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Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe

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Turn a traditional ground beef RoTel dip into a meatless sensation!  Creamy cheese sauces, tart tomatoes, and spicy green chilies combine for a perfect appetizer crunchy & salty tortilla chips in this Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe!  

This yummy appetizer is perfect for a snack night dinner or game day couch-gating! Don’t forget to check out my easy rotel recipes as well!

this easy RoTel dip contains no meat

While we make our RoTel dips in the microwave, you could certainly do it in a crockpot.  It will just take a bit for the cheese to melt in a slow cooker, so be sure to allow for that.  Or, for the cheater’s way: make the dip and transfer it to the slow cooker to keep it warm.

If you read this whole thing, you are going to find a secret.  Adding a 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese to the mixture will take the entire dip up a notch.  No one will be able to figure it out, but they will love it! Check out the rest of my popular dip recipes, too! 

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Specialty Ingredients:

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Velveeta Cheese – I have bought store brand, but prefer Velveeta. The other is kind of chalky while Kraft stays creamy.

Ro Tel – While I am bad about buying store brand foods, there are certain things I do not skimp on.  RoTel is one of them.

That’s it!  Only two ingredients in the Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe. That makes this one of the easiest ever, warm dip recipes around.

easy and meatless RoTel dip recipe

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Big Microwave Safe Bowl – I have this entire set and the big bowl is perfect for melting the Velveeta.

Cutting Board – I like this cutting board best, but really anything will do.

Chips & Dip Server – Serve in style with these adorable chip & dip plates.



Make it a Meal:

This dip can really be served with anything, but let’s keep with the Tex Mex theme today. Huh?

Main Dish: Tilapia Tacos

Side: Refried Beans

Side: Spanish Rice

Refreshing Drink:  This alcohol free Watermelon Margarita would be fun.

Don’t forget Dessert: When I think Tex Mex, I think fried ice cream!

easy dip recipe cheesy tomatoes and green chilies

Best Dip Recipes:

Once you make this Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe, the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more yummy dips.  Don’t fret! I have picked out our family favorite dip recipes!

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip is a favorite among my guys.  I think buffalo chicken is a bit spicy for my sensitive palate, but the boys love it.

This sweet Monster Cookie Dough Dip recipe has a special ingredient that you won’t believe!

My Mom’s Super Easy Sour Cream & Onion Dip has been a family staple for as long as I can remember.  Anytime I make it, people rave. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

Garlic more your speed?  If so, you are going to love this Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip!



RoTel dip with no meat

What other ingredients pair well with Rotel?

When it comes to making the perfect dish with Rotel, several ingredients pair exceptionally well.

An ideal starting point for any new recipe is to consider what type of cuisine will best complement the flavorful tomatoes and green chilies.

For example, when creating a Mexican-style dish, traditional staples like cumin, cloves, and oregano should be included to bring out the flavor of the Rotel.

Alternatively, Rotel can be used in pasta dishes with sautéed garlic and onions as these pungent ingredients blend nicely for an Italian-inspired meal.

In addition, many southwestern casseroles are enhanced by the addition of Rotel; topping them off with shredded cheese and tortilla chips gives them an extra crunchy texture.

As demonstrated through various classic recipes, Rotel adds unbeatable flavor while working hand in hand with other ingredients to produce delicious meals.

What can you dip into Rotel?

Not only is it great as a topping, but it can also be used as the base for various dips and be used to dip various food items into it.

On the healthy side, you can chop up some veggies and dip those into the Rotel!

If you don’t want to dip anything into it, you dont’ have to. You can always use it to drizzle across nachos, top on burgers, or even have it as a fun sauce for a sandwich.

It’s perfect for dipping crackers and chips into the dip – or even just using a spoon!

No matter how you use the tasty contents of this “Texas-size” can of delight, the outcome will surely satisfy.

How do you reheat leftover Rotel?

Reheating leftover Rotel successfully depends on the source and cooking method used when preparing the dish originally.

Reheating in a microwave oven allows quick and easy reheating, but the dish can quickly dry out if not monitored carefully.

For best results, mix equal parts leftovers with naturally moist ingredients such as canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, or water to help prevent drying.

Cooking again over low-medium heat in a stovetop pan can help rehydrate the leftovers while helping to avoid overcooking.

Whether reheated in the oven or stovetop, it’s important to watch the dish during reheating for potential safety hazards such as boiling temperatures or excessive charring.

Can I freeze Rotel?

Rotel is a brand of canned tomatoes with chili peppers and other spices, popularly used for its unique flavor. The question of whether or not it can be frozen typically arises due to its versatile use in a variety of dishes.

You can freeze the dip, but the texture might be quite different once it’s thawed. For the best texture and taste, eat the dip fresh and enjoy.

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More RoTel Recipes:

If, like me, you prefer a more traditional RoTel Dip, you will love this RoTel Dip with Ground Hamburger meat.

If spicy is more your things, try this 3-Ingredient Sausage RoTel Dip

Still not convinced?  Here are over 15 more Recipes using RoTel!

Like seafood? Try this Shrimp Rotel Dip Recipe!

**feel free to garnish it with diced tomatoes or chives if you want to make it pretty.  It would also look great with a couple Roma tomatoes with green chilies!

**you could also add chopped onions to this dip recipe for a bit of a kick.

easy and meatless RoTel dip recipe

Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You're going to love the taste of this Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe!


  • 2 lbs of Velveeta
  • 1 can of RoTel original


Cube Velveeta into large microwaveable bowl.

Add RoTel.

Microwave on high, stirring frequently until all melted.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 2541mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 25g

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Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

I use this recipe throughout the football and baseball events we host at my home and everyone loves it! I do add another ingredient that keeps people guessing why mine is so good, add 1/2 bottle of beer to your dip for a truly great taste?

Miz Helen

Sunday 30th of December 2018

A great classic and delicious dip to ring in the new year! Thanks so much for sharing your special talent with us at Full Plate Thursday and may you have a safe & prosperous new year!

Chas Greener

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

This is a great recipe for this time of year with the holidays, football season, etc. Thanks for sharing.

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