This Rotel dip is packed with a ton of rich, creamy, cheesy, meaty deliciousness. It combines Rotel with spicy pork sausage and Velveeta cheese to create a dip recipe that's just to die for. Plus, it's so easy to make. Just 15 minutes is all it takes to whip this cheesy Rotel dip up!
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The Best Rotel Dip Recipe
If you like queso or nacho cheese dip, you'll love this Rotel dip.
I mean, this stuff is just jam-packed with tons of cheesy goodness from some Velveeta cheese, meaty goodness from some spicy sausage, and zesty spicy yumminess from some vine-ripened Rotel tomatoes and chilies.
I love making this Rotel dip whenever I'm hosting or need something to bring over to my friends and families. There's nothing quite like serving this dip warm with some tortilla chips or some bread and watching everyone dig into the cheesy goodness and loving every single bite.
Speaking of tortilla chips and bread, I love serving this Rotel dip with my air fryer tortilla chips and Little Caesar's crazy bread. The crunchy chips and soft bread are really the perfect pair for the cheesy dip.
- Ground beef- ground pork sausage or ground turkey sausage works too.
- Velveeta- cut into cubes. I used Velveeta queso blanco, but the original works amazing too.
- Rotel- I used the original with diced tomatoes and green chilies.
If you have some leftover pork sausage, you can use it to make these sausage balls. And if you have some leftover Rotel tomatoes, you can use them to make this cheesy chicken rotel casserole, chicken spaghetti casserole, and this texas chicken spaghetti recipe.
How To Make Rotel Dip
Step 1: Cook The Meat
So, to get started, you'll want to heat a large skillet - or crock pot - to medium-high heat and add your ground sausage - or ground beef - to it. Then, you'll want to break the sausage up with a wooden spoon and cook it until it’s completely browned.
Step 2: Add The Rotel Tomatoes and Velveeta Cheese
Now that the sausage looks good, you can add the Rotel tomatoes and Velveeta cheese. After you've added those ingredients, you'll want to cook them together until the cheese is melted and the dip is bubbling away nicely.
Step 3: Finish The Dip
If the dip is too thick, add a little milk and stir occasionally until it is nice and smooth. Alternatively, if the dip is too thin, you can add some more Velveeta cheese cubes to it until it reaches your desired level of thickness.
Once your Rotel cheese dip has a perfect consistency, spoon it into a large dish and serve it with some tortilla chips or warm bread. Enjoy!
Storage and Reheating Instructions
This recipe for Rotel dip will make enough for about 6 people to share. So if you're bringing it to a large party or are having a lot of people over, you can easily double or triple this recipe without adding any time!
Oh, and don't worry about making too much and having leftovers because it tastes delicious the next day! You can store any leftover Rotel dip in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
Some people think that you can't freeze Rotel cheese dip because it has dairy in it. But, as long as you prepare it correctly, it should be absolutely fine. Again, let the dip cool naturally and then place it in a freezer-safe container. When you are ready to eat it, simply place the container in the refrigerator and allow it to thaw slowly before reheating it.
Once you're ready to enjoy this delicious cheese dip again, it's definitely best reheated. To reheat, you can put the dip in a crock pot and set it to low heat until the cheese melts. For a quicker method, you can put the dip in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each one, until the cheese has melted and is smooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use Rotel tomatoes?
No, Rotel tomatoes are simply petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, but you can use any brand of canned diced tomatoes and add your own green chilis to them. But to keep this cheese dip recipe true to its name, using the Rotel tomatoes is definitely the way to go.
Can I make this Rotel Dip in a slow cooker?
Yes, there are a number of different cooking methods which will work with this recipe. If you want to use a slow cooker (also known as a crock pot), all you need to do is put the Rotel dip ingredients in the slow cooker/crock pot, set it to medium heat cook mode, and wait until the cheese has completely melted, and the sausage is thoroughly cooked. You can then switch the slow cooker to the warm setting and dig right in!
Can I use different types of meat in my Rotel dip?
Yes, as I mentioned earlier, you can use any meat that you want! With that said, ground meat will work best in this dip, so I recommend using ground beef, ground chicken, ground sausage, ground spicy sausage, ground pork, or ground turkey.
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- ½ lb. (250g) ground beef or ground pork sausage
- 8 oz. shredded or cubed Velveeta cheese
- 4 oz. can of Rotel
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high and add the ground meat to it.
- Cook for about 8-10 minutes, breaking it with a wooden spoon until it’s completely browned.
- Add Rotel and Velveeta cheese to it and stir well until all the cheese melts. Test the salt level and season if needed.
- Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or bread.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g