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This cheesy, hot-dip takes only minutes to make and is sure to please the whole crew.
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  1. CHEESE DIP INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CHEESE DIP RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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Rich, warm and gooey, this cheese dip is a must-have party appetizer. With only three simple ingredients, this creamy dip is the perfect consistency and the best recipe for dipping crisp veggies or salty chips.

If you love this yummy dip, you’ll want to check out our beer cheese dip and chili cheese dip recipes as well. They are both cheesy appetizers that are super easy to make.

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CHEESE DIP INGREDIENTS

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You’ll need: 

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • ½ can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 3 ounces of diced green chilies 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SIDES FOR DIPPING: Wondering what to dip in your cheese fondue? Regular tortilla chips, lime-flavored chips, cheese puffs, corn chips, soft pretzels, and bread are some of my go-to options for what to serve with this dip. 

EXTRA INGREDIENTS: You could also add other ingredients to this to take it up a notch. I’ve had friends change up this recipe and add things like cream cheese, chili, salsa, corn, jalapeños, or sausage.

SPICY: Add an extra spicy kick to this cheesy dip with a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper.

TOPPINGS: Take this dip even further with even more cheese on top. Try shredded cheese such as Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack or sharp cheddar cheese. Add a sprinkle of green onions too.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CHEESE DIP RECIPE

STEP ONE: Cut the cheese into cubes and place them in a microwave-safe bowl.

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STEP TWO: Pour in the tomatoes and green chiles, leaving in the juices.

PRO TIP:

Don’t drain your tomatoes or chilies before adding them to the bowl. You want all those yummy and flavorful juices as part of your dip.

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STEP THREE: Microwave on high in 1-minute intervals until cheese is melted, stirring in between.

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STEP FOUR: Serve warm with any dipping-friendly ingredients that you like!

PRO TIP:

To keep this dip warm for a longer period of time, put it in a slow cooker and set it to low heat. Stir periodically to keep your dip nice and creamy.

HOW TO SERVE

There is so much you can do with this simple cheese dip recipe. This would be yummy with carrot and celery sticks, chips, soft pretzels, or bread. Serve this yummy dip at a game day party or at family gatherings.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, just pop it in the microwave.

IN THE FREEZER: Leftover dip can also be stored in the freezer for 1 month in a freezer-safe container, although this is at its best when made fresh.

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This recipe has other great qualities beyond being easy and delicious. It also doubles or triples if you’re serving a crowd, making it a go-to appetizer no matter where I am taking it or how many I am serving. I also love how versatile it can be, by adding extra ingredients and flavors, you can take it to the next level.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I keep this dip warm in my slow cooker?

This great recipe can be kept warm on the low setting in a slow cooker. Just make sure to stir it periodically to keep it nice and creamy.

Can I freeze this cheese dip?

This dip can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month, although this dip is best when made fresh.

Can I add extra ingredients to this dip?

Cream cheese, sausage, jalapeños, or corn would be great mix-ins for this recipe.

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Cheese Dip

5 from 3 votes
This cheesy, hot-dip takes only minutes to make and is sure to please the whole crew.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese
  • ½ can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 3 ounces diced green chilies

Instructions
 

  • Cut cheese into cubes and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Pour in tomatoes and green chilies, with juices.
  • Microwave on high in 1 minute intervals until it’s melted, stirring in between.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

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Notes

TIP: Don’t drain your tomatoes or chilies before adding them to the bowl. You want all those yummy and flavorful juices as part of your dip.
TIP: To keep this dip warm for a longer period of time, put it in a slow cooker and set it to low heat. Stir periodically to keep your dip nice and creamy.

Nutrition

Sodium: 604mg | Calcium: 232mg | Vitamin C: 4mg | Vitamin A: 427IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 220mg | Cholesterol: 16mg | Calories: 92kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 8g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Iron: 1mg
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