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rotel dip recipe in cast iron skillet.

Rotel Dip

It just takes 4 ingredients to make an incredibly creamy, cheesy Ro*Tel dip with big, bold flavors. This is perfect for football games or to serve up at Taco Tuesday.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, easy dip recipes, tex-mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 145kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 16 ounces Velveeta
  • 10.5 ounces Ro*Tel


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks.
  • When the beef is cooked through, drain the grease.
  • Add the taco seasoning and ¼ cup of water to the beef and stir to combine.
  • Cut the Velveeta into cubes and add to the skillet with the beef.
  • Add the Ro*Tel (do not drain) to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to a slow cooker to keep warm.



This can also be made directly in the slow cooker. Brown the beef in a skillet and then transfer to a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour or until the Velveeta melts and the dip easily stirs together. 
Sprinkle with green onions or cilantro before serving, if desired.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 862mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 674IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 1mg