21 Dishes That Start With a Can of Rotel
Tangy, spicy, and shelf-stable, canned Rotel is ready to pep up your meals. Made with a mix of red tomatoes and green chilies, Rotel adds a kick to dishes like chili, casseroles, dips, and more. It's perfect for Tex-Mex recipes like Easy Chicken Fajitas or branching out to creations like Charleston Crab and Grits.
"This is a great recipe for that classic chili I crave on freezing cold, drizzly Seattle nights," says Esmee Williams. "It's been hard to find a recipe my kids like, but they gobbled up bowls of this."
Texas Firehouse Dip
Easy Chicken Fajitas
Reviewer Earlmuck says, "Easy, fast, and delicious. What more can a person want?"
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
All you need to do for this creamy chili recipe is to combine everything in the slow cooker. Give it just a few hours, and you'll be rewarded with a hearty meal.
"Very easy to put together. I made no changes and it came together deliciously," says Yoly. "This is a dish that I'm sure kids will love."
Quick Fix Tortellini Soup
Made with primarily pantry staples, this soup recipe isn't just easy to make, it's also easy on the wallet.
Reviewer Gary says, "This is a great simple and easy recipe for tacos. My wife and I liked it better than the more elaborate ones we have used in the past."
Great Pimento Cheese
Rotel takes the place of traditional pimentos in this Southern-inspired dip. Serve in bite-size sandwiches or with crackers for dipping.
Spicy American Spanish Rice
"Trying to duplicate my mother's Spanish rice and this came very close," says Carmella. "Nice 'kick' to it without too much heat."
Ooey Gooey Chili Mac Lasagna
With five basic ingredients you can bake up this spicy twist on lasagna. Layers of noodles combine with creamy cheese, tangy Rotel, and hearty chili.
Mexican Quesadilla Casserole
"I've made this twice now within two weeks and find it a nice improvement over a hamburger helper type meal. Very easy and tasty and enjoyed by all," says Lori McKirahan Burton.
Pinto Beans With Mexican-Style Seasonings
Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip
Recipe developer brightlightz says, "This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla!"
Switch up dinner with a batch of quinoa instead of regular old rice or pasta. It's protein packed and pairs beautifully with chicken and Rotel for a satisfying meal.
Quick and Easy Chicken Taquitos
Reviewer Mandi Belle says, "This was a very good simple recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it beforehand so I was able to throw this all together in about 20 minutes and that includes rolling them."
A south-of-the-border twist on the Southern dish of hoppin' Johns, this version has a spicy kick. Jalapeños, Rotel, and bacon add a depth of flavor that will make this dish a favorite.
Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant
"I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was amazing," says teresacaine. "My entire family loved it and my husband asked me to please add it to one of the dishes that I cook on a regular basis."
Slow Cooker Chile Verde (Green Chile)
Chili doesn't have to be red, and this bright green recipe proves other versions can be equally tasty. The unique color is provided by salsa verde along with jalapeños and green chiles.
Charleston Crab and Grits
"I really liked this nice alternative to the usual Shrimp & Grits I usually make! The chilies and tomatoes were an added touch of spice in the grits while the crab brought out the freshness of the dish," says aja.
Flavorful Tater Tot Casserole
Great for serving for breakfast or dinner, this rich casserole features tater tots, sausage, Rotel, and lots and lots of cheese.
Pantry Chicken Casserole
"Using pantry items plus a couple of fresh items, you can create a cheesy, comforting casserole your whole family will love," says Bibi. "This pantry chicken casserole reheats well, too. A crusty bread and a green salad complete this easy pantry meal."