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Don’t be scared, make my Skyline Chili Dip instead

I know the drill. You’ve got an office potluck for “All Hallow’s Eve” tomorrow and you’ve got nothing exciting to bring. Nothing that makes you feel all Snazzaroonsky inside! Don’t you worry, Auntie MJ is here to save the day.

All you have to do is make up some of my Skyline Chili Dip and you, too, can be the company hero, who needs “Captain America” or “Superman!”

You can make this in layers and cook it in the oven for a weekend get-together OR dump it all into a crock pot and let ‘er rip for the office-mates.

It’s cheesy, it’s yummy, and it’s naughty – it’s everything an office potluck commands! And it beats anything Chain-Smoker-Carl’s bringing!

Ready?  Here’s what you need:

  • 2 blocks of cream cheese
  • Chopped green onion & peppers, however much you want
  • A can of Skyline Chili (or whatever kind you like)
  • Shredded cheese, about 1 1/2 cups

That’s it.

Here’s what you do:  layer the cream cheese, then the veggies, top with the chili and then the cheese – bake at 325 for 35 min —OR —  mix all together in a crock pot, take it to your office, plug it in under your desk, push away the inquiring souls who will want to know what that DARN fine smell is coming from your office and serve it with great flourish.  And tortilla chips.

That’s it. You’re welcome.

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Happy Halloween!  

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25 thoughts on “Don’t be scared, make my Skyline Chili Dip instead

  1. This sounds easy-peasy and coming from you, I know it will be good. Happy Halloween MJ.

  2. Sounds delicious, as all your recipes do! I may have to try this out. No office party for me tomorrow…working at home. Wonder what would happen if I eat the whole thing?! Thanks for the inspiration…never met a tortilla chip I didn’t like!

    Love the slide show! They’re cute, those little ones!

    ~ Sheila

  3. Hmmmm…..Sheila: I don’t think it would be wise for you to eat this entire dish….
    Thanks, MJ. No office party for me tomorrow, either, but this does look yummy!

    • I hope you’re doing ok after the storm, and that there’s not too much mess to clean up!

      This is a great dish to bring to a get-together or to serve before a big game, card party, etc.

      🙂 MJ

  4. Yum! If I do the crock pot version, should I sauté the green peppers and onions first?

    • that would be wise .. or at the very least, put the veggies on the bottom, where the heat is 🙂 MJ

      I chopped the peppers & onions up and put ’em on the bottom then the cream cheese then the chili then the cheese — after 4 hours it was a gooey mess of goodness and 20 min after serving it .. it was gone!

  5. Looks and sounds yummy! And my favorite part, easy. Thanks for sharing. Cute kids! Haha Those drink boxes are adult-proof.

    • It’s my kind of recipe, Patti, it’s yummy AND easy-peasy. I boycott those stupid bagged drinks, one squeeze and you’re wearing it — standard cardboard juice boxes ONLY in this house!!

      Happy Halloween!!
      MJ

  6. Well, crappity-dap. That’s what I get for not reading your post as soon as it came out. I just stopped by the store and picked up a salad from the deli, because I was too slow in getting to the office sign up list and all the “Chip” slots had been filled. But next time. Next time, I’ll be ready. Thanks M.J.

    • Well, to be fair, I posted kind of late and people had probably gotten their stuff already — but have not fear, you can make this on the weekend for friends, for an after-church social, for a baby/bridal shower, you name it – it’s easy and gets gobbled up every time!

      Happy Halloween to you!!
      MJ

  7. Chain-Smoker-Carl…oh you’re funny! I plug this in for Sunday afternoon when my sister will be here. Her first stop whenever she flies in early in the evening–Mexican food–this will keep the Mex-Tex theme going during her stay. Thanks again. Cute slide show and you’re right about those capri suns. What to do when it comes one straw short?

    • perfect! You will have fun with her, and this yummy treat is a great accompaniment to any get-together. I have been one straw short more than once and had to dump the whole mess into a sippy cup .. ugh!! Happy Halloween! MJ

  8. Sounds Yummy!!

  9. Our office didn’t celebrate Halloween AT ALL! But next time we have a pot-luck party (which is often) I’ll give your dip a try.

    • I have to say, it was a blast. The theme was “60s-70s-80s” and there were several ‘Disco Infernos,’ a few ‘Madonnas’ and several ‘flower children.’ The dip was a hit, and everything else that got eaten had one of 3 common ingredients in it: cheese, bbq sauce or cool whip. The green stuff (salad, veggie trays) mostly went untouched!

      Happy Halloween!
      MJ

  10. I love, love your slide show (I almost said, “sideshow”…ahhahaha, that would’ve been funny)! Awesome looking Chili Dip MJ..thank you!
    ~d.

    • I had fun with it and popped the Grands in there for good measure. AB wore my boy’s TMNT costume from when HE was 6 and Miss MJ went as a fairy princess, wings and all :). It’s an easy chili dip that’s always a hit, and those are the recipes I prefer 🙂

      Happy Halloween!!
      MJ

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