Kick Off Chili Cheese Dip

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By Jamie and Bobby Deen

If y’all know anything about us, you know we love Georgia football. Heck, we love all football…we’ve even been known to watch a powder puff game or two back in the day. One of the best things about college football season is tailgating! There’s something about hanging out in a parking lot with your friends and eating food out of plastic containers or fresh off the grill that makes us both say YUM! Maybe it’s more of a guy thing, but it’s definitely a sure thing for the best Saturday afternoon in the fall!

We’re happy to share another of our many tailgating recipes found in this issue of our magazine, The Deen Bros. Good Cooking. It’s packed with recipes and tips for making your football season a winner! Go Dawgs!

Kickoff Chili Cheese Dip
Makes 12 to 15 servings

2 (15-ounce) cans turkey chili without beans
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder*
Large corn chips

1 In medium saucepan, combine chili, cream cheese, and diced tomatoes. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until combined. Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese and chile powder; cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Serve hot with Fritos® scoops.


More Great Tailgating Recipes
End Zone Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Salsa Verde
Grilled Cheesy Olive Bread
Bobby’s Pickled Shrimp
Mini Pork Sandwiches
Naked Buffalo Wings
Fig Balsamic Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Lightening Fast White Bean Dip
Hot and Spicy Refried Bean Dip

Look for more tailgating recipes at thedeenbros.com
Read Jamie’s take on the best season of the year…TAILGATING SEASON.

*We used McCormick ancho chile powder and Fritos® scoops.

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Paula, I baked one of your pound cakes and it was simply delicious. I am about to bake your cream cheese pound cake. thank you for the recipe

By evelyn wooten on February 01, 2014

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We called this "poor college boys" dip

By Sandra Moore on January 25, 2014

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We love you Paula - those hippocrates in their ivory towers have no idea of what real people think - we love you!!

By Barbara Rubin on September 07, 2013

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Love your dip.Where did you get the little plastic containers you served the dip in.Hope to see you back on TV soon Sarah

By sarah gabor on September 07, 2013

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Hope to see you back on TV real soon I like watching you & I am so sorry what the media has done to you. Hang in there & it will be ok You'll be back better than ever.

By sandy price on August 06, 2013

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Wanted to know how you lost your weight? & do you have any good receipes for healthy granola ?

By sandy price on August 06, 2013

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Love all ure recipes

By kzathy licke605 york ln leesburg va 20175 on September 01, 2012

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This was some of the best cheese dip I have ever eaten!!! I think next time I will cut back on the amount of cheddar cheese to maybe 1 1/2 cups....delicious!!! This works for any tailgate or snack!!! Will definitly make again!!!

By kelly213 on February 05, 2012

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Hi Paula, Thanks for being you and for showing us "fun cooking"...not everyday food but special times call for special food. Please hang in there with the diabetes. I would not have blamed you if you never told anyone...they are so inconsiderate to give you flack like they are now. I realize that when you were the bag lady, you had to make food tastier in order to have business to support your family...! We don't eat like it is Thanksgiving every day or anything else. Us uncritical people know that and we love you. Just hearing your voice is soothing to me and my blood pressure and takes away stress...! That is why I re-run your shows and just listen a lot of the time. love ya'...Marilyn Walsh

By Marilyn Walsh on February 01, 2012

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Never heard of Turkey Chili in a can. Who makes this? Sounds delicious!

By Jane Moore on February 01, 2012

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I love you all. Can't get enought of you. Watch you shows every chance I get. Would love to come down and try your places out. I work all the time and need to get away to your places. Bubba also. Haven't been on Vacation for 10 years. You will be my next stop.

By Dennis M. Gray on January 31, 2012

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I feel terrible that "Some" people are jumping on you about having Diabetes for all these years and not telling.... It's no ones business...and shouldn't matter...People cook what they want ...and it wouldn't have made a difference if they new years ago about your health...they still would have made your receipes ..because they are good....and if they can't be their own judge about what they eat...why blame you.....We all have a choise.....Use moderation..and you can eat anything....Please keep up the great work that you and your Boy's are doing...don't let a few upset you...there are people that just like to complain...and are jealous.....Good for you...Looking forward to many more good receipes....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Irene Keith on January 31, 2012

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I made this recipe for a Superbowl Party. It was not good! Too much cream cheese! But, I still love Paula Deen.

By Candace on February 07, 2011

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 9:37 am

Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

I WISH I COULD COOK. COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER? I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE. TAMMY LEVAN 19 SPENCER WAY KINGS PARK, NY 11754 HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 3:31 am

Hi Bubbles, You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm