January 30, 2023Review Recipe
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This slow cooker Rotel dip recipe is easy to make with only three simple ingredients. Cheesy, flavorful, and loaded with ground beef, it’s one of our go-to yummy appetizers. Whip up a batch to share with your friends – the dipping potential is unlimited.
Looking for more hot dips like this? Check out our cheese-inspired favorites: White Queso Dip and Chili Cheese Dip. This easy recipe can also be made on the stovetop. You can find our recipe for Rotel Dip here.
ROTEL CHEESE DIP (CROCK POT) INGREDIENTS
You will need:
- 16-ounces Velveeta, cubed
- 1 10-ounce can Rotel
- 1 pound ground beef
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
ROTEL: For some added freshness, add a couple of diced tomatoes to your dip. You can also substitute these for the can of Rotel.
VELVEETA: This is a tasty alternative to Velveeta in your dip. Use an 8-ounce package of cream cheese instead of Velveeta, and add ½ cup of milk if you need to thin your dip.
GROUND BEEF: The classic version of this recipe is made with ground beef, but it’s easy to substitute (or add!) other options. Instead of hamburger, this is also a hit with ground mild or spicy sausage or with shredded chicken. You can substitute your favorite meat, just be sure it’s cooked before it goes into your crockpot.
SPICE: Craving some spice? Add a can of green chilis to your slow cooker to bring up the heat of this dish.
CREAMY: Want it more creamy? You’ll love it with a can of Cream of Mushroom Soup added. This adds creaminess to the dip.
HOW TO MAKE ROTEL DIP IN CROCK POT
STEP ONE: Brown the pound of ground beef in a large skillet until cooked through.
PRO TIP: You can brown ground beef ahead of time and it will keep in a freezer bag in the freezer until you are ready to use it.
STEP TWO: Add the browned ground beef, Rotel and Velveeta to your slow cooker. Cube the Velveeta into pieces that are about an inch wide so that the cheese melts evenly.
STEP THREE: Cover and cook on low heat for 2 – 3 hours, until the cheese is completely melted. Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from browning around the sides of the slow cooker.
HOW TO SERVE CROCKPOT CHEESE DIP
You can leave this tasty dip in your slow cooker on the warm setting for 2 – 3 hours until you’re ready to serve it. Or, you can serve it directly from your slow cooker to keep it warm. This is especially convenient for tailgates, potlucks, game day, etc.
PRO TIP: If you’re simmering this dip in your crock pot and find that it’s thicker than you’d like, add a couple of splashes of milk to thin it.
Our favorite way to serve this easy Rotel dip is with plenty of options: crackers and chips along with vegetables (sliced peppers and bite-sized cauliflower, broccoli, etc). Pretzels, bread, tortilla chips and bagel chips are tasty too!
STORING CROCKPOT ROTEL DIP
IN THE FRIDGE: The best way to store your leftovers is to refrigerate them in an airtight container. Refrigerated Rotel dip will stay good in the fridge for 3 – 4 days.
IN THE FREEZER: It’s not recommended to freeze this recipe because the texture of the cheese can change.
This amazing Rotel dip is the ultimate party food because you can make AND serve it in your crockpot. Keep it warm in your slow cooker while your guests dip chip after chip. We love this creamy cheese dip for game days, super bowl parties, or as an easy snack. It’s got tons of flavor and is always a crowd-pleaser. The recipe only takes ten minutes to prepare and your slow cooker does the rest of the work.
VELVEETA CHEESE DIP (CROCK POT) FAQ
This cheesy dip can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days and then you can warm it again and keep dipping.
Rotel is canned diced tomatoes with chilis and spices mixed in.
You could substitute fresh tomatoes for Rotel entirely or mix in along with the can of Rotel.
You do not need to drain Rotel for this slow cooker dip. The juices will help create the perfect consistency for the dip.
When it comes to cheese dip, crockpot liners can help to prevent the cheese from scorching or burning. They also make it easy to transfer the dip to a serving bowl or platter when it’s finished cooking.
The key to keeping Velveeta cheese dip creamy is to whisk it frequently while it is heating up. You can also stir in a can of evaporated milk to your dip to keep it creamier longer if you find it is starting to thicken up.
You’ll want to cook this Rotel dip in the crockpot on low heat for 2-3 hours.
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Rotel Dip (Crock Pot Recipe)
- 16 ounces Velveeta cubed
- 1 10-ounce can Rotel
- 1 pound ground beef
- Brown the pound of ground beef in a skillet until cooked through.
- Add the ground beef, Rotel, and Velveeta to your slow cooker. Cube the Velveeta into pieces that are about an inch wide so that it melts evenly.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 – 3 hours, until the cheese is completely melted.
- Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from browning around the sides of the slow cooker.
- Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.