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Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip

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I love how easy this Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip comes together. It’s like one of the easiest chip dips and sooooo good. I mean, if you put this Velveeta chili cheese dip on the table, it’s guaranteed to be gone.

If your crowd is anything like mine, they love all things RoTel. If that’s the case, you’re going to want to check out these easy RoTel Recipes.

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Don’t miss out on my other Popular Dip Recipes as well. So many options, you’re going to find a bunch of recipes you’ll love, for sure.

But back to this deliciously gooey Velveeta RoTel chili dip and it’s easy recipe. I mean, if you can make anything from 3 ingredients, a dip should be it.

So, I love a good easy recipe. And there’s nothing easier than this 3-ingredient Velveeta chili cheese dip recipe.

You can also make this Rotel Cheese Dip with Ground Beef Recipe as well! And this Mexican Velveeta Cheese Dip has such a great flavor, too!

How to Make Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray. This is going to help keep the hard crusty bits from sticking to your baking dish. Trust me, it’s a good idea.

Combine chili (no beans) and Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies in a large bowl. Stir a bit, because it’s nice.

Fold in the cheese cubes. No need to try to really mix it up or anything. Just get the liquid kind of around the cheese.

Place the mixture into the baking dish.

Bake the dip for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring about halfway through. At the halfway point, usually the Velveeta is completely melted, but if it’s not, you can bet it will be by the time it’s been in the oven for 15 minutes.

Once the cheese is melted and it’s all nice and hot, remove from the oven and serve!

Alternatively, this is a microwave safe recipe. If you just pop the ingredients into a medium microwaveable bowl and microwave on high 5 min, stirring after 3 min.

If the cheese product isn’t melted yet, you can microwave it for an additional 3 minutes, just be sure to stir it frequently.


Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip

I sometimes make a double batch because I want to make sure I get some Velveeta chili dip for myself. Which is kind of a big thing for me, because those kids–they love dip.

Because, at the end of the day, you’re getting ready for people to come over or for the game to be on, and you don’t want to be spending all day in the kitchen–you’ve got other things to do!



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Main Dish: Grilled Chicken Wings

Vegetable Side: Healthy Salad Ideas

Starch Side: Onion Mashed Potato Casserole

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

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Best Dip Recipes:

Once you make this Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip Recipe, you’ll see just how fun it is to make an easy dip recipe for your party–and you’ll be hungry for more. Good news for you, I have the best right here.

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Why makes Velveeta cheese perfect for a dip?

Velveeta cheese is an ideal dip because it has a smooth and creamy texture that perfectly melts when heated. This unique texture helps create a delicious accompaniment for chips, crackers, and vegetables.

Furthermore, Velveeta cheese does not have the same level of hardening or re-hardening as some other cheese products; it maintains its creamy consistency even after it has been reheated.

Additionally, Velveeta cheese comes in both shredded and block form, allowing individuals to choose the preparation method that best suits their needs.

Finally, Velveeta provides an abundance of flavors and various degrees of spiciness that appeal to a wide variety of palates.

Overall, the qualities of Velveeta make it an excellent option for creating tasty party dishes or light snacks.

Why is my dip recipe lumpy?

When making a dip, it is important to ensure that all ingredients are mixed well and blended until they reach a consistent texture.

Lumps can form if the ingredients are not mixed properly or if too much liquid is added to thickeners, such as cream cheese and sour cream.

Additionally, when heating a dip, clumps can form in the cheese if the temperature gets too high; instead of continuing to heat the dip, take it off the flame and continue stirring.

If these steps do not improve the consistency of your dip, try adding a tablespoon at a time of milk or broth until you reach your desired thickness. Y

ou can easily avoid lumpy dips with careful attention to detail and patience in mixing and stirring your dip.

What other ingredients can you add to a Velveeta cheese dip? 

You can add so many flavors to this tasty dip! Green chilis, Hormel chili, zesty chunks of tomato ingredients, chili powder, garlic powder, homemade chili, and even more chili seasoning are a great option to add to this easy rotel dip! 

Anything pairs with cheese sauce and this Rotel cheese dip recipe proves that no matte how you make it, it’s going to be a crowd pleaser for all your party guests! The best part is that you can make this easy appetizer a few different ways – and then have any of them as a great addition or the perfect appetizer for your party.

I also think that this recipe makes a downright delicious game day appetizer, too! (who says that you have to keep it only for special occasions? This delicious dip is made with simple ingredients that should be enjoyed all the time!)

How do you reheat leftover Velveeta dip?

Reheating Velveeta dip is a simple process. The best way to reheat the dip is by microwaving it in a glass bowl or ceramic plate.

Before microwaving, stir the dip thoroughly and microwave it in short bursts, stirring in between. This allows for even heating throughout the dip.

Don’t leave the dip in the microwave for extended periods, as this can cause it to dry out or become charred in some areas.

Once reheated, double-check that the temperature reaches a safe level for consumption, and enjoy!

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What pairs well with a chili cheese dip?

Various tasty options become available when selecting ideal accompaniments for a chili cheese dip. Tortilla chips are always a safe bet, giving diners a crunchy texture with each bite.

Fresh vegetables such as bell peppers, celery, and jicama are excellent choices for adding color and flavor to the spread.

Warm flour tortillas are also excellent for thoroughly enjoying this delectable dip. They can be heated quickly and provide enough space to wrap up all the ingredients securely.

Baked potatoes or sweet potato fries are great items to munch on while partaking in the chili cheese dip experience—especially when topped with a sour cream!

All in all, choosing complementary foods to accompany chili cheese dip will help enhance any gathering.

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More RoTel Recipes:

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Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Such an easy dip recipe, this Velveeta RoTel Chili Cheese Dip comes together so fast, it makes for the perfect appetizer or even meal!


  • 1 can Chili
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 16-ounce package Velveeta, cubed


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine chili and Rotel in a large bowl.
  3. Fold in the cheese cubes.
  4. Place the mixture into the baking dish.
  5. Bake the dip for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring about halfway through. 
  6. Remove from the oven and serve!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1292mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

So very yummy! I haven't had dip like this in years so I pinned it to remind me to make some for my next party. So glad you decided to visit the party and share it with us #HomeMattersParty

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