Cheese and Rotel Dip

"Nice dip to serve at your parties."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Caddy Lady photo by Caddy Lady
photo by May I Have That Rec photo by May I Have That Rec
Ready In:
2hrs 5mins
1 pot of dip




  • Put Rotel (and its juice) and cubed Velveeta in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for about 2 hours.
  • Stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with the Tortilla chips.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I make Rotel cheese dip with cheddar and cream cheeses instead of Velveeta?
  2. We made this recipe in microwave but not sure how much cheese with Rotel and the time...
  3. Can you use 1 pound of cheese instead of 2?


  1. I've done this for a long time. I agree with another review, it is 1 can rotel w/ 1lb velveta. I'm glad to see that someone put this here. It's amazing how many people haven't heard of it. A couple hints from experience. 1. The lower the melting temperature, the thinner the cheese dip (if too hot, it will get too thick). I suggest a double boiler. 2. I also add a couple tbls or pace picante sace at the beginning (if later it doesn't work right) to make it spicer. 3. reheating it you may want to add a little milk to keep it from being too thick. If you haven't tried this, you're missing out.
  2. I make this dip all the time for different parties, events, and even pot lucks. This can be done in a microwave if you cube the cheese as well as on the stove top. This also stores well for reheating later! This is definately a repeat recipe in my household!
  3. This is the national dip of Arkansas, who I read is No 1 in consumption of velveeta cheese. I add 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, and about 1/3 cup milk to assist with the creaminess of this cheese dip....
  4. Super easy to make and it was a total hit. I mean, you can't go wrong with a classic. Perfect with tortilla chips!
  5. Yum! Fantastic party dip and I loved your reviewer's idea to add 2 Tbsp. picante sauce to add extra flavor and texture! Thanks for posting this classic!


  1. Used the same ingredients except I microwaved it in a 1.5 quart casserole on High for 3 minutes, stirred, microwaved another 2 minutes, stirred until the Velveeta was melted and the Rotel was blended. It was quick and easy. Also, it was not as runny as doing it in a slow cooker. This is the recipe on the Rotel web site.
    • Review photo by Caddy Lady
  2. My son makes a recipe similar to this except that he adds in a can of hormel chile and sometimes uses velveeta mexican cheese in place of regular velveeta. I prefer the regular-either way this dip is very yummy!! Thanks for sharing!


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