3-Ingredient Crockpot Mexican Queso Dip Recipe

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Get yourself invited to ALL the parties with this simple 3-ingredient slow cooker queso dip! It takes about 10 minutes of work for a deliciously spicy appetizer.

3 Ingredient Queso Dip

Cheesy dip recipes are a classic! They’re the perfect tailgating recipe and an excellent addition to father’s day, Super Bowl Sunday, and football season in general. There’s just something about that combination of melted cheeses and a little hint of spice that feels like it belongs. 

This recipe is a take on the classic Velveeta slow cooker queso dip. With the addition of flavorful sausage, this is the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or tailgate. No one has to know you only spent 10 minutes on it!

What’s in crock pot queso dip? 

This recipe adds one small addition to the standard Velveeta-and-rotel dip! Here’s the simple ingredients you need:

  • Velveeta Cheese: The base of this recipe is a good old fasioned block of Velveeta. It’s the perfect base because it melts smoothly and has a ton of flavor. You can make this with either regular Velveeta, or turn this into a queso blanco dip by using white Velveeta. 
  • Rotel Tomatoes: A 10 oz can of Rotel adds flavor to your cheese base. You can pick your spice level by choosing mild, medium, or hot. I love this dip made with medium Rotel, which gives it a little kick that isn’t too much for my guests!
  • Sausage: Here’s the secret to taking this classic cheesy dip up a notch — add sausage. You can use a standard sausage, or try a seasoned one. I love the chorizo seasoned turkey sausage that you can get from Walmart — it adds the perfect flavor! If sausage is a problem for you, you can also use ground beef. I’d suggest browning the ground beef and then adding some taco seasoning to give it a little flavor before you throw it in. 
Queso Dip Ingredients

Making spicy queso dip

Step 1 | Brown the Sausage

The only hands-on part of this recipe is the very beginning. You will need to brown your sausage before tossing it in the crockpot. In a small frying pan over medium heat, brown your sausage, then drain the excess fat. I like to leave the sausage to brown a little longer than necessary so that it gets a crispy outer shell to it. I like the texture it gives the final dip!

Browning the Sausage

Step 2 | Mix it Up

Now, add everything to your slow cooker. You can cut the Velveeta cheese product into small cubes to help it melt faster, or just throw the whole brick in. Add the Rotel (do NOT drain; we want that delicious juice!), and the browned sausage. 

Crockpot Queso Dip

Step 3 | Crockpot Time

Cover your crockpot and let it cook on low for 2-3 hours. For best results, you can stir it every once in a while to keep the edges from browning, but otherwise, you can leave it alone and let the crockpot work it’s magic!

Step 4 | Enjoy!

This amazing dip is fantastic with tortilla chips or Fritos corn chips. When I serve it, I leave it in the crockpot on the “keep warm” setting. This is because the dip cools very quickly, and it thickens when it does, which can lead to chip breakage and guest frustration. Who wants that on game day? Leaving it on the “keep warm” setting keeps the cheesy dip nice and creamy without burning it.  You can top with chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, or even add a dash of lime juice!

Easy Queso


This base recipe can be dressed up in a variety of ways to create your own unique dips. Here are a few ideas to get started: 

  • Velveeta Queso Blanco Dip: Simply switch regular Velveeta cheese sauce for Velveeta blanco to create a white queso dip recipe. This one also tastes good with chopped green chiles!
  • Cheesy Taco Dip: Replace the sausage with ground beef cooked in taco seasoning to create a taco version!
  • Green Chile Queso: Exchange the rotel for a can of chopped green chilies for another flavor option.


Do I have to make this in the slow cooker? 

You can make this homemade queso recipe on the stovetop. Just put all your ingredients in a large pot, and melt the cheese on medium low heat. Then, reduce the heat to low and allow the dip to simmer for 5 minutes. 

How long can I store leftover queso?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, you may need to add a little milk to help restore the creamy consistency.

Can I make this queso dip ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can prepare the dip ahead of time and reheat it just before serving. Store the prepared dip in the refrigerator, then reheat it in a microwave-safe dish or on the stovetop until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Can I add other ingredients to customize my queso?

Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, so feel free to get creative and add your favorite ingredients. Some popular additions include diced onions, minced garlic, black beans, corn kernels, diced bell peppers, or chopped cilantro.

3-Ingredient Easy Mexican Queso Dip

Make a flavorful appetizer for your next party!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cost: $10.00
Servings: 12


  • 16 oz block classic Velveeta
  • 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
  • 16 oz sausage


  • Brown sausage in frying pan. Drain excess fat.
  • Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Add Velveeta, rotel, and sausage to the crockpot.
  • Allow dip to cook in slow cooker fro 2-3 hours on low. Stir occasionally to prevent browning on the edges.
  • Serve warm with chips and garnishes.


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3-Ingredient Easy Mexican Queso Dip
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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