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Best Ever Cheese Dip

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The crowds will go wild for this amazing homemade cheese dip!

I’m happy to partner with Family Dollar to bring you these ideas! 

It’s fall, y’all!

And fall means football season!

Growing up in the Midwest, I was raised on a steady diet of football pride.

Friday nights were spent under the big lights, cheering on our team with all my family and friends.

You better believe the rest of the weekend had football, too. I can remember the TV on in the family room, with various family members gathered around it, cheering for their favorite teams.

And in my experience, game day always means good food, too. You can’t have one without the other.

My mom and Mim always made it a point to serve up the best snacks and appetizers. To this day, they remain some of my absolute favorites!

Best Ever Cheese Dip

Today, I’m going to be sharing a delicious and easy cheese dip recipe. It’s from my Mim’s recipe box, so you can rest assured it’s the best. More on that in a minute!

Even though we don’t live in the Midwest anymore, I still love game day. It’s fun to gather your favorite people and cheer on your favorite teams. Of course, I love any excuse that means a party and yummy food!

We’ve got getting ready for football guests down to a science in our home. I have a mental checklist of prep in my head that I run through before the gang arrives. I make sure to do a quick clean before food prep so that I can prepare our goodies and then enjoy our guests once they arrive.

Treats for Game Day Entertaining

That’s one of my big requirements with game day food: I need to be free to enjoy my company, so I make sure to select recipes that don’t require me to be chained in the kitchen once everyone shows up. I want to be in on the action, snacking and cheering with everyone else!

This last weekend, the boys and I made a quick run to Family Dollar to gather the supplies I would need for our festivities.

Family Dollar is the perfect stop to grab everything you need for game day.

Shopping at Family Dollar

They have a great selection of everyday items at convenient neighborhood locations, with great prices. I can find everything our family needs in one spot. From household cleaners to get ready for guests, to the food we’re going to eat at the party, to the utensils we’ll serve it on. It’s a great option for a busy mama!

Lots of items are a $1 WOW (or less!) and most items in the store are priced below $10. They offer a great price on name brand items and quality private-brand products that we use every day.

I also really like their Smart Coupons savings program. Relevant offers are tailored for me based on my shopping history. I can save the coupons right to my account so I don’t have to clip or print paper coupons before shopping.

Signing up for Smart Coupons is a breeze. You can create an account online or by downloading their app. You just pop in your phone number, name and email address, set up a password and you’re good to go.

Supplies for Game Day Hosting

Once we had our supplies, it was time to head home and get ready for the game!

I grabbed some of our favorite snacking staples to munch on for our laid back celebration: Cheetos, Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Hostess Cupcakes. I also picked up the ingredients to make my Mim’s cheese dip. Because yum.

Hostess Cupcakes

I also picked up some Sparkle paper towels for each clean up and Homeline Foam plates and napkins to serve on. They’re nice and sturdy, so they make a great addition to my table.

Velveeta Cheese Dip

The Velveeta cheese dip I’m going to share with you today is crazy simple. It offers a quick, creamy, cheesy sauce that is awesome with chips, pretzels, cheese puffs or even veggies!

Let’s talk about this recipe a little more!

Cheese Dip Ingredients

You can make this basic, hot dip from scratch in only minutes. You can also easily increase the ingredients to make a larger batch.

Which you’ll probably want to do because it’s delicious and amazing and everyone will want to eat it!

Cheese Dip Ingredients

You’ll need a pound of Velveeta cheese, half a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles (think RO-TEL) and another can of diced green chiles.

You could also add in other ingredients to take it up another notch if you wanted to.

I’ve had friends totally mix up the recipe and add things like cream cheese, chili, salsa, corn, jalapeno or sausage.

I think it’s good as is, but you could definitely do a little flavor experimenting if the fancy strikes you.

How to Make Cheese Dip

Start by cutting the cheese into cubes and place in a microwave safe bowl.

Pour in tomatoes and green chiles (with juices) and microwave on high in 1 minute intervals until it’s melted, stirring in between.

Serve warm with tortilla chips, cheese puffs, pretzels or any other dipping friendly ingredient you love!

When we’re hosting the crew for game day, I’ve put this in a slow cooker for the day to help keep it warm. Just set your slow cooker to “low” or “keep warm” and it’s ready for guests to scoop out on to their plates at a moment’s notice.

Cheese Dip Recipe

The flavor from the Mexican style queso dip is the perfect complement to a cold pop and the sweet from the chocolate.

Gather your crew, don your favorite team colors and get ready to cheer.

Snacks for Game Day

Enjoy all that fall has to offer with great game day gatherings and loads of this incredible cheese dip. Go team!

Best Ever Cheese Dip

This easy, cheesy hot dip takes only minutes to make and is sure to please the whole crew!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Dip
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 131 kcal


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


  1. Cut cheese into cubes and place in a microwave safe bowl. Pour in tomatoes and green chilies (with juices) and microwave on high in 1 minute intervals until it’s melted, stirring in between.
  2. Serve warm with tortilla chips or cheese puffs.
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 601mg 25%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 22.3%
Iron 1.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.

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