Rotel Dip is a super delicious spicy cheese dip recipe, very similar to queso only much easier to make. You’ll only need three ingredients and 20 minutes to make this yummy cheesy party dip!

Closeup on a bowl of Rotel Dip in a white bowl with a dollop of Ro-Tel Tomatoes in the center of the bowl.

My husband had this Rotel Dip at a party. He loved it and raved about it for weeks. He hounded me to make it and when I did I found I loved it too. Cheesy and creamy with just the right amount of heat …. so good. Now we make it for every party we have and it is ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser. We hope you love it too!

Ingredients you will need

Ingredients needed to make Rotel Dip including Ground Beef, Velveeta Cheese, and Ro-Tel Tomatoes.

How to Make Ro-Tel Cheese Dip

Collage image showing the steps for making Rotel Dip.

Step 1: Brown the ground beef in a pan and then drain any grease. Cut the Velveeta Cheese block into cubes. Add the cheese cubes into the pan with the ground beef and stir over medium heat until the cheese is completely melted. Add the can of Ro-tel Tomatoes.

Step 2: Continue to stir until thoroughly combined and the dip is fully heated.  

Expert Tips and FAQs

How do you serve Rotel Dip?
This spicy queso dip tastes best served warm with chips or bread. If you want to keep it warm throughout your party, you can put it in a crockpot on low.

How long will the Rotel Dip last?
Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last 3-4 days. Heat it up in the microwave when you want to have some.

Do you have to use Ground Beef?
We use ground beef but this dip also tastes yummy with ground sausage too.

What are Ro-Tel Tomatoes?
Very similar to salsa, these canned tomatoes also include green chiles and other spices. We use the original version but they have a Hot version too if you like your cheese dip EXTRA spicy.

Rotel Dip in a white bowl with a spoonful of Ro-Tel Tomatoes in the center next to a glass bowl full of chips.

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Rotel Dip

Rotel Dip

Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Rotel Dip is a super delicious spicy cheese dip recipe, very similar to queso only much easier to make. You'll only need three ingredients and 20 minutes to make this yummy cheesy party dip!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 16 oz package of Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 can Ro-tel Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in a pan, drain any grease.
  2. Cut Velveeta Cheese block into cubes.
  3. Add the cheese cubes into the pan with the ground beef and stir over medium heat.
  4. Stir until the cheese is completely melted.
  5. Add the can of Ro-tol Tomatoes and stir until thoroughly combined.  
  6. Serve warm with chips or bread.

Notes

Serving note:  This spicy queso dip tastes best served warm with chips or bread. If you want to keep it warm throughout your party, you can put it in a crockpot on low.

Storing Instructions: Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last 3-4 days. Heat it up in the microwave when you want to have some.

Ingredient Replacement Ideas: We use ground beef but this dip also tastes yummy with ground sausage too.

About Ro-Tel Tomatoes: Very similar to salsa, these canned tomatoes also include green chiles and other spices. We use the original version but they have a Hot version too if you like your cheese dip EXTRA spicy.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!