Rotel Cheese Dip

Rotel Cheese Dip is a creamy and zesty dip made with ground beef, melted cheese and diced tomatoes with green chilies. It's often served warm and is perfect for dipping tortilla chips or veggies. With its rich flavor and easy preparation, it's a favorite appetizer for parties and gatherings.

Why You'll Love Rotel Cheese Dip

You'll love Rotel Cheese Dip because it's creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor. It's easy to make and perfect for sharing at parties or enjoying as a snack. Plus, it pairs perfectly with your favorite chips or veggies for dipping.


Tips and Tricks

  • Add a splash of milk or cream for extra creaminess if the dip is too thick.
  • Customize the heat level by adjusting the amount of diced green chilies or adding a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Keep the dip warm in a slow cooker or fondue pot for easy serving during parties.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro or sliced green onions for a pop of color and freshness.


  • Spicy Sausage Rotel Dip: Brown some spicy sausage and mix it into the dip for an extra kick of flavor.
  • Bacon and Jalapeno Rotel Dip: Add cooked and crumbled bacon along with diced jalapenos for a smoky and spicy twist.
  • Black Bean and Corn Rotel Dip: Mix in drained and rinsed black beans and canned corn kernels for added texture and sweetness.
  • Buffalo Chicken Rotel Dip: Stir in shredded cooked chicken and a drizzle of buffalo sauce for a tangy and savory dip.
  • Vegetarian Rotel Dip: Skip the meat and add extra veggies like diced bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a hearty vegetarian version.
  • Rotel Queso Blanco Dip: Substitute white cheese like Monterey Jack or white cheddar for a milder and creamier dip option.



  • 16 oz. velvetta, cubed
  • 10 oz. rotel, drained
  • 1 lb hamburger, cooked and drained

 How to Make Rotel Cheese Dip

In a skillet, cook hamburger until browned, drain off any fat. I like using the 

Mix N Chop


Next, add in the velvetta that you’ve cubed. Stir until the cheese has melted.

Finally, add in the rotel and stir through.

Serve with crackers, on rye bread as hanky pankys, with veggies or pita bread!






Q. Can I use a substitute for velvetta in this recipe?

A. Yes, you can use any type of meltable cheese like cheddar or pepper jack.

Q. How can I make this dip spicier?

A. You can add diced jalapenos, cayenne pepper, or hot sauce to increase the heat level.

Q. Can I make this dip ahead of time?

A. Yes, you can prepare the dip and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat before serving.

Q. Is this recipe gluten-free?

A. Yes, if you use gluten-free cheese and serve with gluten-free crackers or veggies.

Q. Can I make this dip in a slow cooker?

A. Yes, you can add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 1-2 hours or until melted. Stir occasionally.

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