what green chiles I use?

This recipe can be made as diverse as your personal taste! You can keep it cool with some mild hatch chiles or turn it up a notch with a spicier chile.

Just be sure to check with party goers before game day to make sure they could handle the heat!

Could I roast my own chiles for this recipe?

Absolutely! Roasted green chiles will add depth of flavor to this already show stopping recipe. Roasting your own chiles will make for a longer prep time you may need to account for.

I like to roast my chiles on the grill with a high flame for few minutes on each side. Then steaming for about 6 minutes before removing the skin and dicing.

Can I prepare green chile dip ahead of time?

Green chile dip is just as amazing served chilled. You can reheat it in the oven on a low heat to serve warm if you prefer. It is ideal for preparing the night before!

You can store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container, but I can’t guarantee it will last that long because everyone will want a bite!

Can I make green chile dip in the crock pot?

Chile dip in the crock pot is just as easy as in the oven. Follow all the same instructions for combing ingredients, but into a crock pot. 

Cook on low for about 2 or 2 and a half hours and occasionally stir. The crock pot is a great way to make huge batches for big gatherings.

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Soften the cream cheese before mixing.
  • Use roasted hatch green chilies for more kick. Then you can call it hatch green chile dip!
  • Double to recipe because it will be a crowd favorite.
  • Serve with classic potato chips instead of tortillas to shake things up!
  • When making green chile dip in the crock pot use the first cup cheddar to start and about an hour and a half in top with the other.

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Blow everyone away on game day with Green Chile Dip. Full of cheesy goodness and bright green chiles for a kick. Enjoy with salty tortilla chips!

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Green Chile Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Green Chile Dip is cheesy, creamy, and with a kick that is perfect for game day!


  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 (4.5 oz) cans chopped green chilies
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • parsley or cilantro for garnish


    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, green chiles, sour cream, spices, and ½ the cheddar cheese.
    3. Spread in a shallow dish like a pie plate.
    4. Top with the remaining cheese.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is melted.
    6. Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley or cilantro.
    7. Serve with tortilla chips or crackers.


  • Pull the cream cheese out half an hour or an hour ahead of mixing time to soften for easier mixing.
  • You may want to double to recipe because it will be a crowd favorite.
  • You can serve with classic potato chips instead of tortillas to shake things up!
  • When making green chile dip in the crock pot use the first cup cheddar to start and about an hour and a half in top with the other.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

    This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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