3 ingredient Velveeta sausage dip Rotel style is great made in a slow cooker or on the stove. A creamy and spicy hot dip recipe with chips you’ll love.
Velveeta Rotel sausage dip is always a killer party dip during Super Bowl or a weekend at home. From kids to Grandmas everyone loves scooping this up with chips or bread. You can make queso dip with meat in the oven or follow our Crockpot dip instructions below. Either way works great.
Sausage Cheese Dip without Rotel
If you want this to be very mild you could swap out this can for just some petite diced tomatoes. Personally I like closer to medium heat and this is way better! I love a warm dip when I have a crowd arriving and typically will make a few. For my husband I will make dairy free buffalo chicken dip so we has one he can enjoy.
A cool one served well with this one with chips or pita bread chunks is our empanada dipping sauce too. If it is time for the big game nobody wants to sit down for a full on meal. Instead it is way better to make finger foods and snacks like this one that guests can graze on for hours.
Velveeta Sausage Dip Slow Cooker
This is my go to Crockpot recipe to bring to a potluck. It is something I can literally throw together in 10 minutes and only takes 1 hour to heat up and melt. Beyond that you can switch it to keep warm setting and stir every 30 minutes or so. Even if you turn it off after a few hours it can be enjoyed for quite a while beyond that. All you need is;
- 2 cans ro tel – it’s basically diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 lb spicy ground sausage is my fave but Italian sausage or breakfast sausage works too
- 32 oz velveeta cheese block cut into chunks
If you wanted to add more heat to this, or give the option for others to add heat on top of theirs, roasted jalapeno is fabulous for that. Canned diced hot green chiles works too. You can make them ahead of time, keep in a bag and slice on demand. Will add spice but great smoky flavor to the dish too.
Have bags of different tortilla chips on the side so game day guests can scoop this YUM up and/or make some bruschetta toast to use for that as well. More is better when it comes to choices and snacking.
Sausage Queso Dip
You will need to prep two of the 3 things ahead of time. Doesn’t take long but you will need to plan for that. You could however brown the meat ahead of time, even the day before, bag it up and keep in the fridge until ready. This is how to make Velveeta if you don’t want to buy it at the store.
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non stick spray.
- Heat a pan over medium high heat and add your ground sausage, brown until there is no pink left.
- Pour contents of both Rotel tomato cans into slow cooker on the bottom.
- Slice cheese block and then cut slices into 4ths, add those on top.
- Pour browned sausage over the top of everything and close the lid.
- Slow cook on low for 1 hour and then stir contents together.
- Put lid bacon on your cheesy dip for another 20 minutes and contents will be warmed and completely melted.
- Switch to warm setting for up to an hour, then turn off and keep lid on to keep warm beyond that for serving.
Now typically processed cheese is not my choice, but a block of regular isn’t going to work properly for this one. Just use it. The only other thing I use it for is in our Instant Pot chicken spaghetti and that is amazing too. All in moderation friends. 😉
Rotel Sausage Dip with Cream Cheese
Some like to wait until after the hour has passed and add 1/2 a block of cream cheese into the mix. If you do just let it get to room temperature first, cut into blocks and let it melt for 20 minutes or so after the initial 60 minutes. Others like a bit of taco seasoning sprinkled into the mix for a Mexican twist.
This works well for ground meats such as ground beef, turkey or sausage. Now if you wanted to make another but with seafood we have an amazing shrimp rotel dip that your friends will fall all over too. You just use the tiny frozen shrimp for this one so it’s easy prep too.
How do you store leftover cheese dip
You should wait until it has cooled completely and then store in a sealed container. When reheating you will want to add a bit of milk or broth to loosen it up. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then another 30 seconds, stir, you get the idea until it is melted and hot. You could warm in a pan over low medium heat too.
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Velveeta Sausage Dip Rotel
- 1 slow cooker or pot
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non stick spray. Heat a pan over medium high heat and add your ground sausage, brown until there is no pink left.
- Pour contents of both Rotel cans into slow cooker on the bottom. Slice velveeta and then cut slices into 4ths, add those on top.
- Pour browned sausage over the top of everything and close the lid. Cook on low for 1 hour and then stir contents together. Put lid bacon on for another 20 minutes and contents will be warmed. Switch to warm setting for up to an hour, then turn off and keep lid on to keep warm beyond that for serving.