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Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips

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Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips is the perfect Halloween party snack, but comes together so quick, you can make it for an easy weeknight dinner in no time!

Be certain to check out our massive list of easy Rotel recipes as well! So many great choices to choose from!

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I’ve got a huge list of popular dip recipes for you to check out! They’re so good, you’ll be wishing you could have queso dip every night!

If you’re looking for more mouth-watering good RoTel dip recipes, be sure to check out all the unique and fun recipes I’ve got here.

Back to the Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips, though. Look at all that creamy-good cheese dip right there.

Nothing better than a classic cheesedip with a little halloween inspiration on top, right?! Right.

And when I say that this simple queso recipe comes together easily, I’m not kidding.

Basically, all you have to do is cook your meat, then combine a little cream cheese with some Monterey Jack cheese (or cheddar cheese, if you like) and some RoTel tomatoes over medium heat for a bit.



In no time flat, you’re ready to add your sliced olives and serve. Making the halloween tortilla chips is easy too, just cut and bake. So, you’re looking at a total “effort” time of less than 10 minutes.

What other halloween snack can boast that easy of an assembly time?! Ha!

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Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Heart-Shaped Meatloaf (zombies love this recipe)

Vegetable Side: Grilled Sweet Onions

Starch Side: Butternut Squash Fries

Refreshing Drink: S’mores Mocktail

Don’t forget Dessert: Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Best Halloween Recipes:

Once you make this Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips, you’re going to realize just how fast a good halloween recipe can make the ghosts and ghouls very happy. So, you’ll need more spooky treats to keep them from haunting you. Here’s some of the best of the best:

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What is an easy way to serve this Halloween party food? 

Halloween appetizers like this are a breeze! No matter if you’re making this for Halloween parties are are looking for a new favorite way for a quick dip, you can serve this delicious dip with so many fun foods. 

Some of the simple ingredients that I’ll add are blue corn chips, baked flour tortillas that I cut into squares, corn tortillas fried up into chips, and even sliced carrots or celery. 



Can I add other ingredient to this fantastic dip? 

You bet! You can add diced green onions, chili powder, green chilies, or even a can of chili as well! You can literally add whatever flavors that you want to this perfect party dip. An easy recipe like this leaves it wide open to add other easy ingredients. 

Even putting in cooked ground beef or turkey is a great treat for your taste buds. For your next Halloween party, make your favorite dip any way that you want. Most ingredients will be a great addition to creating the perfect tasty treat. 

​This dip is literally perfect for Halloween season and all the little ghouls will love gobbling it up! 

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More RoTel Recipes:

Look, I don’t know about you, but RoTel is one of my very favorite ingredients in so many dishes. If you’re just here (like me) for the RoTel, I have so got your back. Here’s some of my favorite RoTel recipes:

I’m also a huge fan of this Rotel Cheese Dip with Ground Beef Recipe!

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Halloween RoTel Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Halloween RoTel Dip Recipe with Baked Tortilla Chips is the perfect halloween party snack, but comes together so quick, you can make it for an easy weeknight dinner in no time!


Ingredients for the Baked Tortilla Chips:

  • 1 package corn or flour tortillas

Ingredients for the RoTel Dip:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can RoTel
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2 black olives, sliced


Instructions for the Baked Tortilla Chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using Halloween cookie cutters, cut out shapes from the tortillas.
  3. Place the tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Instructions for the RoTel Dip:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat and drain of excess grease.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add the RoTel and cream cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Remove from heat and add one cup of shredded cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour dip into serving bowl and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese on top.
  6. When the cheese is thoroughly melted, create a Jack-o-lantern face on top of the dip using the sliced olives.
  7. Serve with baked tortilla chips.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 644mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 29g

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Saturday 23rd of October 2021

Question? Do you drain the rotel?

Kelli Miller

Monday 25th of October 2021

No, you do not

Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

A delicious recipe for this classic dip! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen

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