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Velveeta Rotel sausage dip in a cast iron skillet topped with diced tomatoes and fresh cilantro.

Velveeta Rotel Dip

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x


Velveeta Rotel sausage dip is a 5-ingredient creamy, cheesy queso recipe that is a guaranteed hit at any gathering, party, or game day.


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. ground sausage/beef
  • 1 (1 oz.) pack taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 16 oz. Velveeta, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Rotel, drained


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage until cooked.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, season with taco seasoning and add water according to package directions. Simmer until reduced.
  3. Add Rotel and stir to mix.
  4. Pour in milk and cubed Velveeta.
  5. Stir until the cheese melts and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Dish and serve warm with chips and crackers.
  7. Enjoy!


  • Slow cooker method – Brown the sausage first and cook all the ingredients in a 3 qt. slow cooker for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low. Keep on the warm setting when entertaining.
  • Load it up – Add some black beans, corn, onions, green chilies, green onions, or fresh jalapeños. For more meat choices, try some bacon bits or chorizo.
  • Switch out Rotel – You can use chunky salsa in place of Rotel if you’re not a fan of the green chilies.
  • Add some smoke – Make the dip smoky with some smoked paprika or ancho chili powder.
  • Add some heat – Spice it up with jalapeños, chipotle chili powder, chili powder, or use Velveeta Jalapeno.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins