It's famous for a reason. This game-day queso dip is not only a creamy, delicious appetizer-it may be one of the best reasons for football to exist.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ingredients in microwaveable bowl.

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  • Microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 3 min.

Tips

Serving Suggestion: Serve with assorted cut-up fresh vegetables and tortilla chips.

Substitute: Prepare using Mexican VELVEETA or Jalapeno VELVEETA.

Creative Leftovers: Refrigerate any leftover dip. Reheat and serve spooned over hot baked potatoes or cooked pasta.

Velveeta is a product of Kraft Foods Inc.

Rot*Tel is a product of ConAgra Foods Inc.

Nutrition Facts

59 calories; 4.2 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 333 mg sodium. 2.2 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
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). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2014
not crazy about it have had better queso dips Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2013
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2014
Old OLD recipe! At the very least you have to add the juice from the Rotel or some milk to make it not so thick! I melt it all first then add the liquids to thin to proper consistency. I have also made some additions and improvements over the years: an 8 oz block of cream cheese a large can of chopped mild green chilies 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp garlic powder or 2-3 cloves crushed. SO GOOD! A hit everytime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
Like many others I've made this dip for what seems like forever. It's very popular in our part of the country and it's always a good ol' standby favorite. One variation that I make is to add a can of chili (no beans) which makes a great chili cheese dip. Nothing could be easier! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/25/2014
not crazy about it have had better queso dips Read More
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