Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Tastes JUST like it! Recipe calls for block AMERICAN cheese, Velveeta might work just as well.


  1. Melt cheese until smooth in a double boiler or microwave, stirring throughout.
  2. Puree rotel in blender or small processor.
  3. Stir into the cheese the rotel, cumin and garlic.
  4. If too thick, add a little water.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.
  6. ENJOY.


Most Helpful

This recipe was definitely over thought. The great thing about panchos cheese dip is that you can eat it cold! Once you heat up the cheese it's worthless! Sooo with that being said, blend ingredients in recipe as stated. Once blended add the cubed cheese and blend well. Tastes exactly like panchos and you can serve it straight out of the fridge(and it's still creamy, not a solid block of cheese)!!

Mr. Par-becue August 10, 2012

I live in Colorado Springs now, but I am from Marion Ar.I worked for Pancho's for 2 years.. There is not a panchos here!! I miss real cheese dip... I miss panchos!! This is definitly a good fix. Tastes just like it to me.. It is awesome!! Thank you soooooo much!!!

BBruno000 September 03, 2010

Attention fellow former Memphians: this recipe is legit! You can now have Pancho's Cheese Dip! I made this using some slight modifications based on the reviews, and it is like I was transported to Summer Avenue. (just go with it) My modified recipe (based on this recipe and reviews): - 1 lb American Cheese, cubed (Note: I used "deluxe" sliced American cheese... the kind without wrappers. Ain't nobody got time for wrappers!) - 2 cans of original Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles - 1/2 can of water (use less water to thicken the consistency) - 1 tsp garlic powder - 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin Process: - Bring cans of Ro-Tel and water to boil - Transfer Ro-Tel and water mixture (hot) to food processor or blender (umm, again... it is hot, so... be careful?) - Process/blend mixture for 30 seconds or so - Add cheese cubes, garlic powder, and cumin and process/blend for about 2 minutes until nicely blended - Enjoy Side note: After it sat in fridge overnight, it still had the same consistency. It's been years since I had Pancho's Cheese Dip, but from my tastebuds' memory, it was pretty spot-on.

Curtis J. August 11, 2016

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