Rotel Dip is a 3-ingredient queso dip recipe with spicy sausage, Rotel, and Velveeta cheese!
This creamy Rotel Cheese Dip recipe tastes great on crackers, pretzels, and tortilla chips… it’s perfect for holiday gatherings, game day, or just because!
What more can you ask of an easy appetizer???!
An Easy Creamy Cheese Dip
Whip up a batch of this Rotel Dip Recipe for get-togethers, potlucks, and Super Bowl parties. It’s even perfect for an everyday snack! You can also double it for leftovers for the next day!
Queso dip is perfect by itself but with the addition of spicy sausage and Rotel, this hot cheesy dip becomes ten times better.
Whether you’re using crackers, veggies, or tortilla chips, this Rotel cheese dip recipe is the best!
If you love spicy cheese dips, make sure and also check out everyone’s favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. We make it several times a year! For more Tex-Mex flavors, you’ll love my Easy Jalapeño Popper Dip.
You only need 3 simple ingredients for this cheesy rotel dip that you probably have on hand!
- Velvetta Cheese – processed cheese product
- Rotel Original diced tomatoes – Rotel Tomatoes, are petite diced tomatoes with green chilis and spices. They’re a little spice, almost like salsa! You can get them without spice, too.
- Sausage – pork sausage ( I like spicy the best!)
If you like spicy recipes, you can also add in some green chiles as well as an extra can of rotel tomatoes. Some people even add in some taco seasoning for a little bit of extra flavor.
How to Make Rotel Dip
This is one of the easiest dips to make…promise! Plus you can add in a few variations to mix it up!
1. Brown the meat
Brown sausage in a skillet on the stove.
2. Add the ingredients
Add Rotel tomatoes and cheese to the skillet with the sausage.
3. Melt the cheese
Continue to cook on low, stirring often until the cheese is melted.
Serve with cut-up veggies, crackers, or tortilla chips!
Tips + Variations
Rotel Cheese Dip with Ground Beef – change up the sausage with ground beef for a milder version of this dip
Brown the meat and drain. Add Rotel tomatoes (undrained) and cheese. Stir it over low heat until melted.
Rotel Dip with Cream Cheese – you can substitute cream cheese for the Velvetta in this recipe. It will have a slightly different taste but will still be great!
Serve with veggies – Leave the chips in the bag and use chopped-up veggies to serve with this dip instead.
Party Dip FAQS
How to Make Rotel Dip in the Crock Pot
This dip can also be made in the slow cooker! Just add your browned sausage, cheese, and Rotel tomatoes to a mini crockpot and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Be sure to stir occasionally until it’s melted. Once melted, set the slow cooker to the warm setting so it doesn’t burn.
Can this dip be made in advance?
A great way to keep this easy dip recipe warm after cooking it on the stovetop is to use your slow cooker! Just add the cooked dip to the crock and set on warm.
If you’d like to make this rotel sausage dip the day before your gathering, just allow the dip to cool and then store in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. Heat on the stove or in a crock pot. You may need to add a little milk to help the dip not be too thick.
What toppings work well with this dip?
I like to chop up some green onions as well as add some sriracha sauce to make it more of a medium heat flavoring.
Are Rotel tomatoes spicy?
Yes, they do have a spicy kick.
How to Store Rotel Dip:
You can definitely freeze Rotel tip in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat, just allow the dip to thaw in the fridge and heat up on the stove or in the crock pot.
More Delicious Dip Recipes
- 16 ounces Velveeta
- 10 ounce Rotel
- 1 pound sausage
- Brown sausage in a skillet on the stove.
- Add Rotel tomatoes and cheese to the skillet with the sausage.
- Continue to cook on low, stirring often until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with cut-up veggies, crackers, or tortilla chips!
Very good recipe
What measurement is 1 serving? My daughter loves this dip but is Type 1 diabetic.
Can you use just diced tomatoes instead of Rotel?
I put some tube biscuits in oven and use the dip as “Gravy” biscuits and gravy! I’m from Texas and my family LOVES this at dinner! Yes, it’s very redneck, but they have no idea how hard I’ve slaved over this yummy dinner!
Top 5 Rotel dips!!! Had these for Superbowl. They were a huge hit. Especially when we decided to dip
Sweet and savory bacon crackers in this Rotel dip. The bacon crackers are almost as easy as the Rotel dip. Cut cracker size bacon strips and put on cracker. Sprinkle Cajun rub, brown sugar, and red pepper flake and bake. This combo was amazing!!! I’ll be making them together from now on!!!
I have made this for years, but I leave out the sausage. Everyone loves it!
Your picture shows 32oz of velveeta, but recipe says 16oz. How many servings is it with the 16oz?
How can I fix it if it is to runny
Let it come closer to room temp. The hotter it is, the less it is set up.
Do you drain the Rotel?
No need to drain the Rotel. The little bit of liquid in the can will be absorbed by the sausage.
What if my dip starts getting clumpy?
REheat it and you’ll be good! Or keep it in a crock pot. 🙂
I use one cream of mushroom soup and add Worcestershire sauce to the meat that you cook in the skillet before you put it in the crockpot it is delicious
DELICIOUS. VERY EASY TO MAKE
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This is was a great recipe I will be looking forward to making it again in the near future.
Can I use cube cheese instead of Velveeta cheese?
Not cheddar as it will just be clumpy and stringy. Velveeta is creamy and smooth and melts completely.