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With just a few simple ingredients and your trusty Crock Pot, you can whip up this delicious cheesy dip in just 10 minutes.

Then, set it and forget it. Your crock pot will do the cooking for you.

A tortilla chip scooping up Rotel sausage cheese dip

This dip recipe is a go-to appetizer for our family, especially the guys. It’s a favorite for watching college sports on TV. My favorite part about making rotel sausage dip is I can prepare it a few hours before and then let my crockpot do the cooking. This frees me up to relax while watching the game on TV.

To serve it, I turn the crockpot on warm when its done. That way, it won’t scorch and will stay warm and gooey for several hours.  

To serve, I like to have a variety of scoops. 

  • Tortilla chips: Use as a scoop or pile up some chips for a great plate of nachos. 
  • Corn chips
  • Thick ridged potato chips

 Keep a serving spoon on a spoon holder next to the crockpot for easy serving and cleanup. This will allow your guests to help themselves throughout the party. 

This dip also makes a great addition to your dinner menu. Use as a topping for crispy skinned baked potatoes or melty topping with cowboy candy over nachos.

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Ingredients You Will Need

The ingredients you need to make Rotel sausage dip
  • Sausage: I use a 1 lb roll of mild pork sausage, browned and drained well. If you prefer, you can use hot sausage,  spicy Italian sausage, ground turkey sausage, or even chorizo for a different flavor and heat level.
  • Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chilies:I do not like my dips super spicy, so I use one can of mild Rotel and one can of spicy. If you like hot spice, by all means, kick it up with two cans of spicy Rotel.
  • Cheeses: For this recipe, we need some creamy cheeses. I use Velveeta and cream cheese cut into cubes for easy melting.
  • Cilantro: This is optional if you do not like cilantro. 

📝 Note: You can find the full recipe with ingredients and measurements in the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

How-To Make This Cheesy Sausage Dip

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In a large skillet, brown the ground sausage until all the pink is gone.

sausaged fried in a pan
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Don’t skip this step; draining off the excess grease from your sausage will make your cheese dip less greasy and more tasty.

sausage cooked in a pan with a spoon draining off the grease
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Add all the other ingredients into the slow cooker. Easy, right?

Rotel tomatoes Velveeta cheese cream cheese cooked sausage cilantro and onion powder in a crock pot ready to be turned on and cooked
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  • Stir to combine the ingredents. Don’t worry about it combining all together, it will melt in the crock pot as it cooks. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until melted.
Ingredients for Rotel sausage dip in a crock pot stir together ready to cook
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Remove the lid, then stir until well blended.  This will take about a minute to get everything combined and smooth.

Rotel sausage dip that has been cooked 3 hours in a crock pot
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Turn your crock pot to warm and serve with tortilla chips or another favorite scoop.

A crock pot full of sausage Rotel dip that has been cooked and stirred together

Variations

  • Spicy: To make your dip spicier, add 2 tablespoons of diced fresh jalapenos. 
  • Hearty: Add a can of pinto beans that have been drained. 
  • Meats: You could substitute the sausage for ground beef,  shredded chicken, 
  • Veggies: 1/3 cup of diced green peppers, green onions, or canned corn. 
Rotel sausage dip and a bowl topped with cilantro and pickled jalapenos

Leftovers

  • Storage: To store leftover Rotel sausage dip, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate it promptly. It should be eaten within 3-4 days. 
  • Reheat: To reheat, simply scoop the desired amount into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it reaches the desired temperature. This dip is thick, so it would probably scorch if you heated it on the stovetop. you could also put it back into a crock pot and heat on warm for 1 hour or so.

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Creamy Rotel Sausage Dip (Easy Crock Pot)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
This easy warm Rotel sausage dip recipe combines the classic flavors of sausage and Rotel tomatoes with creamy Velveeta and cream cheese for a sure party or game day hit.

Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.

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Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb pork sausage , browned and drained well
  • 20 ounce Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies , 2- 10 ounce cans (do not drain the Rotel tomatoes)
  • 32 ounce Velveeta Cheese, block, cut into 10 cubes
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, block, cut into 6 cubes
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro, optional – fresh cilantro stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet brown the ground sausage in a skillet until all the pink is gone.
    1 lb pork sausage
  • Turn off the heat and tip the pan so the excess grease drains to one side. Spoon off all the fat. Pour the browned sausage into the crock pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the slow cooker.
    20 ounce Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, 32 ounce Velveeta Cheese, 8 ounce cream cheese, 4 tablespoons cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Stir to combine the ingredents. Don’t worry about it combining all together, it will melt in the crock pot as it cooks.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until melted.
  • Remove the lid, then stir the dip until creamy and smooth. This will take about a minute to get everything combined and smooth.
  • Turn your crock pot to warm and serve with tortilla chips or another favorite scoop.

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Notes

Leftovers
Storage: To store leftover Rotel sausage dip, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate it promptly. It should be eaten within 3-4 days. 
Reheat: To reheat, simply scoop the desired amount into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it reaches the desired temperature. This dip is thick, so it would probably scorch if you heated it on the stovetop. you could also put it back into a crock pot and heat on warm for 1 hour or so.
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Serving: 1person, Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 1804mg, Potassium: 565mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1307IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 565mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Author: Gina Dickson

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