Best Rotel Cheese Dip

Whip up a batch of this tasty Rotel cheese dip for your next party. With just 3 ingredients, you will be amazed by how flavorful and delicious it comes out! 

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That’s mainly thanks to the Rotel. There really isn’t a substitution for these zesty tomatoes and green chilies. I love this dip because not only is a total crowd pleaser, but it is really, really easy. It’s all made in one pot and is ready in about 15 minutes. 

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If you want to keep it warm, I recommend transferring the Rotel Dip to your slow cooker on the keep warm setting. Cover it with the lid and place a ladle next to it. That way, people can serve themselves some chips and dip and it will stay the perfect temperature. 

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What is in Rotel cheese dip?

We make our Rotel Dip with Velveeta, Rotel, and ground pork sausage. Rotel cheese dip can also be made with just Rotel and Velveeta. 

How do you make Rotel dip from scratch?

  1. Start by browning the sausage.
  2. Once browned, drain the fat and mix in the Rotel and Velveeta. A blue pan with cubed Velveeta, Rotel, and browned sausage.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until the Velveeta is fully melted. A blue sauce pan filled with fully cooked Rotel cheese dip next to a box of Velveeta and a plate of tortilla chips.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How long does Rotel cheese dip last?

This Rotel Dip will stay fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. If the meat is omitted, it will last up to 4 days.

Can I substitute ground beef for ground sausage? 

Yes, you can switch out the ground pork sausage for 1 pound ground beef. The directions stay the same.

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Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe

Whip up a batch of this tasty Rotel cheese dip for your next party. With just 3 ingredients, you will be amazed by how flavorful and delicious it comes out! 

Cuisine American
Keyword Rotel cheese dip, Rotel Dip, Rotel Dip with sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 195 kcal
Author Aileen Clark


  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 32-ounce package Velveeta Cheese, cubed
  • 1 10-ounce can Rotel
  • Tortilla Chips for serving


  1. Brown sausage in a pan over medium high heat.
  2. Once sausage is browned, drain the fat.
  3. Add the Rotel and Velveeta to the browned sausage.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, about 5 minutes.
  5. The dip is ready when the velveeta is fully melted.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Uneaten Rotel cheese dip may be refrigerated up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Rotel Cheese Dip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 729mg32%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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