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Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip

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At our house, we have 2 teenagers (and one only about 8 months shy of 13).  That means we really have at least 4 teenagers!  The boys have friends and those friends drive.

Yes, our house can be a bit like Grand Central Station and I wouldn’t change it for anything!  I love hanging in the kitchen with all the boys, listening to them jank on each other, hearing their fears, their wins, getting hugs, all the things.

But, all those boys means that we always have to have food.  It also means that I have to have spicy, man-food, not just food. I keep a stack of easy RoTel recipes on hand and a few cans of RoTel.

This Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip is one of my go-to’s and a favorite among all the guys that stop into Miller Manor.

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As long as I keep a can of RoTel, some Velveeta Cheese, and a bag or two of Tortilla chips on hand, I can make this simple dip.

For more great food, make certain to check out our Popular Dip Recipes.

I also like to make this RoTel dip with ground beef as more of a meal. But, going meatless means that I can pull it together in 5-10 minutes!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

RoTel – it is just canned, diced tomatoes with chopped green chili peppers.

Velveeta Cheese – we have used store brand and the white one. Both work (and taste) just as good.  Tip: if you have your velveeta cut into 1/2-inch cubes before placing it in the microwave, it will melt faster.

Tortilla Chips – I prefer white chips, but my guys like the yellow corn chips better.

That’s it!  Since they are all pretty heavily processed, you can keep them on hand.  LOL!

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Must Have Resources:

When making Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Microwave Safe Bowl – If you have read any of my recipes, you know I am in love with my Pyrex bowl set!

Food Processor – I love my Ninja!

Serving Bowls for Dip – Fun colors and perfect for individual servings of dip.

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Best Dip Recipes:

Once you make this Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip Recipe, everyone is going to want more and more dips. Don’t fret! I’ve got you covered with a few of our picks below.

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is another teen favorite at my house.

Our Monster Cookie Dough Dip is a yummy sweet dip that can be thrown together pretty quickly to help calm the natives.

A family favorite is my Mom’s Sour Cream & Onion Dip recipe for potato chips, carrots, and broccoli.

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Are dips best as side dishes or appetizers?

Whether dips are best served as side dishes or appetizers is a matter of much debate. Indeed, depending on the situation, either could be the ideal option.

Historically, dips have been served as pre-dinner nibbles to whet one’s appetite before a meal is served; however, these days their rise in popularity has seen them become versatile enough to form entire meals, and so serve as both an appetizer and a side dish.

Therefore, it is important to consider how all elements of the meal function together in order to decide if dips should be served as a side or an appetizer.

Factors such as the composition of other dishes being served and the occasion at hand should be taken into account in order for dips to be optimally enjoyed.

What is the best way to store leftover dip?

The best way to store leftover dip is to refrigerate it in an air-tight container. This will preserve the dip’s flavor and texture while reducing the risk of spoilage.

It’s important to ensure that any containers being used for storage are thoroughly washed and dried before use, as any residue remaining on the container can cause contamination.

If there is a large amount of dip left over, dividing it into smaller portions before storing may help preserve the quality and reduce waste.

How can I make this easy dip recipe spicy? 

If you like to have a bit of heat, you can easily add it to this easy queso recipe. Add some cooked spicy sausage, or mix in some cayenne pepper as well. Make sure that you have plenty of tortilla chips on hand so that everyone can dip and enjoy this Velveeta queso dip. 

How can I make this quick appetizer heartier?

It’s all about adding the cooked meat! There are a lot of great options on what you can add, so have fun changing it up. Ground turkey, lean ground beef, and even some black beans added to this perfect appetizer would be perfect. 



When should I serve this party dip? 

​The best part is that you can serve it anytime that you want. Have it ready for the Big Game, or make this Mexican dip last minute for a dinner party. I’ve also made this for movie night since it takes just minutes to make. 

You can also sit down in front of the TV, and just enjoy the melted cheese and ingredients by yourself at the end of a long day. 

Is chip dip served better hot or cold?

When discussing whether chip dip is served better hot or cold it is essential to consider how the dish is traditionally served.

Cold chip dip, such as hummus and salsas, are often enjoyed with tortilla chips at cocktail parties, barbecues, and other casual gatherings.

Hot chip dips, like queso cheese dip, are often served as a side dish for Mexican cuisine.

In either case of temperature distinction, the most important factor in serving chip dip is flavor: both types should be fresh and flavorful to ensure that guests enjoy their experience.

Ultimately, it can be argued that the decision of whether to serve hot or cold chip dip should be based on personal preference and occasion rather than following any predefined rules.

What is best to dip into Rotel dip?

Rotel dip is a classic, comforting dish that typically combines tomatoes and chiles in an often spicy sauce. This simple yet tasty dish is frequently served with chips and crackers, but there are many other options to dip into it.

Cheese cubes, bratwurst, pepperoni, smoked sausage, shredded pork, steak strips — really any meat can be used to enjoy the flavors of Rotel dip.

Veggie lovers may appreciate finely chopped carrots or celery as well.

Even potatoes can find their way into this favorite snack. The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to experimenting with what to dip into Rotel dip; the only limit is one’s own culinary imagination!

More RoTel Recipes:

Only 2 hours from New Orleans, we like a bit of spice down here in Southern Alabama.  There are just certain things we keep on hand.  RoTel is one of those things.  A few tries of our delicious recipes and you will see why!

3 Ingredient Sausage RoTel Dip

Instant Pot Beef RoTel Dip over at Crystal and Comp

Even more delicious Spicy RoTel Recipes.

Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip Recipe Notes:

Remember to microwave the cheese on high.

Cube Velveeta for faster melting.

As the cheese melted, stirring is necessary.  I usually do 2-3 minutes, then stir and continue stirring after every 45-60 seconds.

I add the RoTel after melting the cheese for the first 2 minutes.

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Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Tart tomatoes, spicy green chilis, and creamy velveeta combine to create a perfect dip recipe for snacking, game night, or just because.


  • 2 lbs of Velveeta
  • 1 can RoTel original


    Cube Velveeta into large microwaveable bowl
    Put RoTel into food processor to liquefy.
    Add processed RoTel.
    Microwave on high, stirring frequently until all melted.
    Serve with tortilla chips.

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

I love your Mexican Velvetta Cheese Dip, it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Friday 18th of January 2019

This sounds delightful! I think it will be on my Super Bowl menu this year!

Larry Page

Friday 18th of January 2019

I read this article and it is very useful. It gave me all the information about the topic. I specially like the way you explain everything in just couple of lines. Thanks for sharing the information.

Chas Greener

Wednesday 16th of January 2019

This sounds wonderful and would be perfect at the upcoming Super Bowl. thanks for sharing.

Anshu chaudhary

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Loved This Posts

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