Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe!

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good!

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe!

Oh my GOSH you guys…Wednesday is my favorite holiday of the entire year!!!! NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY!! Better than my birthday and better than Christmas. On my birthday, I have to stop eating chips and dip to eat cake. Blah. Oh Christmas I’m distracted by hams and cookies and everything in between. On Wednesday March 23th we can eat chips and dip ALL DAY LONG and not feel bad about it. Best Day Ever!

If you’re going to celebrate Chips and Dip with an entire holiday, you better make some good chips and dip! This Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet with Deep Fried Mini Taco Boats is THE BEST EVER. It’s perfect for cheat day, tailgating, literally any party, and of COURSE National Chip and Dip Day! Go forth and celebrate!! :) (If you’re looking for our other favorite chilis, be sure to check out our favorite White Chicken Chili as we as this Best Chili Recipe!)

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe! Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe!

As you guys know, I’m an ambassador for Old El Paso. Every time I work with their products, I love them even more. They are just SO versatile. Simple, delicious ingredients. Just like I like my food. I used their green chiles (my FAVE), taco seasoning, and Mini Taco Boats for this recipe. The Mini Taco Boats just so happen to make the absolute BEST chips when deep fried and sprinkled with taco seasoning!! HOW have I not tried that before?? I’m hooked.

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe! Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe!

So back to planning the National Chip and Dip Day celebration.

This Fried Chili Cheese Dip HAS IT ALL. Cheese? Check. Ground beef? Check. Lots of flavor and spice? Check. TOTALLY SUPER SIMPLE AND MADE IN ONE POT? Check Check.

It’s hard to find a new favorite dip when you’re addicted like me, but this just might be the winner. I wish I could say it’s healthy…but like I said…everyone deserves a cheat day once in a while! Let National Chip and Dip Day be your cheat day! Or March Madness. Or your bday. Or the Superbowl. Really, any day. This dip is worth it!

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe! Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet, our favorite ONE POT dip recipe for tailgating! Skillet cheese dip never looked so good! Such a cheesy and easy dip recipe!

If you guys have a favorite dip recipe, leave it in the comments below! I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for new dip recipes. I literally can’t get enough.

HAPPY NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY! Enjoy the Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet!

Serves 6-8

Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 packages Mini Taco Boats
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, divided
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) lean ground beef
  • 1 can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Manchego cheese, finely chopped
  • ½ cup pico de gallo
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • more pico de gallo for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a dutch oven with canola oil, at least 2 inches deep
  2. Heat oil over medium high heat until 350F
  3. Add the Mini Taco Boats to the oil 3-4 at a time, pressing down to make sure the boats fill with oil. Allow to fry until browned, about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel lined paper plate. Sprinkle lightly with taco seasoning and sea salt on each side.
  5. Repeat with all of the remaining chips. Set aside.
  6. In an 8 inch skillet, heat the ground beef over medium high heat, crumbling as you cook. When almost cooked through, add the green chiles and the remaining ½ packet taco seasoning (you should use about ½ a packet on the chips) and continue to stir while they cook and combine.
  7. Add in the cream cheese and chopped manchego, continuing to stir and combine all the ingredients. It will be bubbly and ooey gooey!
  8. Stir in the pico de gallo and reduce heat to low/medium.
  9. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and cilantro and allow to bubble until top cheese melts. Do not stir in the mozzarella, allow it to create a top crust on the dip.
  10. Top with more pico and serve warm with the fried Mini Taco Boats.
  11. Enjoy!
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Calories
644 cal
Fat
33 g
Carbs
74 g
Protein
25 g


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Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
YUMMEEEEE! I love hot dips like this, I'm even craving it for breakfast right now! :)
Lydia @LydiOutLoud
My mouth is watering! Thanks for enough notice to make this in honor of the holiday! :)
Katerina @ Diethood
BECKY!! This looks so ooey, gooey and delicious! I could eat that whole thing myself! :) Gorgeous photos!
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
I'd happily make this my dinner and eat the pan myself. Looks amazing and so cheesy.
Jenny | Honey and Birch
You take the best cheesy photos - seriously, that stringy cheese!!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate
Shoot! How'd I miss this holiday? I'm going to try to make up for it soon ;) Love this cheesy skillet dip - looks delicious!!
Andi @ The Weary Chef
This looks so GOOD!! I can devour that whole pan myself! Can't wait to try this!
Debra A Attinella
I love all that gooey cheese!
Suzanne
So I noticed on this, and the Cowboy dip that you dont.mention draining off the grease from the meat after browning. Is that correct please?
    Becky Hardin
    If you have excess grease draining is definitely best. I try to use a low fat version to have as little grease as possible. Hope you love the recipes!
Sabrina
I was looking for some dip recipes, found this and it looks great, like all of these ingredients, ground beef for instance and the taco boats!, thank you for this different than my typical "queso" dip recipes!
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