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Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip

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3 Ingredient Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip is an easy RoTel recipe that is perfect for game day. I love recipes you can snack on while watching your favorite team!

All you need is Rotel, Velveeta and chorizo (sausage) to make this Ultimate Tailgating Party Dip! Don’t forget to check out the rest of my Easy Rotel Recipes.

Sausage RoTel Dip perfect for Game Day with only three ingredients

3 Boys and a Dog is pretty familiar with rotel dip with hamburger meat. I mean, who isn’t??!! It’s constantly a staple at every tailgating party I attend. Everyone has their way of making their version but to be honest, I really like mine the best! With only 3 ingredients, this sausage rotel dip recipe tastes like the same thing you would get at that buffalo wings chain restaurant. 😉

When it comes to tailgating recipes, I prefer quick and easy.

3 Ingredient Sausage Rotel Dip fits the bill. It takes almost no time or effort to make. This is one of my favorite recipes but we have so many other popular dip recipes, too! 

First thing you need to do is cook the meat. I prefer chorizo, it’s a Mexican spiced sausage. If that’s not an option for you, try Italian sausage, ground beef or kielbasa. Pick what ever you like! The next step is to melt the cheese and Rotel in a sauce pan. Once the the cheese is almost melted, add in the meat. Stir and serve with Tortilla chips. That’s it!

It probably takes about 20 minutes. 3 Ingredient Rotel Dip is a cheese lover’s dream with a kick of spice!

It’s amazing what you can do with some Velveeta cheese and other simple ingredients. Follow the simple steps on the recipe card for this cheesy dip which is sure to be a crowd favorite. It’s a great dip for a quick appetizer and it’s one of those party dips that can be made so many different ways. 

3 ingredient sausage rotel dip

I do have a confession, I’m slightly obsessed with crowd pleasing dips! If you ever invite me to a party, you’ll most likely find me with a plate full of dips. Besides 3 Ingredient Rotel Dip, here are a few more of my favorites!



Is Rotel and queso dip the same?

If you’re a fan of Tex-Mex flavors, you’ve likely indulged in both Rotel and queso dip at some point. While they share some similarities, they are not, in fact, the same thing.

Rotel is a brand of canned tomatoes and green chilies, which are often used as a base for spicy dips, sauces, and soups. Queso dip, on the other hand, is a melted cheese dip that can be made with a variety of cheeses and flavored with spices, herbs, and other ingredients.

While Rotel is often used as an ingredient in queso dip, the two are not interchangeable. So the next time you’re craving some cheesy, spicy goodness, make sure you know which one you’re reaching for.

Is mild Rotel hotter than original Rotel?

The answer is no, mild Rotel is not hotter than original Rotel. While the two varieties do differ in heat level, the original Rotel is actually hotter due to the inclusion of hotter chilies in its blend.

Mild Rotel, on the other hand, contains milder chili peppers for a more subtle spice. Regardless of which variety you choose, Rotel adds flavor and heat to any dish.

What if Rotel is too thick?

Rotel is a popular ingredient in many Tex-Mex dishes, but sometimes it can be too thick for your liking. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry – there are several ways to thin it out.

One easy solution is to add a bit of liquid to the Rotel, such as chicken or vegetable broth. Simply pour in a small amount and stir until the desired consistency is reached.

Another option is to blend some of the Rotel in a food processor or blender to break down the chunks and create a smoother texture.

Regardless of the method you choose, don’t be afraid to experiment with different amounts of liquid until you find the perfect consistency for your dish.

Will Rotel dip thicken as it cools?

If you’re a fan of Rotel dip, you may have noticed that it’s much thicker and creamier when it’s served hot compared to when it’s cooled down. This is because the cheese in the dip starts to harden and solidify as it cools, causing the dip to thicken.

While this may not be an issue for some, others may prefer a thicker dip that stays consistent no matter the temperature.

To combat this issue, some Rotel dip recipes include a thickening agent like flour or cornstarch to ensure a consistent texture.

So if you’re looking to serve a thick and creamy Rotel dip that’s perfect for dipping or spreading, be sure to use a recipe that includes thickening agents and enjoy it at its best!

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How long does Rotel cheese dip last in the refrigerator?

When it comes to Rotel cheese dip, it can typically last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. After this time it is recommended that you discard it. This is because bacteria can grow on the dip, causing it to spoil.

To ensure that your Rotel cheese dip lasts as long as possible, it is important to store it properly. Keep it in an airtight container and place it towards the back of the fridge, where it is colder.

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy your Rotel cheese dip without any worries.

Can you freeze Rotel dip with ground beef?

Freezing Rotel dip is a great way to preserve it for later use. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the texture may change slightly once the dip has been frozen and thawed.

To prevent this, let the dip cool completely before freezing it in an airtight container.

When you’re ready to enjoy the dip again, simply thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat it before serving.

With these tips, you can enjoy your favorite Rotel dip with ground beef anytime, anywhere!

How do I thin out this 3-ingredient Rotel sausage dip?

Adding a little bit of milk to this great appetizer is a simple way to thin out the delectable dip. This easy sausage dip isn’t overly thick, but you can thin it to your liking for your next gathering. 

This is the best dip to use with corn chips, pita chips, and even sliced bell peppers. It’s my go-to appetizer that is literally the best thing, ever. Add it to your list of favorite dip recipes – and keep this easy appetizer recipe handy! It’s such a simple warm dip! 

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3 Ingredient Rotel Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog

Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Sausage Velveeta RoTel Dip is a cheese lover's dream with a kick of spice! Also, since it only has 3 ingredients, it is super fast and easy!


  • 8 oz chorizo or your favorite ground meat or sausage
  • 1 16 oz block of Velveeta
  • 1 can 10.5 oz Rotel
  • Chips


    Cook chorizo according to package directions. When done cooking, remove chorizo from skillet and place on a plate lined with a thick paper towel to remove excess grease.

    Cut Velveeta into cubes. In a warm sauce pan, add Velveeta cubes and undrained Rotel. Stir to prevent burning. When almost all of the Velveeta has melted, add chorizo. Stir and cook until well combined and cheese has melted.

    Serve with chips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1921mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

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Cheap Hosta

Tuesday 25th of July 2023

This sounds like a mouthwatering treat! The combination of savory sausage, creamy Velveeta cheese, and zesty Rotel tomatoes creates a delightful flavor explosion. I can't wait to try this dip at my next gathering; it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe that will add a burst of flavor to any occasion! 🧀🌶️🍽️

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment on my blog post about the Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip! I'm thrilled to hear that you find it mouthwatering and the combination of savory sausage, creamy Velveeta cheese, and zesty Rotel tomatoes tantalizing. It's always a joy to share recipes that bring people together and create memorable moments at gatherings.

I'm confident that this delicious dip will indeed be a crowd-pleaser at your next event. The flavors blend harmoniously to create a burst of cheesy, spicy goodness that's hard to resist. Whether it's a casual get-together or a special occasion, this dip is sure to elevate any spread.

If you have any other questions or need suggestions for variations, feel free to reach out. Thank you again for your support and I hope you enjoy making and sharing this flavorful treat with your loved ones. Happy dipping! 🧀🌶️🍽️

Benjamin Xion

Monday 5th of September 2022

Thanks For Sharing such an informative article, I'm taking your feed also, Thanks.

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog post about the Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip!

I'm glad you found the article informative and that you'll be following my feed for more content.

It's always a pleasure to share delicious recipes and inspire others in the kitchen.

If you have any specific requests or suggestions for future recipes, feel free to let me know. Thank you again for your support and happy cooking!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

We have tried this dip and it is delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

Karen @ mummy do it

Sunday 14th of June 2015

This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair. Hope you can visit again this week.


Monday 27th of April 2015

Yum! This looks super easy to make and I love chorizo! Thanks so much for sharing your link with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you next week!

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