This Velveeta Rotel Sausage Dip is an easy appetizer made with just 4 ingredients in 10 minutes! It’s a cheesy dip you can keep warm in a crockpot, perfect for parties and game day.
Why You’ll Love This Velveeta Rotel Sausage Dip Recipe
If you’re looking for a creamy and satisfying sausage cheese dip that’s perfect for any occasion, you’ll absolutely love this recipe. Here’s why:
- Easy: It’s made with just four simple ingredients and takes only 10 minutes to whip up together! If you can brown sausage in a skillet, you can make this sausage Rotel dip!
- Flavorful: This dip get it’s incredible flavor from the spicy sausage, tangy Rotel, and melty cheese. You can adjust the heat level by using mild or hot sausage and different Rotel varieties!
- Colorful: Top with some fresh cilantro, diced onions, jalapeños, and tomatoes for extra crunch, fresh flavor and a gorgeous colorful presentation.
- Great for Feeding a Crowd: You can easily double or triple the recipe and keep it warm in a crockpot for hours. Serve this flavorful cream cheese dip with tortilla chips and watch it disappear!
What You’ll Need
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this Velveeta Rotel sausage dip. For full detailed directions see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Sausage: Choose a mild or hot breakfast pork sausage (like Jimmy Dean), spicy ground Italian sausage or even ground beef.
- Velveeta: This retro dip just wouldn’t be the same without it! Velveeta cheese melts smoothy and creates a super creamy texture.
- Cream Cheese: Full fat cream cheese works best for the creamiest dip.
- Rotel: Rotel is canned diced tomatoes and green chilies. Use mild, original, hot, or even extra hot Rotel depending on how spicy you want it.
Optional For Serving:
- Tortilla Chips
- Frito Scoops
- Pico de Gallo: Or freshly diced jalapeños, onions, tomatoes and cilantro!
How to Make Sausage Cream Cheese Rotel Dip
Making this sausage rotel dip is super easy and quick. You only need one skillet and a few minutes of cooking time. Scroll to the recipe card for full detailed directions.
- Cook: Brown the ground sausage in a large skillet. Drain any excess grease.
- Melt: Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until all that tasty cheese melts and blends together.
- Serve: Serve with tortilla chips or transfer to a crockpot to keep warm!
Tips and Variations For Sausage Rotel Dip
This cheese dip is a customizable recipe that you can easily tweak. Here are some tips and variations to try:
- Taco Meat: Instead of ground breakfast sausage, you can use our favorite taco meat with taco seasoning instead for a more tex-mex flavor.
- Make Ahead: Make everything according to the recipe and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the dip on the stove or in a crock pot.
- Crockpot: We recommend keeping the dip warm in a slow cooker when serving a crowd. Once everything is melted and warm, add the dip to a crockpot and keep it on warm. Stirring occasionally to keep it from forming a film on top.
- Spice Level: We used Jimmy Dean hot breakfast sausage and mild Rotel. The overall taste was peppery, but not spicy hot. If you’re sensitive to spice, use mild sausage and mild Rotel. If you love the heat, use hot or extra hot!
- Warm Chips: This may seem like an unnecessary step, but it’s really good! Warm your tortilla chips in the microwave for 30 seconds or the oven on 350°F for 5-10 minutes.
Can I Store and Reheat Leftovers?
This sausage rotel dip stores and reheats surprisingly well! Here’s how to store it:
- Fridge: Store cooled dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Reheat: You can reheat leftover dip on the stove, or use a crockpot set to low. Either way, make sure you stir it often until everything is melted again so the bottom doesn’t burn. If the dip is thick, add a touch of milk to thin it out.
- Freeze: We don’t recommend freezing this dip as it will separate when thawed.
More Easy Party Appetizers to Try
Rotel Sausage Dip
Optional For Serving:
- Tortilla chips
- Frito scoops
- Pico de Gallo
- In a large skillet, brown the ground pork sausage over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to break apart the meat into small pieces as it cooks. (A potato masher is great for breaking up ground meat while browning!)
- Add Velveeta, cream cheese and Rotel mix everything together and keep stirring while the cheese melts and blends with the meat and tomatoes, about 3 minutes.
- Serve warm topped with fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeños and chopped red onion.