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Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

This Slow Cooker Cheese Dip is a spicy, creamy, delicious, super easy appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any tailgate or party you attend!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot recipe, dip recipe, fall recipe, healthy appetizer, party appetizer, slow cooker cheese dip, tailgate recipe
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 173kcal


  • 16 oz Habanero Cabot Cheddar Cheese or flavor of choice
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground meat of choice
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes canned or fresh, drained
  • 4.5 oz diced green chilies canned
  • 1 jalapeno diced (omit if you want less spicy)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut blocks of cheese into chunks or slices to help it melt & stir easier. Dice onion and jalapeno.
  • In a medium skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until browned. Season with salt and pepper. Drain any grease.
  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add all ingredients: sliced cheese, cooked meat, diced tomatoes and green chilies, jalapeno, and onion.
  • Cook for 2.5 hours on low, stirring occasionally, until all cheese is melted and creamy.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days; reheat in the microwave.


Nutrition facts based on serving size of ~1/4 cup. Whole recipe yields approximately 4.5 cups. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg