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Shrimp RoTel Dip Recipe

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Shrimp and gooey cheese, is there anything that could be any more delicious than that? I didn’t think so either. This is why one of my favorite dips is the Shrimp RoTel Dip Recipe which combines both of those along with RoTel Tomatoes.

The gooey goodness of Velveeta cheese is the perfect mixture of shrimp and RoTel. It almost sounds too good to be true. Luckily, this is a reality. We actually make quite a few dips in our house because they’re fast and simple. This is one of our favorites!

Combining these three delicious ingredients will make you an easy RoTel recipe that everyone will be begging for time and time again. Once you learn how to make shrimp Rotel, its a game-day dip game changer, for sure!

Shrimp RoTel Cheese Dip

Check out the rest of my popular dip recipes, too! Pair this up with pizza dip and create an option of yummy dips! I love having an easy dip recipe or two that I can come back to and make at the drop of a hat!

The Shrimp RoTel Dip Recipe is something that you think you’d find at a fancy restaurant. Luckily, you can make it at home with very little effort.

Even if you’re busy picking up the kids from practice, need to take the baby to a doctor appointment and still have errands to run, this recipe will be easy to impress the family with.

What I love about this shrimp Velveeta cheese dip is that it’s versatile to make with grilled shrimp, cooked shrimp scampi, or leftover cooked shrimp, too. This queso dip with shrimp will have you coming back for just one more dip!

And if you love this simple dip, be sure to try my Rotel Cheese Dip with Ground Beef!

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.

Velveeta Process Cheese

RoTel Diced Tomatoes

You can add salt and pepper if you want, but the RoTel is usually enough seasoning!

Reminder, not all ingredients in the dip are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

simple party recipe of Shrimp RoTel Dip

Must Have Resources:

When making this RoTel dip at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Spatula

Serve this dip with some pita chips, corn chips, fresh vegetables like sliced bell peppers, or even small pieces of bread. 

Just a warning though, you’ll want to be sure you make some extra because your family will keep coming back for more of this seafood deliciousness.

Also, don’t forget about the double-dipping rule! You might want to add some of this cheesy dip to your own bowl so that you can double-dip all that you want without judgment!

easy and delicious party dip recipe Shrimp RoTel Velveeta

Best Dip Recipes:

If you have been following my site for any length of time, you have probably already made a few versions of dips for dinner.  Here are some more than your family is going to love!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

RoTel with Ground Beef

Slow Cooker 7 Layer Dip

Easy RoTel Dip with No Meat Recipe

More RoTel Recipes:

After taking a bite of this rotel dip with shrimp, you’re going to want even more dips! While spinach artichoke dip might be one of my top favorites, here are a few others that I think you’ll like!

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

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

Dips are great for tailgate food or even fun holiday party recipes as well. No matter what time of year it is, dips are great to add to the menu so that everyone can enjoy them. If you have the ingredients to make a few dips, have a ball making them and dipping the day away!

Can I make Shrimp RoTel in the Crockpot?

When it comes to easy crowd-pleasers, shrimp rotel dip is a go-to dish for many. But did you know that it can easily be adapted to a slow cooker version?

Simply cook the shrimp and mix with cream cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and your favorite seasonings on medium heat in the slow cooker until everything is well-combined and heated through.

Serve with tortilla chips for a great party appetizer or game-day snack.

Not only does this slow cooker method save time and stovetop space, but it also keeps the dip warm throughout the duration of the event.

Next time you want to serve up this popular dip, consider trying out the slow cooker version for a convenient and tasty option.

Shrimp RoTel and Velveeta cheese dip for your next party

How do you store leftover rotel dip?

Put a lid on the dip and add it to the fridge. You can reheat low and slow in the crock pot or on the stove top, just be careful to stay close and stir so it doesn’t burn.

Can you add other ingredients to this shrimp dip?

There is always more room for more ingredients. Green chiles make for a fun and spicy flavoring that can really kick up the flavor. Some people add a tad bit of cream cheese as well to create a creamier type of texture.

 Sour cream and garlic powder are the perfect additions to enhance the shrimp’s natural flavor.

For a fast way to season this recipe, taco seasoning can be a delicious option, too. Dips are totally versatile in how you can flavor them, so have fun with the process.

Can I reheat leftover shrimp Rotel dip?

Reheating shrimp Rotel dip is generally safe to do, although there are some important considerations to keep in mind.

First and foremost, any leftover dip should be refrigerated promptly to slow the growth of bacteria. If the dip has already been left out for an extended period of time, it should not be reheated for consumption.

To reheat the dip safely, it must be heated until it is heated well all the way through. All the ingredients need to be heated thoroughly.

It is best to use the oven or microwave for this task to help it heat quickly and evenly. If you want to then add it to a slow cooker to keep warm after reheating, that is easy to do.

Additionally, seafood dips should preferably not be reheated more than once as this increases the risk associated with food poisoning bacteria.

What is good to use to dip into Shrimp rotel?

A popular dish, Shrimp rotel combines shrimp and the spicy roasted tomato sauce that gives the dish its distinctive flavor and rich texture.

For maximum enjoyment, it is important to choose an appropriate condiment or dipping sauce to pair with Shrimp rotel. While tortilla chips are a common choice among many, there are several alternatives that could be used, such as hot peppers, crusty French bread, celery sticks, or carrots slices.

Alternatively, try warming your favorite wheat crackers in the oven and then topping them with a generous helping of Shrimp rotel; a simple yet delicious duo!

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How do I keep rotel dip warm while serving it?

Keeping rotel dip warm while serving can be an important factor in making sure guests enjoy themselves.

When hosting an event, one should ensure that the dip remains at a temperature conducive to comfort and consumption. This can be difficult when hosting larger get-togethers, so it is important to identify the proper tools needed to maintain the dip’s hot temperature.

One way to keep rotel dip warm while serving is by using a slow cooker. Slow cookers are excellent for keeping dishes hot over time and accommodating large amounts of food.

It is important to use low heat when using a slow cooker to help maintain desired serving temperatures without overcooking or burning the dish.

Additionally, if a slow cooker is unavailable, consider alternatives such as chafing dishes or double boilers.

These options require close attention and are stirred periodically, but offer a gentler means of heat distribution compared to other alternatives such as microwaving or direct heating elements.

More Shrimp Recipes:

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry Recipe

Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp Kabobs on George Foreman Grill

Shrimp RoTel Cheese Dip

Shrimp RoTel Cheese Dip

Yield: 8 - 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

A can of already diced tomatoes and green chilies along with a block of melted Velveeta can be an extra fancy party dip when you add pieces of shrimp!



  • 6 oz Water
  • 2 pounds (32 ounces) Shrimp
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt



Prepare the Shrimp:

If you use a package of precooked salad shrimp, they are ready! Just drain them.

If, however, you buy or catch fresh shrimp, they will need to be cooked and most likely chopped.

Boiled or steamed works just fine. De-head, de-shell, and de-vein them. Then, chop them into small pieces.

Prepare the Dip:

  1. Cube Velveeta into large microwavable bowl.
  2. Add RoTel
  3. Microwave on high, stirring every 30-60 seconds until all the cheese is melted. Be very careful that you don't burn it.
  4. Add in the prepared shrimp, stir well.
  5. Serve with Tortilla chips.


  1. I like to liquefy the RoTel in my food processor before adding it to the Velveeta, but it isn't necessary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 2256mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 30g

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