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Warm and creamy queso cheese dip is an instant crowd-pleaser. The ultimate quick and easy dip, slow cooker Rotel dip is cheesy and delicious.
Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
Made with just three ingredients, Velveeta, ground beef, and Rotel, this cheesy dip is perfect for entertaining, parties, and game-day get-togethers. A crockpot and 15 minutes of prep time are all you need to throw together a comfort food that’s also an easy appetizer.
Family and friends will go crazy over this savory dip, so much so that you may want to double it if you’re feeding a crowd. Tortilla chips are the most popular choice for dipping, but almost anything tastes good in this cheesy dip including crackers or veggies.
Convenient for potlucks and parties, you can leave this tasty dip in your slow cooker on the warm setting until you are ready to serve it, or serve it directly from your crockpot. Serve your Rotel dip with other cheesy appetizer recipes like hot crab dip or homemade pepperoni rolls.
Slow Cooker Rotel Dip Ingredients
- Velveeta - cubed
- Rotel - can Rotel
- Ground beef
Rotel is canned diced tomatoes with chilis and spices already mixed in. While the Rotel makes this dip easy, if you don’t have a can handy you can also use your favorite chunky salsa
Practically anything tastes better when dipped in this Rotel dip, including tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, and bagel chips. Try dipping vegetables like sliced peppers, baby carrots, and bite-sized cauliflower and broccoli.
Instead of ground beef, you could make your dip with ground sausage, shredded chicken, or any other kind of meat as long as it is cooked before it goes into your crockpot. While you are warming your dip in the crockpot, if it gets too thick you can always add a couple of splashes of milk to thin it.
How to Make Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
FIRST STEP: Brown the pound of ground beef in a skillet until cooked through.
SECOND STEP: Add the ground beef, Rotel, and Velveeta to your slow cooker. Cube the Velveeta into pieces that are about an inch wide so that it melts evenly.
THIRD STEP: Cover and cook on low for 2 - 3 hours, until the cheese is completely melted.
FOURTH STEP: Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from browning around the sides of the slow cooker.
FIFTH STEP: Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.
How do I increase the spice?
Add some heat to this dip by adding a can of green chilis or some sliced jalapeños to your slow cooker.
Can I use ground turkey?
Instead of hamburger, you can use ground turkey, mild or spicy ground sausage, shredded chicken, or any other kind of meat, as long as it’s cooked before it goes into your crockpot.
What can I use instead of Rotel?
You could substitute fresh tomatoes or chunky salsa for Rotel. You could also mix in these items along with the can of Rotel.
How to Store Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover Slow Cooker Rotel Dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Slow Cooker Rotel Dip
- 16 ounces Velveeta cubed
- 1 can Rotel (10-ounce)
- 1 pound ground beef
- Brown the pound of ground beef in a skillet until cooked through.
- Add the ground beef, Rotel, and Velveeta to your slow cooker. Cube the Velveeta into pieces that are about an inch wide so that it melts evenly.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 - 3 hours, until the cheese is completely melted.
- Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from browning around the sides of the slow cooker.
- Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.