Rotel Dip is a QUICK & EASY appetizer that takes a few minutes from start to finish.
With only 3 ingredients, this CRAZY CHEESY dip recipe is an absolute crowd pleaser, especially on GAME DAY!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, I think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
What is Rotel dip?
Only the EASIEST and YUMMIEST cheese dip around!
Originating from “chili con queso” dip but much simpler. I use Velveeta cheese because it melts smoother and Rotel with the perfect balance of tomatoes and green chiles.
Don’t have Rotel? Use your favorite salsa!
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Rotel Dip ingredients
- Velveeta Cheese
- Ground Beef
How do you make Rotel dip from scratch?
STEP ONE: Brown the ground beef in a pan until no longer pink. Drain.
STEP TWO: Add in Rotel and cubed Velveeta
STEP THREE: Stir until combine and fully melted. Enjoy warm with chips!
Take Two Tapas Tips for Rotel cheese dip
- Make it in an oven safe skillet. It retains the heat longer and keeps it the dip from hardening.
- For a thicker dip, you can drain the Rotel before adding to the dip.
- If you don’t have Rotel on hand, you can use salsa or pico de gallo.
- Don’t want to use a loaf of processed cheese, try a block of cream cheese and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
- To make the cheese melt easier with the Rotel, add one or two tablespoons of butter.
- Serve warm in a skillet or transfer to a crock pot and keep on low.
Can you make it in advance?
You can prepare the Rotel dip in advance and store in the refrigerator.
When ready to serve, remove from fridge and reheat on stove top or in the microwave.
Crock Pot Preparation
- Brown the ground beef or sausage as you would in a skillet.
- Drain the excess fat.
- Transfer the meat to a crock pot and add the Rotel and Velveeta cheese. Stir to combine.
- Turn on low and allow to cook for about 30 minutes stirring often until totally melted and combined.
- Keep on warm setting while serving.
Rotel Dip Variations
- Try cooking some onions with the ground beef before adding the rest of the ingredients.
- Instead of just ground beef, try using ground sausage or a mixture of ground beef and sausage.
- Add some Taco or Southwest Seasoning while cooking the meat.
- Top with fresh Pico de Gallo.
- Add in finely diced jalapeño and/or garlic.
- If you don’t have Rotel at home, substitute a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of green chiles.
This Ro tel dip is a the perfectly melted blend of cheese, zesty green chilis, hearty ground beef, and rich tomatoes.
Make it in the microwave, slow cooker, or stove top. Serve with your favorite salty tortilla chips or scoops!
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Rotel dip recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 16 ounces Velveeta
- 10 ounces Rotel
- Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Add in Rotel and Velveeta cubes.
- Stir to combine.
- Keep stirring until the cheese is fully melted.
- Serve warm.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 689mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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