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Velveeta Sausage Dip

It doesn’t matter if you call it Rotel dip, Velveeta sausage dip, or simply cheese dip. This stuff is a masterpiece! 

It’s creamy, cheesy, and effortless to make! Plus, it’s the perfect crowd-pleasing, all-occasion appetizer. 

Creamy and Cheesy Sausage Dip with Tortilla Chips

You can easily whip up Velveeta sausage dip in the microwave or a slow cooker. Either way, it requires very minimal work.

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And while it may not look as gorgeous as other, more elegant appetizers, it’s supremely tasty.

Serve it with tortilla chips, celery sticks, or other dippers for a delightfully filling snack.

Velveeta Sausage Dip

Know what’s better than thick, creamy, ooey-gooey melted cheese?

Thick, creamy, ooey-gooey melted cheese with Rotel tomatoes and chunks of juicy sausage!

This smooth, flavorful dip comes together in a matter of minutes. It also stays perfectly smooth and won’t seize up as it starts to cool.

Finally, it tastes just as good reheated as it does fresh! Hard to beat that!

Velveeta Sausage Dip Ingredients


As always, there are a few different variations for this dip. Most stick to the three-ingredient promise, but you can modify it however you choose!

The basic recipe requires only:

  • Velveeta cheese. This mild cheddar cheese will stay smooth and melt perfectly. If you’re feeling really adventurous, why not try making your own?
  • Breakfast pork sausage. Using pork sausage adds a salty, meaty flavor that makes this dip pop. It’s pretty mild and mixes well with the other ingredients.
  • Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilis. The entire thing will go into this dip, juices, and all!

Tips for Making the Best Sausage Dip

This three-ingredient dip is so fast, you can have it on the table in less than 10 minutes. Below are some great tips for making it just right every time!

The best way to ensure the cheese will melt uniformly is to cut it into cubes. 

Whether cooking in the microwave or on the stove-top, stir it a few times to keep it from burning and to help the cheese melt. 

Using a slow-cooker is an easy way to cook and hold this hot dip. Just mix everything in the pot and leave to cook on low for two to three hours.

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If you’re planning on bringing this dip to a party, using a portable lunch warmer is a great way to keep it warm.

Always be sure to fully cook the sausage and drain the excess liquid before adding to the cheese.

Dipping Tortilla Chips on a Cheesy Sausage Dip

Variations and Additions

If Velveeta isn’t your favorite, or if you’re not a huge fan of sausage, the good news is that this dip can be changed so easily.

If you’re looking for something without too much cheese, try this cream cheese version.

Sprinkling crumbled bacon over the top will add another level of flavor. 

If you like things extra spicy, try adding a few dashes of hot sauce to the mix. 

Want a meat-free option? You could omit the meat or replace it with beans for substance.

Sausage will add some salt to the dip, but a fantastic alternative would be to use taco seasoned ground beef.

Adding a can of cheddar soup will help to make the dip creamier.

Or for something really different, try adding mushroom soup.

For something with a more subtle flavor, maybe try this white queso? You can still add the sausage, but it would also work wonderfully with shredded chicken. 

What to Pair with Velveeta Sausage Dip

Since this dip is packed with flavor, you can easily serve with regular tortilla chips. Though the scoops chips would be particularly good since they will hold more dip per bite!

I think this dip would be amazing served in a bread bowl. You can cut the middle out and toast the excess bread to dip inside. 

Pairing this hot dip with cool and crunchy veggies is a nice way to balance out the dish. 

Since this cheese dip is so easy, you can make it for any number of great dishes:

  • It would be perfect poured over cheesy nacho chips and served on a platter with guacamole, salsa, and extra jalapenos.
  • Looking for a cheat dinner? Try mixing through cooked pasta for a simple pasta dish everyone will love.
  • Adding a side of fried jalapenos will add spice and crunch!
  • Up your scrambled egg game by mixing some of this dip through before serving.
  • For a unique vegetarian side, omit the meat and pour over cauliflower. Top with bread crumbs and bake.
  • How about some truly indulgent hot dogs smothered in cheese dip and bacon?

Velveeta Sausage Dip



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This Velveeta sausage dip is creamy, cheesy, and a cinch to make! Whip it up for any occasion, and your guests will be delighted.


  • 1/2 pound 1/2 breakfast pork sausage, cooked and drained

  • 1 pound 1 VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 1 (10-ounce) can ROTEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained


  • Cook the pork sausage in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook until the sausage is uniformly brown with no pink left.
  • Break the sausage into small pieces and drain any liquid or fat.
  • Cut Velveeta into 1/2-inch cubes.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the cheese cubes, cooked sausage, and a can of Rotel.
  • Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the bowl and stir well.
  • Microwave again in 30-second intervals until the cheese has completely melted and is smooth.
  • Serve hot with bread sticks, chips, or veggie sticks.
Velveeta Sausage Dip

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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