Cheesy Chili Taco Dip with Homemade Bagel Crisps

The easiest Cheesy Chili Taco Dip with homemade Bagel Crisps!

With football season just around the corner, I thought I’d give you one knock-out party dip that’s super easy and ready in just minutes!

This Cheesy Chili Taco Dip with Homemade Bagel Crisps is cheesy, creamy and full of chili and taco seasonings!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

The best part about all of this are those crispy homemade bagel crisps!

Buying bagel chips can get expensive, but making your own takes just a few minutes and you can season them just the way you like.

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

I grabbed a bag of Thomas’ Mini Bagels and used my bread knife to slice them into as thin of discs as possible.

That was probably the most difficult part of this recipe. So if you can slice bread, you’ve got this! 😉

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Once the bagels are cut, just dip them in a butter/oil/garlic salt combo and bake them until they’re golden and crispy!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

The dip part of this crazy-good party snack is even easier!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Start by spreading a layer of cream cheese in the bottom of a pie plate.

Anything that starts with a layer of cream cheese is a winner… am I right?!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Spread a layer of chili over the top of the cream cheese. I used a no-bean version. It reminded me of the chili that you put on top of hot dogs… oh so good!

After the chili goes on, layer in some diced green chilies and sprinkle on a package of taco seasoning!

Trust me, it’s sooooo good.

And sinful, but good.

Do some extra laps around the track.

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Finish the dip off with a little (pshh…pile it on!) cheese.

Now here is the best part! You can either microwave this bad boy, or throw it in the oven. Obviously if you’re microwaving it, you’ll want to make sure you placed it in a microwave safe dish. Don’t blame me for blowing up your microwave if you use a metal pie tin!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Once the whole thing is bubbly and hot, it’s ready for some bagel crisp dipping action!

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Oh, hello there.

It’s a nice day for a dip… in the dip…

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

Ahhh…. cheeeeeeeeese!

Get in my face.

But just wait till you reach that layer of cream cheese and chili… the combination is out of this world.

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip

This is definitely a party dip that will be gone in a flash.

You might want to make a double batch!

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Cheesy Chili Taco Dip with Homemade Bagel Crisps

Cheesy Chili Taco Dip with Homemade Bagel Crisps is a knock-out party dip that's super easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Shawn


For the Bagel Crisps:

  • 1 Thomas’ Mini Bagels
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic salt

For the Dip:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 15 oz. no bean chili, canned
  • 4 oz. green chilies, diced, canned
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Thinly slice the mini bagels so they are about 1/4 inch thick discs.
  • Combine the melted butter, oil and garlic salt in a shallow dish and dip each bagel slice in the mixture and let any excess drip off before placing in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, flip the bagel crisps over and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until the crisps are a golden brown.
  • Remove from baking sheet and let cool.
  • Keep oven on. Meanwhile prepare the dip by spreading the cream cheese in an even layer in a 9 inch pie pan. Top with the chili, green chilies and then sprinkle the top with the taco seasoning before spreading the shredded cheese all over the top. Bake the dip for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Optionally, you can microwave the dip mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 772mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: bagel, Cheese, Chili, Cream Cheese, crisps, Dip, peppers, taco
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 disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Thomas’ Breads. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make I Wash You Dry possible. 

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
19 Responses
  1. Nicole

    First, this dip looks fan-freaking-tastic! Second, why have I never thought to make homemade bagel crisps? They look delicious and I love Thomas’ Bagels!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    My hubby won’t let me forget that it’s almost football season! We fiend bagels in this house, so these crisps are perfect! Pinned!

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I cannot believe I’ve never made bagel crisps on my own. What a great idea!! Love this dip too, just give me a spoon!

  4. Emily @ Layers of Happiness

    I’m loving those homemade bagel crisps! So fun! And that dip.. no words. It’s like the chili of my dreams. The perfect ratio of creamy, savory, and cheesy. LOVE!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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