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this easy Rotel Dip Recipe in a Crock Pot It’s the ultimate cheesy dipping sauce to feed a crowd, all with natural ingredients! Rotel Sausage Dip Adds meatiness to this already classic creamy and spicy dip – just like mine queso dip recipe — Use real food ingredients. And since it’s made in the slow cooker, the prep is almost completely hands-free. 🙌
What is a Rotel Dip?
The original Rotel dip recipe combined processed Velveeta cheese with a canned green pepper called Ro-tel (or Rotel) and tomatoes. While most dip recipes typically microwave the two ingredients together, you can easily make stovetop or Crock Pot Rotel dips—all using less processed cheese!
Why You’ll Love This Sausage Rotel Dip Recipe
- Intense cheese flavor
- The meat is soft and soft
- Only 4 simple ingredients
- unprocessed cheese
- Just 10 minutes of hands-on preparation
- Naturally gluten-free and low-carb
- The best easy dip recipes that are easy to customize!
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for your sausage dip, what each ingredient does in the recipe, and substitution options (more on the Variations section below). See recipe card below for measurements.
- grated Italian sausage – If you don’t like Italian seasoning, any pork sausage will do. Check out more meat ideas below!
- cheddar cheese – You can buy pre-shredded, but chopping your own will give your dip a smoother texture.
- cream cheese – This ingredient keeps the dip creamy without using processed cheese. I use the regular variety, but other savory ones will work too.
- Green Chili Tomatoes – Rotel is the most common brand, but you can also find other varieties in mild, medium, or hot flavors at the grocery store. You’ll need 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes for this recipe.
- green onion – They are optional but can make a fresh garnish.
How to Make Rotel Dip
This section describes how to make sausage dip using Rotel, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. See the recipe card below for full instructions.
- Brown. add sausage to large frying pan On the stove top, cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain excess grease as needed.
- transfer. add meat slow cooker Serve with remaining Rotel dip (except onions if using).
- chef. Turn the slow cooker to high and cook until the heat is bubbling and the cheese is melted. Stir before serving.
- change meat – In place of the cream cheese Rotel dip for sausage, try the Rotel dip beefground turkey, sausage, even chicken.
- add beans – If your lifestyle allows, add a can of drained and rinsed beans and other ingredients to the pot. Try black beans or canned chili beans (with or without meat).
- use a different cheese – While cheddar tastes great, you can substitute mild, sharp, or smoky varieties – or try a different medium-to-hard cheese, such as pepper jack or Mexican blend.
- exchange with salsa – No Rotell?Substitute it with an equal amount of your favorite canned salsa (or Homemade Salsa, yum! ). Use a thicker variety for extra texture.
- Add spices – including homemade Taco Seasoning or Fajita Seasoning Extra kick.
- Rotel Dipped Shrimp – instead of sausage, combine 1 pound of precooked thawed salad shrimp with 2 teaspoons store-bought or Homemade Cajun Seasoning. Add to slow cooker during last 30 minutes of cooking.
- Shop: Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Meal preparation: Brown sausages 1-2 days ahead. Soak in crock pot a few hours before serving.
- Reheat: Heat to hot on low power in the microwave or reheat to low in the slow cooker until heated through.
Can you freeze Rotel Dip?
If made with processed cheese products, Rotel dip can be frozen and thawed without any problems. However, if you use more natural cheese, avoid freezing as it will change the texture.
What goes with the Rotel Dip
Rotel Sausage Cheese Dip goes well with many different foods!Try These Simple Sides match day…or any day:
- fresh vegetables – Vegetables like celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and mini bell peppers are great for dipping.
- Chips and Cookies – Serve with your favorite gluten-free cookies and pretzels, traditional nachos, Almond Flour Cookies, Air Fryer Zucchini Slicesor Keto Nachos.
- game day appetizers – Make a full party with dishes like this Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Bacon Asparagus Rolls, Lemon Pepper Wings, Jalapeno Poppersand Zucchini Pizza.
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Sausage Rotel Dip Recipe (4 Ingredient!)
Learn how to make a Rotel dipping pan with 4 ingredients! This Rotel Sausage Dip recipe is full of meaty, spicy, cheesy flavors.
chef: 1 Hour 40 minute
All: 1 Hour 40 minute
Serving Size: 20 (Adjust the scale recipe)
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Add all ingredients to a Cylinder Stir until combined.
Cook on high for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, until the ingredients are melted and the dip is bubbling.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount per serving. Serving Sizes in Recipe Instructions Above.
fat 14.7 grams
protein 6.7 grams
total carbohydrates 0.9g
net carbs 0.8 g
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