Velveeta Rotel Dip is the ultimate easy party dip! This 2-ingredient Rotel Cheese Dip comes together in no time with lots of cheesy, spicy flavor. In just minutes you can be enjoying a batch of this deliciously famous dip!
Why You’ll Love This Rotel Dip Recipe
5 minute queso recipe – Just microwave, stir and enjoy!
Two ingredients – Velveeta and a can of Rotel are all you need.
Perfect game day food – Serve with tortilla chips or veggies for dipping and everyone is happy.
Inexpensive and delicious – You can feed a crowd without breaking the bank when you serve this Rotel Dip!
Is a party even a party if there isn’t some kind of cheese dip on the snack table? Rotel Cheese Dip couldn’t be any easier to make and always hits the spot.
If you are looking for an easy dip recipe for a big game, Superbowl party or just a get together with friends, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s quick, easy and loved by all!
Velveeta Rotel Dip Ingredients
This is an overview of the ingredients you will need to make this easy chocolate fondue recipe. Important notes and substitutions for certain ingredients are discussed. The full printable recipe, with amounts and specific details, can be found at the bottom of the page.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Velveeta Cheese – While Velveeta isn’t the cheese I turn to for most recipes, it’s absolutely perfect in this easy queso recipe. You just can’t beat it’s meltability, and it doesn’t gum up and clump the way that traditional cheese can.
While this traditionally is made with the original Velveeta Cheese, you can also make it with the Velveeta Queso Blanco, Sharp Cheddar, 2% Milk, Mexican or Jalapeno Cheeses. The last two will turn up the heat, so just make sure that is what you are going for.
Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies – The most important thing to take note of is that you are using the Rotel UNDRAINED. You can drain it, but the dip will be thicker. I find that leaving the tomato juices in helps create a wonderful flavor and texture in this dip.
There are a variety of options when it comes to Rotel. You can use the Original, Serrano, Mild, Hot, Fire-Roasted, No-Salt, Mexican Style or Chipotle. Whichever suits your taste will work.
How To Make Rotel Dip
Let’s discuss the steps you’ll take to make a batch of this easy Velveeta Rotel Dip at home. If you want to skip my discussion, tips, information and answers to frequently asked questions, just scroll to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe.
- Place both the Velveeta cheese and the Rotel tomatoes into a microwave safe bowl. Make sure to include the Rotel juices, don’t drain before using.
- Microwave for five minutes.
- Stir until smooth.
- Serve with chips, veggies, whatever your family and friends enjoy.
Tips And Advice
Rotel Dip Variations
It’s easy to get creative with this Rotel Cheese Dip. In addition to mixing up which varieties of Velveeta or Rotel you use, you can also add in additional ingredients as well. Here are some possible additions:
- 8 ounces of refried beans
- 1 cup of sour cream
- Chopped green onions
- 6 ounces of chopped grilled chicken
- 1/2 pound of cooked, drained sausage
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 1/2 cups drained, rinsed black beans
Serving Rotel Cheese Dip
Serve this cheesy queso dip with tortilla chips, raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli or cauliflower or even soft pretzels. It’s delicious as a topping for baked potatoes as well. Diced tomatoes or fresh cilantro are perfect for garnishing.
If your tailgate party includes kids, I highly recommend giving them individual containers for their Velveeta Rotel Dip. It eliminates the “double dipping” thing that kids can be guilty of, and is great for portion control. And who doesn’t enjoy their own little bowl of Queso?
Frequently Asked Questions
Like all cheese dips, this one will start to thicken as it cools. The Rotel helps prevent this, but if desired you can also add in 2-3 tablespoons of milk.
When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this dip lasts 3-4 days.
Yes, you can store it for up to three months. Make sure that the dip has been well mixed and allowed to cool completely prior to freezing.
To reheat this easy Velveeta Rotel Dip, place in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat this 30 second heating and stirring until the queso is creamy, smooth and hot.
This really could not be easier to make. By simply combining Velveeta and Rotel, you have a great snack worth sharing that is ready in mere minutes.
Velveeta Rotel Dip
- 16 ounces Velveeta Cheese Cut into ½-inch cubes
- 10 ounce can Rotel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies undrained
- Combine undrained Rotel and Velveeta in a large microwave safe bowl and cover.
- Microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted, stirring after 3 min. Take care, the dish will be hot.
- Serve with assorted cut-up fresh vegetables, crackers, or tortilla chips.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.