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Velveeta Cheese Dip

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This Rotel Velveeta Cheese Dip is hearty, creamy, and perfect for satisfying your cravings. Plus, it’s easy to make and always a hit at parties, especially game day celebrations.

If you are looking for a party-friendly appetizer then this is the recipe for you. Not only is it quick to make, but it’s also full of cheesy goodness.

Velveeta Sausage Dip in a square dish.
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Easy Queso Dip

Queso dip can be traced back to the Mexican state of Chihuahua. There, it’s called queso fundido and it’s made with mostly white cheeses like Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or asadero, with crumbled chorizo or other ingredients like poblano peppers, onions, or mushrooms.

In contrast, the queso recipe most popular in the United States is one that originated in Texas. This version is a combination of cheeses, often cheddar or Monterey Jack, with milk or cream and adding other ingredients such as diced tomatoes, onions, jalapenos or green chilis, and spices.

Both are delicious, but the Texas version is a easier to make and the ingredients are readily available at most U.S. grocery stores. So, if you’re looking a crowd-pleasing appetizer that you can whip up quickly and easily, this Velveeta Rotel dip is the ultimate easy party dip!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Rotel Queso Dip is flavorful and a great appetizer for parties.

  • The dish comes together in no time — under 30 minutes!
  • It’s so easy to make, you can have the kids be in charge.
  • It’s always a hit at parties. So much so, it’s usually the first thing to run out.
  • Made with simple ingredients, you can easily find them in any store or keep them on hand at all times so you’re always ready for an impromptu party!

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This Velveeta Sausage Dip is made with only a few simple ingredients. You can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store.

  • Breakfast pork sausage
  • Taco seasoning
  • Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • Refried beans
  • Velveeta

Substitutions and Additions

Sausage: Turkey sausage can be used instead of pork sausage if you want to reduce the fat and calories. You can also use ground beef if you prefer.

Rotel: You can use your favorite salsa in place of Rotel.

Refried Beans: Omit these if you want. I like the added protein and fiber. They also add a thicker texture to the dip.

Velveeta: Velveeta makes this recipe easy since it’s made for melting. You can substitute other cheeses though if you prefer. American and sharp cheddar cheese work best with a block of cream cheese added for creaminess.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to change up this delicious Velveeta queso? Here are my tried and true swaps for this sausage dip.

Spicy: Add spice to this dip by using spicy sausage instead of mild. You can also add more diced green chiles.

Mild: If you are not a fan of spice, you can use regular diced tomatoes instead of Rotel.

Extra cheesy: Add a small amount of cream cheese with the Velveeta for an extra cheesy dip.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious recipe.

How to Make Velveeta Cheese Dip

This Velveeta Sausage Cheese Dip takes some effort, but the result is well worth it. It’s a hearty, creamy dip that’s perfect for satisfying your cravings.

Step 1: Cook the sausage

Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.

Ground sausage being cooked in a skillet.

Step 2: Add the taco seasoning and water

When the sausage is cooked through, drain the fat then stir in the taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Cook until the water is reduced.

Step 3: Add rotel, beans, and cheese

Add the rotel tomatoes with chilies (and the juice), refried beans, and Velveeta. Stir to combine.

Velveeta cheese cubes added as a last step in creating Velveeta Sausage Dip.

Step 4: Melt the cheese

Cook on medium-low until the Velveeta melts completely, all the ingredients are well combined, and the dip is smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl before serving.

Close up horizontal shot of Velveeta Sausage Dip in a square dish next to tortilla chips.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with this dip? Here are my favorite ways to serve them.

  • Serve with tortilla chips or soft pretzels
  • Top baked potatoes with a generous portion
  • Use as the cheese dip for nachos
  • Make it without the meat and use as a dip with raw veggies like celery, broccoli or cauliflower
a hand dipping a tortilla chip in Velveeta Sausage Dip in a square dish.


Want to make sure that your Rotel Cheese Dip turns out perfectly? Here are my best tips for making this recipe.

  • If you are serving this dish for a party, you can keep this dip warm in a slow cooker or crock pot so that it doesn’t cool and harden during the party.
  • I like to dice the Velveeta dip into cubes so that it melts evenly and quickly.
  • Be sure to stir the dip often when you are melting the cheese so that it doesn’t stick to the skillet and burn.


Do you have questions about Velveeta Sausage Dip? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store the dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

How to reheat

Reheat the dip in a pot on the stove over medium-low heat until it is warmed through. Stir often to prevent burning.

Can I freeze Velveeta Sausage Dip?

Yes, you can freeze this dish for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating.

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Velveeta Cheese Dip

Corinne Schmitt
This Velveeta Cheese Dip is hearty, creamy, and perfect for satisfying your cravings. 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 197 kcal


  • Large skillet
  • Measuring cup
  • serving bowl


  • ½ pound breakfast pork sausage
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 10 ounces Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 16 ounces Velveeta


  • Brown the sausage in a large skillet.
  • When the sausage is cooked through, drain the fat then stir in the taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Cook until the water is reduced.
  • Add the diced tomatoes with chilies, refried beans, and Velveeta. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on medium low until the Velveeta is melted and all the ingredients are well combined. Transfer to a serving bowl before serving.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 14gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1287mgPotassium: 266mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 844IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 279mgIron: 1mg
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