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Famous Queso Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Famous Queso Dip

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"Spicy diced tomatoes with green chilies and lots of cheese are cooked and blended until cheese is melted for a quick, crowd-pleasing dip."

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Original recipe makes 2 -1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Combine undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted completely and mixture is blended, stirring frequently. Serve warm as a dip with tortilla chips, crackers or cut-up fresh vegetables.
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  • COOK'S TIPS: To make in microwave, combine undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in 1-1/2-quart microwave-safe dish; cover. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or just until Velveeta melts, stirring after 3 minutes. Remove from microwave; stir until mixture is blended. CAUTION: Dish will be hot; use hot pads. For a double recipe, microwave on HIGH 8 minutes or until Velveeta melts, stirring after 5 minutes. Drain 1 can of tomatoes if a thicker dip is preferred.
  • Velveeta is a product of Kraft Foods Inc.
  • Rot*Tel is a product of ConAgra Foods Inc.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 14, 2013

I love this recipe. Normally when I make it I add in some ground sausage and a bit of milk to thin it out. The Ro*Tel and Velveeta by itself is delicious though. Give it a go with a pound of ground sausage (I brown up spicy italian sausage as it adds a bit more of a spicy kick).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 11, 2014

Not real food, but super good! Great for parties

Nov 19, 2013

Add a can or 2 of drained premium crab meat....the real stuff, not the fake and it is just awesome. Our whole family requests this for every holiday or get together. AWESOME

Nov 17, 2013

Great basic recipe for Queso. I have used it many times. Some suggestions would be to add ground sausage, like some previous comments. I use chorizo, and a can of chopped chilis, or jalapeno to give it more of a kick, I have also used peppered velveta.

Dec 02, 2013

Really yummy! We had a smaller crowd than expected, though, and so I had some leftovers. Rather than let it go to waste, I decided to try making a cheese soup with it, and it worked great! I had used the mild Rotel tomatoes, and that was plenty spicy for me since I also also browned up and added some spicy sausage to the dip. To make the soup, I sauteed some onion, added the leftover cheese dip and a can of evaporated milk. Once it started bubbling, I threw in some frozen mixed veggies, and thought it still needed a little thinning so added some chicken broth. Delish!

Jan 30, 2014

Great recipe as is but we like it doubled - 2 lb Velveeta, 2 cans Ro Tel - undrained, 1 can refried beans and 1 lb ground beef, browned and seasoned with s & p and cumin to taste. Even the "health conscious" members of the family can't walk away from the crock pot until it's empty. No, it's not real food but it's really good.

Nov 18, 2013

The Rotel Cheese dip has been made by my household since the early 1970's. Whenever my family would have a get together Rotel cheese dip would be made by someone. During the early 1970's when my 3 sons were young they loved eating Rotel cheese dip w/Fritos. Now days when I have my weekly Maj Jongg game Rotel cheese dip is always on our snack menu. The microwave cooking time for my friends and I is usually 2 minutes, then stir and heat another minute or 2, but never 5 straight minutes. If you microwaved the Rotel and cheese for 5 minutes you would end up w/a watery dip, and I don't know anyone who likes watery dips.

Nov 17, 2013

I love this recipe. It is frequently used in my home for get-togethers, just because, and to use in special dishes. I like to mix it up by adding a pound of browned ground beef with 1 to 2 T of curry, or ground beef with a can of cream of mushroom, or a pound of cooked spicy chorizo, sometimes I add 1/4 C Franks Buffalo to give it a non-traditional kick with some shredded chicken, and I also use it for a "wet" burrito sauce, and sometimes I use it in enchiladas, and for king ranch casserole. But I have to say my favorite way is just the simple two ingredient mix of Ro*Tel and Velveeta and some nice salty tortilla chips.


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  • Calories
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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