Have you heard of Sausage Rotel Dip? It’s the ultimate comfort food, plus an appetizer, all in one. Imagine a warm creamy queso cheese dip, dripping from a crispy tortilla chip. That image puts you close, but this dip is even BETTER than that.
Slow Cooker Sausage Rotel Dip
What is Rotel?
But wait, you ask. What IS Rotel? I was asked that all the time when I first published my Chicken Tacos Recipe. It’s simple. It’s a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies. It actually doesn’t HAVE to be the Rotel brand, but… most of us in the Midwest refer to it as Rotel.
So what makes Slow Cooker Sausage Rotel dip so amazing?
Well first off, thanks to melted Velveeta and cream cheese, it’s warm and creamy. That’s not all though; the sausage adds a bit of spice and texture that moves it away from your average queso dip into the extraordinary category.
Then you have to consider the Rotel tomatoes which add a bit of heat, along with the fresh flavors of tomatoes. Finally, when you add in the cilantro, the whole dish is moved to another level. Trust me this will be the recipe that everyone at the party is after.
The best thing about this dip is that it can be thrown together quickly and then it’s ready when you are. Simply throw everything in the slow cooker, and you’re done.
Not only is the process simple, but the ingredients are also everyday items that you have on hand. None of these items are too hard to come by, so a simple trip to your local supermarket will give you everything you need.
How Long Does Sausage Rotel Dip Last?
It lasts for about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Can I use ground beef instead of sausage?
There are versions of this dip floating around that uses ground beef, as opposed to sausage. That version is delicious as well, (because hello its cheese dip) but the sausage adds an extra layer of flavor that I find the ground beef version lacks.
Can you Freeze Rotel Dip?
Yes, you can freeze Rotel dip if you can keep it that long. Be sure that it is fully thawed before you serve it and stir it well after it has thawed to make sure that it is evenly mixed.
How Do You Make Rotel Dip Thinner?
I always like to add milk to my Rotel Sausage Dip when I need it a little bit thinner. It gives it a little bit of extra creaminess. You could also add an extra can of Rotel and that thins things out quite a bit, but also gives it a little more tomatoes to deal with. I usually go based on what it looks like before I decide if it’s more milk or another can of Rotel.
WANT MORE EASY SLOW COOKER RECIPES?
- Slow Cooker Ranch Roasted Potatoes Recipe
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Low Carb Jalapeño Popper Soup
- Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
- Slow Cooker Chile Con Queso Cheese Dip
Do I need to include the cilantro?
Of course, we can’t talk about flavor without mentioning cilantro.
We all have probably heard by now that either you like cilantro or you hate it. There’s typically no in between. For my family, I love it and most of my kids love it. But, my husband thinks it tastes like soap. I think I could have a whole salad made of cilantro. He thinks that’s the most disgusting thing he’s ever tasted, lol. Or almost anyway.
Let’s face it, if you like cilantro, it takes things to a whole different level. The little burst of flavor, combined with the spicy sausage, and the creamy cheese makes my heart happy. But if you don’t, I would definitely suggest leaving it out. It all depends on your likes and your family’s likes.
Slow Cooker Sausage Rotel Dip
- 2 (32 oz) cans Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
- 1 (32 oz) block of Velveeta
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro stems removed and finely chopped
- 1 lb roll sausage browned and drained well
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 1 to 2 hours or until melted.
- Stir until well blended.
- Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips, or assorted vegetable dippers. Can also spoon over nachos and tacos.
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