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3 Ingredient Chip Dip

Only 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to have this 3 Ingredient Chip Dip ready!  This recipe is so good that there are never any leftovers!

Overhead shot of 3 ingredient chip dip in a white bowl, with another bowl filled with corn chips. 

Need a fast recipe to get an awesome chip dip on the table for BBQs this summer or for game day? If so, you have come to the right place. This 3 Ingredient Chip Dip is fantastic!

In fact, just last week I made a much more time consuming dip that took a lot more effort, and my husband said, “It’s good, but I wish you’d just make the other dip.”

So here is the other (much easier!) dip!

What kind of salsa should I use for this 3 ingredient chip dip?

Any kind of salsa will work.  I typically use a picante salsa, or my homemade salsa.  

If you want extra spice, go for a hot salsa.  If you’re not into spice, go for mild.  This recipe is very versatile and easy to customize to your tastes.

Can I use a different cheese than cheddar in this 3 ingredient chip dip?

Sure!  You can use any cheese you would like. 

However, we love the contrast of the sharpness of cheddar paired with the creaminess of cream cheese.  And when you add in the spicy salsa, the combination is amazing.

Some cheeses will melt differently, as well.  So, while we support you choosing the kind of cheese you like best, we do know that using cheddar cheese is tried and true.

Yield: 12 Servings

3 Ingredient Chip Dip

3 Ingredient Chip Dip

Only 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to have this 3 Ingredient Chip Dip ready!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 8 oz. package Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the cream cheese. Add the salsa and cheddar cheese.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir.
  3. Continue microwaving, stirring every 30 seconds, until the cream cheese is fully melted and incorporated.
  4. Serve with your favorite chips.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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Erlene A

Friday 18th of July 2014

Love simple dip ideas and I know my kids would love this combo. I usually have all these ingredients on hand too. Will give this a try. Pinned.

Jenne Kopalek

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Oh my! I remember my mom making something like this for football games before she figured out Velveeta LOL!

Jamie H

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

I know most people love it, but I try to steer clear of Velveeta, due to the high amount of processing, so this recipe is perfect for our house!

Shelby Law Ruttan

Monday 17th of February 2014

Amazing how something so simple can be so good! :)

Jamie H

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

It really is! I never have any dip left over, no matter how much I make!


Monday 17th of February 2014

Simple dips make a party so much easier. This is great recipe.

Jamie H

Sunday 2nd of March 2014

You're right! It's so much easier to host, when you can get the foods together in minutes instead of hours!

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