Velveeta Cheese Dip is the easiest queso to make to serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican dinners. This is the recipe I grew up with and my family can't get enough of it.
I don't even know if I can call this a recipe but it's seriously easy and can even be made in the microwave. When you are craving chips and dip, it's the only answer!
We also love to add chili for Chili Cheese Dip for an epic game day snack and if you have leftover smoked brisket, give this Brisket Queso a try.
Velveeta Cheese Dip ~ 2 Ingredient Queso
The classic RoTel Queso is so quick and simple for last minute entertaining, movie night with the family or anytime snack cravings.
Velveeta Original Cheese - I know this is a controversial product that isn't really cheese. I grew up with it and still enjoy it in moderation. Cheddar cheese or Mexican Queso Fresco are also great options for making cheese dip.
RoTel Tomatoes and Green Chilies - your choice hot or mild
Optional Add Ins:
Sometimes I like to spice up my cheese dip. My mom always adds chili seasoning to it and it's fantastic.
I like to add about ½ teaspoon of cumin and a dash of chili powder to the Velveeta and RoTel. My mom likes to top it off with sliced green onions, so good! Chopped cilantro is another great garnish.
If you don't have RoTel, use salsa or picante sauce. It's going to have a bit of a different flavor but nonetheless, it's delicious.
Many folks love to spice up cheese dip by adding browned ground beef and Julie has a great recipe for Hamburger Dip.
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How to Make Velveeta Cheese Dip
Stove Top Directions
- Cut Velveeta into chunks.
- Add to a non stick pan with RoTel - undrained.
- Next, Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
- Place chunks of Velveeta and RoTel in a microwave safe bowl.
- Cook in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes total.
How to Keep Cheese Dip Warm
Cheese Dip or Queso can be kept warm in a crock pot set on warm or the lowest setting. It will need stirred occasionally. It can also be prepared in the crockpot on a low setting. I only recommend a double batch in the crock pot unless you have one of the tiny crockpots.
How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover cheese dip in the refrigerator in an airtight container. These are my favorite deli containers.
Reheat in a skillet with about ½ tablespoon of milk per cup of cheese dip. Cook over medium- low heat, stirring until melted.
Microwave in a microwave safe bowl with milk in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between until melted.
What to Serve with Cheese Dip
Tortilla chips are the standard but I love it even more with Potato Chips like Ruffles. Try it!
We also love serving cheese dip with our favorite Mexican dishes like Brisket Tacos and Smothered Burritos.
These mini Chili Burritos that we made on the grill and drizzled with our cheese dip makes for an amazing appetizer. Seriously delicious.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Knorr Spinach Dip is the classic party appetizer. My kids will seriously make a meal of it and it's always the first thing to disappear at any gathering.
Million Dollar Dip is filled with cream cheese, sharp cheddar and loads of bacon plus crunchy smoked almonds. This is always a crowd favorite to serve with chips, crackers or veggies.
Chunky Vegetable Dip is a favorite for those who are looking for a lighter snack. Don't worry, it's not light on taste! Lots of crunchy vegetables and fresh herbs make this creamy dip so irresistible.
Queso is one of my most favorite foods on the planet. I love it any way you make it. I grew up in Arkansas where we call it Cheese Dip. I suppose everywhere else in America it is called Queso, whatever you call it, grab a bag of chips and get to dipping!
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Velveeta Cheese Dip
Velveeta Cheese Dip is the easiest queso to make to serve with chips or with your favorite Mexican dinners.
- 16 ounces Velveeta Cheese
- 10 ounce can RoTel Tomatoes and Chilies
- Cut Velveeta into chunks and place in a skillet with RoTel, undrained.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.
Place ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and cook in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, about 5 minutes until melted.
Optional Add Ins:
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin, dash of chili powder.
- 1 pound browned ground beef
- garnish with sliced green onions or chopped cilantro
Double recipe as needed.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
Reheat in a nonstick pan with ½ tablespoon of milk per cup of cheese dip over medium heat. Stir until melted.
Microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between until melted.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1964mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 19g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.
Leftovers?!?? NEVER! A good variation is cook 1 lbs ground beef or Turkey, drain, then add 1 16 oz jarred salsa, warm through then add 1 lbs cubed Velveta, heat through and serve with SCOOP Chips. Keep warm in a mi I croak pot, yummy! This recipe was borrowed from Legends Sports Bar in Long Beach CA
So good! Thanks for sharing!
Oops, sorry for not spell checking.
All time Favorite,brings back many memories,
My brother lived on this in college,
Great post Miss,
I divided mine up put in the freezer anxious to try it out. It made slot so good!!! I added some turkey sausage to mine yumm
Glad you enjoyed it. I bet it does just fine in the freezer.